Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

ISBN-10: 0387356649

ISBN-13: 9780387356648

Edition: 13th 2008 (Revised)

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List price: $89.95
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 721
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

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.nbsp; 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.

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Public Health and Arthritis: A Growing Imperative
Evaluation of the Patient
History and Physical Examination
Laboratory Assessment
Arthrocentesis, Synovial Fluid Analysis, and Synovial Biopsy
Imaging of Rheumatologic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Signs and Symptoms
Monarticular Joint Disease
Polyarticular Joint Disease
Neck and Back Pain
Regional Rheumatic Pain Syndromes
The Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Immunity and Immunological Diseases
Genetics and Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Clinical and Laboratory Manifestations
Epidemiology, Pathology, and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Clinical Features
Pathology and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Special Considerations
Psoriatic Arthritis
Clinical Features
Pathology and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Clinical Features
Pathology and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Reactive and Enteropathic Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Clinical Features
Pathology and Pathogenesis
Treatment
Gout
Clinical Features
Epidemiology, Pathology, and Pathogenesis
Treatment
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate, Hydroxyapatite, and Miscellaneous Crystals
Infectious Disorders
Septic Arthritis
Viral Arthritis
Lyme Disease
Mycobacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Arthritis
Rheumatic Fever
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Clinical and Laboratory Features
Epidemiology, Pathology, and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Systemic Sclerosis
Clinical Features
Epidemiology, Pathology, and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
Clinical Features
Pathology and Pathogenesis
Treatment and Assessment
Metabolic Myopathies
Sj�gren's Syndrome
Vasculitides
Giant Cell Arteritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, and Takayasu's Arteritis
Polyarteritis Nodosa
The Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitides: Wegener's Granulomatosis, Microscopic Polyangiitis, and the Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Immune Complex-Mediated Vasculitis
Miscellaneous Vasculitis (Beh�et's Disease, Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System, Cogan's Syndrome, and Erythema Elevatum Diutinum)
Kawasaki's Disease
Relapsing Polychondritis
Adult-Onset Still's Disease
Periodic Syndromes
Less Common Arthropathies
Hematologic and Malignant Disorders
Rheumatic Disease and Endocrinopathies
Hyperlipoproteinemia and Arthritis
Neuropathic Arthropathy
Dermatologic Disorders
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy
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 Bone
Osteoporosis
Epidemiology and Clinical Assessment
Pathology and Pathophysiology
Treatment of Postmenopausal 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
Criteria for the Classification and Diagnosis of the Rheumatic Diseases
Guidelines for the Management of Rheumatic Diseases
Supplement and Vitamin and Mineral Guide
Index
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