This book provides a comprehensive overview of the available biologic
therapies whilst comparing them to standard disease modifying
anti-rheumatic drugs, and discusses how best to determine which therapy
is most appropriate for an individual patient in the framework of
current guidelines. Biologics for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis is an up-to-date and concise practical guide to the latest therapeutic developments in this field. This book is an invaluable source of topical information for all rheumatologists and health care professionals treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
A practical evidence-based overview of the available and emerging biologic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.
This book also features a concise summary of the latest updates regarding biosimilars for this conditions.
Concise pocket-sized format makes it an ideal go-to resource for all rheumatologists treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field.
Engaging images, illustrations, and figures highlight the up-to-date recommendations presented in the book.
Disease overview.- General treatment aspects.- Overview of biologic therapies.- Cytokine inhibitors.- B-cell directed therapy.- T-cell directed therapy.- Novel biologics and small molecules with biologic-like effects.- Strategies for the optimal use of biologic agents in rheumatoid arthritis.- Considerations for special patient populations.- Conclusions and future outlook