Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Etiology, Consequences and Co-Morbidities

Edited by Andrew Lemmey

Bangor University, United Kingdom

The purpose of this book is to provide up-to-date, interesting, and thought-provoking perspectives on various aspects of research into current and potential treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This book features 16 chapters, with contributions from numerous countries (e.g. UK, USA, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Norway), including chapters from internationally recognized leaders in rheumatology research. It is anticipated that Rheumatoid Arthritis - Etiology, Consequences and Co-Morbidities will provide both a useful reference and source of potential areas of investigation for research scientists working in the field of RA and other inflammatory arthropathies.

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Rheumatoid ArthritisEtiology, Consequences and Co-MorbiditiesEdited by Andrew Lemmey

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1303

ISBN: 978-953-307-847-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6717-4

Copyright year: 2012

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35711 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cytokine Profile of T Cells in the Joints of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Murine Models

By Takashi Usui


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2. Invariant Natural Killer T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Arthritides

By Evin Sowden and Wan-Fai Ng


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3. IL-12 Family Cytokines in Inflammation and Bone Erosion of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Ran Wei, Alastair J. Sloan and Xiao-Qing Wei


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4. The Role of Neutrophils in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Experiments In Vitro: A Change of Conception?

By Michal Gajewski, Przemyslaw Rzodkiewicz and Slawomir Maslinski


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5. Molecular Mechanisms of Rheumatoid Arthritis Revealed by Categorizing Subtypes of Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes

By Katsuhiko Ishihara and Hideya Igarashi


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6. Lysosomal Glycosidases in Degradation of Human Articular Cartilage

By Janusz Popko, Tomasz Guszczyn, Sławomir Olszewski, Krzysztof Zwierz


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7. Innate Mechanisms of Synovitis – Fibrin Deposits Contribute to Invasion

By Olga Sánchez-Pernaute, Antonio Gabucio, Astrid Jüngel, Michel Neidhart, María Comazzi, Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont, Renate E. Gay and Steffen Gay


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8. Glycoproteomics of Lubricin-Implication of Important Biological Glyco- and Peptide-Epitopes in Synovial Fluid

By Liaqat Ali, Chunsheng Jin and Niclas G. Karlsson


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9. Profiling Inflammatory Genes and Signaling Pathways in Rheumatoid Synoviocytes for RA Light Therapy

By Yasuko Shibata and Yoshimitsu Abiko


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10. The Role of miRNA in Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Seiji Kawano and Yuji Nakamachi


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11. Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Historical and Biopsychosocial Perspective

By Yulia Zyrianova


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12. Sexual Health and Intimate Relationships in Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Kristina Areskoug Josefsson and Ulrika Öberg


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13. Association of Cardiovascular Disease with the Metabolic Syndrome in a Predominantly Male Cohort with Rheumatoid Arthritis

By G.S. Kerr, I. Sabahi, J.S. Richards, T.R. Mikuls, B.V. Rangan, A. Reimold, G.W. Cannon, D. Johnson and L. Caplan


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14. Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

By Maiko Watanabe and Shogo Banno


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15. Increased Mortality Rate in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Neurological Symptoms or Signs Secondary to Cervical Spine Subluxations – Reduced Mortality if Postoperative Ankylosis is Achieved

By Albert C. Paus, Harald Steen, Petter Mowinckel, Jo Røislien and Jens Teigland


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16. Surgical Considerations of Rheumatoid Disease Involving the Craniocervical Junction and Atlantoaxial Vertebrae

By T.M. Murphy, L. McEvoy and C. Bolger


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