ABC of Rheumatology

ABC of Rheumatology

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Musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread chronic illness in the UK and one of the top 3 reasons why the over 45s visit their GP. The
ABC of Rheumatology is a practical, introductory guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of rheumatology and rheumatic diseases for the non-specialist. Providing detailed overviews of all major areas of rheumatology this fully revised fourth edition includes updated information on new treatments, therapies, evidence and guidelines.


An informative and practical source of knowledge, with highly illustrated chapters including boxed summaries, links to further information, reading and resources, this well established ABC title is an accessible reference for all primary care health professionals, GPs, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 216 x 277 x 10mm | 488g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 1405170689
  • 9781405170680
  • 604,788

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Musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread chronic illness in the UK and one of the top 3 reasons why the over 45s visit their GP. The ABC of Rheumatology is a practical, introductory guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of rheumatology and rheumatic diseases for the non-specialist. Providing detailed overviews of all major areas of rheumatology this fully revised fourth edition includes updated information on new treatments, therapies, evidence and guidelines.

An informative and practical source of knowledge, with highly illustrated chapters including boxed summaries, links to further information, reading and resources, this well established ABC title is an accessible reference for all primary care health professionals, GPs, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.
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Table of contents

Contributors vii


Preface xi


List of Abbreviations xii


1 Community Rheumatology: Delivering Care Across Boundaries 1
Elaine M Hay Jackie Hill and Ade Adebajo


2 Pain in the Wrist and Hand 5
Michael Shipley and Elspeth Wise


3 Pain in the Neck Shoulder and Arm 12
Rachelle Buchbinder and Caroline Mitchell


4 Low Back Pain 21
Rajiv K Dixit and D John Dickson


5 Pain in the Hip 28
Andrew J Hamer and Jeffrey N Katz


6 Pain in the Knee 32
Adrian Dunbar and Mark Wilkinson


7 Pain in the Foot 38
James Woodburn and Philip S Helliwell


8 Fibromyalgia Syndrome 47
Sarah Ryan and Anita Campbell


9 Osteoarthritis 51
Virginia Byers Kraus and Michael Doherty


10 Gout Hyperuricaemia and Crystal Arthritis 59
Martin Underwood and Ade Adebajo


11 Osteoporosis 65
Eugene McCloskey Nicola Peel and Richard Eastell


12 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Features and Diagnosis 71
Kamran Hameed and Mohammed Akil


13 Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis 76
Edwin S L Chan Anthony G Wilson and Bruce N Cronstein


14 Spondyloarthritides 79
Andrew Keat and Robert Inman


15 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 85
Taunton R Southwood and Ilona S Szer


16 Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children and Adolescents 98
Helen Foster and Lori Tucker


17 Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis 107
Eric L Matteson and Howard A Bird


18 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus-like Syndromes 114
Caroline Gordon and Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman


19 Raynaud s Phenomenon and Scleroderma 123
Christopher P Denton and Carol M Black


20 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 130
Chris Deighton and Paul Davis


21 Is it a Connective Tissue Disease? 134
Peter J Maddison and Mohammed Tikly


22 Sports and Exercise Medicine 142
Cathy Speed


23 Vasculitis and Related Rashes 148
Richard A Watts and David G I Scott


24 Laboratory Tests 156
Cynthia Aranow Margaret J Larche and David A Isenberg


25 The Team Approach 163
Janet Cushnaghan Elaine M Hay and Louise Warburton


26 Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases 167
Alan Silman and Jacqueline Oliver


Index 171
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"Overall, this book is great as a quick read to update you and learn more about criteria for diagnosis." ( Occupational Medicine, May 2010)
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"Overall, this book is great as a quick read to update you and learn more about criteria for diagnosis." (Occupational Medicine, May 2010)
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About Ade Adebajo

Adewale Adebajo FACP, FRCP(Glasg) is Associate Director of Teaching and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
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