Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199587186

Alan Hakim; Gavin Clunie; Inam Haq
688 Pages
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102 x 177 mm
Pub date
Sep 2011
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Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology provides everything you need to understand the wide range of rheumatic conditions. Including the latest guidelines and the most up-to-date information, this is the indispensible guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone dealing with patients with musculoskeletal disease. Rheumatic conditions are common in both general and hospital practice; a primary feature of many multi-system illnesses, and in the context of injury, age-related change, and psychological distress. This handbook provides practical advice, guidance, and key clinical facts to help you provide the best care for your patients. Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms, and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in more detail, finishing with a comprehensive account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options including the latest advances in biological therapy. It provides practical guidelines on the management and diagnosis of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease. Colour plates and line drawings are present throughout along with tables of key information. Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.


1. Evaluating musculoskeletal symptoms
2. Regional musculoskeletal conditions: making a working diagnosis
3. Patterns of disease presentation: making a working diagnosis
4. The spectrum of presentation of rheumatic disease
5. Rheumatoid arthritis
6. Osteoarthritis
7. The crystal arthropathies
8. The spondylarthropathies
9. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
10. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
11. The antiphospholipid (antibody) syndrome (APS)
12. Sjogren's syndrome (SS)
13. Systemic sclerosis and related disorders
14. Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies - polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM)
15. Primary vasculitides
16. Metabolic bone diseases and disorders of collagen
17. Infection and inflammatory rheumatic diseases
18. Miscellaneous conditions
19. Common upper limb musculoskeletal lesions
20. Back pain
21. Medicines
22. Injections
23. Complementary and alternative medicine in rheumatology
24. Rheumatologic emergencies

About the author: 

Dr Hakim qualified in Medicine at the University of Cambridge and trained in General Medicine and Rheumatology at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge and University College Hospital, London. He was an Arthritis Research Campaign Clinical Fellow at St Thomas' Hospital before taking up his present post as Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust in 2000. Dr Hakim has held several clinical management posts leading up to appointment as the Trusts Director of Strategy. He is also a Principle and Chief Investigator for the UK in several international clinical trials in Rheumatology, works closely with the British Society for Rheumatology and Arthritis Rheumatism Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), and is a Medical Advisor to the several Medical Charities.; Gavin Clunie is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Ipswich Hospital. He trained in rheumatology in London and has a research background in musculoskeletal imaging and nuclear medicine techniques. He now has research and clinical interest in Spondylarthropathy conditions (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis etc) and runs a bone density (DXA) scanning and mini-metabolic bone service in the hospital. Prior to medicine, Gavin was employed in tennis and had modest success as a professional and had taught widely in the USA and Australia notably. Further titles by this author can therefore be found in the 'self-help' sections of large book shops. ; After completing his specialist training, Dr Haq joined BSMS in 2005 as Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Rheumatology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, a new medical school established in 2002. Dr Haq contributed to curriculum development and assessment strategy, and in 2008 became Director of Undergraduate Studies, with responsibility for the undergraduate BMBS degree programme. Dr Haq has just been appointed as the first Associate Medical Director: Education for Arthritis Research UK and in the past has served on several BSR committees and was national trainee representative.

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