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
explains the following topics: Crystal-induced Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis,
Metabolic and Bone Disease, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid
Arthritis, Soft Tissue and Regional Rheumatic Disease, Spondyloarthropathies,
Systemic Rheumatic Disease and Vasculitis.
Author(s): George T Griffing and Herbert S Diamond
explains the following topics related to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal
Hyperostosis: Differential Diagnoses such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Spondylitis and Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy, Laboratory Studies and
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.
This article explains the following topics related to Intersection
Syndrome: Imaging Studies, Histologic Findings, Electrodiagnostic Testing,
Medical Therapy, Surgical Therapy, Intraoperative Details, Postoperative
Details, Follow-up, Complications, Outcome and Prognosis, Future and
This article covers the following
topics: stages of the disease, Diagnostic Considerations, Prognosis, Diagnosis
of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease, Echocardiography, MRA and CT, Histologic
Findings, Treatment and Management, Medication.
This article covers the
following topics related to Surgical Treatment of Lateral Compartment Arthritis:
Manifestations of Disease, Diagnosis of Disease, Nonoperative Treatment,
Surgical Options, Corrective Osteotomy, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty and
Total Knee Replacement.