Lung Disease Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis [electronic resource] / edited by Takahisa Gono, Hitoshi Tokuda, Fumikazu Sakai, Tamiko Takemura
- Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- VIII, 199 pages 160 illustrations, 105 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Gono, Takahisa, Tokuda, Hitoshi, Sakai, Fumikazu, Takemura, Tamiko, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Part I Introduction -- 1. Overview: Clinical significance of lung disease associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Part II Airway disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 2. Comprehensive understanding of airway disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 3. Pathology of airway disease in rheumatoid arthritis -- 4. Imaging of Airway diseases of rheumatoid arthritis -- 5. Therapeutic strategy for airway disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Part III Interstitial lung disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 6. Comprehensive understanding of interstitial lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis -- 7. Pathology of interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis -- 8. Radiological characteristics of interstitial lung diseases in patients with connective tissue disease: focus on rheumatoid arthritis -- 9. Therapeutic strategies for interstitial lung diseases in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Part IV Diagnosis and treatment of acute lung disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 10. Bacterial and Fungal Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 11. Mycobacterium infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis (tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteriosis) -- 12. Organizing Pneumonia in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 13. Acute pulmonary infiltrates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Differential diagnosis and management.
- This comprehensive text expounds the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that primarily affects joints. Recent advances in therapy for RA provide the benefit of achieving a better outcome in patients with arthritis, and a large number of reports on RA are now available. Moreover, the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism have proposed guidelines and recommendations for management of RA patients. Therefore, clinicians around the world can adequately understand how to manage patients who have joint symptoms in RA. At the same time, however, the management of RA patients who have lung problems has not been disseminated sufficiently, although lung disease is a common complication in approximately 30–40 % of patients with RA. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of tangible evidence regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of lung disease associated with RA. Each expert author in this book elucidates the current status of knowledge about lung disease in RA and the management of RA patients with lung diseases. Thus this valuable collection benefits not only rheumatologists but also respirologists, radiologists, pathologists, general practitioners, and medical staff such as nurses who are involved in the management of RA.
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