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By James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen (auth.), John H. Stone (eds.)

ISBN-10: 184800933X

ISBN-13: 9781848009332

A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a wealthy assemblage of the scientific knowledge of professional rheumatologists from a complete variety of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of knowledge, or ‘pearls’ received from collective scientific event concerning the analysis or remedy of assorted illnesses while additionally aiming to debunk sure myths that experience motivated the perform of many clinicians yet have confirmed false.

The pithy sort of writing guarantees that the reader completely enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and healing assistance. furthermore, an abundance of illustrations, together with three hundred scientific pictures, considerably augments the reader’s realizing of those ‘pearls’.

With contributions from 126 authors around the a number of subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a complete of greater than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this booklet actually presents the corpus of present medical knowledge in rheumatology.

Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is medical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts common sanatorium, Boston, MA. He has pioneered loads of scientific study in rheumatology, really within the zone of systemic vasculitis.

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6 Healing, superficial infarctions of rheumatoid nodules. The patient developed several ulcers and mononeuritis multiplex of the lower extremities approximately 4 months after the onset of these elbow and finger infarctions (Figure courtesy of Dr. Eric Matteson) million individuals to less than 4 per million was reported (Watts et al. 2004). In contrast, in a population-based study from Olmsted County, Minnesota that examined data covering a period of 40 years observed no decrease in either the incidence of RV or other extra-articular manifestations of RA (Turesson 2004).

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2004; 22(Suppl 5):S115–S121 van Vugt RM, Derksen RH, Kater L, Bijlsma JW. Deforming arthropathy or lupus and rhupus hands in systemic lupus erythematosus. Ann Rheum Dis 1998; 57: 540–544 Verstappen SM, Jacobs JW, Heurkens AH, et al Intensive treatment with methotrexate in early rheumatoid arthritis: Aiming for remission. Computer Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAMERA, an open-label strategy trial). Ann Rheum Dis 2007; 66(11):1443–1449 Wallis RS, Broder MS, Wong JY, Hanson ME, Beenhouwer DO.

V. 2 Blood abnormalities in patients with sJIA • Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate • Leukocytosis • Thrombocytosis • Anemia • Hypoalbuminemia • Mild increases in the hepatic transaminases • Elevated d-dimer levels • Dramatic increases in serum ferritin levels Pearl: Patients with sJIA are at risk for the macrophage activation syndrome. Comment: More recently, the development of macrophage activation (or secondary hemophagocytic histiocytosis, HLH) has been recognized to be more prevalent in sJIA patients.

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