Harrison's Rheumatology, Second Edition

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Date

June 21, 2010

Format

Electronic book text, 368 pages

ISBN

0071741461 / 9780071741460

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Overview


Main description

Rheumatology--with all the authority of HARRISON'S

Featuring the chapters on rheumatology that appear in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field, backed by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison's. Inside you'll find coverage that reflects the expertise of renowned editors and contributors--presented in a carry-anywhere format that makes it ideal for the classroom, the wards, or exam/certification preparation.

Features:

  • Current, thorough coverage of need-to-know immunology and rheumatology topics, including the immune system in health and disease, disorders of immune-mediated injuries, and disorders of the joints and adjacent tissues
  • Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management topics in each of the disease-oriented topics
  • Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
  • 60+ high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 17e
  • Content and reference updates since the publication of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e
  • 23 chapters written by physicians who have made seminal contributions to the body of knowledge in their areas of expertise
The Harrison's specialty series is written by the world-renowned author team who brought you Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e: Anthony S. Fauci, MD Eugene Braunwald, MD Dennis L. Kasper, MD Stephen L. Hauser, MD Dan L. Longo, MD J. Larry Johnson, MD, PhD Joseph Lascalzo, MD, PhD


Table of contents

Contributors
Preface
SECTION I: THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
1. Introduction to the Immune System, Barton F. Haynes, Kelly A. Soderberg, Anthony S. Fauci
2. The Major Histocompatibility Complex, Gerald T. Nepom
3. Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases, Peter E. Lipsky, Betty Diamond
SECTION II: DISORDERS OF IMMUNE-MEDIATED INJURY
4. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Bevra Hannahs Hahn
5. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Peter E. Lipsky
6. Acute Rheumatic Fever, Jonathan R. Carapetis
7. Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) and Related Disorders, John Varga
8. Sjogren's Syndrome, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos
9. The Spondyloarthritides, Joel D. Taurog
10. The Vasculitis Syndromes, Carol A. Langford, Anthony S. Fauci
11. Behcet's Syndrome, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos
12. Relapsing Polychondritis, Carol A. Langford, Bruce C. Gilliland
13. Sarcoidosis, Robert P. Baughman, Elyse E. Lower
14. Familial Mediterranean Fever, Daniel L. Kastner
15. Amyloidosis, David C. Seldin, Martha Skinner
16. Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Inclusion Body Myositis, Marinos C. Dalakas
SECTION III: DISORDERS OF THE JOINTS AND ADJACENT TISSUES
17. Approach to Articular and Musculoskeletal Disorders, John J. Cush, Peter E. Lipsky
18. Osteoarthritis, David T. Felson
19. Gout and Other Crystal-Associated Arthropathies, H. Ralph Schumacher, Lan X. Chen
20. Infectious Arthritis, Lawrence C. Madoff
21. Fibromyalgia, Carol A. Langford, Bruce C. Gilliland
22. Arthritis Associated with Systemic Disease and Other Arthritides, Carol A. Langford, Bruce Gilliland
23. Periarticular Disorders of the Extremities, Carol A. Langford, Bruce Gilliland
Appendix
Laboratory Values of Clinical Importance, Alexander Kratz, Michael A. Pesce, Daniel J. Fink
Review and Self-Assessment
Charles Wiener, Gerald Bloomfield, Cynthia D. Brown, Joshua Schiffer, Adam Spivak
Index


Author comments

Editor
Anthony S. Fauci MD
Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Associate Editor
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH





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