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Connective tissue diseases

Edited by Susan M. Oliver

in Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199238330
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199238330.003.0005

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Connective tissue diseases

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Systemic lupus erythematosus - Diagnosing lupus: the importance of blood and urine tests - Lupus: anti-phospholipid syndrome, fertility/pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapy issues - Lupus: musculoskeletal system and the skin - Lupus: fatigue and psychological manifestations - Lupus: cardio-pulmonary, renal, and central nervous system - Assessment tools to evaluate lupus activity - Nursing care of lupus patients - Sjögren’s syndrome: overview - Sjögren’s syndrome and the glands - Sjögren’s syndrome and extraglandular manifestations: systemic disease - Sjögren’s syndrome: fatigue and psychological manifestations - Nursing care in Sjögren’s syndrome - Scleroderma: overview - Scleroderma: clinical features and investigations - Scleroderma: treatment and follow-up care - Nursing issues in management of patients with scleroderma - Frequently asked questions: scleroderma - Primary systemic vasculitis and the nurse’s role - Wegener’s granulomatosis - Churg–Strauss syndrome - Polyarteritis nodosa - Microscopic polyangiitis - Treatment for primary systemic vasculitis - Administration of IV cyclophosphamide - Behçet disease/syndrome - Behçet disease: investigations and treatment - Treatment with thalidomide and cyclophosphamide: the nurse’s role - Post-cyclophosphamide treatment - Frequently asked questions: vasculitis

Chapter.  13718 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Rheumatology

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