Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology was just honored with 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review!Rheumatic symptoms are often vague and difficult to diagnose. Brigham and Women's Experts' Approach to Rheumatology helps clinicians navigate the myriad disorders and makes recommendations for treatment—all in one concise reference book. This title is an essential guide to one of the most important fields of medicine that is often misunderstood yet increasingly relevant in primary care. This titles is for physicians in training, primary care physicians. and any healthcare professional caring for patients with rheumatologic disorders. The text features: • A guide to the newest drugs and treatments• How to differentiate between rheumatic disorders• How to recognize false positives and negatives in lab tests• Detailed plans for diagnosis and patient care

Table of Contents

Editors and Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Approach to the Patient with Musculoskeletal Diseasep. 1
Overviewp. 1
Historyp. 9
Joint Aspirationp. 15
Summaryp. 16
Laboratory Tests in Rheumatologyp. 19
Overviewp. 19
Markers of Inflammationp. 19
General Laboratory Studies in Rheumatologic Disordersp. 20
Complementsp. 21
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) and Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (ACCP)p. 22
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)p. 23
Antibodies Found in the Inflammatory Myopathiesp. 24
Antibodies Associated with Sclerodermap. 24
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) and Overlap Syndromesp. 25
Antiphospholipid Antibodiesp. 25
Antineutrophil Cytoplasm Antibodies (ANCA)p. 26
Bone Radiologyp. 29
Overviewp. 29
Radiograph Evaluationp. 29
Common Soft Tissue Pain Syndromesp. 45
Overviewp. 45
Classification of Disordersp. 45
Pathophysiologyp. 46
Presentationp. 47
Patient Demographics and Common Presentationsp. 47
Specific Soft Tissue Pain Disordersp. 48
Establishing the Diagnosis of a Soft Tissue Pain Disorderp. 55
Therapyp. 56
Back and Neck Painp. 59
Overviewp. 59
Back Painp. 59
Neck Painp. 64
Osteoarthritisp. 71
Overviewp. 71
Pathogenesisp. 71
Risk Factorsp. 72
Differential Diagnosisp. 73
Diagnosisp. 73
Treatmentp. 74
Conclusionp. 77
Rheumatoid and Inflammatory Arthritisp. 81
Overviewp. 81
Epidemiology and Economicsp. 83
Clinical Features of the Inflammatory Arthritidesp. 84
Diagnostic Studiesp. 89
Establishing a Diagnosisp. 93
Treatmentp. 93
Cross-Specialty Issues: Cardiovascular Disease and Cancerp. 97
Summaryp. 98
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritisp. 101
Overviewp. 101
Epidemiologyp. 101
Pathology/Pathogenesisp. 102
Common Clinical Manifestationsp. 102
Diagnosisp. 103
Treatment and Clinical Coursep. 105
Systemic Lupus Erythematosusp. 109
Overviewp. 109
Epidemiology, Genetics, and Pathogenesisp. 109
Clinical Spectrump. 111
Positive Antinuclear Antibodiesp. 113
Clinical Signs and Symptomsp. 114
Laboratory Testingp. 120
Treatmentp. 123
Summaryp. 127
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndromep. 129
Overviewp. 129
Epidemiology and Pathogenesisp. 129
Clinical and Laboratory Featuresp. 130
Managementp. 134
Approach to Vasculitidesp. 137
Overviewp. 137
Classificationp. 138
Diagnostic Investigationsp. 140
Overview of Respective Diseasesp. 142
Secondary Causesp. 148
Single-Organ Vasculitisp. 148
Summaryp. 149
Crystal-Induced Arthopathiesp. 151
Overviewp. 151
Goutp. 151
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Diseasep. 158
Other Crystal-Induced Arthropathiesp. 160
Summaryp. 161
Infectious Arthritisp. 163
Overviewp. 163
Bacterial (Nongonococcal) Arthritisp. 164
Disseminated Gonococcal Infectionp. 167
Lyme Arthritisp. 169
Other Causes of Infectious Arthritisp. 172
Miscellaneous Rheumatic Diseasesp. 175
Overviewp. 175
Sclerodermap. 175
Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositisp. 180
Sjogren's Syndromep. 187
Relapsing Polychondritisp. 190
Osteoporosisp. 197
Overviewp. 197
Diagnosisp. 197
Steroid-Induced Osteoporosisp. 208
Overview of Pharmacologic Therapy in the Rheumatic Diseases: Indications and Risksp. 211
Overviewp. 211
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 211
Corticosteroidsp. 212
Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugsp. 213
Immunosuppressive Medicationsp. 216
Antitumor Necrosis Factor Therapiesp. 217
Other Biologic Therapiesp. 217
Monitoring Drug Therapyp. 218
Summaryp. 219
Indexp. 223
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