Surgery in Rheumatic and Muskuloskeletal Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444638878

Surgery in Rheumatic and Muskuloskeletal Disease, Volume 15

1st Edition

Authors: Fabiola Atzeni
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444638878
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2018
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

The book relevance for physicians and patients with rheumatic systemic autoimmune diseases

SECTION I. Introduction
1. Orthopaedic surgery in systemic rheumatic diseases before and after biological DMARDs
2. General surgery in systemic rheumatic diseases before and after biological DMARDs
3. Neurological, Gynaecological and Oncological surgery in systemic rheumatic diseases
4. Surgery complications during biological and non-biological DMARDs

SECTION II. Surgery in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases
5. Surgery in Rheumatoid Arthritis
6. Surgery in Systemic Lupus erythematosus
7. Surgery in Scleroderma
8. Surgery in Autoimmune Myositis and Overlap Syndromes
9. Surgery in Antiphospholipid Syndrome
10. Surgery in Systemic Vasculitis
11. Surgery in Ankylosing spondylitis
12. Surgery in Psoriatic arthritis
13. Surgery and Sjogren’s Syndrome
14. Surgery and gout
16. Surgery and Osteoarthritis

Section III Guidelines
17. Guidelines for orthopaedic surgery in patients with RSDs treated with biological and non-biological DMARDs
18. Guidelines for general surgery in patients with RSDs treated with biological and non-biological DMARDs


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 Authors

Fabiola Atzeni Author

Fabiola Atzeni is currently Senior Clinical Researcher and Consultant in Rheumatology (Qualified as Associate Professor in December 2013) at L. Sacco University Hospital of Milan, Italy. 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), and cardiovascular aspects of the different rheumatic diseases with particular emphasis on arteriosclerosis. Dr. Atzeni has (co)authored over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters, is a regular reviewer for several international journals Arthritis Research Therapy, Journal of Rheumatology and PlosOne, Lupus, Clinical Experimental. She is involved in several (international/national) meetings focused on cardiovascular and infection aspects in rheumatic disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Clinical Researcher and Consultant, Rheumatology, L. Sacco University Hospital of Milan, Italy