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AuthorBarry, Maurice. author
TitleClinical Practice in Rheumatology [electronic resource] / by Maurice Barry
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-430-2
Descript XIV, 110 p. 14 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

The assessment and management of rheumatic diseases is challenging and many doctors are not confident of their abilities in this area. This book offers practical advice and information for those who need to learn rapidly the essentials of modern clinical rheumatology. Written for senior house officers and residents in general (internal) medicine, health professionals in rheumatology, primary care doctors and medical students will also find it useful. * Up-to-date information about new therapies * Essentials of common and uncommon rheumatic diseases listed * Practical advice on selecting appropriate tests, drug prescribing and patient information * Patient-centred approach to management * Useful rheumatology websites listed * All you need in one handy pocket-sized resource


CONTENT

1 History Taking -- New Patients -- Extra-articular Symptom Review (Dr K Oโ{128}{153}Rourke) -- 2 Locomotor Examination (Dr S A Ramakrishnan) -- Range of Movement (ROM) -- 3 Common New Presentations -- 4 Clinic Checklist -- 5 Common Operational Issues -- 6 Imaging Guidelines -- When to Order Plain Radiographs -- 7 Indices, Instruments, Questionnaires -- 8 How to Manage Patients -- General Guidelines -- The Power of Reassurance -- Psychosocial Aspects of Rheumatology -- Complementary Treatments -- Analgesics -- Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) -- Disease-modifying Drugs (DMARDs) -- Newer Agents in Inflammatory Arthritis -- Joint Injections -- Role of Health Professionals -- Rheumatological Disorders -- 9 Soft Tissue Problems -- 10 Osteoarthritis -- 11 Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 12 Seronegative Spondylarthropathy -- 13 Connective Tissue Diseases (CTD) -- 14 Infection and Arthritis (Dr S A Ramakrishnan) -- 15 Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases -- 16 Inheritance and Rheumatic Diseases -- 17 Crystal Arthritis -- 18 Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) -- 19 Osteoporosis -- 20 Pagetโ{128}{153}s Disease -- 21 Osteomalacia -- 22 Uncommon Rheumatological Conditions (Dr S A Ramakrishnan) -- Further Reading -- Useful Websites


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