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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2002
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9708-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-239-5
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