Primary Care Rheumatology

Primary Care Rheumatology

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Designed to meet the needs of the primary care physician, PRIMARY CARE RHEUMATOLOGY focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the patient with a musculoskeletal disorder. It's written and designed to allow the busy clinician to find diagnostic answers quickly and easily, and includes more than 550 detailed, full-color illustrations. Sections on pediatrics and geriatrics highlight special life span considerations. This useful reference also details follow-up care by including patient teaching guides for the most common disorders. * Emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and approach to the patient, and provides the key information necessary for the primary care of the patient with a disorder of the musculoskeletal system. * Contains over 500 full color clinical photographs and illustrations providing an excellent diagnostic tool and illuminating important concepts. * Advises the primary care doctor when to refer patients to specialist care with special qrecommendations for referralq boxes throughout the text. * Provides invaluable advice and recommendations on cost containment guidelines and when to order tests. * Features special pediatric and geriatric sections covering diseases and therapeutic details particular to these groups. * Provides patient teaching guides for the most common conditions, designed be photocopied and given direct to the patient to help them understand the key facts about their condition, and how they can help themselves. * Incorporates diagnostic algorithms at the beginning of each section to help the reader quickly and easily diagnose a disorder. * Includes short clinical case descriptions throughout text for realistic learning or review.Hyperparathyroidism Lumbar 721.3 Arthritis 722.93 Disc Calcification or Discitis 722.52 Disc. Symbols and formats The #a#39; sign indicates that the ICD-9 code is not to the ultimate specificity. ... Sacroiliac Backache Vertebrogenic (Postural) Bone 733.9 Atrophy-NOS 733.99 Atrophy a€“ Posttraumatic 733.90 Disorder (andanbsp;...

Title:Primary Care Rheumatology
Author: John H. Klippel
Publisher:Mosby Incorporated - 1999

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