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Rheumatology Secrets. Edition No. 4

  • Book

  • December 2019
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 4769408
For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series? has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Rheumatology Secrets, 4th Edition, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

- The proven Secrets Series? format gives you the most return for your time - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.

- Fully revised and updated throughout, including protocols and guidelines that are continuously evolving and that increasingly dictate best practices.

- Practical coverage of basic immunology and pathophysiology, important disease manifestations, and clinical management issues related to common and uncommon rheumatic disorders.

- Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.

- Features bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from leaders in the field - all providing a concise overview of important board-relevant content.

- Keeps you up to date with new techniques and technologies, as well as changing treatment options and drug information.

- Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.

- Helps ensure mastery of the material with 100 board-style questions available online that provide effective review and quick practice for your exams.

- Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Table of Contents

I. General Concepts
1. Classification and Health Impact of the Rheumatic Diseases
2. Top 100+ Rheumatology Secrets
3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
4. Overview of the Immune Response, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity
II. Evaluation of the Patient with Rheumatic Systems
5. History and Physical Examination
6. Laboratory Evaluation
7. Arthrocentesis and Synovial Fluid Analysis
8. Radiographic and Imaging Modalities
9. Synovial Biopsies
10. Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
11. Approach for Patients with Monoarticular Arthritis Symptoms
12. Approach for Patients with Polyarticular Arthritis Symptoms
13. Approach to the Patient with Neuromuscular Symptoms
14. Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
III. Systematic Connective Tissue Diseases
15. Rheumatoid Arthritis
16. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
17. Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus
18. Systemic Sclerosis
19. Scleroderma Mimics
20. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
21. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Syndromes, and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
22. Sj�gren's Syndrome
23. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
24. Adult-Onset Still's Disease
25. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
IV. The Vasculitides and Related Disorders
26. Approach for Patients with Suspected Vasculitis
27. Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Giant Cell Arteritis, Takayasu Arteries, and Aortitis
28. Medium-Vessel Vasculitides: Polyarteritis Nodosa, Thromboangiitis Obliterans, and Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System
29. Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis
30. Immune-Complex-Mediated Small-Vessel Vasculitides
31. Cryoglobulinemia
32. Beh�et's Disease and Cogan's Syndrome
33. Relapsing Polychondritis
V. Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
34. Ankylosing Spondylitis
35. Rheumatic Manifestations of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases
36. Reactive Arthritis
37. Arthritis Associated with Psoriasis and Other Skin Diseases
VI. Arthritis Associated with Infectious Agents
38. Bacterial Septic Arthritis, Bursitis, and Osteomyelitis
39. Lyme Disease
40. Mycobacterial and Fungal Joint and Bone Diseases
41. Viral Arthritides
42. HIV-Associated Rheumatic Syndromes
43. Whipple's Disease
44. Acute Rheumatic Fever and Poststreptococcal Arthritis
VII. Rheumatic Disorders Associated with Metabolic, Endocrine, and Hematologic Diseases
45. Gout
46. Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
47. Basic Calcium Phosphate and Other Crystalline Disease
48. Endocrine-Associated Arthropathies
49. Arthropathies Associated with Hematologic Diseases
50. Malignancy-Associated Rheumatic Disorders
VIII. Bone and Cartilage Disorders
51. Osteoarthritis
52. Metabolic Bone Disease
53. Paget's Disease of Bone
54. Osteonecrosis
IX. Hereditary, Congenital, and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Associated with Rheumatic Syndromes
55. Heritable Connective Tissue Disease
56. Inborn Errors of Metabolism Affecting Connective Tissue
57. Storage and Deposition Diseases
58. Rheumatologic Manifestations of the Primary Immunodeficiency Syndromes
59. Bone and Joint Dysplasias
X. Nonarticular and Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders
60. Approach for the Patient with Neck and Low Back Pain
61. Fibromyalgia
62. Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders
63. Sports Medicine and Occupational Injuries
64. Entrapment Neuropathies
65. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
XI. Neoplasms and Tumor-Like Lesions
66. Benign and Malignant Tumors of Joints and Synovium
67. Common Bony Lesions: Radiographic Features
XII. Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases
68. Approach to the Child with Joint Pain
69. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
70. Juvenile Systemic Connective Tissue Diseases
71. Kawasaki Disease
XIII. Miscellaneous Rheumatic Disorders
72. Metabolic and Other Genetic Myopathies
73. Amyloidosis
74. Raynaud's Phenomenon
75. Autoimmune Eye and Ear Disorders
76. Rheumatic Syndromes Associated with Sarcoidosis
77. Rheumatic Disorders in Patients on Dialysis
78. Rheumatic Disease and the Pregnant Patient
79. Familial Autoinflammatory Syndromes�
80. Odds and Ends
XIV Management of the Rheumatic Diseases
81. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
82. Glucocorticoids-Systemic and Injectable
83. Systemic Antirheumatic Drugs
84. Immunosuppressive, Target-Specific, and Immunoregulatory Agents�
85. Biologic Agents
86. Hypouricemic Agents and Colchicine
87. Bone-Strengthening Agents
88. Rehabilitative Techniques
89. Surgical Treatment and Rheumatic Diseases
90. Disability
XV. Final Secrets
91. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
92. History, Arts, and Rheumatic Diseases


Sterling West Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.