Modern Therapeutics in Rheumatic Diseases

  • George C. Tsokos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Louis Bridges Jr., Robert P. Kimberly
      Pages 11-22
    3. Kenneth G. Saag, John R. Kirwan
      Pages 65-88
    4. Alan K. Matsumoto, Joan M. Bathon
      Pages 89-108
    5. Paul Emery, David L. Scott, Vibeke Strand
      Pages 121-133
    6. Sean J. Wollaston, Kenneth C. Kalunian
      Pages 135-145
    7. Mark C. Genovese, William H. Robinson
      Pages 159-176
  3. Osteoarthritis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Jean-Yves Reginster, Roy D. Altman
      Pages 179-192
    3. Boulos Haraoui, Jean-Pierre Raynauld
      Pages 193-200
    4. Joseph A. Buckwalter, James A. Martin
      Pages 201-214
    5. Ivan G. Otterness, Mary J. Saltarelli
      Pages 215-236
    6. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Pamela Manning
      Pages 237-252
    7. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier
      Pages 253-255
  4. Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Peter H. Schur, Gary M. Kammer
      Pages 259-295
    3. Joan T. Merrill
      Pages 297-314
    4. Clarence W. Legerton III, Richard M. Silver
      Pages 323-335
    5. Robert W. Hoffman, Eric L. Greidinger
      Pages 337-345
    6. Robert W. Hoffman, Eric L. Greidinger
      Pages 347-357
    7. Dimitrios Vaassilopoulos, Leonard H. Calabrese
      Pages 359-388
    8. Laura J. Mirkinson, Ildy M. Katona
      Pages 389-414
    9. William R. Gilliland
      Pages 415-433
    10. Dimitrios T. Boumpas, Gabor G. Illei
      Pages 435-441
    11. Sherry D. Fleming, George C. Tsokos
      Pages 443-452
    12. Richard K. Burt, Ann E. Traynor
      Pages 453-475
  5. Gene Therapy in Rheumatic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Sandro Rusconi, Maurizio Ceppi
      Pages 479-503
    3. Alexander E. Annenkov, Yuti Chernajovsky
      Pages 535-548
    4. Wim B. van den Berg, Fons A. J. van de Loo
      Pages 549-563
    5. Kusuki Nishioka, Tetsuya Kobayashi
      Pages 575-582
    6. Christopher H. Evans, Steven C. Ghjivizzani, James H. Herndon, Mary C. Wasko, Paul D. Robbins
      Pages 583-591
  6. Other Rheumatic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 593-593
    2. Jürgen Braun, Joachim Sieper, Muhammad A. Khan
      Pages 595-603
    3. Kanyakorn Jaovisidha, Ann K. Rosenthal
      Pages 605-620
    4. Arthur Weinstein
      Pages 621-638
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 639-655

About this book


The last decade has witnessed enormous progress in our understanding of the molecular and cellular processes that lead to rheumatic diseases and has seen the development and introduction of many novel biologics and drugs. In Modern Therapeutics in Rheumatic Diseases, leading clinicians and clinical researchers discuss in practical detail the newest treatments used in rheumatic diseases, emphasizing-without neglecting currently standard treatments-those experimental therapies now undergoing clinical trials and poised for early introduction into the rheumatology armamentarium. The diseases and therapeutic regimes examined here range from osteoarthritis and systemic autoimmune diseases to rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment by gene therapy. Each chapter is organized so that the busy clinician can quickly obtain all the information needed for optimal patient treatment. This information includes an analysis of the pathogenic mechanisms that explain the molecular basis of the newer therapeutics; reviews of animal data and the results of clinical trials; and recommendations concerning use, side effects, and precautions.
Authoritative and state-of-the-art, Modern Therapeutics in Rheumatic Diseases outlines the rapidly growing body of knowledge emerging from today's cutting-edge research, and shows how these therapeutic breakthroughs are now becoming practical standards of care for the active rheumatologist.


Arthritis autoimmune disease osteoarthritis rheumatic diseases rheumatoid arthritis

Editors and affiliations

  • George C. Tsokos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchSilver SpringUSA

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