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Editors: Carolyn M. Ulrich and Karl A. Bellinger
Book Description:
Lupus is a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, for example, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. One of the mechanisms that the immune system uses to fight infections is the production of antibodies. Patients with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can involve tissues anywhere in the body, lupus has the potential to affect a variety of areas of the body. Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and/or nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This book presents the latest research from around the world in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary A - The Role of Complement in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome: A Novel Mechanism for Pregnancy Morbidity, pp. 1-8;
(Michael Samarkos and Eleni Mylona (5th Dept. of Medicine, Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece))

Expert Commentary B - Assessing the Unmet Needs of People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Honoring Patient Self-Report, pp. 9-15;
(Neta Moses (School of Medical Practice and Public Health, Univ. of Newcastle, NSW, Australia))

Expert Commentary C - Lupus Pregnancy-Preconception Counselling, pp. 17-22;
(Agata Sadowska and Barbara Trzeciak (Univ. of Gdansk, Poland, Dept. of Family Medicine))

Short Communication A - Administrative Database Research in SLE: A Review of Potential Usefulness and Limitations, pp. 23-32;
(S. Bernatsky (Division of Clinical Epidemiology) and C. A. Pineau (Division of Rheumatology, Research Institute of the McGill Univ. Health Centre, Montreal, PQ, Canada))

Research and Review Chapters

Chapter I - Beneficial Effects of Statins in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Molecular Mechanism Involved, pp. 33-72;
(Antonio G Tristano (Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern Univ. (NSU), USA))

Chapter II - Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp. 73-104;
(Steffan W. Schulz and Chris T. Derk (Division of Rheumatology, Thomas Jefferson Univ., USA))

Chapter III - Current Treatment Options in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp.105-134;
(Ewa Robak (Dept. of Dermatology) and Tadeusz Robak (Dept. of Hematology, Medical Univ. of Lodz, Lodz, Poland))

Chapter IV - Complement: A Friend of Foe in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?, pp. 135-154;
(Pavel Horak, Hana Ciferska, Josef Zadrazil (III Dept. of Internal Medicine), Zuzana Hermanova, Marta Ordeltova (Department of Immunology), Tomas Tichy (Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University of Olomouc, Czech Republic))

Chapter V - Research Trends in the Clinical Management of Lupus Nephritis, pp. 155-178;
(Jessica Manson (Centre for Rheumatology Research, University College London, UK) and M. Y. Karim (Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, St. Thomas' Hospital, UK))

Chapter VI - The Effect of Psycho-Social Stress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Theoretical Review, pp. 179-193;
(M. I. Peralta-Ramirez and M. Perez-Garcia (Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Univ. of Granada, Spain))

Chapter VII - Current Researches in the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis, pp. 195-207;
(Keith K. Lau and Lavjay Butani (Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. of California, USA))

Chapter VIII - Chloroquine in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Importance and Adverse Events in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp. 209-220;
(Simone Appenzeller (McGill Univ., State Univ. of Campinas, Montreal Neurological Institute Univ., Canada))

Chapter IX - Genetic Basis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, pp. 221-233;
(Elena Sanchez and Javier Martin (Instituto de parasitologia y Biomedicina Lopez-Neyra, Spain))

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-859-8
   Status: AV
  
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