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Evidence-Based Rheumatology


Compiled by Cochrane collaborators and members of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology), Evidence-based Rheumatology is an essential resource for evidence-based medicine as applied to the musculoskeletal disorders.

The introductory section covers the principles of evidence-based medicine in rheumatology, followed by clinical chapters covering all the major disorders. Each chapter includes non-drug therapy, drug therapy, and consumer evidence-based summaries.

Evidence-Based Series: Evidence-based Rheumatology, part of the acclaimed series BMJ Evidence-based medicine textbooks that have revolutionised clinical medicine literature, comes with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the whole text. The text is kept up to date online at

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



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"As a clinical rheumatologist, I found this resource valuable, with the main clinical questions clearly expressed and easily accessed with the colored bookmarks and, especially, the useful CD accompanying the printed edition. The book can serve as a companion in daily practice, either in an outpatient or ward environment. The PDA capabilities and the easy search engine for use in a laptop make it portable and reliable, and an update capacity via the internet is of extra value."
Ricardo Riera, MD, MSc, Evidence-Based Medicine 2006
  • Compiled by Cochrane collaborators and members of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology)
  • Major textbook on evidence-based medicine as applied to the musculoskeletal disorders
  • Covers all the major disorders
  • Chapters include non-drug therapy, drug therapy and consumer evidence-based summaries
  • Includes fully-searchable CD-ROM of the text
  • Download a sample chapter FREE online!
  • Keep up-to-date at the website: