Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes
Author: Bevra Hannahs Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780323479271
ISBN 13: 0323479278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes Book Review:

For more than 50 years, Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes has been recognized internationally as the go-to clinical reference on lupus and other connective tissue diseases. From basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management, the updated 9th Edition provides extensive, authoritative coverage of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its related diseases in a logical, clearly written, user-friendly manner. It's an ideal resource for rheumatologists and internal medicine practitioners who need a comprehensive clinical reference on all aspects of SLE, connective tissue diseases, and the antiphospholipid syndromes. Provides complete clinical coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education. Contains an up-to-date overview of significant advances in cellular, molecular, and genetic technologies, including genetic advancements in identifying at-risk patients. Offers an increased focus on the clinical management of related disorders such as Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Presents the knowledge and expertise of more international contributors to provide new global perspectives on manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. Features a vibrant, full-color format, with graphs, algorithms, differential diagnosis comparisons, and more schematic diagrams throughout. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E Book

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E Book
Author: Daniel Wallace,Bevra Hannahs Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-09-27
ISBN 10: 1455728179
ISBN 13: 9781455728176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E Book Book Review:

Recognized for more than 45 years as the definitive text in the field, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes strikes the perfect balance between basic science and clinical expertise, providing the evidence-based findings, treatment consensuses, and practical clinical information you need to confidently diagnose and manage SLE. Broaden your understanding with comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education. Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through a heavily illustrated, full-color format which includes fundamental images of lupus rashes as well as graphs, algorithms, and differential diagnosis comparisons. Discover the latest in systemic lupus erythematosus with new chapters on important emerging topics such as socioeconomic and disability aspects; and rigorously updated chapters that include expanded coverage of the nervous system, and the most in-depth discussion of immunity and regulatory cells. Learn from the very best. World-renowned rheumatologists Drs. Daniel Wallace and Bevra Hannahs Hahn, along with new associate editors Drs. Michael Weisman, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Nan Shen, and David Isenberg, present definitive coverage on new and rapidly changing areas in the field. Rely on it anytime, anywhere! Access the full text, image bank, and bonus online-only chapters at www.expertconsult.com. Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus was first published in 1966. For the past forty years, the product has distinguished itself internationally as the go-to reference on lupus and related diseases. For rheumatologists and internal medicine practitioners who need a comprehensive clinical reference on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related disorders, this product delivers a complete arsenal of information on SLE, connective tissue diseases, and the antiphospholipid syndromes.

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E Book

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes   E Book
Author: Daniel Wallace,Bevra Hannahs Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN 10: 0323550649
ISBN 13: 9780323550642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E Book Book Review:

For more than 50 years, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes has been recognized internationally as the go-to clinical reference on lupus and other connective tissue diseases. From basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management, the updated 9th Edition provides extensive, authoritative coverage of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its related diseases in a logical, clearly written, user-friendly manner. It’s an ideal resource for rheumatologists and internal medicine practitioners who need a comprehensive clinical reference on all aspects of SLE, connective tissue diseases, and the antiphospholipid syndromes. Provides complete clinical coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education. Contains an up-to-date overview of significant advances in cellular, molecular, and genetic technologies, including genetic advancements in identifying at-risk patients. Offers an increased focus on the clinical management of related disorders such as Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Presents the knowledge and expertise of more international contributors to provide new global perspectives on manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. Features a vibrant, full-color format, with graphs, algorithms, differential diagnosis comparisons, and more schematic diagrams throughout.

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes
Author: Daniel Jeffrey Wallace,Bevra Hahn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780323550659
ISBN 13: 0323550657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes Book Review:

"For more than 50 years, Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes has been recognized internationally as the go-to clinical reference on lupus and other connective tissue diseases. From basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management, the updated 9th Edition provides extensive, authoritative coverage of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its related diseases in a logical, clearly written, user-friendly manner. It’s an ideal resource for rheumatologists and internal medicine practitioners who need a comprehensive clinical reference on all aspects of SLE, connective tissue diseases, and the antiphospholipid syndromes"--Publisher's description.

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes Expert Consult Online and Print

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes  Expert Consult   Online and Print
Author: David S. Hallegua
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:830350927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes Expert Consult Online and Print Book Review:

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus

Dubois  Lupus Erythematosus
Author: Daniel Jeffrey Wallace,Bevra Hahn
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1414
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780781793940
ISBN 13: 0781793947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dubois Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

Established for forty years as the definitive reference on lupus, Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Seventh Edition. More than ninety distinguished contributing authors—twenty of them new to this edition—provide comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus erythematosus, including definitions, pathogenesis, autoantibodies, clinical and laboratory features, management, prognosis, and patient education. This edition focuses on evidence-based findings, treatment consensuses, and practical clinical information. New chapters cover cytokines and interferons, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, immune tolerance, clinical indices in assessment of lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, reproductive issues, fibromyalgia, gender-related issues, and biomarkers.

The Lupus Book

The Lupus Book
Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 0199987173
ISBN 13: 9780199987177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lupus Book Book Review:

Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.

Lupus

Lupus
Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN 10: 0199389497
ISBN 13: 9780199389490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lupus Book Review:

One million people in the United States suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease that is potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal as the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often damages the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness alternating with remission. It can be treated symptomatically, mainly with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, though there is currently no cure. The symptoms of lupus vary widely, come and go unpredictably, and often mimic or are mistaken for other illnesses. As a result, patients present with varied symptoms to different practitioners and diagnosis can be elusive, with patients sometimes suffering unexplained symptoms and untreated lupus for years. Hence, a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of lupus is a valuable resource to an array of clinicians and may help expedite earlier diagnosis and better patient care. Part of the Oxford American Rheumatology Library, this concise, authoritative pocketbook describes the pathophysiology of lupus, diagnostic strategies and tools, and current and emerging therapeutic options, focusing on direct clinical applications for busy healthcare professionals. With 20 new tables and the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition, this second edition fulfills a need for a concise, practical guide to Lupus for clinicians that distills the principal features of this complicated, often misunderstood disorder.

Rheumatology E Book

Rheumatology E Book
Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2112
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 0702063037
ISBN 13: 9780702063039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology E Book Book Review:

Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.

Biologic and Systemic Agents in Dermatology

Biologic and Systemic Agents in Dermatology
Author: Paul S. Yamauchi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 3319668846
ISBN 13: 9783319668840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biologic and Systemic Agents in Dermatology Book Review:

Written by leading experts in the field and designed for dermatologists and residents, this book includes evidence-based medicine that underscores the clinical data, as well as practical tips on how to use both biologic and systemic agents in the field of dermatology. In the past decade, there have been several groundbreaking advances in medical dermatology. Novel biologic and systemic agents have been developed to treat inflammatory disorders, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, as well as skin malignancies such as melanoma. Biologic and Systemic Agents in Dermatology encompasses these developments by describing the mechanism of action of these various agents and the clinical efficacy and safety to treating these respective disorders. The utilization of biologic and systemic agents in other dermatologic conditions, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacovigilance, and clinical trials outcomes are discussed as well as topics including tumor necrosis, conventional systemic agents for psoriatic disease, and oral agents for atopic dermatitis.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author: Caroline Gordon,David Isenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0198739184
ISBN 13: 9780198739180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (often abbreviated to SLE or lupus) is a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body, causing the immune system to attack the body's cells and tissue, and resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. This new addition to the Oxford Rheumatology Library series provides a practical approach to the assessment and management of patients with this complex, multisystem autoimmune disease to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease and its complications. It provides comprehensive but easy to assimilate reading for consultant rheumatologists, dermatologists, nephrologists, obstetricians and other specialists and their trainees, interested GPs, specialist nurses, and clinical trial teams both in hospitals and contract research organizations.

Outcome Measures and Metrics in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Outcome Measures and Metrics in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author: Zahi Touma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN 10: 3030733033
ISBN 13: 9783030733032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcome Measures and Metrics in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that manifests with a myriad of clinical and laboratory features. The assessment of SLE is comprehensive and includes different core set domains; disease activity, damage, health-related quality of life, adverse events and economic impact. This comprehensive book is focused on the instruments and outcome measures utilized in the assessment of SLE. It targets different audiences including physicians, scientists/researchers and different health professionals interested in learning about the art of measurement in SLE. The book highlights the importance of measurement in the assessment of SLE in a clinical settings, research and clinical trials. Each of the chapters provide a systematic approach to the instruments utilized in the assessment of a specific construct in SLE (e.g., disease activity, fatigue, etc.) and incorporate a comprehensive coverage of disease specific and disease generic measures. It also discusses different patient-reported outcomes that are crucial to reflect patient perceptions of their health condition and cover constructs such as fatigue, pain, anxiety and depression, cognition, frailty, and many others.

A Body Out of Balance

A Body Out of Balance
Author: Nancy Carteron,Ruth Fremes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN 10: 1101567422
ISBN 13: 9781101567425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Body Out of Balance Book Review:

One of the most common yet underrecognized autoimmune and rheumatological disorders. Sjögren's (pronounced SHOW-grens) syndrome, or SjS, affects more people than rheumatoid arthritis and lupus combined. Difficult to diagnose, SjS is characterized by symptoms that shift almost daily, usually beginning with vague discomforts such as dry eyes and dry mouth, then advancing to more severe concerns such as joint pain and swollen glands. A Body Out of Balance provides a comprehensive guide to the wide array of symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, and invaluable coping methods, so patients may devise a personal treatment plan. Co written by a woman living with the disease and by a physician who has treated countless SjS patients, this indispensable resource will enhance awareness and demystify this often-misunderstood disorder.

Lupus

Lupus
Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2014-03
ISBN 10: 0199361967
ISBN 13: 9780199361960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lupus Book Review:

This book serves as a concise resource on the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of lupus. It is a practical, evidence-based volume that describes the pathophysiology of the condition, diagnostic strategies and tools, as well as current and emergerging therapeutic options.

Lupus

Lupus
Author: Sophia Lionaki
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 1838801693
ISBN 13: 9781838801694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lupus Book Review:

Systemic lupus erythematosus, the prototype of an autoimmune disorder, may affect several organs and may run a chronic course between relapse and remission. This book covers important aspects of the disease, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, and neuropsychiatric manifestations, including basic science and clinical features and management. In affected patients, the fundamental problem of fertility is reassessed including the risk of the disease, the possibility of fetal loss, the safety of drugs during pregnancy, and the current diagnostic and suggested therapeutic strategies of reproductive medicine. Finally, the issue of pathogenesis is revisited with a thorough description of animal models in relation to physiology and potential novel therapies.

Rheumatology Secrets E Book

Rheumatology Secrets E Book
Author: Sterling West
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0323172873
ISBN 13: 9780323172875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology Secrets E Book Book Review:

Stay up to date on the latest common and uncommon rheumatic disorders with Rheumatology Secrets Plus. This enhanced medical reference book addresses the treatment of common and uncommon rheumatic disorders, with each chapter reviewing basic immunology and pathophysiology, important disease manifestations, and practical management issues. The user-friendly style of the popular Secrets Series® makes this updated volume a valuable addition to your library! Review basic immunology and pathophysiology, important disease manifestations, and practical management issues related to rheumatic disorders. Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with content thoroughly updated by leaders in the field. Quickly review key concepts with improved "Plus" formatting, such as larger figures and easier-to-read text. Enhance your reference power through a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, "Key Points" summaries, lists of useful web sites, and practical tips from the authors. Improve content knowledge with a special chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets," providing an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.

Henry s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods E Book

Henry s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods E Book
Author: Richard A. McPherson,Matthew R. Pincus
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1618
Release: 2021-06-09
ISBN 10: 0323755089
ISBN 13: 9780323755085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods E Book Book Review:

For more than 100 years, Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods has been recognized as the premier text in clinical laboratory medicine, widely used by both clinical pathologists and laboratory technicians. Leading experts in each testing discipline clearly explain procedures and how they are used both to formulate clinical diagnoses and to plan patient medical care and long-term management. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, it provides cutting-edge coverage of automation, informatics, molecular diagnostics, proteomics, laboratory management, and quality control, emphasizing new testing methodologies throughout. Remains the most comprehensive and authoritative text on every aspect of the clinical laboratory and the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Updates include current hot topics and advances in clinical laboratory practices, including new and extended applications to diagnosis and management. New content covers next generation mass spectroscopy (MS), coagulation testing, next generation sequencing (NGS), transfusion medicine, genetics and cell-free DNA, therapeutic antibodies targeted to tumors, and new regulations such as ICD-10 coding for billing and reimbursement. Emphasizes the clinical interpretation of laboratory data to assist the clinician in patient management. Organizes chapters by organ system for quick access, and highlights information with full-color illustrations, tables, and diagrams. Provides guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention, as well as cost-effective test selection. Includes a chapter on Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring that discusses the necessity of testing for therapeutic drugs that are more frequently being abused by users.

Lahita s Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lahita s Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author: Robert G. Lahita
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN 10: 0323914888
ISBN 13: 9780323914888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lahita s Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly called lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect virtually any organ of the body. In lupus, the body's immune system, which normally functions to protect against foreign invaders, becomes hyperactive, forming antibodies that attack normal tissues and organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and blood. Lupus is characterized by periods of illness, called flares, and periods of wellness or remission. Because its symptoms come and go and mimic those of other diseases, lupus is difficult to diagnose. There is no single laboratory test that can definitively prove that a person has the complex illness. To date, lupus has no known cause or cure. Early detection and treatment are the key to a better health outcome and can usually lessen the progression and severity of the disease. Anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials, and steroids (such as cortisone and others) are often used to treat lupus. Cytotoxic chemotherapies, like those used in the treatment of cancer, are also used to suppress the immune system in lupus patients. A new edition of this established and well-regarded reference combines basic science with clinical science to provide a translational medicine model. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sixth Edition, is a useful reference for specialists in the diagnosis and management of patients with SLE, a tool for measurement of clinical activity for pharmaceutical development and basic research of the disease, and a reference work for hospital libraries. Completely updated, revised, and expanded with the most comprehensive and accessible reference on SLE for clinicians and scientists Full-color presentation throughout the book Provides the latest information available on diagnosis and treatment Incorporates an international panel of authors who are experts in their fields, with an emphasis on young, cutting-edge scientists and physicians

Sj gren s Syndrome

Sj  gren   s Syndrome
Author: Robert I. Fox,Carla M. Fox
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781603279574
ISBN 13: 1603279571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sj gren s Syndrome Book Review:

The key knowledge assembled in this book comprises today’s most comprehensive resource on Sjögren’s syndrome. Sjögren’s patients require the care of a wide variety of clinical and surgical specialists to treat their disease and improve their quality of life. This volume presents a broad multi-disciplinary approach, enlisting the expertise of well-respected authors from around the world, covering the specialties of rheumatology, ophthalmology, oral medicine, oral surgery, otolaryngology, hematology, and others. This practical clinical resource begins with an overview of Sjögren’s myths, pearls and tips, information for referring physicians, and diagnostic and classification and criteria. The second section covers pathogenesis, providing the backbone for our understanding current diagnostics and therapeutics. The third section is devoted to clinical manifestations and therapeutic considerations. It covers the entire spectrum of symptoms and treatment, infused with the experience and astute clinical observations of the book’s contributors. With system-wide coverage of local and systemic therapy, the book examines current therapy, biologics, and emerging therapeutic targets. Presenting many international perspectives, this book creates an inter-connective conduit for the global community of Sjögren’s patients and physicians.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author: Josef S. Smolen,Christoph C. Zielinski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642716423
ISBN 13: 9783642716423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

More than 140 years ago, lupus erythematosus (LE) was recognized as a disease entity by clinicians working in the field of dermatology, which had only recently become an independent medical discipline. Soon after cutaneous lupus was first reported, it was realized that, apart from the skin, the disease could involve other organs and thus be systemic in nature. The latter observations were first made by MORITZ KApOSI [1], whose work has attracted renewed attention re cently and who succeeded FERDINAND VON HEBRA to the chair of dermatology at the Medical Faculty in Vienna. The early description of lupus erythematosus in both its cutaneous and systemic manifes tations was thus intimately associated with Vienna and its Medical School. The next phase in the study of lupus was characterized by an in crease in knowledge of the type and extent of organ involvement. The work by OSLER [2], LIBMANN and SACKS [3], and KLEMPERER [4] best represents these advances. The increase in clinical knowledge of LE finally led to DUBOIS' famous monograph [5], which was pub lished at a time of renewed interest in SLE, elicited by the descrip tion by HARGRAVES et al. [6] of the LE-cell phenomenon. A more detailed analysis of this finding revealed that the disease was charac terized by an abnormal immune response, although its pathogenetic implications were still unclear.