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The Rheumatology Handbook for Clincians is a practical, comprehensive and fully illustrated handbook. Residents in rheumatology, internal medicine and family medicine programs, practicing physicians and medical students will find this handy pocket guide to be an indispensable resource. Allied health professionals and nurse practitioners will also find it accessible and informative, helping them to better manage their patients and clients.

Lead author Dr. Lori Albert has assembled a team of expert contributors for a new edition that updates and expands this popular guide.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Approach to Common Presentations of the Rheumatic Diseases
1. Monoarthritis
2. Polyarthritis and Polyarthralgia
3. Muscle Weakness
4. Raynaud’s Phenomenon
5. The Patient Who Is Systemically Unwell
    a. Is It Vasculitis?
    b. Is It Collagen Vascular Disease?
6. Diffuse Musculoskeletal Pain and the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
7. Rheumatologic Nanifestations of Nedical Disease
8. Back Pain
9. The Patient at Risk for a Fragility Fracture
Section 2: Approach to Selection and Interpretation of Investigations in the Management of the Rheumatic Diseases
10. Selection and Interpretation of Laboratory Tests
11. Interpretation of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Section 3: Approach to Therapeutics
12. Pharmacologic Therapy
Section 4: Selected Rheumatologic Emergencies
13. Septic Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Septic Bursitis, and Tenosynovitis
14. Giant Cell Arteritis
15. Pulmonary-Renal Syndromes
16. Scleroderma Renal Crisis
Section 5: Approach to the Physical Examination in the Rheumatic Diseases
17. The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination
18. The Detailed Joint Examination
Section 6: Joint Aspiration and Injection Techniques
19. Approach to joint aspiration and injection

Dr. Lori Albert

Dr. Lori Albert is an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. She has played a key role in rheumatology education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and has won multiple teaching awards.