Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your Questions Answered


  • Robert Metz, MD, MB, BhD, Ch PhD MD, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA Leader in Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist: University Hospital Aintree, Royal Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  • Nigel Jones, MD, General Practitioner, The Orrell Park Surgery, Liverpool, UK

This new volume in the Your Questions Answered Series helps readers to effectively diagnose and manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It presents information in the Series' succinct, accessible, question and answer format, with an emphasis on evidence-based, up-to-date knowledge, including the impact of all of the innovative, new drug therapies now available.
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General practitioners and other health practitioners providing front line care (including nurses)


Book information

  • Published: February 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07442-4

Table of Contents

1. Aetiology, Epidemiology and Pathology of Rheumatoid Arthritis

2. History and Examination

3. Laboratory tests

4. Confirming the Diagnosis, what's RA and what isn't

- Drug treatment, symptom relief.
- Drug treatment, disease modifiers/suppressants.
- Drug treatment, newer agents.

5. Non-drug Treatment in RA. Social and other issues in RA

6. Coordinating care for the RA patient

7. Sources of further information and support

Appendices: HAQ; Useful addresses and websites; Widely used NSAIDs and simple analgesics


Glossary of acronyms

List of patient questions