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A Synopsis of Rheumatic Diseases - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780723608509, 9781483183572

A Synopsis of Rheumatic Diseases

5th Edition

Author: Douglas N. Golding
eBook ISBN: 9781483183572
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st January 1989
Page Count: 326
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A Synopsis of Rheumatic Diseases presents the study and practice of rheumatology. It discusses the aetiology, diagnosis, and management of the rheumatic disorders. It addresses the scientific work on antinuclear antibodies and extractable nuclear antigens. Some of the topics covered in the book are the biology of synovial joints and connective tissue; immunological principles of rheumatic disorders; pathology of the inflammatory reaction; examination of the locomotor system; classification of rheumatic disorders; rehabilitation in chronic arthritis; and the major rheumatic diseases. The rheumatism due to extra-articular causes is covered. The arthritis associated with skin disorders is discussed. The text describes the neoplasms of synovial membrane and tendon sheaths. A study of the hereditary connective-tissue disorders and psychogenic rheumatism is presented. A chapter is devoted to the limb pain syndromes. Another section focuses on the cervical pain and brachial neuralgia. The book can provide useful information to radiologists, doctors, physical therapists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Section 1 General Aspect of Rheumatology

1 Biology of Synovial Joints and Connective Tissue

2 Immunological Principles of Rheumatic Disorders

3 Pathology of the Inflammatory Reaction

4 Laboratory Investigations and Imaging in Rheumatic Disorders

5 Examination of the Locomotor System

6 Analgesic Drugs in Rheumatic Disorders

7 Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Rheumatic Disorders

8 Physiotherapy in Rheumatic Disorders

9 Rehabilitation in Chronic Arthritis

10 Classification of Rheumatic Disorders

Section 2 The Major Rheumatic Diseases

11 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Aetiology and Pathology

12 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Features, Complications, Diagnosis and Prognosis

13 Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

14 Variants of Rheumatoid Arthritis

15 Arthritis in Children

16 Ankylosing Spondylitis and Seronegative Spondarthritis

17 Reactive Arthritis

18 Systemic Connective-Tissue Disorders

19 Disorders Due to Vasculitis

20 Osteoarthritis (Osteoarthrosis)

21 Arthritis Due to or Associated With Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

Section 3 Less Common Forms of Arthritis

22 Infective Arthritis

23 Arthritis Associated with Skin Disorders

24 Arthritis Associated with Other Systemic Disorders

25 Other Arthritic Disorders of Uncertain Cause

26 Neoplasms of Synovial Membrane and Tendon Sheaths

Section 4 Rheumatism Due to Extra-Articular Causes

27 Soft-Tissue (Non-Articular) Rheumatism

28 Rheumatism Associated with Bone and Cartilage Disorders

29 Hereditary Connective-Tissue Disorders

30 Psychogenic Rheumatism

Section 5 Vertebral Pain Syndromes

31 Cervical Pain and Brachial Neuralgia

32 Low Back Pain and Sciatica

33 Pain in the Thoracic Spine

Section 6 Limb Pain Syndromes

34 Shoulder Pain

35 Elbow Pain

36 Pain and Paraesthesia In The Hands

37 Pain in the Hip

38 Pain in the Knee And Leg

39 Pain in the Heel, Foot And Ankle

Section 7 Appendices

1 Selection of Multiple-Choice Questions on Rheumatology and Related Topics Set in the MRCP (London) Examination

2 Notes on Answering the Multiple-Choice Questions

3 Useful Laboratory Information in Rheumatology: Normal Values



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