By James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen (auth.), John H. Stone (eds.)

ISBN-10: 184800933X

ISBN-13: 9781848009332

A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a wealthy assemblage of the scientific knowledge of specialist rheumatologists from a complete variety of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of knowledge, or ‘pearls’ won from collective scientific event concerning the prognosis or remedy of assorted ailments while additionally aiming to debunk yes myths that experience prompted the perform of many clinicians yet have confirmed false.

The pithy form of writing guarantees that the reader completely enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and healing assistance. additionally, an abundance of illustrations, together with three hundred medical photos, considerably augments the reader’s figuring out of those ‘pearls’.

With contributions from 126 authors around the numerous subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a complete of greater than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this ebook really offers the corpus of present medical knowledge in rheumatology.

Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is medical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts normal health facility, Boston, MA. He has pioneered loads of scientific study in rheumatology, relatively within the quarter of systemic vasculitis.

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Rheumatology 1999; 1245–1248 J. H. Stone and E. L. Matteson Turesson C, Matteson EL. Management of extraarticular disease manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis. Curr Opin Rheum 2004;16:206–211 Turesson C, Matteson EL. Extraarticular features of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic involvement. In: Hochberg MC, Silman AJ, Smolen JS, Weinblatt ME, Weisman MH (eds) Rheumatology (4th edn). Philadelphia, PA, Mosby, 2008, pp. 773–783 Turesson C, O’Fallon WM, Crowson C, et al Extraarticular disease manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis: Incidence, trends, and risk factors over 46 years.

Necrotizing (most severe) (Fig. 7c) These variants are largely non-overlapping. Progression from one variant to another is unusual. The necrotizing form of scleritis may lead to scleromalacia perforans. In contrast to anterior scleritis, obvious on clinical examination, posterior scleritis must be diagnosed by inference from the patient’s symptoms – primarily a deep-seated pain 20 J. H. Stone and E. L. Matteson a b c Fig. 8 Patch sewn over a perforated cornea that resulted from rheumatoid vasculitis and the corneal melt syndrome.

Edinburgh, UK, Mosby, 2008, pp. 495–500 Bywaters, EGL. Still’s disease in the adult. Ann Rheum Dis 1971; 30:121–132 Esdaile J. Adult Still’s disease. In: Hochberg MC, Silman AJ, Smolen JS, Weinblatt ME, Weisman MH (eds) Rheumatology (4th edn). Edinburgh, UK, Mosby, 2008, pp. 785–792 Fautrel B, Sibilia J, Mariettte X, et al Tumor necrosis factor alpha blocking agents in refractory adult Still’s disease: An observational study of 20 cases. Ann Rheum Dis 2005; 64:262–266 Fitzgerald AA, LeClercq SA, Yan A, et al Rapid responses to anakinra in patients with refractory adult-onset Still’s disease.

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