Jan Tore Gran

Oslo University HospitalNorway

Dr. Jan Tore Gran was born on April 29, 1949 in Oslo, Norway. He studied at the Medical school of University of Oslo, where he graduated in 1977. Dr. Tore Gran specialized in rheumatology in 1985, and presented his Doctoral thesis on Ankylosing spondylitis at the University of Tromsø in 1985. He was the Head of Department of Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Tromsø 1996-1997, Professor at the University of Tromsø 1996-1999, and the Head of the Department of Rheumatology at the Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo 2001-2011. Other Dr. Tore Gran’s appointments include: Chairman of Govermental Committee on climatic treatment in 2001, member of the Editorial board for the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, and the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. He was also the Chairman of the Norwegian Rheumatologist Association 2002-2003, as well as the Chairman of Nordic Research Group for Arthritis mutilans 2005-2011. Dr. Tore Gran has published about 185 full length articles, covering aspects of rheumatic diseases, with particular emphasis on systemic connective tissue diseases. His current main scientific interests are clinical and immunological aspects of the Antisynthetase syndrome. He is currently a professor of rheumatology at the University of Oslo, and a consultant at the Department of Rheumatology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

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The term "myositis" covers a variety of disorders often designated "idiopathic inflammatory myopathies". Although they are rather rare compared to other rheumatic diseases, they often cause severe disability and not infrequently increased mortality. The additional involvement of important internal organs such as the heart and lungs, is not uncommon. Thus, there is a great need for a better understanding of the etiopathogenesis of myositis, which may lead to improved treatment and care for these patients. Major advances regarding research and medical treatment have been made during recent years. Of particular importance is the discovery of the Myositis specific autoantibodies, linking immunological and pathological profiles to distinct clinical disease entities. A wide range of aspects of myopathies is covered in the book presented by highly qualified authors, all internationally known for their expertice on inflammatory muscle diseases. The book covers diagnostic, pathological, immunological and therapeutic aspects of myositis.

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