Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This thoroughly updated second edition of Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis provides an easy-to-read overview of how the condition is thought to develop and how it is diagnosed, monitored, and treated.

Written by two leading UK and US rheumatologists, it covers the many recent developments in this field, including:

  • Recently published classification criteria
  • The emerging role of anti-CCP autoantibodies
  • The latest developments in ultrasound and MRI
  • The association between RA and cardiovascular disease and lung disease
  • New concepts of undifferentiated arthritis and treatment to remission
  • The importance of early referral and new biological therapies
Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis provides a well-referenced international perspective on this condition. It is a 'must read' for all healthcare professionals caring for patients with this debilitating inflammatory joint disease.


The normal joint; Etiology; Pathogenesis; Epidemiology; Clinical features; Investigation; Assessment; Management - traditional measures; Management - biological therapies; Therapeutic developments


"Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis is a well written book that will suit doctors, nurses and medical students, as well as patients who have only a basic understanding of the condition and want to get more information on clinical signs and disease pathogenesis." Immunology News (May 2012)

'This book was so easy to read, I read it in an hour, yet I was amazed that it could update me so efficiently on the new evidence on rheumatoid arthritis, pathogenesis (especially genetics), and immunologic testing. This is a good overview of new ACR criteria, biologics, and mechanism of action with a brief discussion of the new advances in treatment.' Richa Gupta, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine) - Doody's Review Service

'Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis handbook is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to rheumatoid arthritis...this book represents an excellent resource for a large target audience including doctors who are not necessarily specialists in rheumatology, medical students and allied healthcare professionals.' Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (Jan 2012)

Authors: John D Isaacs and Larry W Moreland
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