Rheumatoid Arthritis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323054751, 9780323246927

Rheumatoid Arthritis

1st Edition

Authors: Marc Hochberg Alan Silman Josef Smolen Michael Weinblatt Michael Weisman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323054751
eBook ISBN: 9780323246927
eBook ISBN: 9780323071024
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th November 2008
Page Count: 464

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First Prize, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, BMA Awards 2009

This state-of-the-art reference provides current insights into the etiology, diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis. Leading international authorities in RA examine all of the latest scientific and clinical developments in understanding and managing this challenging disease, including new concepts in pathogenesis, epidemiology, risk factors, imaging, clinical outcomes and treatment. It’s the guidance you need to offer optimal care to your patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Key Features

  • Presents the work of leading international experts in rheumatoid arthritis for guidance you can trust.
  • Provides the very latest understanding of the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, including molecular pathways/mechanisms, and genetic and environmental factors that instigate and drive the disease.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of clinical features of rheumatoid arthritis including articular, peri-articular and extra-articular manifestations, comorbidities, and outcome measures—disease activity, joint assessment, imaging, and more—for expert diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.
  • Examines evidence-based treatment options—including traditional and biologic DMARDs and combination therapies—as well as promising therapies on the horizon, placing up-to-date guidance on disease modifying or disease controlling agents at your fingertips.


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About the Author

Marc Hochberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health; Head, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Alan Silman

Affiliations and Expertise

ARC Professor of Rheumatic Disease Epidemiology, Director, ARC Epidemiology Research Unit, University of Manchester, UK

Josef Smolen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine III, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna;Chairman, Second Department of Medicine, Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Michael Weinblatt

Affiliations and Expertise

John R. and Eileen K. Riedman Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; R. Bruce and Joan M. Mickey Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Michael Weisman

Affiliations and Expertise

Cedars-Sinai Chair in Rheumatology, Director, Division of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA


"This is an excellent book that is a very timely state of the art overview of rheumatoid arthritis. The production of the book is outstanding and the illustrations are extremely clear and follow a uniform style throughout."
BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments