Pocket Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases
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The chapter structure of the Pocket Primer corresponds to the Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, so that readers of the Primer can easily cross refer to the Pocket Primer.
Although concise, the book is thorough, covering all of the known rheumatic diseases.
The content is presented in bullet points, so that it is quick and easy to pinpoint the relevant information.
The small size of the book makes it easy to carry around for reference on a day-to-day basis.
The book includes around 80 tables that present list-like data in an approachable manner.
John H. Stone, MD, MPH is Clinical Director of Rheumatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA and the Chairman of the International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS). Dr Stone's research interests relate to translational investigations in systemic vasculitis. He has directed two multicenter clinical trials in Wegener's granulomatosis and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, the Wegener's Granulomatosis Etanercept Trial (WGET) and the Rituximab in ANCA-associated Vasculitis (RAVE) trial. His other research efforts relate to the identification of new biomarkers through proteomic approaches, and to the development of clinical trials' outcome measures in rheumatic autoimmune diseases.
Leslie J Crofford MD - Gloria W. Singletary Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Dr Crofford specialises in auto-immune diseases, with research interests including rheumatoid arthritis, myositis and lupus treatments.
Patience H White MD MA - Chief Public Health Officer at Arthritis Foundation, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWU) and also Executive Director of the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center, Atlanta, GA. Dr White has published over 60 articles and has been the principle investigator on 23 peer-reviewed grants and contracts in her specialized area of independent functioning in adulthood for youth with disabilities.
This new edition of the handy pocket reference is a concise source of information that can be consulted when spotting symptoms, issuing proper tests, making referrals when necessary, and suggesting treatment options in the field of rheumatic disease.