A Clinician's Pearls & Myths in Rheumatology (Hardback)
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A Clinician's Pearls & Myths in Rheumatology (Hardback)

Hardback 493 Pages / Published: 27/10/2009
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Important strides have been made in understanding the pathophysiologic basis of many inflammatory conditions in recent years, but rheumatology remains a discipline in which diagnosis is rooted in the medical history skillfully extracted from the patient, the careful physical examination, and the discriminating use of laboratory tests and imaging. Moreover, selection of the most appropriate therapy for patients with rheumatic diseases also remains heavily reliant upon clinical experience. Medical disciplines such as rheumatology that depend significantly upon clinical wisdom are prone to the development of systems of 'Pearls' and 'Myths,' related to the diseases they call their own, a 'Pearl' being a nugget of truth about the diagnosis or treatment of a particular disease that has been gained by dint of clinical experience and a 'Myth' being a commonly held belief that influences the practice of many clinicians - but is false. This book will pool together the clinical wisdom of seasoned, expert rheumatologists who participate in the care of patients with autoimmune diseases, systemic inflammatory disorders, and all other rheumatic conditions.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9781848009332
Number of pages: 493
Weight: 1819 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 25 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.


From the reviews:

"This is a complete review of basic rheumatology presented in an easy-to-read format. ... It appears to be written for medical students, residents, rheumatology fellows, and general practitioners in family and internal medicine. ... Numerous high-quality color photographs aid in the visualization of many of the described clinical manifestations. The unique presentation, using pearls and myths, lends an easy-to-read style to the book." (Kristi Kuhn, Doody's Review Service, March, 2010)

"This book is fun to read and use. ... It offers valuable insights applicable to daily practice and enhances many teaching points with evidence-based support, both pro and con. ... I give this text my highest recommendation to all those practicing and teaching rheumatology. A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is satisfying to read and seems to offer more practical information for the clinician practicing rheumatology than most of the online or print textbooks that I regularly refer to." (Robert J. Quinet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (6), August, 2010)

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