For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series (R) has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Rheumatology Secrets, 4th Edition, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable. The proven Secrets Series (R) format gives you the most return for your time - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. Fully revised and updated throughout, including protocols and guidelines that are continuously evolving and that increasingly dictate best practices. Practical coverage of basic immunology and pathophysiology, important disease manifestations, and clinical management issues related to common and uncommon rheumatic disorders. Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams. Features bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from leaders in the field - all providing a concise overview of important board-relevant content. Keeps you up to date with new techniques and technologies, as well as changing treatment options and drug information. Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. Helps ensure mastery of the material with 100 board-style questions available online that provide effective review and quick practice for your exams. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
I. General Concepts 1. Classification and Health Impact of the Rheumatic Diseases 2. Top 100+ Rheumatology Secrets 3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System 4. Overview of the Immune Response, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity II. Evaluation of the Patient with Rheumatic Systems 5. History and Physical Examination 6. Laboratory Evaluation 7. Arthrocentesis and Synovial Fluid Analysis 8. Radiographic and Imaging Modalities 9. Synovial Biopsies 10. Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies 11. Approach for Patients with Monoarticular Arthritis Symptoms 12. Approach for Patients with Polyarticular Arthritis Symptoms 13. Approach to the Patient with Neuromuscular Symptoms 14. Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases III. Systematic Connective Tissue Diseases 15. Rheumatoid Arthritis 16. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 17. Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus 18. Systemic Sclerosis 19. Scleroderma Mimics 20. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies 21. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Syndromes, and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease 22. Sjoegren's Syndrome 23. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome 24. Adult-Onset Still's Disease 25. Polymyalgia Rheumatica IV. The Vasculitides and Related Disorders 26. Approach for Patients with Suspected Vasculitis 27. Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Giant Cell Arteritis, Takayasu Arteries, and Aortitis 28. Medium-Vessel Vasculitides: Polyarteritis Nodosa, Thromboangiitis Obliterans, and Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System 29. Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis 30. Immune-Complex-Mediated Small-Vessel Vasculitides 31. Cryoglobulinemia 32. Behcet's Disease and Cogan's Syndrome 33. Relapsing Polychondritis V. Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies 34. Ankylosing Spondylitis 35. Rheumatic Manifestations of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases 36. Reactive Arthritis 37. Arthritis Associated with Psoriasis and Other Skin Diseases VI. Arthritis Associated with Infectious Agents 38. Bacterial Septic Arthritis, Bursitis, and Osteomyelitis 39. Lyme Disease 40. Mycobacterial and Fungal Joint and Bone Diseases 41. Viral Arthritides 42. HIV-Associated Rheumatic Syndromes 43. Whipple's Disease 44. Acute Rheumatic Fever and Poststreptococcal Arthritis VII. Rheumatic Disorders Associated with Metabolic, Endocrine, and Hematologic Diseases 45. Gout 46. Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease 47. Basic Calcium Phosphate and Other Crystalline Disease 48. Endocrine-Associated Arthropathies 49. Arthropathies Associated with Hematologic Diseases 50. Malignancy-Associated Rheumatic Disorders VIII. Bone and Cartilage Disorders 51. Osteoarthritis 52. Metabolic Bone Disease 53. Paget's Disease of Bone 54. Osteonecrosis IX. Hereditary, Congenital, and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Associated with Rheumatic Syndromes 55. Heritable Connective Tissue Disease 56. Inborn Errors of Metabolism Affecting Connective Tissue 57. Storage and Deposition Diseases 58. Rheumatologic Manifestations of the Primary Immunodeficiency Syndromes 59. Bone and Joint Dysplasias X. Nonarticular and Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders 60. Approach for the Patient with Neck and Low Back Pain 61. Fibromyalgia 62. Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders 63. Sports Medicine and Occupational Injuries 64. Entrapment Neuropathies 65. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome XI. Neoplasms and Tumor-Like Lesions 66. Benign and Malignant Tumors of Joints and Synovium 67. Common Bony Lesions: Radiographic Features XII. Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases 68. Approach to the Child with Joint Pain 69. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 70. Juvenile Systemic Connective Tissue Diseases 71. Kawasaki Disease XIII. Miscellaneous Rheumatic Disorders 72. Metabolic and Other Genetic Myopathies 73. Amyloidosis 74. Raynaud's Phenomenon 75. Autoimmune Eye and Ear Disorders 76. Rheumatic Syndromes Associated with Sarcoidosis 77. Rheumatic Disorders in Patients on Dialysis 78. Rheumatic Disease and the Pregnant Patient 79. Familial Autoinflammatory Syndromes 80. Odds and Ends XIV Management of the Rheumatic Diseases 81. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 82. Glucocorticoids-Systemic and Injectable 83. Systemic Antirheumatic Drugs 84. Immunosuppressive, Target-Specific, and Immunoregulatory Agents 85. Biologic Agents 86. Hypouricemic Agents and Colchicine 87. Bone-Strengthening Agents 88. Rehabilitative Techniques 89. Surgical Treatment and Rheumatic Diseases 90. Disability XV. Final Secrets 91. Complementary and Alternative Medicine 92. History, Arts, and Rheumatic Diseases