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Osteoarthritis By D. John Dickson

Osteoarthritis
by D. John Dickson

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Arthritis is very common in the general population, and osteoarthritis is the commonest form, particularly in older people. This book, written in Q and A format of the "Your Questions Answered" series, provides this information. It is useful for GPs treating patients with osteoarthritis. Answers are presented in a succinct style.
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Osteoarthritis: Your Questions Answered by D. John Dickson

Arthritis is very common in the general population, and osteoarthritis is the commonest form, particularly in older people. There is a real need for up-to-date, appropriate information to enable the primary care practitioner to address patients' queries and concerns and assist them in self-management of this painful and debilitating complaint. This book, written in the popular Q and A format of the "Your Questions Answered" series, provides this information, so that GPs can better understand and treat patients with osteoarthritis. Answers are presented in a succinct, accessible style, with emphasis on evidence-based knowledge. Both authors are members of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society, as well as practising GPs.

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"The book could be read from cover to cover in a few days but it is easy to dip into quickly for answers to a particular question aided by the comprehensive index. Recommended to patient and professional alike for its clear and straightforward approach." Dr J M Sager, Medix UK website, November 2003

About D. John Dickson


Both authors are prominent members of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society (John Dickson is a founding member, and currently Business Manager. Gillian Hosie was Chairman of Research and President of the Society 1998-2001.) John Dickson is also on the Education sub committee of the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Both authors have published a number of journal papers and together co-wrote 'The Management of Osteoarthritis in Primary Care' (Blackwell, June 2000, isbn 0632053534). John Dickson is also editor of the ARC publication'In Practice'.

Table of Contents


1. Aetiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology of osteoarthritis 2. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis 3. Joint Examinations 4. Non-pharmacological management: General management; educational and environmental issues 5. Non-pharmacological management: Physical therapy and holistic management 6. Pharmacological Therapy: Topical treatments 7. Pharmacological Management: Analgesics 8. Pharmacological Management: NSAIDs and COX-2 Inhibitors 9. Pharmacological Management: Injections 10. Pharmacological Management: Glucosamine, other drug therapies and the future 11. Surgical Management 12. Prognosis 13. Referral Strategies Appendices: WOMAC and Lequesne scales Useful organizations/addresses Useful websites References Further reading

Additional information

GOR003288914
Osteoarthritis: Your Questions Answered by D. John Dickson
D. John Dickson
Your Questions Answered
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
2003-08-04
208
0443073465
9780443073465
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