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
- Further information resources are signposted for those who want to take their studies further
- 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.
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
Blood tests; Immunological tests; Synovial fluid analysis; Imaging
Analgesia; Corticosteroids; Osteoporosis drugs; DMARDs and biological agents
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. "
"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."
Brilliant guide for any medical student! "This book is a fantastic guide for any medical student wanting a concise and student friendly source for everything rheumatology! The layout of the information as well as the pictures and little tips provided on how to go about this subject has been extremely helpful. The book is divided into sections making it easy to catagorise the information, I would definitely recommend it as a read if you're struggling with rheumatology." Amazon reviewer
Best rheumatology guide for medical students "I used this book for my musculoskeletal rotation and I strongly recommend it. I didn't even have to make notes from this book but simply read it a few times as it includes all salient up to date information in a very easy to follow colourful format without unnecessary paragraphs of information like in many other textbooks. The student friendly features are topped off with exam styled questions making this arguably the best rheumatology read out there for medical students." Amazon reviewer
Brilliant! "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. It also contains a useful section about investigations and medication. I previously found Rheumatology to be confusing but thanks to this book it now seems much clearer!" Amazon reviewer
An essential textbook for all medical students "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 definately recommend this book to any student undergoing their rheumatology rotation." Amazon reviewer
To the point "Very informative and concise, good resource for medical students. Gives all the relevant information in a clear and easy to understand format. I epecially like the "OSCE tips boxes". Very handy for quick reference on the wards." Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "Excellent layout. Clear, concise and informative condition summaries, plenty of images and self-assessment. Must-read for all Medical Students" Amazon reviewer
Very easy to understand and useful! "For me this book ticks all of the boxes for being a fine modular text. I was completely lost when it came to rheumatology before I picked up this book. It provides you with a lot of high quality information but in a way that is easy to digest.
The best feature that sets this book apart from other rheumatology or orthopaedics/rheumatology books is the use of modern features such as a bullet point format, good use of colour and lots of mneumonics, tables and diagrams.
The book also being new and up-to-date includes the latest national guidelines in rheumatology and saves me having to search through pages and pages of NICE guidance for instance.
Finally the book being small and light makes it practical to carry on wards and clinics.
The only downside is that it is a touch pricy for a modular text, but having said that I highly recommend this text for anyone undergoing their rheumatology rotations." Amazon reviewer
Wonderful! "A fantastic book, well written and full of wonderful pictures, tables and diagrams.
All the pertient information without the waffle! I can't wait to see what else they bring out." Amazon reviewer
I have been using this book for my rheumatology placement and it's been really useful! "I'm a very visual learner so I love the fact that it is colourful and concise. I think there is the right amount of information and the tables and diagrams make everything very easy to understand especially as rheumatology is such a tricky specialty that requires knowledge of every other system." Amazon reviewer
Small book, concise, really helpful "I recently stated working as a Sonographer in Rheumatology and have found this book an excellent source of information in a small, concise format - thank you" Amazon reviewer
Excellent "Excellent book - so clear and a good basis to build on." Amazon reviewer
I loved this book "This book [has] very good explanation, easy to understand and remember.Well pictured and structured. The author wrote this book absolutely in that way what I was looking for.
Highly recommended!" Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "Really helpful for the exam, well written, informative and precise" Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "Excellent book for grasping rheumatology as a medical student. Clear, concise and well explained information." Amazon reviewer
Genuinely Helpful "I am really happy about my purchase of this book. It's a really nice and easy read, pitched at the perfect level for a medical student like myself. In addition to its easy-to-read layout, i found the diagrams to be extremely helpful and clear. The pictures used and the use of colour is a welcome bonus as well. The OSCE chapter as well as the online access to SBA questions with detailed answers are particularly useful for exams." Amazon reviewer