Arthritis and Allied Conditions: A Textbook of Rheumatology by Daniel J. McCarty, William J. Koopman

By Daniel J. McCarty, William J. Koopman

"Arthritis and Allied Conditions" can provide start-to-finish details and counsel quite often box of rheumatology. This contains: a clinically proper presentation of advances in uncomplicated sciences acceptable to rheumatology, scientific pharmacology of anti-rheumatic medications, sleek differential prognosis, theoretical foundations, old views and medical therapy of universal and infrequent rheumatic problems.

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Inadequate intakes of foods containing vitamin C and E may also play a role in either the development or progression of disease ( 267). Muscle Weakness Quadriceps muscle weakness is a prominent feature of knee OA. While this weakness may be, in part, a consequence of disease, in women without knee OA it increases the risk of developing disease ( 268). Weakness may increase knee joint stresses, especially during heel strike, and the strong effect of weakness on OA risk in women may explain the greater vulnerability of women's knees to obesity.

Controllable personal factors may affect the risk of low back pain. Those who smoke cigarettes are at increased risk ( 219), while physical fitness may prevent back pain. Those with severe recurrent low back pain often have typical psychologic profiles. They tend to be depressed, anxious, and experience high levels of psychologic stress. Even before developing back pain, they are often dissatisfied with their jobs. It is not clear whether psychologic factors precede or are a consequence of low back pain, but if they are present, patients with low back pain often develop chronic pain and experience greater levels of disability than those without these psychologic abnormalities (220,221).

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