Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paperback | July 6, 2011

byMichael H. Weisman

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a common but often debilitating disorder. Given the intricate and challenging nature of treating rheumatoid arthritis, it is imperative to educate physicians on the disease's initial symptoms and complications, as well as to provide accurate and up-to-date informationregarding effective treatment. Designed to help eradicate misconceptions concerning rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment, this concise volume helps clinicians to understand and then effectively diagnose and treat patients with the condition.Part of the Oxford American Rheumatology Library, this concise guide serves as a practical, user-friendly reference for rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals. The book provides an overview of rheumatoid arthritis, including its epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and pathophysiology. Usingthe most current information available, the author evaluates both traditional and innovative treatment methods. A thorough glossary defines key terms and the appendix includes related resource information - associations, journals and doctors/researchers - all devoted to the study and treatment ofrheumatoid arthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a common but often debilitating disorder. Given the intricate and challenging nature of treating rheumatoid arthritis, it is imperative to educate physicians on the disease's initial symptoms and complications, as well as to provide accurate and up-to-date informationregarding effective treatment. Designed to he...

Michael H. Weisman, MD, is the Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 4.88 × 7.91 × 0.39 inPublished:July 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199754217

ISBN - 13:9780199754212

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Table of Contents

1. History of Rheumatoid Arthritis2. Definition and Classification3. Epidemiology4. Pathogenesis5. Clinical Signs and Symptoms6. Comorbidities and RA7. Pregnancy8. Outcome Measurement9. Laboratory and Imaging Assessments10. Differential Diagnosis11. Medications Used to Manage RA12. Economic Impact and Disability Issues13. PrognosisGlossaryAppendix: Rheumatoid Arthritis Resource Materials