This Open Access book presents practical approaches to managing patients affected by various rheumatological diseases, allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the various clinical expressions and problems experienced by these patients. Discussing rheumatology from an organ systems perspective, it highlights the importance ofdetailed musculoskeletal examinations when treating patients affected by rheumatological diseases. The book first explores the latest diagnostic approaches and offers key tips for accurate musculoskeletal examinations before addressing the various treatment modalities, with a particular focus on the most common joints involved in rheumatoid arthritis: the wrists and the metacarpophalangeal joints (2nd and 3rd). Featuring easy-to-understand flow diagrams and explaining the common medical problems associated with rheumatic disease, such as shortness of breath and anemia, it is not only a valuable resource to rheumatologists, but will also appeal to medical students, junior residents, and primary healthcare physicians.
Skills in Rheumatology
Part 1: Basics in Rheumatology1. History-Taking Skills in Rheumatology2. Approach to Musculoskeletal Examination3. Laboratory Interpretation of Rheumatic Diseases4. Pharmacotherapy in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases5. Radiology in rheumatology
Part 2: Diagnostic approach to common medical problems in patients with rheumatic diseases6. Low Back Pain7. Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Diseases8.Nervous system and rheumatology9.Diagnostic Approach to proximal myopathy10. Bones and Rheumatology11. Fever and Rheumatology12.Thrombosis in Rheuamtological Diseases13.The Blood in Rheumatology14.Renal System and Rheumatology15.Skin Manifestations of Rheumatological Diseases16.Cardiovascular Diseases and Rheumatology17.Gestational Rheumatology18.Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases19.The Eye and Rheumatology20. Vasculitis and Rheumatology21. Diabetes and Rheumatology22. Soft Tissue Rheumatic Disorders23. Gastrointestinal manifestations of Rheumatic diseases24. Pediatric Rheumatology
Part 3: Classification criteria and guidelines25. Classification Criteria and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rheumatic Diseases