The Canadian Clinician’s Rheumatology Handbook, endorsed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association, is a practical, fully illustrated handbook for the diagnosis and initial management of rheumatic disorders. Residents in rheumatology, internal medicine and family medicine programs, practicing physicians and medical students will find this handy pocket guide to be an indispensable resource. Allied health professionals and nurse practitioners will also find it accessible and informative, helping them to better manage their patients and clients.Lead author Dr. Lori Albert has assembled a team of expert contributors, including academic rheumatologists from across Canada. This new edition updates and expands the very popular Canadian Residents’ Rheumatology Handbook.Topics include:
Physical examinations and approaches to common rheumatic presentations.
How to select and interpret laboratory tests and imaging.
How to handle specific rheumatologic emergencies.
Joint aspiration and injection techniques.
About Lori Albert
Table of Contents
|Table of Contents||6|
|SECTION 1: APPROACH TO COMMON PRESENTATIONS OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES||12|
|2 Polyarthritis and Polyarthralgia||29|
|3 Muscle Weakness||44|
|4 Raynaud Phenomenon||63|
|5 The Patient Who Is Systemically Unwell||77|
|6 Diffuse Musculoskeletal Pain and the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia||121|
|7 Rheumatologic Manifestations of Medical Disease||137|
|8 Back Pain||150|
|9 The Patient at Risk for a Fragility Fracture||171|
|SECTION 2: APPROACH TO THE SELECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF INVESTIGATIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES||190|
|10 Selection and Interpretation of Laboratory Investigations||191|
|11 Interpretation of Musculoskeletal Imaging||219|
|SECTION 3: APPROACH TO THERAPEUTICS||244|
|12 Pharmacologic Therapy||245|
|SECTION 4: SELECTED RHEUMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES||268|
|13 Septic Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Septic Bursitis, and Tenosynovitis||269|
|14 Giant Cell Arteritis||287|
|15 Pulmonary-Renal Syndromes||296|
|16 Scleroderma Renal Crisis||305|
|SECTION 5: APPROACH TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES||314|
|17 The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination||315|
|18 The Detailed Joint Examination||323|
|SECTION 6: JOINT ASPIRATION AND INJECTION TECHNIQUES||348|
|19 Approach to Joint Aspiration and Injection||349|