Arthritis and allied conditions : a textbook of rheumatology by William J. Koopman MD

By William J. Koopman MD

Established because the “Bible of Rheumatology,” this definitive two-volume reference is now in its completely up to date 15th version. greater than two hundred of the world’s preeminent specialists offer encyclopedic insurance of the complete box of rheumatology, together with appropriate simple technological know-how, diagnostic and healing modalities, and pathophysiology, prognosis, and clinical and surgical administration of all rheumatic ailments and syndromes. Chapters comprise vast references and greater than 1,200 illustrations supplement the text.

A new co-editor, Dr. Larry Moreland, joins Dr. Koopman for this variation. insurance comprises a variety of new therapy modalities, a brand new bankruptcy on anti-TNF medicinal drugs, and state-of-the-art molecular and genetic research.

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Seasonal variation in rates of systemic onset JIA, reported inconsistently, suggests that environmental or infectious factors may contribute prominently to the occurrence of this JIA subtype. Oligoarthritis is the most common subtype of JIA. 11 arthritis or enthesitis-related (juvenile onset of AS) JIA or other forms. Disease subtype sometimes changes at follow-up. 6 cases per 100,000 children annually (71 ) and, like prevalence, vary greatly from study to study, perhaps due to differing criteria for disease and source of cases.

Even so, there are several nutrients that, because of potential antioxidant, antiinflammatory, or other effects, would be likely to modify disease severity or even its occurrence. The most promising candidates are omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acid–containing foods; vitamin C, E, and other antioxidants such as selenium; and, surprisingly, coffee and tea. High intake of baked/broiled fish—specifically of oily fish such as salmon or trout, which provide omega-3 fatty acids, lowered the risk for developing RA (44 ).

Studies of workers exposed to silica dust and of those with silicosis suggest high rates of SLE (131 ), and a large case control study (132 ) showed a dose-response effect of silica exposure on the risk for SLE for workers in trades or farming. Smokers may or may not be at increased risk for SLE (114 ). Although hair dyes contain hydrazines similar to drugs that cause drug-induced lupus, hair dye exposure has, at most, only a modest effect on lupus risk (133 ). Persons in a community with trichloroethylene water contamination had higher rates of SLE-like symptoms compared with persons from a nonexposed community (134 ).

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