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Rheumatology

A Clinical Handbook

By Ahmad Al-Sukaini, Mohsin Azam and Ash Samanta

Paperback
Apr 2014 , 168 pp
ISBN 9781907904264
Price: £18.99, $34.99
eBook
Apr 2014 , 168 pp
ISBN 9781907904462
Price: £15.95, $24.49

Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is an essential resource for medical students who need an introduction, understanding and overview of the subject. Most competing texts either burden medical students with information they do not require, or cover rheumatology alongside orthopaedics and as a result compromise fundamentals of rheumatology. This book is different – it provides all the information students need during their rheumatology placement and signposts them to where they can find further information.

A definition and brief pathophysiology for each condition is provided, which is linked to the respective clinical features. The book covers the core elements of diagnosis and treatment based on the latest national guidelines to swiftly bring students and junior doctors in training up-to-date. Self-assessment questions and an OSCE chapter provide a way of checking that users have understood and grasped the core material, as well as enabling students to be well equipped for their written and OSCE examinations. Written by two medical students and an experienced consultant rheumatologist, the book combines a reader-friendly writing style with coverage of the material through clinical experience of a professional in the field.

Printed in full colour throughout, with an attractive design, a clear and concise writing style as well as a range of pedagogical features including an array of mnemonics, pictures and diagrams, Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is exactly the sort of book medical students and newly qualified doctors would benefit from.


1. INTRODUCTION          

2. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA); Osteoarthritis (OA); Septic arthritis; Introduction to spondyloarthropathies: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA); Ankylosing spondylitis; Reactive arthritis; Gout; Calcium pyrophosphate disease (CPPD); Vasculitis; Giant cell arteritis (GCA); Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR); SLE; Polymyositis and dermatomyositis; Sjögren's syndrome; Scleroderma; Fibromyalgia; Osteoporosis; Paget's disease               

3. PAEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY CONDITIONS
Vitamin D deficiency; Juvenile idiopathic arthritis                              

4. INVESTIGATIONS
Blood tests; Immunological tests; Synovial fluid analysis; Imaging 

5. PHARMACOLOGY
Analgesia; Corticosteroids; Osteoporosis drugs; DMARDs and biological agents             

6. OSCEs
History taking; Examination; Differential diagnosis             

Appendix A: Answers to self-assessment questions
Appendix B: Photograph acknowledgements

"I am a medical student and this is the best Rheumatology book I've found. It's very clear and concise with all of the conditions you need to know without waffling. " Amazon reviewer

"I'm surprised there aren't more medical revision guides like this. The book is really student friendly - the content is straight to the point and I really like the use of boxes, diagrams and pictures. I would definitely recommend this book to any student undergoing their rheumatology rotation." Amazon reviewer

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ISBNs: 9781907904264 978-1-907904-26-4 Title: rheumatology ISBNs: 9781907904462 978-1-907904-46-2 Title: rheumatology