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Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondyloarthropathies

Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondyloarthropathies

Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondyloarthropathies: A Companion to Rheumatology 3E By Michael H. Weisman MD, John D. Reveille, Desiree van der Heijde Publisher: Mosby Number Of Pages: 256 Publication Date: 2006-02-21 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0323031048 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780323031042 Product Description: Developed as a companion text to the 3rd Edition of the heralded Rheumatology, by Hochberg et al., this state-of-the-art reference presents todays understanding of the spondylarthropathies. Continue reading

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis By Jozef Rovensky, Burkhard F. Leeb, Howard Bird, Viera Stvrtinov Continue reading

Rheumatology: Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapist

Rheumatology: Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapist

Rheumatology: Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists By Krysia Dziedzic PhD MCSP HPC, Alison Hammond PhD MSc BSc(Hons) DipCOT SROT Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Number Of Pages: 376 Publication Date: 2010-02-26 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0443069344 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780443069345 Product Description: . Multidisciplinary team approach Continue reading

Lupus: The Essential Clinician's Guide

Lupus: The Essential Clinician's Guide

Lupus: The Essential Clinician’s Guide (Oxford American Rheumatology Library) By Daniel J. Wallace Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Number Of Pages: 115 Publication Date: 2008-04-25 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0195368983 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780195368987 Product Description: Part of the Oxford American Rheumatology Library, this concise, authoritative pocketbook provides the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of lupus. Continue reading

The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority And Women's Worlds Of Pain

The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority And Women's Worlds Of Pain

The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority And Women’s Worlds Of Pain By Kristin K. Barker Publisher: Temple University Press Number Of Pages: 252 Publication Date: 2005-07 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1592131603 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781592131600 Product Description: More than six million Americansmost of them womenhave been diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), a disorder that produces musculo-skeletal pain and fatigue Continue reading

Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum

Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum

Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum By Nikolai Bogduk BSc(Med) MB BS MD PhD DSc DipAnat Dip PainMed FAFRM(RACP) FAFMM FFFPM(ANZCA) Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Number Of Pages: 324 Publication Date: 2005-06-02 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0443101191 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780443101199 Product Description: A foundation textbook for those requiring an understanding of the structure and biomechanics of the lumbar spine and sacrum. The book aims to bring together in one source all of the elements of anatomy and biomechanics which are clinically relevant to the study of lumbar spinal pain. The text has been designed and presented in a format which makes it suitable for use by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, manual therapists and post graduate medical students in fields concerned with the management and prevention of back pain and related conditions such as rheumatology, orthopaedics, occupational medicine, ergonomics’ rehabilitation. Continue reading

Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists

Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists

Ann P. Moore “Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists” Churchill Livingstone | English | 2001-06-15 | ISBN: 044307061X | 377 pages | PDF (Scan OCRed) | 28.87 MB Text providing therapists with a unified examination and assessment of the neuromuscular system, helping both undergraduates and postgraduates identify the sources and nature of problems presented by patients. Grounded in available research and features new material on muscle testing. Continue reading

Guideline for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis – 2009

Guideline for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis – 2009

Guideline for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis – 2009 The guidelines are intended to address issues around the growing incidence of arthritis and osteoporosis in the Australian population, and include evidence-based advice for the diagnosis andmanagement of patients with these conditions. 70 pages ISBN 978-0-86906-299-9 CONTENTS Introduction 3 The role of general practitioners 4 Endorsement and expiry date for the recommendations 4 Acknowledgments 5 Commonly used abbreviations 6 BACKGROUND 7 Osteoarthritis 7 Aim of the guideline 7 Scope and target population 7 Focus of the guideline 7 Methods 9 The guideline 11 Limitations of the guideline 11 ALGORITHMS 13 Hip/knee osteoarthritis diagnosis and assessment algorithm 13 Hip/knee osteoarthritis care planning and management algorithm 14 Hip/knee osteoarthritis management flow chart 15 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS 16 HIP AND KNEE OSTEOART HRITIS RECOMMENDATIONS 19 General recommendations 19 GP education 19 Performing intra-articular injections 20 Multidisciplinary care 20 Comprehensive patient assessment 21 Non-pharmacological interventions 23 Weight reduction 23 Exercise 23 Multimodal physical therapy 25 Tai chi 26 Self management education programs 27 Thermotherapy 27 TENS 28 Acupuncture 29 Patellar taping 30 Massage therapy 31 Telephone support 31 Magnetic bracelets 32 Laser therapy 32 Leech therapy 33 2 Guideline for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis July 2009 Pharmacological interventions 34 Paracetamol 34 Oral NSAIDs 35 Weak and strong opioids 37 Intra-articular corticosteroid injection 38 Topical NSAIDs 38 Topical capsaicin 39 Viscosupplementation (hyaluronan and hylan derivatives) for knee OA 39 Glucosamine hydrochloride and glucosamine sulphate 40 Interventions not supported by current evidence 42 Braces and orthoses 42 Electromagnetic fields (pulsed electromagnetic fields or electrical stimulation) 42 Viscosupplementation (hyaluronan and hylan derivatives) for hip OA 43 Chondroitin sulphate 43 Vitamin, herbal and other dietary therapies 44 Therapeutic ultrasound 45 Social support 45 Further Information 46 References 47 APPENDIX A. PROCESS REPORT 52 APPENDIX B. Continue reading

Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Second Edition

Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Second Edition

Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Second Edition By Ralph M. Buschbacher, Nathan D. Prahlow Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing Number Of Pages: 320 Publication Date: 2005-10-30 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1888799943 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781888799941 Product Description: This second edition continues to offer practitioners access to a huge database of normal values, developed using the most modern scientific protocols, for virtually any patient population! Normal ranges take into account age, , height, and body mass index for a wide range of demographic groups to provide a complete set of reliable values for everyday clinical practice Continue reading

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (Biographies of Disease) By Kim D. Jones, Janice H Continue reading