Combination Treatment in Autoimmune Diseases by W.B. HarrisonCombination Treatment in Autoimmune Diseases by W.B. Harrison

Combination Treatment in Autoimmune Diseases

EditorW.B. Harrison, B.A.C. Dijkmans

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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This book consists of contributions from the most prominent experts in this field. In the first section the general principles of combination treatment are discussed, from rationale and methodology to benefits of risks in daily practice. The second section concerns specific diseases. It is striking that although there is so much experience with combining DMARDS in RA, for several other autoimmune diseases combination therapy has not yet been developed. Denton and Black, on the other hand, are able to add a refreshing new meaning to the term "combination therapy" in systemic sclerosis by pointing out the aetiologies beyond those caused by immunopathology, and dealing with combinations of therapy to address issues beyond immunotherapy. The last section is devoted to the future, and the editors hope to come back in 2010 with an issue which will look back and determine whether the predictions of Brooks, Moore, Huizinga and Breedveld have come true.

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Title:Combination Treatment in Autoimmune DiseasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:219 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642077048

ISBN - 13:9783642077043

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Table of Contents

Combination therapy for autoimmune diseases: the rheumatoid arthritis model.- Methodology of combination trials.- Regulatory aspects of evaluating combination treatments in autoimmune diseases.- New therapies in development for autoimmune diseases: their rationale for combination treatment.- Combination therapy: the risks of infection and tumor induction.- Combination treatment in autoimmune diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus.- Combination therapy in autoimmune disease: vasculitis.- Combination therapies for systemic sclerosis.- Therapy of Sjögren's syndrome.- Spondylarthropathies: options for combination therapy.- Combination therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.- What will treatment of autoimmune diseases entail in 2010?- Stem cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases.