Hiroaki Matsuno

2005-present Director of Matsuno Clinic for Rheumatic disease (Toyama, Japan). 2003-2005 Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Toin Yokohama University (Kanagawa, Japan). 2003-2005 Chief of Outpatient Clinic in the Department of Rheumatology, Japanese Red Cross Hospital. 2000 Visiting researcher in the Department of Rheumatology, London University (UK). 2000-present Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. 2000 American Orthopedic Surgery Traveling Fellowship ( in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Harvard Medical School, and Lenox Hill Hospital). 2000 Ministry of Education consignment abroad research worker, Exchange foreign Medical Doctor of Japan Rheumatoid Association 1992-2000 Lecturer in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University (Toyama, Japan). 1991 Received a Ph.D. in Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. 1989-1992 Teaching fellow in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. 1988 Staff doctor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. 1987-1988 Staff doctor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yokohama Higashi National Hospital (Kanagawa, Japan). 1986-1987 Staff doctor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery , Chiba Rosai Hospital (Chiba, Japan). 1985-1986 Staff doctor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kawatetsu Chiba Hospital (Kanagawa, Japan). 1984-1985 Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chiba University (Chiba, Japan). 1978-1984 Undergraduate studies in Kinki University Faculty of Medicine (Osaka, Japan).

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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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