Scientific Basis of Healthcare


Edited by Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy

© 2012 – CRC Press

150 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 22 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9781578087303
pub: 2012-01-18
US Dollars$76.95

About the Book

Evidenced-based texts are taking on a greater role in the education of healthcare providers. With an emphasis on this modality, this volume explores several topics related to the treatment of patients with the autoimmune form of arthritis known as rheumatoid arthritis. Topics include disease outcomes, leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors, cardiovascular risk associated with arthritis, cytokines, and alleles in rheumatoid arthritis. The book also examines various drugs used in treatment for pain relief and reduced inflammation.

Table of Contents

Rheumatoid Arthritis, V. Ruffing

Disease Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Roisin Adams

Cytokines in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pia Isomäki

Leukocyte Immunoglobulin-like Receptors in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nicodemus Tedla and Ahmer Hameed

Alleles and Rheumatoid Arthritis, María Verónica Aguirre-Arias, Carlos Vallejo Flores and Colin R. Martin

Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Elena Bartoloni, Alessia Alunno and Roberto Gerli

Drugs in Arthritis—An Overview, Stefano Alivernini, Elisa Gremese and Gianfranco Ferraccioli

Drugs in Focus in Arthritis—Leflunomide, Stefano Alivernini, Elisa Gremese and Gianfranco Ferraccioli

About the Editors

Colin R. Martin: Chair in Mental Health, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Victor R. Preedy: Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, King’s College London and Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, King’s College Hospital, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation