Rheumatoid Arthritis

1st Edition

Your Questions Answered


  • Print ISBN 9780443074424

Key Features

  • Presents information in a question and answer format to facilitate ease of reference.
  • Covers both common and uncommon clinical issues.
  • Reviews laboratory tests and differential diagnosis.
  • Discusses the drug therapies now available, including their benefits and side effects, as well as treatments under development.
  • Offers a section on patients' frequently asked questions.

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



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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Robert Metz

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

General Practitioner, The Orrell Park Surgery, Liverpool, UK