Inflammatory Arthritis in Clinical Practice

  • David L. Scott
  • Gabrielle H. Kingsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 1-31
  3. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 32-47
  4. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 48-64
  5. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 65-85
  6. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 86-96
  7. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 97-102
  8. David L. Scott, Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    Pages 103-112
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-116

About this book

Introduction

Inflammatory Arthritis in Clinical Practice is intended primarily as a concise practical handbook for general practitioners, rheumatology doctors in training and those in related specialties like orthopaedics. It will also be of interest to specialist nurses and allied health professionals working in the field.

It covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies with chapters on

  • Rheumatoid arthritis – pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory investigations, imaging, predicting outcomes and health economics

  • Spondyloarthropathies – pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory investigations and imaging followed by individual sections on each spondyloarthropathy

  • Symptomatic Drug Treatment – analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including coxibs

  • Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs – methotrexate, leflunomide and other conventional DMARDs, combination therapy, current best practice

  • Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis – tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and other novel biologics, health economics

  • Systemic and Local Steroids

  • Non-pharmacological therapy – multidisciplinary approach, communication and patient education, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, surgery, dietary interventions and complementary therapies

Keywords

Arthritis Arthropathie Rehabilitation Therapy management rehabilitation rheumatoid arthritis rheumatology therapy treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • David L. Scott
    • 1
  • Gabrielle H. Kingsley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyKing’s College School of MedicineUK
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyUniversity Hospital LewishamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-933-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-932-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-933-0
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