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The Autoimmune Diseases

The Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Noel R. Rose,Ian R. Mackay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Autoimmune Diseases is composed of 25 chapters dealing with different aspects of some specific autoimmune diseases. The book begins with the elucidation of the genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases. Subsequent chapters explore numerous kinds of autoimmune diseases. Other chapters describe the antireceptor antibodies and the sensitivity and specificity of autoantibody testing. This book is designed to provide a deeper understanding of this increasingly important field of medical science for physicians and investigators involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or research of autoimmune ...

The Autoimmune Diseases

The Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Noel R. Rose,Ian R. Mackay
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 0128122420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Autoimmune Diseases, Sixth Edition, emphasizes the "3 P’s" of 21st Century medicine: precision, prediction and prevention. Topics cover the modern systems approach to biology that involves large amounts of personalized, ongoing physiologic data ("omics") coupled with advanced methods of analysis, new tests of genetic engineering, such as CRISPR, auto inflammatory diseases, autoimmune responses to tumor immunotherapy, and information on normal immune response and disorders. Each of the major autoimmune disorders is discussed by researchers and clinical investigators experienced in dealing with patients. Chapters emphasize the immunologic basis of the disease as well as the use of immunologic diagnostic methods and treatments. The book also covers several cross-cutting issues related to the recognition and treatment of autoimmune diseases, including chapters on the measurement of autoantibodies and T cells, the use of biomarkers as early predictors of disease, and new methods of treatment. Gives a thorough and important overview on the entire field, framing individual disease chapters with information that compares and contrasts each disorder and its therapy Provides thorough, up-to-date information on specific diseases, along with clinical applications in an easily found reference for clinicians and researchers interested in certain diseases Keeps readers abreast of current trends and emerging areas in the field Ensures that content is not only up-to-date, but applicable and relevant Includes new, updated chapters that emphasize hot topics in the field, e.g., research on auto inflammatory diseases and autoimmune responses following cancer immunotherapy

Autoimmune Disease Models

Autoimmune Disease Models Book
Author : Irun R. Cohen,Ariel Miller
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-06-28
ISBN : 0080917364
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Because autoimmune disorders can wreak havoc in both humans and animals, these disorders are now the objects of intense and focused research. This book details specific animal models for a variety of autoimmune disorders. The contributors are recognized authorities who deal with the panoply of experimentally induced autoimmune disorders, including encephalomyelitis, allergic neuritis, uveoretinitis, myocarditis, and hepatitis. Also included are discussions of spontaneously appearing diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Many other disorders are also covered in this comprehensive guide. Certain to be an aid in the planning of individual experiments and broader research programs, this book will be a valuable addition to the library of all practicing immunologists interested in immune system function and dysfunction.

Mosaic of Autoimmunity

Mosaic of Autoimmunity Book
Author : Carlo Perricone,Yehuda Shoenfeld
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-02-15
ISBN : 012814307X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Mosaic of Autoimmunity: The Novel Factors of Autoimmune Diseases describes the multifactorial origin and diversity of expression of autoimmune diseases in humans. The term implies that different combinations of factors in autoimmunity produce varying and unique clinical pictures in a wide spectrum of autoimmune diseases. Most of the factors involved in autoimmunity can be categorized into four groups: genetic, immune defects, hormonal and environmental factors. In this book, the environmental factors are reviewed, including infectious agents, vaccines as triggers of autoimmunity, smoking and its relationship with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases. An entirely new syndrome, the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), is also included, along with other diseases that are now recognized as having an autoimmune etiopathogenesis. Highlights the concept of the mosaic of autoimmune manifestations Includes new visions on unsuspected molecules Provides updated knowledge to physicians helping patients with autoimmune diseases Presents thorough, up-to-date information on specific diseases, along with clinical applications

Idiotypes in Medicine Autoimmunity Infection and Cancer

Idiotypes in Medicine  Autoimmunity  Infection and Cancer Book
Author : R.C. Kennedy,S. Ferrone,Yehuda Shoenfeld
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 1997-11-19
ISBN : 9780080534435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the most comprehensive review of the idiotypic network available. All the current knowledge of idiotypes of the various antibodies is incorporated in this volume. The pathogenic role of idiotypes in autoimmunity and cancer is reviewed in depth. The therapeutic part focusses on harnessing anti-idiotypes for treating autoimmunological disorders, and on the employment of idiotypes for vaccines in cancer and infectious diseases, as well as explaining the manipulation of the idiotypic network in autoimmunity and cancer idiotypes and vaccines.

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Yehuda Shoenfeld,Ricard Cervera,M. Eric Gershwin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-06-08
ISBN : 1603272852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA – up to eight percent of the population are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. In Handbook of Autoimmune Disease, the editors have gathered in a comprehensive handbook a critical review, by renowned experts, of more than 100 autoimmune diseases, divided into two main groups, namely systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. A contemporary overview of these conditions with special emphasis on diagnosis is presented. Each chapter contains the essential information required by attending physicians as well as bench scientists to understand the definition of a specific autoimmune disease, the diagnostic criteria, and the treatment.

Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin

Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin Book
Author : Michael Hertl
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-24
ISBN : 3211992251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autoimmune disorders of the skin remain an enigma for many clinicians and scientists not familiar with these mostly severe and chronic diseases. The book provides an overview and the latest information on the broad spectrum of cutaneous autoimmune disorders for clinicians, scientists and practitioners in dermatology, medicine, rheumatology, ENT, pediatrics and ophthalmology. The book is unique since it presents the state-of-the-art knowledge on pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders provided by the world experts in the field. The primary intention is to broaden the understanding of the pathophysiology of cutaneous autoimmune disorders and to provide a practical guide to how to identify and handle these conditions. The book is illustrated with many tables, illustrative figures and clinical color photographs. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and extended by chapters on paraneoplastic cutaneous syndromes, atopic dermatitis and autoimmunity and Skin manifestations of rheumatic diseases.

Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Rolando Cimaz,Thomas J.A. Lehman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-11-13
ISBN : 9780080553443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many of the systemic autoimmune diseases seen in children are different from those seen in adults making them a special problem for physicians and scientists who care for the affected children and study their diseases. Benefiting both pediatric and adult rheumatologists, as well as physicians from other specialties, this volume covers the latest advances in pathogenesis and clinical management of common conditions seen in pediatric rheumatology practices.

Janeway s Immunobiology

Janeway s Immunobiology Book
Author : Kenneth Murphy,Paul Travers,Mark Walport,Peter Walter
Publisher : Garland Science
Release : 2010-06-22
ISBN : 9780815344575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Janeway's Immunobiology CD-ROM, Immunobiology Interactive, is included with each book, and can be purchased separately. It contains animations and videos with voiceover narration, as well as the figures from the text for presentation purposes.

The Autoimmune Epidemic

The Autoimmune Epidemic Book
Author : Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-02-10
ISBN : 0743277767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do our bodies rebel against themselves? Why are autoimmunine disorders on the rise? What role do everyday environmental toxins play in triggering onset of these diseases? The author answers these questions with personal stories and sound scientific research and offers ways to combat the problem.

The Autoimmune Solution

The Autoimmune Solution Book
Author : Amy Myers, M.D.
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2015-01-27
ISBN : 0062347497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way. In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases

Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Robert George Lahita,Nicholas Chiorazzi,Westley H. Reeves
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780781715058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases is the definitive reference work about the mechanisms autoimmune diseases employ against the body and the conditions in which they thrive. Whether it's where and how autoimmune diseases disable organs from functioning, or the first symptoms of disease, this book blends both the clinical and the scientific to explain autoimmune diseases' phenomena. The only source for information on heavy metals' and silicone implants' effects on autoimmunity, this book compiles contributions from world-renowned faculty to cut across all fields of medicine, from surgery to internal medicine.

The Immune Mystery

The Immune Mystery Book
Author : Dr. Anita Kåss
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 1771645512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A page-turning and powerful medical mystery for readers of Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders and The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper More than 20 million Americans have autoimmune diseases, which occur when the immune system attacks the body. Autoimmune diseases are often misdiagnosed by doctors and overlooked by medical researchers. Almost all affect women more often than men. The Immune Mystery follows doctor and researcher Anita Kåss’s quest to solve the autoimmune puzzle, beginning with the premature death of her mother, who developed rheumatoid arthritis shortly after giving birth to Anita. As a child, Anita vowed to study the illness and one day find a cure. Becoming a respected doctor and researcher, Anita devoted herself to studying auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Why do so many autoimmune diseases start to show symptoms during and after childbirth, perimenopause, and menopause? Could autoimmune diseases be linked to our changing hormones? Despite the groundbreaking nature of her research, Anita had to fight for her ideas against the conventional wisdom and casual sexism of the medical industry––even as she made a discovery that earned her a record-breaking US$95 million pharmaceutical deal. A compelling blend of incredible determination and cutting-edge science, The Immune Mystery changes the way we think about autoimmune diseases. Anita offers solace to patients struggling with questions about their health, and introduces a powerful new voice in medical storytelling.

The Heart in Rheumatic Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

The Heart in Rheumatic  Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Book
Author : Udi Nussinovitch
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-02-10
ISBN : 0128032685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the United States, while more than 50,000,000 American adults suffer from some type of arthritis. The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. The diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. Increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. Yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. Patients' optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance. Moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. A continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. The book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts' perspectives. This book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and fifty-four distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the globe. A review of common, as well as unusual (yet clinically significant) medical cardiac complications of prevalent rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Focuses on aspects of pathophysiological processes, clinical presentations, screening tests, prognostic implications and novel therapeutic approaches. Presents an up-to-date “level of evidence and “strengths of recommendations for suggested therapies and reviews all randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses and other supporting published clinical findings.

The Link Between Religion and Health

The Link Between Religion and Health Book
Author : Harold George Koenig,Harvey Jay Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0195143604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies relationships between mental state and the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. It focuses on how mental states and beliefs affect physical health. This book examines topics relating to religious faith and behaviour.

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Manuel Ramos-Casals
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-09-02
ISBN : 9780080559315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Digestive System in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases represents the state-of-the-art in the field of digestive disorders in the most common systemic autoimmune diseases. The volume consists of an introductory chapter on imaging techniques in digestive diseases, followed by eight chapters on digestive manifestations in specific systemic autoimmune diseases. The final five chapters deal with digestive diseases with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic manifestations. International in scope, the table of contents reads like a Who's who in clinical research on systemic autoimmune diseases. More than 20 contributors from the European Union, the United States, Mexico and South Africa share their knowledge in this detailed volume. *One book of leading international clinical and scientific experts on autoimmune and digestive diseases *A practical guide to the identification, diagnosis and treatment of digestive involvement in patients with autoimmune diseases that will be useful for all medical specialties *Several diseases and conditions not included in other text books are included, some of which are of recent emergence *Each chapter is designed to serve as a “Guide to Clinical Practice for each disease

Women and Autoimmune Disease

Women and Autoimmune Disease Book
Author : Robert G. Lahita
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061736953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A cutting-edge examination of the mysterious world of autoimmune disease—and the new discoveries made daily that may save women's lives Autoimmune diseases—including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis—are among the most devastating conditions afflicting women today and the most resistant to diagnosis and treatment. In all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack healthy and normally functioning cells. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80 percent of autoimmune disease sufferers are women. In this groundbreaking book, world-class immunologist Dr. Robert Lahita brings years of intensive research, patient care, and diagnostics to shed light on the mysteries of these conditions, with a particular focus on how they affect—and how he treats—women. Through case studies, he reveals the early warning signs, symptoms, diagnostic processes, and the most innovative treatments for all the most common—and many of the less well known—autoimmune diseases. He offers a scientifically sound and sensitive work that is the best resource available to help understand these perplexing and debilitating diseases.

Women s Health in Autoimmune Diseases

Women s Health in Autoimmune Diseases Book
Author : Shefali Khanna Sharma
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 9811501149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on conveying autoimmune disease expertise to gynecologists and other clinicians, allowing them to approach the treatment of each disease in a pragmatic manner. Each chapter reviews the current literature on treatments for autoimmune diseases, especially under special circumstances like pregnancy; rating disease severity; and providing practical guidelines based on the current state of knowledge. How autoimmune diseases affect fertility, and how to best prepare patients with these diseases for pregnancy, is also addressed. Unfortunately the current literature does not provide effective guidelines. This book addresses that shortcoming, and will help clinicians to implement appropriate treatments, while also outlining possible alternatives in order to provide effective treatment for women living with autoimmune diseases. It also explores important issues concerning autoimmune diseases in women such as: lupus nephritis, vasculitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, anti phospholipid syndrome and systemic sclerosis, and their potential effects on unborn children. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable reference guide for Practicing Clinicians, Rheumatologists and Gynecologists, among others.

Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease Book
Author : Duncan Dartrey Adams,Christopher Dartrey Adams
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-08-13
ISBN : 9400769377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes how the Jerne-Burnet Forbidden Clone Theory and the Adams-Knight H Gene Theory, solved the pathogenesis and genetics of the autoimmune diseases showing how specific immunotherapy and prophylaxis can be developed. Furthermore, Ebringer's discovery of two microbial triggers of autoimmune diseases is described and the conclusion drawn that all autoimmune diseases have microbial triggers, so will be preventable by the finding of the triggers and vaccination against them.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook Book
Author : Mickey Trescott,Angie Alt
Publisher : Rodale
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN : 1623367298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect. Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.