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Challenges in Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on the biology, cause, diagnosis and the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and other systemic diseases. The field of rheumatology is expanding rapidly and several very exciting developments have occurred during the recent years. Firstly, there has been a new dramatic understanding of the nature of inflammation and the possibility of specifically regulating the aberrant immune inflammatory response. Secondly, an understanding of pathogenesis has lead to the development of new, more targeted therapies. Challenges in Rheumatology has assembled an impressive group of international experts who have studied specific aspects of certain rheumatic diseases and have extensive experience either in pathophysiology, or with the in-depth diagnosis and/or management of rheumatic patients. They communicate their knowledge and experience to the reader in chapters that are conveniently organized as pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of selected rheumatic diseases, medical and perioperative orthopedic management, and the economic impact of rheumatic diseases. We hope that this book will help trainees become better physicians and scientists, and that it will help practicing rheumatologists to provide better care, and ultimately, improve the quality of life of our patients.

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Challenges in RheumatologyEdited by Miroslav Harjacek

Published: December 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1304

ISBN: 978-953-307-848-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6718-1

Copyright year: 2011

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27944 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Economic Impact of Rheumatic Diseases

By Gerardo Quintana L. and Paola Coral-Alvarado


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2. Economic Evaluations in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Gerardo Quintana, Helena Avella Bolivar and Paola Coral-Alvarado


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3. Role of Bone Marrow in the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Shunsei Hirohata


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4. Estrogens Involvement in the Physiopathology of Articular Cartilage

By Moslemi Safa, Demoor Magali, Boumediene Karim, Galera Philippe and Maneix Laure


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5. Rheumatoid Arthritis Interstitial Lung Disease

By Ophir Vinik, Theodore Marras, Shane Shapera and Shikha Mittoo


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6. Juvenile Spondyloarthritis

By Miroslav Harjaček, Lovro Lamot, Lana Tambić Bukovac, Mandica Vidović and Rik Joos


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7. Ultrasonography in Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Temporal Arteritis: An Update

By Giovanni Ciancio, Marco Bruschi and Marcello Govoni


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8. Perioperative Management of Non-Biological and Biological Therapies in Rheumatic Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery

By Juan Salvatierra Ossorio, Magdalena Peregrina-Palomares, Francisco O ́Valle Ravassa and Pedro Hernandez-Cortes


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9. Optimal Treatment Strategy for Amyloid A Amyloidosis in Rheumatic Diseases – Anti-Interleukin-6 Receptor Therapy

By Yasuaki Okuda


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10. Integral Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Raquel Ramírez Parrondo


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