A visual guide to the complex and inter-related diseases of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, this volume contains more than 150 images spanning a wide spectrum of variations of the disease. Each chapter comprises an introductory overview, along with a series of relevant images and tables in which the key information on each topic is outlined. The content is comprehensive and authoritative, featuring contributions from leading experts who chart the diseases from diagnosis through to clinical treatment.
This book contains an expansive but simple to digest summary of the subject, featuring up-to-date discussion by renowned field practitioners on the following areas:
• Aetiology and pathogenesis
• Clinical evaluation
• Paediatric psoriatic arthritis
• Skin disease
• Management of psoriasis
• Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
Along with charting the rise of radiological imaging in the subject, the book also includes sections on juvenile psoriatic arthritis, which will aid clinicians in distinguishing the characteristics and features of the disease in children, as well as discussions of clinical drug trials.
Overall, the book will be of particular interest to rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family practitioners, with the atlas’ images especially providing an essential reference library.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Arthritic joint - Psoriasis - Psoriatic Arthritis
Related subjects » Dermatology - Medicine - Rheumatology
Table of contents
Epidemiology.-Introduction.-Psoriatic plaques in patients with PsA.-Incidence and prevalence.-Patterns of onset.-Quality of life.-Natural history.-Genetics.-Etiology and Pathophysiology.-Introduction.-Mechanisms of joint destruction.-Clinical Evaluation.-Introduction.-Moll and Wright classification.-DIP joint involvement.-Assymetric oligoarthritis.-Symmetric polyarthritis.-Axial involvement.-Arthritis mutilans.-Physical symptoms and signs.-Case history 1.- Case history 2.-Other diagnostic criteria sets.-Differential diagnosis of PsA.-Imaging.-Plain radiography.-Ultrasonography.-Magnetic resonance imaging.-Computerised tomography.-Skin and Psoriasis.-Introduction.-The psoriasis phenotype.-The Management of Psoriatic Arthritis.-Introduction.-Assessment of joint response in PsA.-Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).-Pathogenesis of PsA and opportunities for targeted treatment.-Biologic Agents.-New therapies.-Treatment of Psoriasis.-Introduction.-Assessment of response to psoriasis therapy.-Topical agents.-Phototherapy.-Systemic therapy for psoriasis.-Biologic agents for psoriasis.-
Authors & Editors
Philip J. Mease, MD, is a clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he has also been chief resident and fellow in rheumatology, and is chief of rheumatology clinical research at the Swedish Hospital Medical Center. He is highly involved in clinical trials of new therapies for a number of rheumatic disease conditions, (including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis,) and is a founding organizer of GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.) Publications include numerous articles and book contributions. Philip Mease also sits on review boards for The Journal of Rheumatology, Arthritis & Rheumatism, and The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and has received the Medical Communicator Award of the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr Mease chairs / co-chairs three working groups of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology): psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and single joint assessment. He is also on the medical advisory boards of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, the Lupus Foundation, the Psoriasis Foundation, and the Northwest Arthritis & Osteoporosis Institute. With a strong interest in education, he is also a part of the speakers’ bureaus of the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, Wyeth Ayerst, SmithKline Beecham, Genelab Technologies, Proctor & Gamble – to name but a few.
Philip S. Helliwell, BM, BCh, is currently senior lecturer in rheumatology at the University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal & Rehabilitation Medicine. His interests include chronic pain, disability, and communication. He has written about the Moll and Wright classification criteria for diagnosing PsA, making the case for retaining at least the two subgroups of peripheral and axial disease and splitting the peripheral disease into oligo- and polyarthritis.
"This is a comprehensive, well illustrated review featuring contributions from leading experts in the filed of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. … the book is intended for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and family practice physicians. I think it is appropriate for rheumatologists and dermatologists in training and as a quick reference for primary care physicians and internists. … This is a well written, concise, well organized, and illustrative book that can serve as a quick visual guide for clinicians." (Aisha Shaikh, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)