Rheumatoid Arthritis

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323054751
eBook ISBN: 9780323071024
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th November 2008
Page Count: 464


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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"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