By James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen (auth.), John H. Stone (eds.)
A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a wealthy assemblage of the medical knowledge of specialist rheumatologists from a complete diversity of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of knowledge, or ‘pearls’ received from collective medical adventure in regards to the analysis or therapy of varied ailments while additionally aiming to debunk convinced myths that experience prompted the perform of many clinicians yet have confirmed false.
The pithy form of writing guarantees that the reader completely enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and healing tips. additionally, an abundance of illustrations, together with three hundred medical pictures, considerably augments the reader’s knowing of those ‘pearls’.
With contributions from 126 authors around the numerous subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a complete of greater than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this ebook actually offers the corpus of present medical knowledge in rheumatology.
Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is medical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts normal health center, Boston, MA. He has pioneered loads of medical learn in rheumatology, really within the region of systemic vasculitis.
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If an extremity is underutilized, stunting of the extremity’s growth may occur. A typical example in JIA is shortening of the forefoot resulting from poorly-controlled ankle arthritis. Physical therapy and control of the inflammation are essential to ensuring growth patterns that are as normal as possible. Another functional complication of oligoarthritis is muscle atrophy on both sides of the affected joint. This can often be observed strikingly in the quadriceps muscle. Muscle atrophy occurs quickly and patients require lengthy periods of time to recover muscle mass, even if remission is achieved and physical therapy efforts are active.
There appears to be a genetic predisposition toward developing RV, as HLA-DRB1 shared epitope J. H. V. 2009 15 16 J. H. Stone and E. L. Matteson a Fig. 2 Vasculitis of the left great toe in a patient with RA of 5 months duration treated with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine. Minimal synovitis is present. Biopsy of the skin was consistent with a leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The patient developed a foot drop from mononeuritis, which responded to oral prednisone, at an initial dose of 1 mg/kg/daily (Figure courtesy of Dr.
Gene association studies have revealed many cytokine genes that alter the homeostasis of the sJIA inflammatory response (Woo 2000). Thus, although sJIA and the autoinflammatory syndromes can bear striking resemblance to each other clinically, the genetic background of sJIA appears to be far more complex. J. H. V. 2 Blood abnormalities in patients with sJIA • Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate • Leukocytosis • Thrombocytosis • Anemia • Hypoalbuminemia • Mild increases in the hepatic transaminases • Elevated d-dimer levels • Dramatic increases in serum ferritin levels Pearl: Patients with sJIA are at risk for the macrophage activation syndrome.
A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology by James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen (auth.), John H. Stone (eds.)