The expert opinions assembled in this book comprise today's most comprehensive resource on Sjögren’s Syndrome. Communicating the most up-to-date information in the spectrum of primary care and specialty disciplines caring for these patients, the book summarizes the latest advances in molecular biology, diagnostics, imaging and therapy.
The book begins with clear, concise sections on biology and diagnosis, including classification criterion, laboratory and imaging evaluation and tissue pathology of primary and secondary Sjögren’s Syndrome. It presents a system-wise approach to local and systemic therapy, including promising new therapeutic targets. Key sections on current and emerging therapies, clinical trials and aims in research provide a global perspective to the ground-breaking work occurring in Sjögren’s care.
The only text which synthesizes the complete understanding of pathogenesis and algorithms for care, this book is an indispensable reference for rheumatologists, primary care physicians, and referring specialists.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Autoimmune - Rheumatology - Sicca - Sjogren's Syndrome - Sjögren’s Syndrome
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Ophthalmology - Otorhinolaryngology - Rheumatology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Overview.- 2. Pathogenesis of Minor Salivary Glands.- 3. Genetic and Viral Factors.- 4. Autoantibodies and Autoantigens.- 5. Diagnosis and Classification.- 6. Quality of Life Measurements: Influence of Dry Eyes, Mouth and Fatigue.- 7. Ocular Manifestations: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment.- 8. Oral and Dental Manifestations: Current Approaches to Therapy.- 9. Sjogren's as Seen from the ENT Perspective: From Parotid Swelling to Tracheal Reflux.- 10. Extraglandular Manifestations of Sjogren's Syndrome.- 11. Lymphoproliferation and Lymphoma.- 12. Conventional Treatmento of Sjogren's with DMARDs.- 13. Treatment of Sjogren's with Biologics.- 14. Looking into the Future: Emerging Therapies Based on Pathogenesis.