William S. Wilke

Dr. William S Wilke received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical internship and residency were completed at Akron City Hospital. Afterward, he finished rheumatology training and remained at the Cleveland Clinic foundation for 37 years, retiring in April, 2011. Throughout the span of his career, Dr. Wilke was Chairman of the Medical Grand Rounds Committee and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He was also head of Subspecialty Clinics from 1981-1995. Since 1990, he has been Associate Editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. Outside activities included annual “Meet the Professor” meetings at the American College of Rheumatology from 1991-1993, and participation as a member of the United States Pharmacopeia General Committee from 1995-2000. Dr. Wilke is the author of 121 various publications, editor of Methotrexate Therapy in Rheumatic Disease: Marcel Dekker Inc, 1989, and authored The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Kaplan Publishing, 2010.

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2chapters authored

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This book is a compilation of chapters, of which two chapters review the treatment strategies for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and one chapter describes the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and related pathology in the FMS pathogenesis and reviews the appropriate treatment moieties. This book chapter reviews the phenotypic changes that alter the diagnostic criteria and disease activity measures when FMS is comorbid in three potentially painful selected rheumatic diseases. The introductory preface takes the form of an editorial in which I challenge the concept that inflammation, measured as cytokine activity, plays a prominent role in the FMS pathogenesis. All of these chapters and the Preface are authoritative and accomplished discussions that provide novel perspectives on rarely addressed FMS topics.

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