Summary and Info
This 7th Edition continues to be the most definitive, comprehensive, and well-referenced resource to consult for important facts and analyses of all basic and clinical science in the field of rheumatology. Provides authoritative and encyclopedic coverage of not only the etiology and pathogenesis of the rheumatic diseases, but also of biology of the normal joint, immune and inflammatory responses, evaluation of the patient, musculoskeletal pain and the musculoskeletal exam, diagnostic tests and procedures, clinical pharmacology, and much more. This edition features a bound-in DVD-ROM that includes all of the images from the book, additional 4-color images not included in the text, video clips of general examinations (approx. length 45 minutes)and screening examinations (approx. length 30 minutes). Each chapter also has a set of multiple choice questions for use for board review study included on the DVD.Found-in DVD-ROM features:Over an hour of video clips of the musculoskeletal examination and abnormal arthroscopic findings.Over 200 additional 4-color images NOT in the book..Image library for PowerPoint downloads includes all images. Self-assessment questions for Board review.Features new chapters on:Antigen Presenting CellsSynoviocytesChondrocytesSignal Transduction in Rheumatic DiseasesRecruitment of Cells and AngiogenesisEconomic Burden of Rheumatic DiseasesEducation of PatientsAnti-Cytokine TherapiesFamilial Auto-Inflammatory Syndromes.Explores hot topics such as:Pediatric Rheumatology Antiphospholipid antibody syndromeSLEThe complex roles of cytokines in normal immunity and rheumatic diseaseThe pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.