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Surgery in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444638878, 9780444638885

Surgery in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease, Volume 15

1st Edition

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Editors: Fabiola Atzeni Ignacio Masala Daniel Aletaha Marcus Lee Xenofon Baraliakos
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444638878
eBook ISBN: 9780444638885
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th March 2018
Page Count: 228
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Table of Contents

1. The Spectrum of Rheumatic Disease
Puerta Gomez and Jose Alfredo
2. Comorbidities in Patients with Rheumatic Disease
Helga Radner
3. Drugs Used in Rheumatic Disease
Ivan Padjen
4. Essential and Optional Drugs for Rheumatic Diseases
Martin Aringer
5. Monitoring of Disease and Treatment of Patients with Rheumatic Disease
Laure Gossec
6. Type of Surgical Interventions and Risk of Complications
Marcus Lee
7. Risk/Benefit Management in the Perioperative Phase
Fabiola Atzeni
8. Education for Patients/Family and Doctors
Kristen Ambrose


Surgery in Systemic Autoimmune Disease, Volume 15, describes the state-of-the-art of the use of surgery in treating the most common systemic autoimmune diseases (SADS). The volume consists of an introductory chapter concerning the impact of surgery on SADs, follow by eight chapters describing the use of surgery in the treatment of specific diseases in various areas (cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology. etc.) and the possible difficulties and complications. The final five chapters deal with the possible complications arising during the course of biological and non-biological treatment, also providing recommendation concerning their management.

International in scope, the list of more than 20 contributors from Europa and America reads like a who’s who of clinical researchers in the field.

Key Features

  • Written by leading international clinical/surgical and scientific experts on surgical problems in SADs
  • Provides a practical guide to the safer use of surgery in patients with autoimmune diseases
  • Includes a number of problems and recommendations that cannot be found in other books
  • Designed as a ‘guide to clinical practice’ for surgical interventions required by patients with SADs
  • Gives a comprehensive review of the available surgical options


Immunologists, rheumatologists, hematologists, fellows, medical students and those working in autoimmune diseases and general medicine. Medical/scientific management and pharmaceutical companies


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About the Editors

Fabiola Atzeni

Fabiola Atzeni

Fabiola Atzeni received her degree in Medicine in 1995 from University of Cagliari and accreditation in Rheumatology in 2000. She received her Philosophy Doctorate in Experimental Immunology from University of Barcelona (2005). She is currently an Associate Professor and Senior Consultant at University of Messina. Before her current role, she was a Physician and Clinical Researcher at the Department of Rheumatology, Hospital L. Sacco, Milan. Her clinical and research interest lies in immunotherapies in autoimmune diseases with particular focus on the investigation and management of differential response to biological therapies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA), cardiovascular aspects of the different rheumatic diseases with particular emphasis on arteriosclerosis and infectious aspects

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Senior Consultant, University of Messina, Italy

Ignacio Masala

Ignazio Francesco Masala received his degree in Medicine in 1999 from University of Cagliari and accreditation in Ortopedic surgery in 2004. He is currently Senior Consultant in Trauma and Ortopedic Unit at University of Cagliari, Italy.His clinical and research interest lies in acute and chronic pain with particular focus on the investigation and management of pain in orthopedic field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant in Trauma and Ortopedic Unit at Santissima Trinità Hospital of Cagliari, Italy

Daniel Aletaha

Daniel Aletaha is a consultant rheumatologist at the Medical University of Vienna and a renowned scientist in outcomes research, clinical trials, and translational research in rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases. He received academic degrees from the Medical University in Vienna, Duke University in North Carolina, and Danube University Krems. Daniel has spent more than two years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Daniel Aletaha is a highly cited author of the field of rheumatology and author of more than 200 publications. He is also associate editor of Arthritis and Rheumatology and RMD Open, and editorial board member of a number of rheumatology specialty journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine 3, Medical University Vienna, Austria

Marcus Lee

Marcus Lee graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London. He is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, United Kingdom. He is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and an Examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, UK

Xenofon Baraliakos

Xenofon Baraliakos is a Senior Consultant and scientific coordinator at the Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet Herne and Associate Professor for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He studied Human Medicine at the universities of Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany. Dr. Baraliakos received his official Board Degree in orthopaedic surgery and in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. His research interests include clinical and academic research in the field of spondyloarthritides, with special emphasis on imaging outcomes and treatment of the disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany