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First Prize, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, BMA Awards 2009
This state-of-the-art reference provides current insights into the etiology, diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis. Leading international authorities in RA examine all of the latest scientific and clinical developments in understanding and managing this challenging disease, including new concepts in pathogenesis, epidemiology, risk factors, imaging, clinical outcomes and treatment. It’s the guidance you need to offer optimal care to your patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Presents the work of leading international experts in rheumatoid arthritis for guidance you can trust.
Provides the very latest understanding of the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, including molecular pathways/mechanisms, and genetic and environmental factors that instigate and drive the disease.
Includes comprehensive coverage of clinical features of rheumatoid arthritis including articular, peri-articular and extra-articular manifestations, comorbidities, and outcome measures—disease activity, joint assessment, imaging, and more—for expert diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.
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By Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Head, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; Alan J. Silman, MD, ARC Professor of Rheumatic Disease Epidemiology, Director, ARC Epidemiology Research Unit, University of Manchester, UK; Josef S. Smolen, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Vienna and Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Lainz Hospital, Vienna, Austria; Michael E. Weinblatt, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of Clinical Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and Michael H. Weisman, MD, Director, Division of Rheumatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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