ABC of Rheumatology
About the ABC of Rheumatology
ABC of Rheumatology continues to be a practical and informative guide to the assessment, treatment and management of common rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions within primary care.
Fully updated to reflect developments in this fast growing field, the fifth edition covers overviews of all key areas of rheumatology, and includes new chapters on radiology and immunology, as well as expanded coverage on metabolic bone disease, chronic widespread pain, and complex regional pain syndrome.
Featuring highly illustrated chapters, boxed summaries and links to further resources, ABC of Rheumatology is an accessible reference for all primary care health professionals, general practitioners, family physicians, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.
About the ABC series
The new ABC series has been thoroughly updated, offering a fresh look, layout and features throughout, helping you to access information and deliver the best patient care. The newly designed books remain an essential reference tool for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors and those in primary care, designed to address the concerns of general practitioners and provide effective study aids for doctors in training.
Now offering over 70 titles, this extensive series provides you with a quick and dependable reference on a range of topics in all the major specialities. Each book in the new series now offers links to further information and articles, and a new dedicated website provides you with even more support.
The ABC series is the essential and dependable source of up–to–date information for all practitioners and students in general practice.
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1 Delivering Musculoskeletal Care Across Boundaries, 1Samantha L. Hider, Simon Somerville and Kay Stevenson
2 Pain in the Wrist and Hand, 5Michael Shipley
3 Pain in the Neck, Shoulder and Arm, 13Caroline Mitchell and David Stanley
4 Low Back Pain, 23Rajiv K. Dixit and John Dickson
5 Pain in the Hip, 31Andrew Hamer
6 Pain in the Knee, 37Adrian Dunbar and Mark Wilkinson
7 Pain in the Foot, 43Philip S. Helliwell and Heidi J. Siddle
8 Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chronic Widespread Pain, 51Sarah Ryan and Andrew Hassell
9 Osteoarthritis, 55Michael Doherty and A. Abhishek
10 Gout, Hyperuricaemia and Crystal Arthritis, 61Martin Underwood
11 Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, 67Eugene McCloskey, Nicola Peel, Jennifer Walsh and Richard Eastell
12 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Features and Diagnosis, 73Mohammed Akil and Robert Moots
13 Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, 77Edwin S. L. Chan, Anthony G. Wilson and Bruce N. Cronstein
14 Spondyloarthritides, 81Andrew Keat and Robert Inman
15 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, 89Anne ]Marie McMahon and Evdoxia Sapountzi
16 Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children and Adolescents, 103Helen Foster and Lori Tucker
17 Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis, 113Christian D. Mallen and Eric L. Matteson
18 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus ]Like Syndromes, 119Vijay Rao, Rosalind Ramsey ]Goldman and Caroline Gordon
19 Raynaud s Phenomenon and Scleroderma, 129Christopher P. Denton, Carol M. Black and Voon H. Ong
20 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, 137Chris Deighton and Paul Davis
21 Is It an Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease?, 141Mohammed Tikly and David D Cruz
22 Sport and Exercise Medicine, 149Cathy Speed
23 Vasculitis and Related Rashes, 155Richard A. Watts and David G.I. Scott
24 Basic Immunology and the Biologic Era, 161John Isaacs and Nishanthi Thalayasingam
25 Laboratory Tests, 169Marisa Fernandes das Neves, Rajendra Vara Prasad Irlapati and David Isenberg
26 Musculoskeletal Radiology, 177William R. Grant and Richard J. Wakefield
27 The Team Approach, 185Louise Warburton and Sarah Ryan
28 Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases, 189Anna E. Litwic and Elaine M. Dennison