This book provides a comprehensive overview of the available biologic
therapies whilst comparing them to standard disease modifying
anti-rheumatic drugs, and discusses how best to determine which therapy
is most appropriate for an individual patient in the framework of
current guidelines. Biologics for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis is an up-to-date and concise practical guide to the latest therapeutic developments in this field. This book is an invaluable source of topical information for all rheumatologists and health care professionals treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
This text is a concise and up-to-date review, which discusses the background, development and mechanisms of resistance, testing methods and technology, current and emerging therapies and resources that clinicians can provide to their patients. Busy healthcare professionals who want a quick review of treatment resistance in lung cancer as well as a summary of current therapies will benefit from this succinct guide.
At a time when the field of cardiac safety is going through important changes, this unique book provides the rationale for, and cutting-edge explanations of, new regulatory landscapes that will likely govern cardiac safety assessments globally for the foreseeable future. Exposure-response modeling is already being accepted by regulatory agencies in lieu of the traditional Thorough QT/QTc Study, and the Comprehensive in vitro Proarrhythmia Assay initiative is well under way.
Developments in the field of cardiovascular safety are also described and discussed in the book. These include the search for more efficient ways to exonerate new drugs for type 2 diabetes from an unacceptable cardiovascular liability, how best to address off-target blood pressure increases induced by noncardiovascular drugs, and the continued evolution of the discipline of Cardio-oncology.
"a resource that will likely serve as a standard for years to come" - Dr Jonathan SeltzerTherapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, 2017;51(2):180
"I have no hesitation in recommending this book as a valuable reference source" - Dr Rashmi ShahJournal for Clinical Studies, 2017;9(1):62-63
This book provides an overview of the key developments in both acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia with a comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, etiology, clinical manifestations, classification, diagnosis, and staging as well as the most recent developments in the therapeutic landscape for acute leukemia. The Handbook of Acute Leukemia offers readers a key resource into the future outlook for patients with leukemia and is edited and authored by internationally renowned experts in the field. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells and acute leukemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively, requiring immediate treatment. Acute leukemia is classified according to the type of white blood cells that are affected: either lymphocytes and myeloid cells.
This concise, yet practical handbook will aid in supporting the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of autism, including behavioral therapies, current clinical trials, and emerging pharmaceutical treatments. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by disturbance in language, perception, and social skills that affects an estimated 1-2 per 1,000 people worldwide (although the number is as high as 20 per 1000 in the US). While studies have suggested a disturbance in neural metabolism in patients with ADS, the exact cause of the ASD still remains unknown. In 2013, a single indication of ASD, which united several related conditions (ie, classical autism, Asperger's syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS), was included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mood Disorders for the first time in order to support more standardized diagnoses.
This book will provide an introduction to the epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of the condition while also exploring the classification, diagnosis, and current and emerging therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. The underlying cause of the disease is not fully known, and SLE is much more common in women than in men. It may occur at any age but most often occurs in people between 10 and 50 years of age. This is the second Adis title from Ronald F van Vollenhoven, who previously authored Biologics for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Representing a state-of-the-art appraisal of this viral infection and its complications, this book comprises contributions from international authorities in infectious diseases, varicella-voster virus infections, and neuropathic pain. Important new information is presented on the role of the virus in terms of vascular risk, notably in heart attack, stroke and granulomatous angiitis (temporal arteritis). Similarly, new information on gastrointestinal involvement, often in the absence of rash and as seen with vasculopathies, is covered. The reader will benefit from new research into the pathology, pathophysiology and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and its complications, and special attention is paid to prevention through zoster vaccination using the current zoster vaccine, and a novel, broader option that can be used in immunocompromised patients.This book follows the two editions of the book, Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia, and is divided into sections for the convenience of the reader. A section on herpes zoster includes epidemiology and natural history of the varicella zoster virus, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, neurological complications, the role of varicella zoster virus in giant cell arteritis, concern about increased vascular risk of heart attack and stroke, antiviral therapy, and treatment of skin manifestations. A section on postherpetic neuralgia includes important information on the effect of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on quality of life, the neuropathology and pathophysiological mechanisms in postherpetic neuralgia, and the new concept of persistent ganglionitis as the cause of postherpetic neuralgia. A comparison is made between facial postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. There is an extensive section on treatment, including the role of opioids, the general treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, intervention and neurosurgical approaches, and covering guidelines for clinical trial designs in postherpetic neuralgia. A final section addresses the questions of whether aggressive treatment of acute herpes zoster can prevent postherpetic neuralgia and includes a critically important chapter on herpes zoster vaccines.
This concise pocketbook will provide readers with an overview and background of meningococcal disease, treatment options and emerging therapies, and methods of prevention. The book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in vaccinations to prevent meningococcal disease. This book reviews the disease progression and associated risk factors; its pathogenesis and diagnosis; methods of treatment and prevention, both current and emerging; and the future directions of meningococcal disease management. The book is ideal for busy healthcare professionals, as it covers all aspects of the disease and its treatment in a condensed and manageable format, whilst including the most up-to-date treatment guidelines and algorithms.
The Handbook of Lymphoma is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and management of patients with the disease. The Handbook aims to provide healthcare professionals with an informative and up-to-date guide to the latest developments in the treatment of patients with both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and, as with other cancers, is a disease of the body's cells. Usually, cells divide in the body in an orderly and controlled manner, however when this process gets out of control and the cells carry on dividing in an abnormal manner a tumor can form known as lymphoma in one or more groups of lymph nodes. This field has seen increasing development in the available options for treating patients with lymphoma particularly in the recent emergence and approval of targeted therapies. In this clinically focused Handbook, the authors address these advances by looking at treatment recommendations for both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and also making suggestions on the future outlook for patients with this disease. This Handbook is an invaluable and educational source of topical information for all medical and healthcare professionals with an interest in lymphoma.
This book will provide an overview of how to manage patients with lymphoma in the format of a series of engaging case studies. Lymphomas are cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These lymphomas comprise various subtypes with prognosis and treatment depending on the stage and type of the cancer. Lymphoma is a major global health problem; non-Hodgkin lymphoma in particular is the tenth most common type of cancer worldwide. In response to this there have been a number of significant advances in the available treatment options for lymphoma with new breakthrough drugs being approved or registered for approval. In light of this, this case study book will be an extremely timely guide for all hematologists, oncologists, and healthcare professionals wishing to keep up-to-date with these recent developments. The format of this book is also particularly appealing as it offer readers a practical approach to the clinical management of patients with these conditions as suggested by leading physicians from the City of Hope National Medical Center in California, USA in an era of vast therapeutic development.
A concise but comprehensive pocket handbook that provides an accessible and up-to-date introductory overview of this debilitating skin disease. Written by highly recognizable leaders in the field, this book presents essential information on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management strategies and options for hidradenitis suppurativa, forming an ideal resource to increase awareness of this disease among healthcare professionals.
This handbook is a collection of clinical narratives that underscore the heterogeneous and unpredictable presentation of multiple sclerosis (MS) and give real-world clinical context to recent drug developments. This accessible and concise publication is intended to be used by a wide range of medical professionals, from specialist neurologists to medical trainees with an interest in neurology. An ideal clinical resource, Case Studies in Multiple Sclerosis provides an evidence-based discussion of each case, with an aim to enhance effective diagnosis and treatment of patients with MS and MS-related conditions.
This concise handbook looks at psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as separate but often related conditions, focusing on a background around the indications, such as disease overview and epidemiology; going on to look at the etiology and immunopathogenesis of each indication; looking at the clinical presentation and diagnosis; before focusing on the current and emerging treatment options, including a brief section on the issues of quality of life and comorbidities associated with these indications. ?
This book is a practical and up-to-date review that discusses the impact of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the effect of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and severity on cardiovascular comorbidity, and the influence of rheumatoid arthritis drug therapy on cardiovascular risk. This title also explores cardiovascular disease as a manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis and highlights the available methods for screening and diagnosing these conditions. Current and emerging therapies to aid clinicians in the daily management of their patients are also featured in this title. Busy healthcare professionals who are looking for a collaborative approach to these conditions will benefit from this comprehensive overview.
This handbook is an in-depth and comprehensive guide for the treatment and management of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The handbook provides an informative review of the disease looking at the epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, issues of diagnosis and classification, consequences and complications, general treatment aspects, as well as both non pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy whilst considering the future outlook for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis found in children and adolescents, affecting about 1 in 1,000 children. It is a chronic disease which causes inflammation, pain and swelling of the affected joints and can affect joints in any part of the body. This Handbook provides an unbiased, informative discussion of the current and emerging treatments in this field.
This handbook is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment and management of patients with multiple myeloma. The Handbook was commissioned to address an unmet need for a book of this kind in the myeloma field and to provide busy healthcare professionals with an informative and educational review of the current and emerging treatment recommendations for multiple myeloma. Myeloma is a type of bone marrow cancer arising from plasma cells and is the second most common form of bone marrow cancer, but represents just 1% of all cancers. The causes of myeloma are not fully understood but it is thought to be caused by an interaction of both genetic and environmental factors. This Handbook discusses these issues as well the latest developments in the field and will be an invaluable source of topical information for all healthcare professionals with an interest in multiple myeloma.
This text will provide readers with a thorough review of the complex condition of chronic pain and addictions. The book was originally commissioned due to the need in the field for more literature on the topic. This concise pocket book will review epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and medical management of both chronic pain and addiction. Busy healthcare professionals will benefit from this text, which will not only cover the foundation of the management of both conditions and together, but discuss up-to-date national and international treatment guidelines, upcoming therapies and REMS.
This concise, clinically focused handbook offers a complete overview of bacterial pneumonia and reviews the latest guidelines, treatment options, clinical trials, and management of this disease. The easily accessible text offers infectious disease specialists and other health care workers with an excellent quick reference tool, with full color tables and figures enhancing the text further. Pneumonia is a debilitating disease, and can also be a very serious complication of pre-existing lung conditions. Combined with influenza (a predisposing factor) it is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, such there is a need for physicians to prevent pneumonia by vaccination and hygiene methods, as well as recognizing and treating early.
This handbook is an overview of the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of diabetic retinopathy, within the context of overall long-term diabetes disease management. Diabetes-related eye damage (diabetic retinopathy) is one of the most common complications of diabetes, affecting approximately 30-40% of people with diabetes. The situation is so severe that in countries such as the US and UK, diabetic retinopathy is currently the leading cause of blindness in people age 20 to 74 years old. Fortunately, there are several existing and emerging treatments on the horizon and with adequate control of the underlying diabetes, this condition can be successfully managed.
This concise, clinically focused pocket handbook assembles and synthesizes the latest developments and trends in the diagnosis and treatment of CML and provides an authoritative and convenient summary of the latest progress in TKI trials, the molecular monitoring of CML responses, and the development of new therapies to overcome resistance and improve patient care. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a rare type of leukemia (1-2 per 100,000 people) but is the most common chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm. CML remains a key model for the improved understanding of the pathophysiology of a malignancy at a molecular level; CML was the first cancer to be associated with a recurring chromosome abnormality, which generates the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome and its associated fusion gene BCR-ABL1. The clinical outcome for patients with CML has changed dramatically in the past 15 years and this has been due to the development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), compounds that inhibit the activity of the oncogenic BCR-ABL1 protein. A number of first-, second- and third-generation TKIs are now available for the treatment of CML, although a number of treatment challenges remain, not least the development of treatment-resistant CML. Parallel to the development of specific drugs for treating CML, major advances have been made in the field of disease monitoring and standardization of response criteria.
This concise handbook provides an overview of incretin-based therapies and guidance for incorporating them into the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Chapters include landmark clinical trials and international treatment guidelines in order to update readers with all major advances in the field. An ideal resource for medical professionals that treat patients with type 2 diabetes in hospital and clinical settings.
This concise guide provides psychiatrists (including trainees) and general practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the most clinically relevant assessment scales and tools in order to assist with and enhance diagnostic outcomes in depression.Depression is one of the most common mood disorders across the globe, with a lifetime prevalence across all people of 8-10%. Despite being relatively common, depression remains severely underdiagnosed across all age groups and nationalities.
The skin is colored by a blend of pigments, which form part of a complex and highly regulated process. Pigmentary defects normally present with dyschromia and can be caused by genetic defects, systemic disease, inflammatory processes, metabolic defects, infections, tumors, or toxic or iatrogenic causes. This atlas is an extensive text written by key opinion leaders within dermatology, it has a comprehensive format that guides the reader through the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and differential diagnosis of both common and rare pigmentary disorders. It illustrates the diagnosis and recognition of pigmentary disorders with a wide range of images.