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Reem Hamdy A. Mohammed

Cairo University

Professor of Rheumatology, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and a certified international professional trainer at the Faculty leadership development center, Cairo University. She received the advanced rheumatology training course arranged by NYU/USA in 2012 and 2013, as well as the ultrasound in rheumatology courses arranged by NYU school of medicine and the American College of Rheumatology.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Demography Epidemiology Etiopathogenesis Novel Pathogenic Theories 2019 Classification Clinical Diagnosis Serologic Diagnosis Therapeutic Interventions Treatment Recommendations Lupus and Pregnancy Immune Targeted Therapies

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Lupus is a well known multi system immune mediated inflammatory disorder of indefinite etiology. The disease stands out as a definite challenge to rheumatologists in clinical practice. The expandable heterogeneous spectrum of clinical presentations together with the unpredictable course poses a potential impact on disease outcome. Organ specific disease presentations in lupus including the lupus nephritis category, neurological disease, vascular and hematological disease greatly affect survival in these patients. The past two decades have witnessed unrelenting research efforts towards better understanding of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms, disease classification, disease activity measurements, factors that affect survival, predictors of poor outcome and immune targeted interventional approaches.

This book will cover the well established disease related facts and will focus on evidence based updates in the disease pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis, assessment and currently approved potential therapeutic interventions. The book will additionally elucidate targeted therapeutic interventions under trial and in pipeline.

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Date completed: July 16th 2020

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Review results due: February 22nd 2021

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Expected publication date: April 23rd 2021

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Reem Hamdy A. Mohammed

Cairo University

Dr. Mohammed graduated from and serves as a Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the School of Medicine, Cairo University hospitals. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a certified international professional trainer at the Faculty leadership development center, Cairo University CIPT- Cairo University-Missouri State University- USA, designed and is carrying on the teaching and training on the postgraduate course entitled the \'Establishment of the Evidence-Based Strategy in Medical Research and Practice\'. Dr. Mohammed is a verified editor and reviewer for a number of reputable international medical journals. She is the author and co-author in a number of book publications and an international speaker in the field of Rheumatology and Immunology.

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