The Canadian Clinician's Rheumatology Handbook

The Canadian Clinician's Rheumatology Handbook

The Canadian Clinician’s Rheumatology Handbook, endorsed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association, is a practical, fully illustrated handbook for the diagnosis and initial management of rheumatic disorders. Residents in rheumatology, internal medicine and family medicine programs, practicing physicians and medical students will find this handy pocket guide to be an indispensable resource. Allied health professionals and nurse practitioners will also find it accessible and informative, helping them to better manage their patients and clients.Lead author Dr. Lori Albert has assembled a team of expert contributors, including academic rheumatologists from across Canada. This new edition updates and expands the very popular Canadian Residents’ Rheumatology Handbook.Topics include:

Physical examinations and approaches to common rheumatic presentations.
How to select and interpret laboratory tests and imaging.
How to handle specific rheumatologic emergencies.
Joint aspiration and injection techniques.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Table of Contents 6
Preface 8
Introduction 9
SECTION 1: APPROACH TO COMMON PRESENTATIONS OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES 12
1 Monoarthritis 13
2 Polyarthritis and Polyarthralgia 29
3 Muscle Weakness 44
4 Raynaud Phenomenon 63
5 The Patient Who Is Systemically Unwell 77
6 Diffuse Musculoskeletal Pain and the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia 121
7 Rheumatologic Manifestations of Medical Disease 137
8 Back Pain 150
9 The Patient at Risk for a Fragility Fracture 171
SECTION 2: APPROACH TO THE SELECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF INVESTIGATIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES 190
10 Selection and Interpretation of Laboratory Investigations 191
11 Interpretation of Musculoskeletal Imaging 219
SECTION 3: APPROACH TO THERAPEUTICS 244
12 Pharmacologic Therapy 245
SECTION 4: SELECTED RHEUMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES 268
13 Septic Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Septic Bursitis, and Tenosynovitis 269
14 Giant Cell Arteritis 287
15 Pulmonary-Renal Syndromes 296
16 Scleroderma Renal Crisis 305
SECTION 5: APPROACH TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES 314
17 The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination 315
18 The Detailed Joint Examination 323
SECTION 6: JOINT ASPIRATION AND INJECTION TECHNIQUES 348
19 Approach to Joint Aspiration and Injection 349
Abbreviations 361
Contributors 365
Index 368