Current Diagnosis & Treatment Rheumatology 3rd Edition PDF Free Download
Progress in the rheumatic diseases since the year 2000—the dawn of biologic therapies for immune-mediated conditions—has been astonishing. As Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Rheumatology now enters its third edition, we are both invigorated and delighted by the necessity of updating and often changing radically nearly every chapter. In addition, we have been compelled to add new chapters that capture emerging currents in the field. Among the new chapters in the third edition are those addressing IgG4-related disease, Whipple disease, and Paget disease. In acknowledgment of the growing attention to the lung in rheumatic diseases, we have added chapters on interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. As a nod to the increasing utility of imaging in the practice of rheumatology, we have added thorough chapters on both musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. We have supplemented existing chapters with new sections when appropriate. To the chapter previously entitled Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis has been added “Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy,” in recognition of new clinical entities in this area (particularly statin-induced myopathy). Similarly, “Scleroderma Mimickers” has been added to the chapter on scleroderma. A hallmark of previous editions of Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Rheumatology has been the collaboration with authors from other specialties and subspecialties whose expertise is essential to practicing rheumatology well. In the past, we have engaged experts from otolaryngology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and endocrinology to write critical chapters. These are reprised in the third edition, sometimes under different titles (and/or new authors), eg, Immune-Mediated Inner Ear Disease, Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye for Rheumatologists, Osteonecrosis, and Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis. In this edition, we continue this tradition with Neurology for the Rheumatologist. In further acknowledgment of the need to collaborate effectively with other specialties, we commissioned a chapter on Perioperative Management of the Patient with Rheumatic Disease.
Paperback: 624 pages
3 edition (February 12, 2013)