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The Encyclopedia of Arthritis, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Guy Taylor, M.D. and C. Michael Stein, M.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7767-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 616.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 432

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...concise and authoritative information...useful to laypersons and scholars alike."—American Reference Books Annual

"...provides reliable, comprehensive coverage of the topic in an accessible A-Z format...a one-stop source for a broad subject...highly recommended..."—Booklist

"...unique...written in a style that can be understood by general readers and professionals alike...Highly recommended."—Choice

Arthritis comes in many different forms, requiring various types of treatment. The most common forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting approximately 46 million Americans or one in six people. Experts expect nearly 67 million Americans will suffer from the effects of arthritis by 2030.

The Encyclopedia of Arthritis, Second Edition is a complete guide to specific types of arthritis and their symptoms, causes, and diagnoses. This comprehensive resource explores the medications, pain management, and possible treatments, as well as risk factors and preventive measures that can help limit the impact of arthritis. It has been fully updated and expanded to reflect the most current information, such as the withdrawal of some arthritis drugs from use, as well as cutting-edge research, including the potential for new biological treatments. Appendixes provide information about diagnostic tests and drugs used to treat arthritis.

Key topics include:

  • Arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Diet and exercise
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Physical therapy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Soft tissue arthritis-related problems
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Viral arthritis.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Guy Taylor, M.D., is a practicing rheumatologist and musculoskeletal medicine physician. He graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has trained in internal medicine and rheumatology in the United Kingdom. He now practices rheumatology in Wanganui, New Zealand. Taylor has postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal medicine. He has published more than 30 scientific papers including chapters in Conn's Current Therapy and Kelly's Textbook of Rheumatology.

C. Michael Stein, M.D., is both a practicing rheumatologist and a clinical pharmacologist at a large academic medical center. He has experience in treating patients with arthritis and has specific expertise in the evaluation of drug therapy. Stein graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has worked in Zimbabwe for many years. He is currently professor of medicine and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has published more than 150 scientific papers, book chapters, and editorials in medical literature and is a recognized expert in drug therapy for rheumatic disease. He has also coauthored chapters in Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 5th-8th Editions and has written a popular guide to arthritis medications entitled Arthritis Medicines A to Z.

Reviews and Awards

"The concise and authoritative information is useful to laypersons and scholars alike."


American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended to public and academic libraries serving laypersons, students, and health professionals."


Booklist

"...highly accessible...an essential reference..."


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