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Arthritis

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Table of Contents

Continuing Medical Education
Foreword
Approach to Patients With Arthritis
   Medical History and Physical Examination
   Diagnostic Testing
      Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-Reactive Protein Measurements
      Rheumatoid Factor
      Anticyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody
      Antinuclear Antibody
      Synovial Fluid Analysis
      Imaging Studies
Specific Rheumatologic Disorders
   Osteoarthritis
      Pathogenesis
      Clinical Features
      Diagnosis
      Treatment
      Referral
   Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Pathogenesis
      Clinical Features
      Diagnosis
      Laboratory Testing and Imaging
      Treatment
      Referral
   Gout
      Pathogenesis
      Clinical Features
      Diagnosis
      Treatment
      Referral
   Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Disease (Pseudogout)
      Pathogenesis
      Clinical Features
      Diagnosis
      Treatment
      Referral
   Psoriatic Arthritis
      Pathogenesis
      Clinical Features
      Laboratory Testing
      Radiographic Findings
      Diagnosis
      Treatment
      Referral
   Reactive Arthritis
   Septic Arthritis
      Nongonococcal Bacterial Septic Arthritis
      Gonococcal Arthritis
      Other Forms of Septic Arthritis
Reproductive Considerations
   Prepregnnacy Counseling and Inflammatory Arthritis
   Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pregnancy, and Lactation
   Psoriatic Arthritis, Pregnancy, and Lactation
Special Concerns for Older Women
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
   Botanicals
   Nutritional Supplements
      Glucosamine and Chondroitin
      Fish Oil
   Other Modalities
      Meditation
      Yoga
      Tai Chi
      Acupuncture
      Miscellaneous Modalities
Key Points
References

 




Editor
Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year