Diagnostic Radiology of the Rheumatic Diseases

Diagnostic Radiology of the Rheumatic Diseases
Author: Robert S. Katz,Anupam Basu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 3030251160
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Radiology of the Rheumatic Diseases Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introduction to the role of medical imaging in the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic diseases. It reviews basic radiographic findings of common and rare arthropathies while offering a focused and practical discussion of advanced imaging modalities such as CT, ultrasonography, and MRI. The book begins with a discussion on soft tissue changes, bone and bone density, articular surface changes, and bone alignment. Following this is an examination of the use of advanced imaging modalities including CT, ultrasound, and MRI as well as different disease categories such as inflammatory arthritis, degenerative arthritis, infectious arthritis, and crystalline arthropathy. Subsequent chapters include exercises and case examples for imaging hands and wrists, knees, hips, foot and ankle, shoulder, and the spine. Diagnostic Radiology of Rheumatic Diseases is an essential and practical resource for senior medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians in rheumatology, imaging and radiology, immunology, and internal medicine.

The Rheumatoid Hand

The Rheumatoid Hand
Author: G. Garlaschi,E. Silvestri,L. Satragno,M.A. Cimmino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 8847022665
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rheumatoid Hand Book Excerpt:

Rheumatic inflammatory diseases represent a steadily increasing group of disorders that have considerable social impact through affected patients' worsening quality of life and require engagement in the health field. Among these, rheumatoid arthritis stands as the most frequent pathology, and the hand is the most typical affected area. The incidence of rheumatic arthritis, as indicated by recent epidemiological studies, is bound to undergo a further significant increase in the future. There is, therefore, a need for careful diagnosis of the disease, based on clinical criteria designed by the American College of Rheumatology and Diagnostic Imaging. The latter provides an objective assessment of the extent and severity of joint involvement. Rheumatoid Hand includes 25 tables of clinical and radiological cases. The text analyses the capability of diagnostic imaging (conventional radiology, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance) to identify the early stages and the activity of disease, allowing the rheumatologist to decide on an effective therapeutic plan.

Diagnostic Joint Imaging in Rheumatology

Diagnostic Joint Imaging in Rheumatology
Author: Girish Gandikota,Rory M. Marks
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN: 9780128216309
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Joint Imaging in Rheumatology Book Excerpt:

Diagnostic Joint Imaging in Rheumatology presents a practical and comprehensive approach that provides a robust framework for review and interpretation of joint imaging studies. This resource is organized by anatomic region affected - different from current books in the market organized by disease. This approach of addressing each individual region is more valuable to learners, who will be prompted to consult this reference after being presented with patients who have symptoms affecting specific anatomic regions. Patients present with pain/stiffness in affected joints/regions and not with established diagnoses. A high proportion of patients presenting to primary care practitioners, including internists, have symptoms based in musculoskeletal disease. An even higher proportion of patients presenting to rheumatologists have symptoms and signs of musculoskeletal disorders. These patients need to be assessed for joint diseases, and in addition to 'standard' data collection, diagnostic imaging is often an integral element of the evaluation. Trainees, internists and rheumatologists will benefit from the convenient access to this reference source that clearly delineates the scenarios in which joint imaging could aid in making a diagnosis, which imaging modalities to request, the sensitivity and specificity of the imaging test for each type of joint disease, most importantly - how to make their own assessment of the imaging, and when to request help from a musculoskeletal radiologist. Pulls together a collection of patient-derived imaging data that will significantly contribute to the development of more robust precision medicine approaches to joint health Focuses on simple imaging techniques that do not require expensive and technologically demanding techniques, making this relevant in lower resource settings world-wide Illustrates the importance of plain radiographs in the diagnosis of many rheumatologic diseases

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review
Author: Minna J. Kohler
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 3030735559
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review Book Excerpt:

Point-of care ultrasound, or ultrasound performed and interpreted by the clinical in the clinic/office or at the bedside, has been rapidly expanding in use among multiple medical specialties. Musculoskeletal ultrasound has added value to clinical care to expedite diagnoses by visualizing mechanical versus inflammatory features and correlating these findings with patient’s symptoms. The use of power Doppler to assess for subclinical inflammation or active hyperemia has been a distinguishing use of ultrasound for rheumatologists. Accurate needle guidance with ultrasound for joint and tendon procedures has allowed expansion of procedures in the clinic and has been associated with less pain and precise targeting of affected structures. Musculoskeletal ultrasound education is now offered in nearly all rheumatology fellowship training programs in the United States and is also included in residency training in other specialties (e.g. physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, podiatry, emergency medicine, and family medicine). Since the publication of the first edition of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review, there has been tremendous growth of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the field of rheumatology as well as other musculoskeletal specialties. The expanded second edition of this practical guide provides an updated clinical review of diagnostic and interventional applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology. New and revised chapters focus on the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of specific rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis, scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. Each chapter covers a standardized protocol of joint images with probe placement and includes numerous examples of common ultrasound pathologies. Study tools such as key-concept overviews, lists of important studies in the field, and extensive questions for self-assessment are included throughout. Written by current experts and thought leaders in the rapidly advancing field of rheumatology ultrasound, the second edition of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review is an essential reference for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, graduate students and nurses in rheumatology, imaging and radiology, sports medicine, internal medicine, and physiotherapy.

The Use of Imaging in Inflammatory Joint and Vascular Disorders An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics

The Use of Imaging in Inflammatory Joint and Vascular Disorders  An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics
Author: Stephen A. Paget
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-06-07
ISBN: 1455773565
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Use of Imaging in Inflammatory Joint and Vascular Disorders An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics Book Excerpt:

This issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics teaches you the latest best practices for using musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and monitor the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic and soft tissue disorders.

Imaging of Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Imaging of Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease
Author: Barbara N. W. Weissman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0323041779
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging of Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease Book Excerpt:

Get state-of-the-art coverage of the full range of imaging techniques available to assist in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of rheumatic diseases. Written by acknowledged experts in musculoskeletal imaging, this richly illustrated, full-color text presents the latest diagnostic and disease monitoring modalities - MRI, CT, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, DXA - as well as interventional procedures. You'll find comprehensive coverage of specific rheumatic conditions, including osteoarticular and extraarticular findings. This superb new publication puts you at the forefront of imaging in arthritis and metabolic bone disease - a must have reference for the clinician and imaging specialist. Includes all imaging modalities relevant to rheumatic disease, and applications and contraindications of each, for balanced coverage.Incorporates a user-friendly, consistent full-color format for quick and easy reference.Provides osteoarticular and extra-articular features and findings to show how imaging benefits diagnosis and management of complex rheumatologic conditions.Creates a one-stop shop with comprehensive coverage of imaging for all rheumatic conditions, including metabolic conditions and pediatric disorders.Presents interventional techniques-injections, arthrography, radiofrequency ablation-to create the perfect diagnostic and interventional clinical tool.

Examination and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Examination and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: William H. M. Castro,Jörg Jerosch,Thomas W. Grossman
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781588900326
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examination and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

The first book ever published to combine the full range of clinical examination techniques with standard radiological imaging studies of the musculoskeletal system, this is a key clinical tool for all orthopedic residents and specialists. You will find dozens of representative imaging studies (including arthrograms, ultrasonography and MRI) integrated with physical examination tests -- offering a truly unique approach to reaching an accurate diagnosis. Special features include: Tips for performing a standard physical examination in different areas of the body Directions for patient positioning during radiographic studies to obtain optimal results How to select the best test to confirm a diagnosis in the extremities, spine or pelvis Specific technical guidelines for performing key diagnostic imaging tests In light of the many new clinical tests and imaging modalities now in use, it is almost impossible for any individual examiner to be familiar with the complete spectrum of diagnostic options available. This book provides the quick orientation clinicians need as they work through the standard examination for each joint, pointing out appropriate imaging studies throughout. Useful and practical, it is a book specialists will reach for frequently in their daily practice.

Imaging of the Knee

Imaging of the Knee
Author: A. Mark Davies,Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2003-01-20
ISBN: 9783540002505
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging of the Knee Book Excerpt:

with contributions by numerous experts

Imaging of the Shoulder

Imaging of the Shoulder
Author: A. Mark Davies
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-10-15
ISBN: 9783540672937
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging of the Shoulder Book Excerpt:

This volume covers the broad spectrum of imaging methods and abnormalities of relevance in the diagnostic workup of the shoulder. In the first part of the book, individual chapters are devoted to radiography, arthrography, computed tomography and CT arthrography, magnetic resonance imaging and MR arthrography, ultrasound and interventional procedures. Controversies regarding the use of the different imaging techniques are explained and discussed. The second part of the book then documents the application of these techniques to each of the clinical problems and diseases encountered in the shoulder. The authors are all experts in their field and include rising stars of musculoskeletal radiology. This well-illustrated book will assist the general and the musculoskeletal radiologist in planning, guiding and interpreting imaging studies. For the clinician it puts into perspective the role of the different imaging methods.

Ultrasonography of the Hand in Rheumatology

Ultrasonography of the Hand in Rheumatology
Author: Peter Vince Balint,Peter Mandl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN: 3319742078
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultrasonography of the Hand in Rheumatology Book Excerpt:

This book is an essential guide for rheumatologists using ultrasound to study musculoskeletal structures and diagnose rheumatic diseases of the hand. A fundamental understanding of anatomy is key to identifying and interpreting pathological findings on imaging. This book provides comprehensive knowledge about both gross anatomy and, more importantly, comparative imaging anatomy, as depicted by ultrasound, X-ray, and MRI of the hand. This foundation enables clinicians to readily identify pathologic findings and thus improve diagnostic skills. The authors also offer step-by-step guidelines for using ultrasound, with comprehensive descriptions about body and transducer position, sonographic terminology, and anatomical landmarks in different planes of the hand. This book is an indispensable reference for rheumatologists and rheumatology residents using musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical practice.

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Imaging
Author: Philip G. Conaghan,Philip O'Connor,David A. Isenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN: 0199235775
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Imaging Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a comprehensive insight into how imaging techniques should be applied to particular clinical problems and how the results can be used to determine the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Imaging of Rheumatology An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America

Imaging of Rheumatology  An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America
Author: Giuseppe Guglielmi
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN: 0323545718
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging of Rheumatology An Issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America Book Excerpt:

This issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America focuses on Imaging of Rheumatology, and is edited by Dr. Giuseppe Guglielmi. Articles will include: What the Rheumatologist is Looking For and What the Radiologist Should Know; Conventional Radiology in Rheumatoid Arthritis; Conventional Radiology in Spondyloarthritis; Conventional Radiology in Crystal Arthritis: Gout, Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition, and Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystals; Ultrasound in Arthritis; Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rheumatoid Arthritis; Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Spondyloarthritis; Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Crystal Arthritis; SAPHO and Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis; Paediatric Vasculitis; Myopathies; Juvenile Arthritis and Other Pediatric Rheumatologic Disorders; Imaging of Post-Traumatic Arthritis, Aseptic Necrosis, Septic Arthritis, Sudek's Osteodystrophy, and Cancer Mimicking Arthritis; Imaging in Osteoarthritis; Interventions and Therapy in Rheumatology, and more!

Primary Care Rheumatology

Primary Care Rheumatology
Author: Edward D. Harris,Mark C. Genovese
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Care Rheumatology Book Excerpt:

This is a practical resource on the management of rheumatologic disorders. It offers details of symptoms, physical examinations, imaging studies, tests, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and therapy related to rheumatology. A team of authorities offer a multidisciplinary approach to the field. Examines the systematic diagnosis and differential diagnosis of chronic and acute disorders, as well as inflammatory and degenerative conditions and trauma. Presents essential clinical guidance on a full range of disease entitiesincluding SLE, vasculitis, and myopathies. Makes reference easy with a logical, well organized approach to patient care. Clarifies clinical decision-making with algorithms and figures. Offers specific guidance on when to refer patients to a specialist. Integrates the knowledge and expertise of rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, hand and foot surgeons, psychiatrists, podiatrists, and general internists. Includes a comprehensive chapter on the diagnosis and treatment of pain in joints, muscles, and tendons as well as two chapters on foot pain, one by a foot surgeon and the other by a podiatrist.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology
Author: John J. Cush,Arthur Kavanaugh,Charles Michael Stein
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780781757324
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology Book Excerpt:

This completely reorganized and updated quick-consult manual delivers concise, comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all aspects of clinical rheumatology. Three well-organized sections—Diagnosis, Rheumatic Diseases, and Pharmacopeia for Rheumatic Diseases—address diagnosis and management for a range of adult and pediatric rheumatic disorders, including those of idiopathic, infectious, reactive, inflammatory, autoimmune, degenerative, and mechanical origin. Diagnostic tests, more than 140 rheumatic diseases, and specific drugs are arranged alphabetically. Topics in each section follow a structured chapter template, and all disease chapters include ICD-9 codes. Tabbed pages help clinicians find information quickly. A Fast Fact Guide to Patient Assessment appears on the inside covers.

Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases

Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases
Author: Yong-Whee Bahk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 9811027595
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases Book Excerpt:

In the fifth edition of this highly successful book, the author once again aims to equip the reader with up-to-date information that will facilitate accurate diagnosis of bone and joint diseases by means of combined use of scintigraphy and radiology. Two entirely new chapters have been added, one on the use of 18F-NaF PET/CT and the other on gamma correction scan diagnosis of bone trabecular microfracture and microcontusion as well as bone edema and hemorrhage. Further topics covered for the first time include enthesopathies, myositis, soft tissue diseases, cryptic bones, and differential diagnosis. Individual chapters have been updated and rearranged to reflect the latest advances in imaging diagnosis. As before, a vast number of state of the art gamma correction pinhole bone scans and corroborative conventional radiographs and CT, MRI, and/or ultrasound images are presented side by side. In this new edition, extension of the application of gamma correction to other imaging methods such as MRI and CT and the solution of the halation problem are necessarily addressed. This fifth edition of Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases will be essential reading for practitioners and researchers in nuclear medicine, radiology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, anatomy, and imaging sciences at large.

Rheumatology E Book

Rheumatology E Book
Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman,Ellen M Gravallese,Desiree van der Heijde
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2123
Release: 2022-07-29
ISBN: 0702081345
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology E Book Book Excerpt:

Covering both the scientific basis of rheumatology and practical, clinical information for rheumatologists and trainees, Rheumatology, 8th Edition, remains a leading text in this fast-changing field. Dr. Marc Hochberg and his team of worldwide editors and authors keep you abreast of recent advances in the field— all in a user-friendly, accessible manner. Fully updated from cover to cover, this two-volume text is designed to meet the needs of all practicing and academic rheumatologists as well as arthritis-related health care professionals and scientists interested in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Covers the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, therapeutic approach, and management of all major as well as rarely encountered rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Discusses clinical examination, imaging principles, differential diagnosis, established and novel therapies, perioperative evaluation, pain management, basic science, and genetics of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Uses a consistent, logical, reader-friendly format with templated chapters, concise text, and large-scale, state-of-the-art illustrations for efficient visual reference. Contains new chapters covering pre-clinical disease and how to address these patients, common comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis; emerging therapies for systemic sclerosis; immune mediated complications of checkpoint inhibitors; the epidemiology of COVID-19 and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, emerging treatments for osteoarthritis, and big data analytics. Provides updates to key topics such as systems biology and its impact on our understanding of the pathogenesis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, the microbiome in rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases, how to manage chronic pain in the patient with a rheumatic disease, drugs and reproductive health, and emerging therapies for patients with RA, SLE, spondyloarthritis, inflammatory muscle disease, and vasculitis. Shares the knowledge and expertise of numerous new contributing authors, as well as new co-editor Dr. Désirée van der Heijde, who is an expert in psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, imaging, and clinical epidemiology. Provides access to concise videos depicting the use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment.

Imaging in Rheumatic Diseases An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America E Book

Imaging in Rheumatic Diseases  An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: Pamela F. Weiss
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 0323477135
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging in Rheumatic Diseases An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America E Book Book Excerpt:

This issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics includes articles such as: Imaging of inflammatory arthritis in adults: status and perspectives on the use of ultrasound, radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging; Imaging of inflammatory arthritis in children: status and perspectives on the use of ultrasound, radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging; Imaging evaluation of the entheses: ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and scoring of evaluation; Imaging for diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of osteoarthritis; Imaging in axial spondyloarthritis: evaluation of inflammatory and structural changes, and many more!

MRI of the Rheumatic Spine

MRI of the Rheumatic Spine
Author: Paola D'Aprile,Alfredo Tarantino
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 3030329968
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MRI of the Rheumatic Spine Book Excerpt:

Inflammatory pathology of the spine is an underestimated, but widespread condition among the population. This atlas shares essential information and case studies on key aspects of MRI for rheumatic inflammatory lesions of the osteoarticular structures of the spine, offering radiologists and clinicians a valuable guide to the management of patients with inflammatory back pain. In particular, this richly illustrated and comprehensive case-based atlas documents the MR findings observed in seronegative spondyloarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine, providing guidelines on selecting the appropriate imaging protocol. The book is divided into two main parts, the first of which describes the general, clinical and radiological aspects of both spondyloarthritis and, as a new entry in the second edition, rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. The second part then presents cases of spondylitis; discitis; facet joint and costovertebral osteoarthritis; sacroiliitis and rheumatoid arthritis of the atlanto-axial joint, including concise clinical and radiological information and a wealth of high-resolution images. The idea for a second edition of this book stemmed, on the one hand, from the global response to the first edition, and on the other, from a desire to expand the content to include wider illustrations and to address the clinically and socially relevant topic of the inflammatory pathology of the spine in more depth. The second edition offers a comprehensive guide to MRI of inflammatory diseases of the spine, facilitating an early diagnosis, which has become essential with the advent of new effective but expensive treatments with TNF inhibitors. Thanks to its “case-based” structure, the book offers an easy-to-use but thorough handbook for radiologists, neuroradiologists, rheumatologists, orthopedists and physiatrists, as well as students.

Rheumatology E Book

Rheumatology E Book
Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2047
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN: 0702063037
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology E Book Book Excerpt:

Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.

Geriatric Rheumatology

Geriatric Rheumatology
Author: Yuri Nakasato,Raymond L. Yung
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 1441957928
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Rheumatology Book Excerpt:

The first book dedicated explicitly to the care of elderly patients with rheumatic diseases, this comprehensive resource is a practical guide for navigating the medical concerns of these complex patients. While patients over 65 years of age comprise roughly 15% of the population, they consume about 50% of rheumatology resources. This book presents current clinical practices with an eye toward achieving economically sustainable models of care. The world’s leading authorities have come together to cover the full spectrum of rheumatic diseases, the immune system in aging, and ultrasound evaluation and arthrocentesis. The book also addresses the milieu of co-morbidities that the clinician may encounter with an older patient, as well as the accompanying concerns about multiple pharmacologic therapies and drug interactions. Bringing in experts from a wide array of subspecialties, the editors present the essentials of multidisciplinary care, an approach which is the hallmark of geriatrics and which naturally translates into the field of gerontorheumatology. Designed for primary care physicians and rheumatology consultants, Geriatric Rheumatology is an invaluable guide to caring for this rapidly growing patient population.