Presenting an overview of the specific clinical problems that may be secondary to underlying immunological processes, this comprehensive reference details practical approaches for diagnosing and treating critically ill patients with rheumatic or immunological diseases.
Emphasizing the clinical utililty of the procedures discussed, Acute Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases
includes useful algorithms to sort through interrelated medical conditions and diagnoses
focuses on acute management issues rather than on chronic therapy for rheumatic and immunological diseases
provides an exhaustive review of drug overdosage and toxicity
delineates successful treatment strategies for hematological, cardiopulmonary, and renal problems
analyzes specific therapeutic modalities
and much more!
Table of Contents
Laboratory Evaluation of the Acutely Ill Patient, John Varga
Complications of Drug Therapy
Infections in the Pharmacologically Immunosuppressed Host, Esther D. Chernak and Mark J. DiNubile
Pharmacology and Acute Toxicity of Antirheumatic and Immunological Therapy, Eric Boyce and Brian F. Mandell
General Management Problems
Fever in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases, Antonio J. Reginato and Gerald F. Falasca
Anaphylaxis and Angioedema: Treatment and Clues to Diagnosis, Tommy C. Sim
Acute Abdominal Emergencies in Patients with Rheumatic Disease, Kenneth J. DiGregorio and James C. Reynolds
Acute Arthritis in the Hospitalized Patient, Brian F. Mandell
Hematological Management Problems
Life-Threatening Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia, Hemolytic Anemia, and Leukopenia, Malcolm S. Trimble and John G. Kelton
Noninfectious Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Selina M. Luger and Edward A. Stadtmauer
Lupus Anticoagulant Syndromes, Sandor S. Shapiro and David W. Essex
Diagnosis of Vasculitis
Recognition of Systemic Vasculitis in the Acutely Ill Patient, Gary S. Hoffman and Gail S. Kerr
Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System, Leonard H. Calabrese
Acute Renal Failure as a Presenting Feature of Vasculitic Syndromes, Jeffrey S. Berns and John E. Tomaszewski
Management of Renal Problems
Scleroderma Renal Crisis, Virginia D. Steen and Thomas A. Medsger, Jr.
End-Stage Renal Disease in Autoimmune Diseases, Raphael Cohen, Jeffrey S. Berns, and Michael Rudnick
Management of Lyme Disease-Serious Complications
Severe Complications of Lyme Disease, Leonard H. Sigal
Management of Cardiopulmonary Problems
Immune Alveolar Hemorrhage, Leslie Couch and James Leatherman
Respiratory Insufficiency in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease, Gregory R. Owens
Coronary Vasculitis, R. Jeffrey Snell and Joseph E. Parrillo
Management of Critically Ill Patients with Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and Inflammatory Myopathies, Sami L. Khella
Cardiac Involvement in Rheumatic Disease, Sally Pullman-Mooar and Brian F. Mandell
Specific Therapeutic Modalities
Use of Corticosteroids in the Acutely Ill Patient, Robert P. Kimberly
Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy for the Critically Ill Rheumatic Disease Patient, Thomas J. A. Lehman
Acute High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy, Howard Grodman and James Bussel
Plasma Exchange as Acute Therapy for Inflammatory Disease, Philip David Mason and Charles Dickson Pusey
…very readable and useful; it will serve its purpose well on both the intensive care unit and the general ward, and will also provide a useful knowledge base for the rheumatologist/clinical immunologist in training.
"…this volume…does have a place on the shelf of the clinical rheumatologist and immunologist.
"-The Journal of Rheumatology
"…There are some excellent chapters.
"-Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases