Understanding Evidence-Based Rheumatology

A Guide to Interpreting Criteria, Drugs, Trials, Registries, and Ethics

Editors: Yazici, Hasan, Yazici, Yusuf, Lesaffre, Emmanuel (Eds.)

  • Provides useful insight to anyone needing to assess or execute any kind of clinical study
  • Based on trials’ successes and shortcomings and shows how they affected the currently used guideline in rheumatology
  • Offers a multifaceted approach, from interpreting data to trial design, from analysis to presentation and publication of data
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About this book

It is imperative that health professionals caring for patients with rheumatic diseases understand how to correctly interpret evidence in their field, taking into account the merits and shortcomings of available data. Understanding Evidence-Based Rheumatology offers a practical assessment of criteria, drugs, trials, and registries and provides useful tools for successfully interpreting this data. The book introduces readers to basic analysis of trial design, statistics and application of data through no-nonsense, easy-to-follow insights. Using numerous examples, chapters outline the difficulties physicians encounter when measuring disease activity in rheumatology and offer strategies for systematically approaching these situations. Ethical issues in study design and reporting are examined and the book closes with a summary of future directions for scientific and clinical studies in rheumatology.

Understanding Evidence-Based Rheumatology is an invaluable resource for trainees, clinicians and scientists, preparing them with the necessary tools to correctly gather evidence and shed light on the difficult practice of rheumatology.

About the authors

Hasan Yazici, MD, Professor of Medicine

Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Yusuf Yazici, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Emmanuel Lesaffre, PhD

Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

and

L-Biostat, K.U.Leuven

Leuven, Belgium.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book details how to correctly use and interpret evidence-based medicine in the practice of rheumatology. … The book is written for rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows, and other physicians who take care of patients with rheumatic diseases. The authors are rheumatologists. … This book focuses on an essential topic for every physician assessing and treating patients with rheumatological disease.” (Maryam Pourpaki, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Evidence-Based Medicine in Rheumatology: How Does It Differ from Other Diseases?

    Pincus, Theodore (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • A Review of Statistical Approaches for the Analysis of Data in Rheumatology

    Lesaffre, Emmanuel (et al.)

    Pages 13-63

  • Disease Classification/Diagnosis Criteria

    Yazici, Hasan (et al.)

    Pages 65-78

  • Biomarkers, Genetic Association, and Genomic Studies

    Dorak, Mehmet Tevfik (et al.)

    Pages 79-126

  • Outcome Measures in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Yazici, Yusuf (et al.)

    Pages 127-140

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08374-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08373-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34269-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Evidence-Based Rheumatology
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Interpreting Criteria, Drugs, Trials, Registries, and Ethics
Editors
  • Hasan Yazici
  • Yusuf Yazici
  • Emmanuel Lesaffre
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08374-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08374-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08373-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34269-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Topics