The Rheumatic Hand

The Rheumatic Hand

Raphael Micheroli, Giorgio Tamborrini, Diego Kyburz


40 Seiten

ISBN-13: 9783734778827

Verlag: Books on Demand

Erscheinungsdatum: 26.03.2015

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Nein

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Many rheumatic diseases cause changes that are visible in the hands. This book provides an overview of the most common rheumatic diseases with a focus on their hand manifestations and includes the following topics: Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathogenesis; Hand Manifestations; Further Clinical Manifestations; and the Diagnosis and Therapy of Each Disease. The rheumatic diseases addressed are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis/polymyositis.
The non-rheumatic diseases included are diabetic cheiroarthropathy, endocarditis, secondary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy and chronic regional pain syndrome. The roles of clinical evaluation, X-ray, MRI and high-resolution ultrasonographic images are also discussed.
Raphael Micheroli

Raphael Micheroli

Raphael Micheroli is a resident physician in training for the board certification of Rheumatology in Switzerland. In November 2015 he will have completed the mandatory two-year period in internal medicine, practicing at the district hospital of Glarus. Thereafter, he will work at the Rheumatology Department of University Hospital of Zurich.

Giorgio Tamborrini

Giorgio Tamborrini

Giorgio Tamborrini is one of the leading experts in sonography of the musculosceletal system in switzerland and international. He is the head of the ultrasound center in Basel, Switzerland.

Diego Kyburz

Diego Kyburz

Diego Kyburz is the chief of the rheumatology departement of the university hospital of Basel, Switzerland. He is the leading swiss expert in rheumatoid arthritis and has an international reputation as researcher on the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. He has been invited to give lectures at international meetings in the US and Europe.

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