1st Edition

Clinical Innovation in Rheumatology Past, Present, and Future

Edited By Jason Liebowitz, Philip Seo Copyright 2023
    198 Pages 10 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    198 Pages 10 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    198 Pages 10 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Tremendous advances have been made in the field of rheumatology, profoundly changing our understanding of many rheumatologic conditions and creating a new frontier for effective treatments. This book explains the most significant advances in research and care and speculates as to what will be the future of rheumatology over the next several decades, including challenges and lessons learned from past experiences in the field. It highlights landmark research articles and scientific discoveries, discusses how big data, personalized medicine, new biomarkers for disease, and other technological revolutions will shape the future, making it a must-have resource for physicians from all regions of the world.

    Key Features
    • Includes concise yet thorough description of the landmark studies and scientific breakthroughs coupled with easy-to-follow organizational structure of chapters that are accessible to readers at different levels of training.
    • Brings together world-leading experts to provide a fresh perspective to trainees such as residents and fellows-in-training, as well as more senior clinicians and researchers across the field of rheumatology and in specialties such as cardiology, dermatology, pulmonology, nephrology, and neurology, all of whom care for patients with rheumatologic conditions.
    • Allows the authors to imagine and speculate about the evolution of the field of rheumatology in the coming decades. Examples of such speculative possibilities include use of synovial biopsy to predict response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis, replacement of renal biopsy with urinary proteomics in diagnosing and classifying lupus nephritis, use of new therapeutics to obviate the need for steroids in the treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, and the use of machine learning to evaluate subtle changes in imaging for management of inflammatory arthritis.

    Chapter 1: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Brent A. Luedders, Ted R. Mikuls, James R. O’Dell and Bryant R. England

    Chapter 2: Axial Spondyloarthritis
    Ethan Craig and Alexis Ogdie

    Chapter 3: Psoriatic arthritis
    Elena Obreja, Ana-Maria Orbai and Jason Liebowitz

    Chapter 4: Crystalline Arthritis
    Gary H Ho and Michael Toprover

    Chapter 5: Osteoarthritis
    Marc C. Hochberg, Virginia Byers Kraus, Stefan Lohmander, Ali Guermazi, Frank Roemer and Ali Mobasheri

    Chapter 6: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Vaneet K. Sandhu, Neha V. Chiruvolu, Daniel J. Wallace

    Chapter 7: Sjogren’s Disease
    Ghaith Noaiseh and Alan N. Baer

    Chapter 8: Scleroderma
    Julie J. Paik
    Chapter 9: Myositis
    Rasha Shahin and Eleni Tiniakou

    Chapter 10: Vasculitis
    Michelle Robinette, Eli Miloslavsky and Zachary S. Wallace

    Chapter 11: Osteoporosis
    Mazen Nasrallah and Marcy B. Bolster

    Chapter 12: Immune-related Adverse Events: A Novel Paradigm of the Immune System
    Pankti D. Reid and Anne R. Bass

    Chapter 13: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Rheumatic Disease
    Sara Baig & Dana D. DiRenzo

    Chapter 14: COVID-19 and MIS-C
    Jordan E. Roberts, Mary Beth Son


    Dr. Jason Liebowitz, MD, attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate studies and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was selected as Chief Resident. He completed his rheumatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University was nominated for the 2019 Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology.

    Dr. Philip Seo is an Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology. A graduate of Harvard College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Dr. Seo completed his Internal Medicine training as a member of the Osler Medical Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since then, he has worked at Johns Hopkins in several capacities, including as a hospitalist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and as an Assistant Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, before joining the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Seo is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center and Director of the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Fellowship Program.