Comorbidity in Rheumatic Diseases

  • Yasser El Miedany

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rajesh Gopalarathinam, Mais Arwani, Mary Chester M. Wasko, Tarun S. Sharma
    Pages 1-31
  3. Maha Azeez, Peter C. Taylor
    Pages 33-52
  4. Andrew Rutherford, Elena Nikiphorou, James Galloway
    Pages 53-79
  5. Anna Chapman, Yasser El Miedany
    Pages 81-124
  6. U. Kiltz, X. Baraliakos, J. Braun
    Pages 125-143
  7. Isabel Castrejon, Ailda Nika, Winston Sequeira, Meenakshi Jolly
    Pages 145-163
  8. Frank A. Wollheim
    Pages 165-178
  9. Lisa K. Stamp, Peter T. Chapman
    Pages 179-195
  10. Cristina Hernández-Díaz, Natasja van Schoor, Adham Aboul Fotouh Khalil
    Pages 197-206
  11. Sadik A. Khuder, Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, Anand B. Mutgi
    Pages 207-224
  12. Mohamed Osama Hegazi, Mihaela Comina Micu
    Pages 225-244
  13. Yair Molad
    Pages 245-264
  14. Emanuela Del Giudice, Joost F. Swart, N. M. Wulffraat
    Pages 265-288
  15. Nadia El Aroussy, Yasser El Miedany
    Pages 307-321
  16. Yasser El Miedany
    Pages 323-344
  17. J. Steuart Richards, Sharon Dowell, Mercedes Quinones
    Pages 345-380
  18. Deborah Palmer, Yasser El Miedany
    Pages 381-403
  19. Yasser El Miedany
    Pages 405-424
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 425-433

About this book


This book explores comorbidity in patients with rheumatic diseases and details both care and treatment options in standard clinical practice.Patients with rheumatic diseases are clinically complex, and the interplay of their disease activity with associated conditions may lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Recently there have been major advances in the management of rheumatic diseases, however, without addressing the potential comorbid conditions, including cardiovascular disease; pulmonary disease; and depression; outcomes remain poor. ​​​ With its 19 chapters, covering the management of major rheumatic diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus , and osteoarthritis), potential comorbidities and treatment recommendations, as well as possible interactions between conditions; this book addresses the gap between textbook medicine and day to day patients' care.  Authors also discuss the new hot issue of the comorbidity index, comparing the standard tools to the recently developed indices and how they can assist the rheumatologists in determining disease burden, prognosis, and comorbidity probability. This book is an ideal clinical guide and reference that enables rheumatologists, internal medicine physicians, and residents to address the full clinical expression of these rheumatic diseases with views towards prevention or early management of comorbid conditions. 


comorbidity rheumatic diseases rheumatoid arthritis lupus vasculitis multimortality

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasser El Miedany
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Rheumatologist, Department of RheumatologyDarent Valley HospitalDartfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59962-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59963-2
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