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The Hospital for Special Surgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Empowered Patient. 2. Your Doctor, Your Partner. 3. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? 4. How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Body. 5. RA Immunity and Inflammation. 6. Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs. 7. Aspirin, Other Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Super-Aspirins, and Other Analgesics. 8. Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDS). 9. Corticosteroids. 10. Pregnancy and RA. 11. Nutrition and RA. 12. Exercise, Physical Therapy, and RA. 13. Occupational Therapy and RA of the Hands. 14. Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis. 15. Jeremiah J. Walsh: A Link Between RA's Past, Present, and Future. 16. Surgery and RA. 17. Surgery of the Knee. 18. Surgery of the Hip. 19. The Upper Extremities and the Feet. Appendix A: Questions and Answers About RA. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.

About the Author

STEPHEN A. PAGET, M.D., is Physician-in-Chief of the Hospital for Special Surgery. MICHAEL D. LOCKSHIN, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. SUZANNE LOEBL is a biochemist and the coauthor of several books, including The Columbia Presbyterian Osteoarthritis Handbook.


"this authoritative guide will be useful to health professionals, people afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and their families... With authors dedicated to providing information about everything from alternative therapies to radical surgery and from methods of pain control to the RA patient's sex life, this a worthwhile resource indeed." (Publishers Weekly, October 15, 2001) "Devotion to detail and well-written information that truly matters to a patient's quality of life distinguish this comprehensive, sensible guide..." (Library Journal, January 2002)

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