- February 2022
- ISBN Print
- ISBN eBook
The Rheumatology Handbook for Clinicians, 3rd Ed.
Dr. Lori Albert
A point-of-care resource for the management of rheumatologic problems
- Physical examinations and approaches to common rheumatologic presentations,
- How to select and interpret laboratory tests and imaging,
- How to handle specific rheumatologic emergencies, and when to involve rheumatologists and other specialists
- Joint aspiration and injection techniques
Joint pain, back pain, and weakness are frequent reasons for people to seek medical attention. This point-of-care guide helps practitioners refine their history and examination, choose appropriate testing, and initiate therapy, where appropriate. The Rheumatology Handbook for Clinicians, endorsed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association, is an indispensable resource for practicing physicians and trainees in rheumatology, internal medicine and family medicine as well as other health professionals working in these fields.
This edition is updated with an expanded therapeutics section, infection-related rheumatic problems (including COVID-19) and emerging syndromes such as rheumatic immune mediated adverse effects of cancer immunotherapy.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: APPROACH TO COMMON PRESENTATIONS OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
2. Polyarthritis and Polyarthralgia
3. Muscle Weakness
4. Raynaud Phenomenon
5. The Patient Who Is Systemically Unwell
5a. Is It Vasculitis?
5b. Is It a Connective Tissue Disease?
5c. Is It IgG4-Related Disease?
6. Chronic Widespread Pain and the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
7. Back Pain
SECTION 2: RHEUMATOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS AND MEDICAL DISEASE
8. Rheumatologic Manifestations of Infectious Diseases
9. Rheumatologic Manifestations of Medical Disease
10. Rheumatologic Manifestations of Malignancy and Its Treatment
SECTION 3: APPROACH TO THE SELECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF INVESTIGATIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
11. Selection and Interpretation of Laboratory Investigations
12. Musculoskeletal Imaging Basics
SECTION 4: APPROACH TO THERAPEUTICS
13. Pharmacologic Therapy
SECTION 5: SELECTED RHEUMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES
14. Septic Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Septic Bursitis, and Tenosynovitis
15. Giant Cell Arteritis
16. Pulmonary-Renal Syndromes
17. Scleroderma Renal Crisis
18. Macrophage Activation Syndrome
SECTION 6: APPROACH TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES
19. The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination
20. The Detailed Joint Examination
SECTION 7: JOINT ASPIRATION AND INJECTION TECHNIQUES
21. Approach to Joint Aspiration and Injection