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Innovative Rheumatology

In recent years, the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis has undergone tremendous changes due to methotrexate and biologics in large part. Until a decade ago, avoiding joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis was not realistic for rheumatologist. However, prevention of joint deterioration is now possible, and the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in long-term has been able to improve by advances in treatment. However, there are still many problems to be overcome before achieving the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. All of review articles presented on this book are explaining treatment, basic research, and patient care of rheumatoid arthritis with innovative perspective and ideas. I hope that the ideas that have been described in these articles help the reader to resolve the outstanding issues in rheumatoid arthritis.

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Innovative RheumatologyEdited by Hiroaki Matsuno

Published: January 2nd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/55641

ISBN: 978-953-51-0916-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7056-3

Copyright year: 2013

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35165 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pathological Implications and Potential Therapeutic Targets

By Zhiyi Zhang and Chenqi Zhao


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2. New Therapeutic Targets for the Control of Inflammatory Arthritis: A Pivotal Role for Endothelins

By Maria das Graças Muller de Oliveira Henriques


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3. The Role of Micro-RNAs in Rheumatic Diseases: An Update

By Giovanni Ciancio, Manuela Ferracin, Massimo Negrini and Marcello Govoni


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4. Catecholestrogens in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Hidden Role

By Wahid Ali Khan and Mohd. Wajid Ali Khan


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5. Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Biological Agents

By Hiroaki Matsuno


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6. Perioperative Surgical Site Infections and Complications in Elective Orthopedic Surgery in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Agents − Discontinue or Not, Clinical Dilemma

By Koichiro Komiya and Nobuki Terada


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7. Extraskeletal Manifestations in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Clinical Cases

By Katarzyna Romanowska-Próchnicka, Przemysław Rzodkiewicz, Marzena Olesińska, Dariusz Szukiewicz and Sławomir Maśliński


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8. Small Molecule DMARD Therapy and Its Position in RA Treatment

By Hiroaki Matsuno


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9. Gas-Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: When West Meets East – Actual Medical Concepts with Ancient World Ideas

By Michal Gajewski, Slawomir Maslinski, Przemyslaw Rzodkiewicz and Elzbieta Wojtecka-Lukasik


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10. Laryngeal Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Stevan Stojanović and Branislav Belic


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11. Andrographolide a New Potential Drug for the Long Term Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease

By María A. Hidalgo, Juan L. Hancke, Juan C. Bertoglio and Rafael A. Burgos


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12. Efficacy of Nandrolone Decanoate in Treating Rheumatoid Cachexia in Male Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

By Andrew B. Lemmey, Srinivasa Rao Elamanchi, Samuele M. Marcora, Francesco Casanova and Peter J. Maddison


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13. Role of Cysteine Cathepsins in Joint Inflammation and Destruction in Human Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Animal Models

By Uta Schurigt


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