Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology

by Alan Hakim, Gavin Clunie, Inam Haq

At last, a unique practical pocket guide emphasizing the clinical evidence-based approach to Rheumatology.
Rheumatic conditions are common both in general and hospital practice and the breadth and complexity of rheumatic conditions that general practitioners and specialists encounter is quite astounding. Developing history-taking and clinical examination skills is fundamental to making a diagnosis and successful long-term monitoring of rheumatic conditions. The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology is a practical, clinical guide to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic disorders.
Section 1 takes the reader through common patterns of disease presentation and encourages the reader to consider differential diagnosis and then refer to Section 2. Section 1 also contains some aspects of the general management of rheumatic diseases, particularly the principles of pain assessment, soft tissue and joint injections, and physiotherapy.
Section 2 is a more formal and traditional review of the common rheumatic disorders. Each subsection introduces important diagnostic and therapeutic detail without burdening the reader with fundamental basic science. The second section has been written with an international audiesnce in mind, incorporating UK, European, and US disease criteria where possible.
The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology highlights childhood and adolescent rheumatic disease throughout and is written in conjunction with the celebrated major reference work, the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology.

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