Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Disease

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Oct 012019
 
Perioperative care of the patient with a multisystem inflammatory (rheumatic) disease has become increasingly complex and perioperative medicine has evolved into its own subspecialty. Physicians who have expertise in managing patients with rheumatic disease infrequently spend significant time also managing patients undergoing surgical procedures, and the reverse is equally true. Despite the burgeoning literature on the medical management of the surgical patient, scant data have been generated regarding patients with complex rheumatic disease.
Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Disease fills a conspicuous gap in the literature and aims at providing a paved path for rheumatologists–who infrequently manage surgical problems–and medical consultants–who only seldom encounter patients with rheumatic diseases–to tread as they care for patients in the perioperative period. The book addresses discrete management issues from the perspective of the medical subspecialist and also offers concise descriptions of surgical procedures. Written from the surgical perspective for the internist, the surgical procedure chapters include a brief description of relative contraindications, time to recovery, rehabilitation suggestions, and comments regarding common and severe procedure specific postoperative complications.
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Lupus: The Essential Clinician’s Guide (Oxford American Rheumatology Library)

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Oct 012019
 


Part of the Oxford American Rheumatology Library, this concise, authoritative pocketbook provides the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of lupus. The volume describes the pathophysiology of the condition, diagnostic strategies and tools, and current and emerging therapeutic options, focusing on direct clinical applications for busy healthcare professionals. One million people in the United States suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease that is potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal as the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often damages the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness alternating with remission. It can be treated symptomatically, mainly with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, though there is currently no cure. Several promising new treatments, however, are in late-stage clinical trials. Lupus is one of several diseases known as the ‘great imitator’ because its symptoms vary so widely and it often mimics or is mistaken for other illnesses, and because the symptoms come and go unpredictably. As a result, patients present with varied symptoms to different practitioners and diagnosis can be elusive, with patients sometimes suffering unexplained symptoms and untreated lupus for years. Hence, a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of lupus would be valuable to an array of clinicians and may help expedite earlier diagnosis and better patient care. The target audience is rheumatologists in training and primary care physicians who care for lupus patients and allied health professionals who assist in their management. The book will fulfill a need for a concise, practical guide to Lupus for clinicians that distills the principal features of this complicated, often misunderstood disorder. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world’s leading authorities on the disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 2,000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. He is the author of another Oxford book–The Lupus Book, and the editor of the premier authoritative lupus textbook, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus.
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Oxford Textbook of Vasculitis

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Jul 272019
 

The third edition of this definitive and highly-regarded reference work provides a comprehensive review of vasculitis, a fascinating array of life-threatening and minor conditions caused by inflammatory syndromes and diseases that affect the blood vessels. The text uniquely brings together concepts from both the biological and clinical aspects of vasculitis. Research in clinical immunology now invigorates the entire area of vasculitis and shapes a rational approach to pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, which is the substance of this text. Over 40 chapters cover known vasculitic conditions, and are illustrated with over 250 full-colour photographs of clinical and pathologic findings, diagrams, and tables. Separate sections are devoted to basic science, clinical manifestations commonly seen in vasculitis, imaging and percutaneous interventions, individual diseases and syndromes, as well as conditions which can mimic vasculitis. Many of the conditions are rare, and it is the exceptional clinician who has much experience with more than a few of these; thus, the invaluable experience of the international team of authors makes this edition truly indispensible.
Now in the Oxford Textbooks in Rheumatology series, this new edition of Vasculitis is published with a concurrent online version, which features access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPointRG.
This volume is the definitive reference for rheumatologists, clinical immunologists, and general internists, and will also be of interest to dermatologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, neurologists, pathologists, vascular surgeons, and pediatricians.

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Rheumatology: Clinical Scenarios

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Jul 102019
 

Rheumatology: Clinical Scenarios is a case-based learning tool for trainees in rheumatology. Professor Efim Benenson presents 73 clinical scenarios and 156 clinical images for the student of rheumatology to diagnose, whilst his expert commentary is provided in a separate section. As a further diagnostic aid, two ‘Rheumatology Trees’ are provided which summarize in turn the articular and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as the connective tissue disorders and vasculitides. Professor Benenson’s practice-oriented, didactic approach, and innovative organization of the rheumatic diseases is a valuable diagnostic aid to practicing rheumatologists and those teaching or training in rheumatology. Readers are recommended the companion book, Rheumatology: Syndromes and Symptoms, for further reading on Professor Benensons’s organization of the rheumatic diseases.
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Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy: Promoting Lifestyle Management

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Mar 272019
 

Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is a valuable new handbook focusing on the core area of rheumatology. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic disease in both clinical and community settings and emphasizes a contemporary ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding OT practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, it equips the reader with an understanding not only of relevant practical skills but of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people.

 

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Evidence-Based Rheumatology

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Feb 082019
 

Compiled by Cochrane collaborators and members of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology), Evidence-based Rheumatology is an essential resource for evidence-based medicine as applied to the musculoskeletal disorders. The introductory section covers the principles of evidence-based medicine in rheumatology, followed by clinical chapters covering all the major disorders. Each chapter includes non-drug therapy, drug therapy, and consumer evidence-based summaries. Evidence-Based Series: Evidence-based Rheumatology, part of the acclaimed series BMJ Evidence-based medicine textbooks that have revolutionised clinical medicine literature, comes with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the whole text. The text is kept up to date online at www.evidbasedrheum.comNote: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.Content: Chapter 1 Literature Searching (pages 1–18): Jessie McGowanChapter 2 OMERACT: An Ongoing Evidence?Based Initiative to Improve the Quality of Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (pages 19–24): Maarten Boers, Lee S Simon, Vibeke Strand, Peter Brooks and Peter TugwellChapter 3 Economics (pages 25–40): Hilal Maradit Kremers and Sherine E GabrielChapter 4 Knowledge Translation for Patients: Methods to Support Patients’ Participation in Decision making about Preference?Sensitive Treatment Options in Rheumatology (pages 41–62): Annette M O’Connor, Dawn Stacey, France Legare and Nancy SantessoChapter 5 Gout (pages 65–95): Naomi Schlesinger and Ralph SchumacherChapter 6 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (pages 97–140): Joel Schiffenbauer, Eliza Chakravarty and Vibeke StrandChapter 7 Osteoarthritis (pages 141–181): Thao Pham, Marlene Fransen, Philippe Ravaud and Maxime DougadosChapter 8 Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (pages 183–242): Ann Cranney, Lee S Simon, Peter Tugwell, Rick Adachi and Gordon GuyattChapter 9 Rheumatoid Arthritis (pages 243–314): Maria E Suarez?Almazor, Manathip Osiri and Paul EmeryChapter 10 Shoulder and Elbow Pain (pages 315–392): Rachelle Buchbinder and Sally GreenChapter 11 Spondyloarthropathies (pages 393–442): Annelies Boonen, Astrid van Tubergen, Sjef van der Linden and Carina MihaiChapter 12 Systemic Sclerosis (pages 443–493): Daniel E Furst, Janet Pope and Phil ClementsChapter 13 Primary Systemic Vasculitis (pages 495–527): Richard A Watts, Suzanne E Lane and David Gl Scott
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The Rheumatoid Hand: Diagnostic Imaging

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Jan 192019
 

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.
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Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology (4th edition)

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Dec 032018
 

The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition has been fully reviewed and updated to make it into an invaluable guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. With the addition of a paediatric rheumatologist to the editor team, this new edition is a fully functional rheumatology handbook for patients from childhood to adulthood.

Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in detail. There is a comprehensive and updated account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options. The text has been condensed with bullet points and summary boxes so the reader can focus on the essential information. To aid understanding over half of the images have been updated and the colour plate section has been expanded.

Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.

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Rare Rheumatic Diseases of Immunologic Dysregulation

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Nov 162018
 

This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for diagnosing and treating patients with rare rheumatic diseases of immunologic dysregulation. Covering uncommon diseases such as IgG4-Related Disease, Castleman’s Disease, and Felty Syndrome, chapters aggregate information from case reports and anecdotal literature to create a single, comprehensive handbook for treating patients.
Each chapter provides historical perspective and epidemiology; a literature review (including research trials, translational research, historical and current case reports, and case series); pathogenesis; clinical presentation; laboratory evaluation; imaging; histopathology; treatment; and outcomes. Rare Rheumatic Diseases of Immunologic Dysregulation is an invaluable resource for rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows, and clinical immunologists to better diagnose and treat patients with rare rheumatic diseases.

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Rheumatology Teaching: The Art and Science of Medical Education

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Nov 072018
 

This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of medical teaching methodologies with a particular focus on rheumatology. It discusses why teaching medicine requires a review, explains barriers to learning, outlines fresh teaching methods, and includes student-centered learning activities.
It introduces novice medical teachers as well as more experienced educators to the exciting new models of medical education, innovative teaching approaches, and challenges they may face whether working in undergraduate, post-graduate, or continuous medical education. Since “Great teachers are made, not born”, this book presents the interactive pattern of the art and science of teaching and serves as a guide to becoming a highly effective medical educator. Rheumatology Teaching: The Art and Science of Medical Education is an essential text for physicians and related professionals who have special interest in medical education and particularly musculoskeletal teaching as well as instructors in nursing, physiotherapy, and physician assistant programs.

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