Rheumatoid arthritis: national clinical guideline for management and treatment in adults

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234172
Title:
Rheumatoid arthritis: national clinical guideline for management and treatment in adults
Authors:
National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians of London
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234172
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There are over 400,000 people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UK. Although this makes it a common disorder, there are numerous other conditions ahead of it in terms of numbers, and indeed as causes of excess mortality. What this does not capture however, is the dreadful morbidity associated with the disease. The synovitis of RA affects multiple sites causing widespread pain, and the subsequent destruction of the joints can lead to severe disability affecting all aspects of motor function from walking to fine movements of the band. Furthermore, RA is not simply a disease of the joints but can affect many other organs causing, for example, widespread vasculitis or severe lung fibrosis. More recently it has become apparent that RA is associated with an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease and significant increased risk of premature mortality
Keywords:
ARTHRITIS; RHEUMATOLOGY
ISBN:
9781860163593

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditionsen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-17T15:13:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-17T15:13:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.isbn9781860163593-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/234172-
dc.descriptionThere are over 400,000 people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UK. Although this makes it a common disorder, there are numerous other conditions ahead of it in terms of numbers, and indeed as causes of excess mortality. What this does not capture however, is the dreadful morbidity associated with the disease. The synovitis of RA affects multiple sites causing widespread pain, and the subsequent destruction of the joints can lead to severe disability affecting all aspects of motor function from walking to fine movements of the band. Furthermore, RA is not simply a disease of the joints but can affect many other organs causing, for example, widespread vasculitis or severe lung fibrosis. More recently it has become apparent that RA is associated with an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease and significant increased risk of premature mortalityen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Physicians of Londonen_GB
dc.subjectARTHRITISen_GB
dc.subjectRHEUMATOLOGYen_GB
dc.titleRheumatoid arthritis: national clinical guideline for management and treatment in adultsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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