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Published: 20 July 2006

594 Pages | 8 pp colour plate section + 220 b&w illustrations


ISBN: 9780198566304

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Second Edition

Gary S. Firestein, Gabriel Panayi, and Frank Wollheim

  • Rigorously updated and extended
  • Completely revised therapy section including all new biologic agents
  • Future therapeutic developments fully reviewed
  • New information on genetics and environmental factors influencing disease progression
  • New in-depth coverage of imaging
  • Critically updated chapters on patient education, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Coverage of analgesics includes the latest information on Cox inhibitors, paracetamol and opioids

New to this Edition:

  • Updated basic science section incorporating new data on the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, including the role of T cell co-stimulation, signal transduction, autoantibiodies, B cells, and innate immunity
  • Completley revised therapy section that now includes the biologics that have been approved and are on the horizon for likely approval in the next year
  • Future targets updated, including potential for stem cells, novel small molecule targets, and biomarker based clinical trial design

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