Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hechmi Toumi

Orleans University - Orleans Regional Hospital - PRIMMO

Professor at the University of Orleans, France, and Scientific Director of the translational medicine & science research platform PRIMMO. The inventor of the international patent filing on the use of algorithmic analyses to identify and quantify ‘invisible’ detail in soft tissues in standard radiographs.

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Diagnosis Epidemiology Cellular Differentiation Immune Regulation Inflammation Integrative Medicine Osteoarthritis Treatment Options Prognostic Factors Remission Rheumatoid Factor Lifestyle

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic synovial joints inflammation and pain related to an autoimmune disease. As there is no effective cure, RA is distressing notably by affecting disability and psychosocial outcomes. In fact, pain is not only due to joint inflammation but also increased by central sensitization and structural joint damage. In the absence of appropriate treatment this can lead to joint destruction and disability. Thus, early diagnosis and initiation of treatment are important. Prognosis of RA requires a full assessment of pain mechanisms by clinical history and examination. It may be also predicted based on the presence of some clinical and laboratory evidences. Significant progress has been made over the past years regarding understanding of disease pathophysiology and new therapies have been developed in response to new pathogenetic findings. Herein, early diagnosis and treatment outcomes approaches are described. These include latest diagnosis options, molecular mechanism pathogenesis and management options.

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Date completed: March 9th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: June 5th 2021

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Review results due: August 24th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 23rd 2021

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Hechmi Toumi

Orleans University - Orleans Regional Hospital - PRIMMO

Professor Hechmi Toumi is a researcher graduated from the University Blaise Pascal, Researcher assistant at Wisconsin University, awarded professor at the University of Wales, UK and founded Demasq, Cardiff UK Limited in February 2008 and also served as its Chief Scientific Officer. Professor at the University of Orleans, France and acted the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. Currently, he is the scientific director of the translational medicine & science (bench to bedside) research platform PRIMMO at the CHRO Hospital Orleans France. He is the inventor of the international patent filing on the use of algorithmic analyses to identify and quantify ‘invisible’ detail in soft tissues in standard radiographs. Professor Toumi is a Member of the Editorial boards of several journals. His research focuses on Bone, Cartilage and soft tissue injuries. He has lectured worldwide on the Pathologies, Treatment and Prevention of muscular skeletal injuries.

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