About this book
- The chapter structure of the Pocket Primer corresponds to the Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, so that readers of the Primer can easily cross refer to the Pocket Primer.
- Although concise, the book is thorough, covering all of the known rheumatic diseases.
- The content is presented in bullet points, so that it is quick and easy to pinpoint the relevant information.
- The small size of the book makes it easy to carry around for reference on a day-to-day basis.
- The book includes around 80 tables that present list-like data in an approachable manner.
This handy pocket reference is a concise book to be used for spotting symptoms, issuing proper tests, making referrals when necessary and suggesting treatment options. It distils the most up-to-date information on virtually every disease encountered by rheumatologists and others who treat patients with rheumatologic diseases. Especially designed for the busy clinician this book allows the reader to have a complete and handy resource during clinical practice. The reader can quickly and effortlessly review topics, making their working day easier.
Written for » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Rheumatology
Table of contents
Public health and arthritis: a growing imperative.- Evaluation of the patient.- Musculoskeletal signs and symptoms.- Molecular and cellular basis of immunity and immunocological diseases.- Genetics and disease.- Rheumatoid arthritis.- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.- Psoriatic arthritis.- Ankylosing spondylitis.- Reactive and enteropathic arthritis.- Osteoarthritis.- Gout.- Calcium pyrophospate dihydrate, hydroxyapatite and miscellaneous crystals.- Infectious disorders.- Systemic Lupus erythematosus.- Antiphospholipid syndrome.- Systemic sclerosis.- Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.- Metabolic myopathies.- Sjogren's syndrome.- Vasculitides.- Relapsing polychondritis.- Adult-onset Still's disease.- Periodic syndromes.- Less common arthropathies.- Complex regional pain syndrome.- Sarcoidosis.- Storage and deposition diseases.- The amyloidoses.- Neoplasms of the joint.- Heritable disorders of connective tissue.- Bone and joint dysplasias.- Osteonecrosis.- Paget's disease of the bone.- Osteoporosis.- Rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic diseases.- Psychosocial factors in arthritis.- Self-management strategies.- Pain management.- Therapeutic injections of joints and soft tissues.- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.- Glucocorticoids.- Operative treatment of arthritis.- Complementary and alternative therapies.
Authors & Editors
John H. Klippel, MD - President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation based in Atlanta, GA, Dr Klippel has more than 30 years experience in rheumatology, and since joining the Arthritis Foundation in 1999 as medical director, has provided overall direction to the Arthritis Foundation's research programs. He previously served as clinical director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and as the scientific director of the Alliance for Lupus Research. His honours and awards include the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award, Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award (NIH Clinical Center), Directors Award (NIH Clinical Center) and the Burroughs-Wellcome Visiting Professor Award from the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
John H. Stone, MD, MPH is Clinical Director of Rheumatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA and the Chairman of the International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS). Dr Stone's research interests relate to translational investigations in systemic vasculitis. He has directed two multicenter clinical trials in Wegener's granulomatosis and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, the Wegener's Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial (WGET) and the Rituximab in ANCA-associated Vasculitis (RAVE) trial. His other research efforts relate to the identification of new biomarkers through proteomic approaches, and to the development of clinical trials' outcome measures in rheumatic autoimmune diseases.
Leslie J Crofford MD - Gloria W. Singletary Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Dr Crofford specialises in auto-immune diseases, with research interests including rheumatoid arthritis, myositis and lupus treatments.
Patience H White MD MA - Chief Public Health Officer at Arthritis Foundation, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWU) and also Executive Director of the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center, Atlanta, GA. Dr White has published over 60 articles and has been the principle investigator on 23 peer-reviewed grants and contracts in her specialized area of independent functioning in adulthood for youth with disabilities.