The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition has been fully reviewed and updated to make it into an invaluable guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. With the addition of a paediatric rheumatologist to the editor team, this new edition is a fully functional rheumatology handbook for patients from childhood to adulthood.
Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in detail. There is a comprehensive and updated account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options. The text has been condensed with bullet points and summary boxes so the reader can focus on the essential information. To aid understanding over half of the images have been updated and the colour plate section has been expanded.
Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.
Dr Clunie is consultant rheumatologist and metabolic bone physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge (since 2012) and trustee of the British Society of Rheumatology. He was Rheumatologist in Ipswich, where he set up the first English Fracture Liaison Service in Ipswich. The service has become a model for FLSs in many places worldwide. Dr Clunie's subspecialty interests are rare bone diseases and Spondyloarthritis. Dr Wilkinson is the George Koukis Lead for the paediatric rheumatology and paediatric chronic pain services at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, which he set up in 2014 to serve South London and South East Coastal Region of England. Prior to this he set up similar tertiary services for Thames Valley when he joined the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford in 2005 bringing his experience from working in Vancouver, Sydney and several centres across the UK. He continues to take many lead roles across national societies and charities in these areas of medicine, with a particular interest in adolescent and young adult care, chronic pain and paediatric sports and exercise medicine. Dr Nikiphorou is a consultant rheumatologist at the Whittington Hospital in London and a clinical academic at the Academic Rheumatology department of King's College London. Her clinical and research interests focus on inflammatory arthritis, multimorbidity and patient reported outcomes. Dr Nikiphorou has a number of national and international roles and responsibilities, including being a member of the British Society of Rheumatology Heberden Committee and the Chair of the largest network of young rheumatologists in Europe (EMEUNET). Dr Jadon is a consultant rheumatologist, Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit, and lead for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Having grown up in Cardiff, he graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003, and then undertook clinical training in rheumatology and general internal medicine in Bath and Bristol between 2007 - 2015. He completed his PhD thesis on 'biomarkers of psoriatic arthritis phenotypes at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (Bath, UK) in 2015.