Author: Małgorzata Wisłowska

Diagnosis and Treatment in Rheumatology

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-656-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-655-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810865521180101

Introduction

Diagnosis and Treatment in Rheumatology is a clear and concise handbook of all rheumatic diseases. The book presents organized information about current diagnosis, treatment and statistics (where available) of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spndyloarthropathies, gout, systemic lupus erythromatosis, osteoarthritis, myositis and much more. This reader friendly format and up to date information is easily accessible for rheumatology residents and medical students, making the book an ideal reference for study and practice.

Preface

Rheumatology in the 21st century uses current cellular, biochemical and immunologic techniques to explain the etiology of rheumatic diseases. While it is unlikely that molecular biology will differentiate rheumatic diseases into subsets based on their etiology, the genome revolution does provide us with new diagnostic tools, which are already beginning to have an impact.

In the past 20 years there have been substantial advances in the field of rheumatology in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and vasculitis. Following the introduction of the treatment recommendations for RA in 2016 by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), and the introduction of biological agents and targeted synthetic agents in the management of RA, there is a need to consider the selection of the most appropriate therapy for an individual patient and to review how and when to switch treatments in those patients who do not show an optimal response.

CONSENT FOR PUBLICATION

Not applicable.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The author declares no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Declare none.

Prof. Małgorzata Wisłowska PhD. MD.
Head of Rheumatology and Internal Diseases Department CSK MSWiA
Warsaw
Poland

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