Part 1: Basics in Rheumatology 1. History-Taking Skills in Rheumatology 2. Approach to Musculoskeletal Examination 3. Laboratory Interpretation of Rheumatic Diseases 4. Pharmacotherapy in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases 5. Radiology in rheumatology Part 2: Diagnostic approach to common medical problems in patients with rheumatic diseases 6. Low Back Pain 7. Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Diseases 8. Nervous system and rheumatology 9. Diagnostic Approach to proximal myopathy 10. Bones and Rheumatology 11. Fever and Rheumatology 12. Thrombosis in Rheuamtological Diseases 13. The Blood in Rheumatology 14. Renal System and Rheumatology 15. Skin Manifestations of Rheumatological Diseases 16. Cardiovascular Diseases and Rheumatology 17. Gestational Rheumatology 18. Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases 19. The Eye and Rheumatology 20. Vasculitis and Rheumatology 21. Diabetes and Rheumatology 22. Soft Tissue Rheumatic Disorders 23. Gastrointestinal manifestations of Rheumatic diseases 24. Pediatric Rheumatology Part 3: Classification criteria and guidelines 25. Classification Criteria and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rheumatic Diseases
This Open Access book presents practical approaches to managing patients affected by various rheumatological diseases, allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the various clinical expressions and problems experienced by these patients. Discussing rheumatology from an organ systems perspective, it highlights the importance ofdetailed musculoskeletal examinations when treating patients affected by rheumatological diseases. The book first explores the latest diagnostic approaches and offers key tips for accurate musculoskeletal examinations before addressing the various treatment modalities, with a particular focus on the most common joints involved in rheumatoid arthritis: the wrists and the metacarpophalangeal joints (2nd and 3rd). Featuring easy-to-understand flow diagrams and explaining the common medical problems associated with rheumatic disease, such as shortness of breath and anemia, it is not only a valuable resource to rheumatologists, but will also appeal to medical students, junior residents, and primary healthcare physicians.
Prof. Almoallim has been a practicing rheumatologist for more than 17 years. He is a qualified educationalist has been teaching rheumatology to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2004. He has published over 80 papers on rheumatology, internal medicine and medical education in peer-reviewed, international journals and on MedEdPORTAL (the official publication site for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)). He is the Chair Professor of Alzaidi Chair of Research in Rheumatic Diseases at Umm Alqura University and established the first data registry for rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia. He has conducted many educational workshops on early arthritis for trainees and general practitioners. He has observed and studied the reasons behind gaps in knowledge and skills among trainees in the practice of rheumatology.
Dr. Cheikh is a consultant in internal medicine and a rheumatology fellow, and has participated in several educational activities as well as research projects with Prof. Almoallim. He is actively involved in training young physicians to perform musculoskeletal system examinations.