Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Giant Cell Arteritis

Author: Bhaskar Dasgupta
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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are related conditions occurring almost exclusively in older people. Polymyalgia rheumatica is considered to be the rheumatic disease that is subject to the widest variations of clinical practice, partially due to the considerable uncertainty related to diagnosis and outcomes. Giant cell arteritis, an inflammatory form of vasculitis, may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and can be complicated by acute ischemic events, the most serious of which is permanent blindness. Early recognition and adequate treatment of the condition is thus necessary to prevent patients' loss of independence and to maintain their quality of life. Part of the Oxford Rheumatology Library series, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis provides quick and practically relevant information on several aspects of the diseases, particularly on diagnosis and management, with the ultimate aim of improving the patient's care. Chapters highlight current concepts of pathogenesis, recent advances of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the ongoing research into the identification of new biomarkers and corticosteroid-sparing medications. Each chapter is complemented with key message boxes highlighting the most relevant information for clinical practice. This concise but comprehensive reference is particularly suited for rheumatologists, general practitioners, and other professionals caring for patients with PMR and GCA.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Giant Cell Arteritis

Author: Jozef Rovensky
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In the present monograph, we offer current insights into polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arthritis. Both diseases are typical for advanced age, and their incidences increase with aging. Both diseases are a center point of interest not only for rheu- tologists, gerontologists, ophthalmologists or neurologists, but also for general prac- tioners. Early diagnosis and rapid treatment, mainly with glucocorticoids can save one of the most precious senses-vision. Damage to other organs (heart, aorta, co- nary arteries, liver, lungs, kidneys), which are supplied by the arteries affected by ischemic syndrome in the setting of giant cell arthritis, has serious consequences as well. Late diagnosis of giant cell arthritis can have fatal consequences for affected patients. It is a matter of fact that the human population is aging. Therefore, more attention has to be paid not only to diagnosis, clinical course and treatment of rheumatic d- eases in elderly, but also to their genetic, immunologic, endocrinologic, chronobiologic mechanisms, and state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities. I am convinced that the int- disciplinary research of the diseases will allow us to diagnose and treat the rheumatic diseases even faster and more effectively in the future.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Giant Cell Arteritis

Author: Kate. Ph.d. Gilbert
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic inflammatory illnesses that affect older people - generally, people over 50. They are chronic autoimmune conditions that cause untold misery, pain and debilitation. More acutely, undiagnosed GCA can lead to blindness, which is irreversible. In the United Kingdom each year, there are an estimated 40,000 new cases of PMR and 10,000 new cases of GCA, with a significant degree of overlap, many people having both conditions together. Many people, when they first get their diagnosis, have never heard of PMR or GCA before, and have to get used to the idea of having a chronic inflammatory illness, together with the steroid therapy that is the only standard effective treatment widely available. Several months into their diagnosis they often have many questions about why their journey through PMR and GCA isn't as smooth as they were led to expect. This book is written to give people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica, or Giant Cell Arteritis (sometimes known as temporal arteritis), and their friends and carers, information about these illnesses, drawing on recent research. It also aims to give insights into what it is like to have these conditions, and how sufferers and those close to them can help themselves in the self-management of their condition towards recovery. It is not intended to replace information provided by your doctor or clinician. This second edition incorporates recommendations by international working groups on the diagnosis and management of PMR and GCA, and findings from research published since 2014. A full references list and index have been added. The author, Dr Kate Gilbert, PhD, is a semi-retired lecturer in management development, now concentrating on writing and voluntary work. She has spent several years, as a PMR survivor, studying these conditions and working as a volunteer with the PMR and GCA charity, PMRGCAuk. A former Chair of Trustees, she helps to edit the charity's website www.pmrgcauk.com and its regular newsletter. She has also served as a patient representative on a number of working groups, including the ACR/EULAR group to develop international recommendations for PMR, and has recently contributed a chapter on patient education to a medical textbook on PMR and GCA published by Oxford University Press.

Cumulated Index Medicus

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Cbd Oil For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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YOU WILL GET FREE KINDLE VERSION OF THIS BOOK FREE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE PAPERBACK VERSIONDue to its elevated occurrence in symptomatic manifestations of many illnesses, pain is a symptom in the life of many people. Chronic pain is often described as torture lasting more than 12 weeks, while acute pain is a standard vibration warning of potential injury. There's very distinct chronic pain. For months, or even longer, it often persists.There are drugs for pain relief in the pharmaceutical world, but these drugs are also accessible in a broad spectrum of unpleasant side effects and health hazards, apart from the reality that the human body can become accustomed to certain doses of pain medicines that need more to profit from the required relief.Then the percentage of individuals who began using CBD oil for pain therapy began to raise when it was found that CBD oil could help relieve pain efficiently and safely compared to normal painkillers. Doctors will no longer treat the human frame with drugs in the future, but will cure and prevent nutritional disease.A number of populations use CBD to manage pain. Providing the soothing and relaxing impact is known. Many individuals with chronic pain, headache, migraine, joint pain, or other conditions have discovered CBD to be useful. Not only does CBD benefit from physical suffering. It's also a large mental health promoter. What does CBD mean? Covers all of your doubts about CBD.Polymyalgia rheumatica affects hundreds of thousands of people. If you've recently been diagnosed, the chances are you've never heard of it before. Despite it being a relatively common disease, very little is known about exactly what PMR is and why people get it.GRAB A COPY NOW

Diagnosis And Treatment Of Uveitis

Author: Charles Stephen Foster
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This comprehensive volume presents both immunologic fundamentals as they relate to uveitis and the practical approach to the treatment of these diseases. Dr. Foster is the leader in the aggressive medical management of ocular inflammatory diseases, and the book reflects 25 years' experience in the world's busiest uveitis clinic. With contributions from 60 international specialists, this new title provides encyclopedic coverage of basic science, diagnosis, and clinical management, as well as thorough discussions of ocular inflammatory diseases in all regions of the world. The book is complete, dealing with basic science, diagnosis, and clinical management of ocular inflammtory diseases. Dr. Foster's focus on agressive treatment therapies, as well as his twenty-five years of experience at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, makes him a true leader in the field. 1. PART I. BASIC PRINCIPLES 1. Introduction 2. The Uvea: Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology 3. Definition, Classification, Etiology, and Epidemiology 4. Philosophy 5. Basic Immunology PART II. PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY 6. Diagnosis of Uveitis 7. Imaging Studies 8. Treatment of Uveitis: Overview 9. Corticosteroids 10. Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Agents 11. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 12. Immunosuppressive Chemotherapy 13. Diagnostic Surgery 14. Therapeutic Surgery PART III. THE UVEITIS SYNDROMES - INFECTIOUS 15. Syphillis 16. Borreliosis 17. Bartonella 18. Tuberculosis 19. Leptosporosis 20. Brucellosis 21. Ocular Whippleís Disease 22. Rickettsial Diseases 23. Ocular Leprosy 24. Herpesvirsus 25. Rift Valley Fever 26. Measles 27. Rubella 28. Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome 29. Candidiasis 30. Coccidiodomycosis 31. Cryptococcosis 32. Sporotrichosis 33. Toxoplasmosis 34. Free Living Amoebas and Amoebiasis 35. Giardia Lamblia 36. Trypanosomiasis 37. Pneumocystotis 38. Ocular Toxocariasis 39. Ascariasis 40. Onchocerciasis 41. Loiasis 42. Cysticerosis 43. Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis 44. Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis) 45. Ophthalmomyiasis 46. Ophthalmia Nodosa 47. HIV-associated Uveitis PART IV. THE UVEITIS SYNDROMES -- MASQUERADE SYNDROMES 48. Masquerade Syndromes: Malignancies 49. Masquerade Syndromes: Endophthalmitis 50. Masquerade Syndromes: Miscellaneous PART V. THE UVEITIS SYNDROMES -- TRAUMA 51. Traumatic Uveitis PART VI. THE UVEITIS SYNDROMES -- AUTOIMMUNE 52. Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies 53. Systemic Lupus Erthematosus 54. Progressive Systemic Sclerosis 55. Giant Cell Arteritis 56. Adamantiades-Behcetís Disease 57. Polyarteritis Nodosa 58. Wegner's Granulomatosis 59. Eye Disease and Systemic Correlates in Relapsing Polychondritis 60. Antiphospholipid Syndrome 61. Fuchs' Heretochromic Iridocyclitis 62. Multiple Sclerosis 63. Sarcoidosis 64. Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis (TINU) Syndrome 65. Birdshot Retinochroroidopathy 66. Sympathetic Opthalmia 67. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome 68. Multifocal Choroiditis and Panueveitis 69. Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome 70. Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Eipitheliopathy 71. Acute Retinal Pigment Epithelitis 72. Serpiginous Choroiditis 73. Subretinal Fibrosis and Uveitis Syndrome 74. Punctate Inner Choroidopathy 75. Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy 76. Lens-Induced Uveitis 77. Retinal Vasculitis 78. Intermediate Uveitis PART VII. THE UVEITIS SYNDROMES -- MEDICATION-INDUCED 79. Medication-Induced Uveitis

Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology

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Physical And Mental Issues In Aging Sourcebook

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"This Sourcebook will help readers learn to identify signs and symptoms of age-related diseases and disorders, including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal and skin disorders, metabolic changes, sexual and reproductive issues, and changes in vision, hearing, and other senses. Data about longevity and causes of death, information on acute and chronic pain, and descriptions of mental concerns is provided so consumers can take steps to improve the quality of their lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Current Opinion In Rheumatology

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Bulletin On The Rheumatic Diseases

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The Systemic Manifestations Of Temporal Arteritis

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Neurologic Disease In Women

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Addresses the gender differences in genetic expression, physiologic function, metabolism, hormonal makeup, and psychosocial profile which often affect the clinical expression of neurologic and other diseases. Thirty-two chapters discuss general anatomic, hormonal, epidemiologic, and drug aspects of

Current Medical Diagnosis And Treatment 2000

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Exciting new print and electronic products. A new vision. And through-the-roof sales potential. That's what McGraw-Hill's acquisition of Appleton & Lange is all about. Since 1852, Appleton & Lange has been a major force in medical publishing. From the Lange Series of basic medical texts to the solutions-based Current Series, its popular medical references are more in demand than ever. And now, this long and vital tradition will become part of McGraw-Hill's own publishing legacy. For you, it all adds up to a winning -- and profitable -- combination. -- The leading annually updated general medical text -- the most comprehensive, reliable, and timely reference available -- Answers common questions in everyday clinical practice -- Covers all aspects of outpatient and inpatient care, including gynecology, obstetrics, urology, dermatology, psychiatry, neurology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and nutrition