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Assessing the patient: clinical examination and history taking

Edited by Susan M. Oliver.

in Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Medical Skills. 4777 words.

Assessing the patient - History taking and examination: practical points - History taking and clinical examination: systems review - General principles of joint examination - Musculoskeletal...

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Assessment and management of falls

Rob Morris and Mohana P. Maddula.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 3838 words.

• Falls are common among older people and are the cause of considerable morbidity, mortality, and burden to health and social care resources. • Falls are the result of a complex and...

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Bisphosphonates

Richard W. Keen.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 2653 words.

• Bisphosphonates are potent inhibitors of bone resorption. • Bisphosphonates are the first-line treatment for the majority of patients with osteoporosis. • Oral bisphosphonates have a...

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Calcium and vitamin D deficiency and therapy

Gordon A. Campbell.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 3318 words.

• Calcium intake of <400 mg/day is likely to be deleterious to skeletal growth and normal skeletal integrity. In adults, low calcium intake, associated vitamin D deficiency, and secondary...

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Denosumab

Celia L. Gregson.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 2167 words.

• Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody to the receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) and acts as an anti-resorptive agent by inhibiting osteoclast function. •...

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Diagnosis of osteoporosis

Emma Clark and Gavin Clunie.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 4651 words.

• Osteoporosis is currently conventionally diagnosed on the basis of lumbar spine or hip bone densitometry using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). • In post-menopausal women, osteoporosis...

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Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome and Marfan Syndrome

Alan Hakim and Asma Fikree.

in Landmark Papers in Rheumatology

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 6614 words.

The Hereditary Disorders of Connective Tissue (HDCT) comprise a varied group of conditions that arise from abnormalities of collagen, fibrillin, elastin, and other matrix proteins, and as a...

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Epidemiology and Genetics

James Bluett, Suzanne Verstappen and Symmons Deborah.

in Landmark Papers in Rheumatology

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 11852 words.

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. It is applied to describe the prevalence and incidence of a disease, to identify predictors...

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Epidemiology of osteoporotic fracture

Mark Edwards, Cyrus Cooper and Elaine Dennison.

in Osteoporosis

July 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 3407 words.

• Common fracture sites include the proximal femur, vertebrae, and distal radius, though there is a heightened risk of almost all fractures with low bone density. • Osteoporotic fragility...

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Essential Immunology for Surgeons

Edited by Oleg Eremin and Herb Sewell.

April 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Immunology; Surgery; Preclinical Medicine; Histopathology; Transplant Surgery; Surgical Oncology; Infectious Diseases; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Rheumatology; Clinical Skills. 546 pages.

This resource provides a concise, up-to-date, and readable account of immunology in general and its translation into key areas of clinical practice. It provides the necessary foundation for...

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