This handbook is a practical guide to inpatient and outpatient rheumatology consultations. It focuses on how to approach rheumatological problems, how to perform a musculoskeletal examination and arthrocentesis, and which medications are appropriate, including dosage and recommended monitoring. Content includes overviews of the major rheumatic diseases and sections on crystalline arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, vasculitis, infectious causes of arthritis, and miscellaneous rheumatology consultations.Specific tests (e.g., nerve conduction studies, MRI) may be needed to confirm a diagnosis or before considering surgery. Order these tests sparingly. Treatment and Follow-Up Most regional pain syndromes improve with conservative treatmentanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Washington Manual Rheumatology Subspecialty Consult|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2004|