TY - CHAP A1 - Ophir Vinik A2 - Theodore Marras A3 - Shane Shapera A4 - Shikha Mittoo ED1 - Miroslav Harjacek Y1 - 2011-12-22 PY - 2011 T1 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Interstitial Lung Disease N2 - Rheumatology is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on the biology, cause, diagnosis and the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and other systemic diseases. The field of rheumatology is expanding rapidly and several very exciting developments have occurred during the recent years. Firstly, there has been a new dramatic understanding of the nature of inflammation and the possibility of specifically regulating the aberrant immune inflammatory response. Secondly, an understanding of pathogenesis has lead to the development of new, more targeted therapies. Challenges in Rheumatology has assembled an impressive group of international experts who have studied specific aspects of certain rheumatic diseases and have extensive experience either in pathophysiology, or with the in-depth diagnosis and/or management of rheumatic patients. They communicate their knowledge and experience to the reader in chapters that are conveniently organized as pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of selected rheumatic diseases, medical and perioperative orthopedic management, and the economic impact of rheumatic diseases. We hope that this book will help trainees become better physicians and scientists, and that it will help practicing rheumatologists to provide better care, and ultimately, improve the quality of life of our patients. BT - Challenges in Rheumatology SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27626 DO - 10.5772/27626 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -