Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, Volume 1

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013 - Medical - 1970 pages

Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology delivers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical know-how you need to offer your patients the most effective diagnosis and care. This rheumatology book's sweeping updates highlight current advances and breakthroughs that impact your practice. With Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, you'll be ready to handle the toughest clinical challenges you face.

  • Search the entire contents online at, download all of images, and watch videos demonstrating the complete musculoskeletal exam, including abnormal findings and the arthroscopic presentation of diseased joints.

  • Review basic science advances and their clinical implications in one place and get dependable, evidence-based guidance with the integrated chapter format that readers of Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology have always appreciated.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the "whys" and "hows" of rheumatic disease management with detailed coverage of the very latest breakthroughs and the newest clinical algorithms.
  • Apply the latest therapeutic advances through new chapters in bioengineering and tissue engineering, as well as up-to-date coverage of gout and disease-modifying drugs.
  • Learn how the study of biomarkers across populations can help you detect diseases earlier and with greater accuracy with a new chapter on epigenetics.
  • Diagnose, monitor, and manage rheumatic disease more effectively with expanded information on the use of ultrasound and other imaging modalities.


1 Structure And Function of Bone Joints and Connective Tissue
2 Cells Involved in Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation
3 Effector Mechanisms in Autoimmunity and Inflammation
4 Broad Issues in the Approach to Rheumatic Disease
5 Evaluation of Generalized and Localized Symptoms
6 Differential Diagnosis of Regional and Diffuse Musculoskeletal Pain
7 Diagnostic Tests and Procedures in Rheumatic Diseases
8 Pharmacology of Antirheumatic Drugs
11 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes
12 Scleroderma Inflammatory Myopathies and Overlap Syndromes
13 Vasculitis
14 CrystalInduced and InflammasomeMediated Inflammation
15 Cartilage Bone and Heritable Connective Tissue Disorders
16 Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood
17 Infection and Arthritis
18 Arthritis Accompanying Systemic Disease

9 Rheumatoid Arthritis
10 Spondyloarthropathies

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About the author (2013)

Gary Firestein, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist who diagnoses and treats patients with autoimmune conditions as well as diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. A professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Firestein is distinguished for his research and serves as director of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the senior associate vice chancellor for health sciences. Dr. Firestein's research interest focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Firestein is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Arthritis Foundation's Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award in 2010 for his contributions to rheumatology; the Arthritis Foundation Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research; and the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Investigator Award. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as an editor for the Textbook of Rheumatology for since the 7th edition (2004).

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