Jácome Bruges Armas

Comprehensive Health Research Center

Dr. Jácome Bruges Armas is a senior specialist in internal medicine and a board-certified medical specialist in medical oncology by the Portuguese Medical Council. He is currently the director of the Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Service (SEEBMO) at the Hospital de Santo Espirito de Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. He is also a researcher at the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC), Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests include the epidemiology and molecular genetics of spondylarthritis (SpA), diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), and chondrocalcinosis (CC). He is a member of several scientific organizations and a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including journal articles, conference papers, books, and book chapters.

Jácome Bruges Armas

2books edited

6chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Jácome Bruges Armas

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Recent Concepts provides a comprehensive overview of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). It includes five chapters organized into two sections. The first section is dedicated to the history of AS, the chronology of diagnostic/classification criteria across the years, and imaging in AS. The second section examines the molecular genetics, immunology, enteric microbiome, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of AS.

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