This book offers
a range of perspectives on pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of
different rheumatic diseases, with a particular focus on some of the interesting
aspects of Sjogren's syndrome. It contains detailed and thorough reviews by
international experts, with a diverse range of academic backgrounds.
book covers the following topics: Epidemiology of group A streptococci,
rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, Pathogenesis of rheumatic fever,
Diagnosis of rheumatic fever, Diagnosis of rheumatic fever and assessment of
valvular disease using echocardiography, Chronic rheumatic heart disease,
Medical management of rheumatic fever, Surgery for rheumatic heart disease,
Primary prevention of rheumatic fever, Infective endocarditis, The socioeconomic
burden of rheumatic fever.
In recent years, the treatment of
Rheumatoid Arthritis has undergone tremendous changes due to methotrexate and
biologics in large part. Until a decade ago, avoiding joint destruction in
rheumatoid arthritis was not realistic for rheumatologist. Ideas that have been
described in these articles help the reader to resolve the outstanding issues in
This guide explains the following topics related to Costochondritis:
Differential Diagnoses, Prehospital Care, Emergency Department Care,
Medication, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Outpatient Care and
explains the following topics: Diagnostic Considerations, Cubital Tunnel
Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms, Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms and
Treatments for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Radial Tunnel Syndrome.
This article explains the following topics related to Glenohumeral
Arthritis: Arthritic Shoulder, Shoulder Anatomy, Shoulder Arthritides, Patient
History, Physical Examination, Plain Radiography, CT Shoulder Scans, MRI
and Ultrasonography, Cell Counts and Culture, Medical Therapy, Surgical Therapy,
Glenohumeral Arthrodesis, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Intraoperative Details for
Arthroplasty, Postoperative Care, Surgical Outcomes, Surgical Complications and
Future Directions in Surgery.
This article explains the following topics related to
Interphalangeal Joint Arthritis: Repair of the Degenerated PIP Joint, The
Arthritic PIP Joint, Anatomy of the PIP Joint, Arthroplasty of the PIP Joint,
Arthrodesis of the PIP Joint, Patient Care after PIP Surgery, Complications
after PIP Surgery, Long-term Patient Monitoring, Outcome and Prognosis.