Understanding the key components of the diagnosis, assessment and management of inflammatory arthritis patients is essential to improving patient care. This book aims to cover these areas. It places inflammatory arthritis into a historical context; deals with the epidemiology, pathology, clinical assessment and investigation of inflammatory arthritis patients and provides a comprehensive overview of currently available treatment options. It provides insight into stratified medicine, an area of emerging importance in the management of heterogeneous diseases like RA. Finally, it provides an overview of what treatments strategies are in development.
1. An Overview of Inflammatory Arthritis.- 2. Epidemiology and Pathology.- 3. Clinical Features.- 4. Clinical and Laboratory Assessments.- 5. Symptomatic Drug Treatment.- 6. Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs.- 7. Biologics – An Overview.- 8. Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-a) Treatment.- 9. B Cell Inhibition and other Biologics.- 10. Steroids.- 11. Non-Drug Treatments.- 12. Stopping Treatments.- 13. Emerging Therapies in Rheumatoid Arthritis.- 14. Stratified Medicine in Inflammatory Arthritis.