This concise and practical reference, tailored for fellows, residents, and medical students rotating on rheumatology subspecialty services, covers both inpatient and outpatient management of rheumatology with the same clinical practicality as the widely popular Washington Manual™ of Medical Therapeutics. This manual also serves as a pocket reference for medical professionals specializing in rheumatology.
It is the result of a collaborative effort of residents, fellows, and clinical faculty from the distinguished Washington University School of Medicine and focuses on how to approach rheumatologic problems. It provides guidance on how to perform the musculoskeletal exam and arthrocentesis, what laboratory testing may prove useful, and which medications are appropriate , including dosages and recommended monitoring, all framed within a brief overview of the major rheumatologic diseases.
"This is useful as a source of quick information, especially on a rheumatology service. The significant changes that have occurred in the field since the previous edition was published in 2004 justify this update. As compared to other handbooks on rheumatology, this one covers a fair amount of topics, but there could have been more emphasis on musculoskeletal diseases." - Doody's Book Review (December 2012) Deepali P Sen, M.D.(Washington University Medical Center)
Series: Washington Manual: Subspecialty Consult
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46