Monday, June 19, 2017

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 19th-25th June 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week is an important week in the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society’s (NRAS) calendar. As the name suggests, its aim is to raise awareness and challenge misconceptions and attitudes people may have around Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness. By dedicating a week to raising awareness the NRAS aim to broaden perceptions, knowledge and understanding of this disease.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week 2017 will focus on ‘Invisible Illness’ and what goes on ‘Behind the Smile’. “People who break their arm or experience an injury are obviously in bad shape but we can see their injury and understand their limitations. But for the millions of people who are living with an invisible illness such as rheumatoid arthritis, explaining what's wrong is another side effect of the condition. Not only do they have to put up with challenging, often painful, and sometimes debilitating conditions every day, but on top of that, they may have to face scepticism from people - friends, family, and co-workers, as well as strangers who don't understand what's wrong.”
For more information about Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week, please visit the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society website: http://www.nras.org.uk/ .

RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES  
For anyone studying the Rheumatoid Arthritis and its effects and associated issues, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
BOOKS
·     Rheumatoid arthritis / by John D. Isaacs Larry W Moreland, 2011, 2nd edition, Abingdon: Health Press. Available in print and as an e-book.
·     Rheumatoid arthritis in practice / by Peter C. Taylor, 2006, London: RSM Press.
·     Essential orthopaedics and trauma / by David J. Dandy Dennis J Edwards, 2009, 5th edition, Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone
·     Oxford textbook of rheumatology / by Richard Watts et al., 2013, 4th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press
JOURNALS
·     International journal of advances in rheumatology, London : Remedica Pub. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards].
·     The open rheumatology journal, Hilversum : Bentham Science Publishers. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards].
·     British journal of rheumatology, Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press. [Available in print 1994 – 1998,  & as a Keele ejournal 1996 – 1998, & NHS e-journal 1994 - 1998].
·     Open access rheumatology : research and reviews, Auckland, NZ : Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards].
·     Case Reports in Rheumatology, New York, NY : Hindawi Publishing Corporation. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2011 onwards].
·     Arthritis & Rheumatism, Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co. : Arthritis Foundation : American College of Rheumatology. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1958 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1994 onwards with 1 year embargo].
·     Arthritis, New York, NY : Hindawi Pub. Corp. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2010 onwards].
·     Arthritis Care and Research, Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
·     Gallacher, Rose. ‘Rheumatoid arthritis’, Nursing standard, 2015. Vol.30(13), pp.61-2 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Watad, Abdulla and Bragazzi, Nicola L. et al. ’Anxiety disorder among rheumatoid arthritis patients: Insights from real-life data’ Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017.  Vol.213, pp.30-34 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Bosworth, Ailsa and Steuer, Alan. ‘Rheumatoid arthritis’, British Medical Journal, 2011. Vol.342(7788), p.104 [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Smolen, Josef S and Aletaha, Daniel et al. ‘Rheumatoid arthritis’, The Lancet, 2016. Vol.388(10055), pp.2023-2038 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Meyfroidt, Sabrina and Van Der Elst, Kristien et al. ‘Patient experiences with intensive combination-treatment strategies with glucocorticoids for early rheumatoid arthritis’, Patient Education and Counseling, 2015. Vol.98(3), pp.384-390 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Mattey, Derek et al. ‘Smoking and disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis; association with polymorphism at the glutathione S-transferase M1 locus’, Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2002, Vol. 46(3), pp.640–646 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
·     Kristiansen TM, Primdahl J, Antoft R, Hørslev-Petersen K., ‘Everyday life with rheumatoid arthritis and implications for patient education and clinical practice: a focus group study.’ Musculoskeletal Care, 2012, Vol. 10(1), pp.29-38. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
PATIENT INFORMATION / PATIENT ADVICE
Rheumatoid Arthritis – NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=rheumatoid+arthritis
CURRENT AWARENESS

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