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TitleThe Vasculitides [electronic resource] : Science and practice / edited by B. M. Ansell, P. A. Bacon, J. T. Lie, H. Yazici
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1996
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2889-4
Descript XXIII, 447 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Professor E. G. L. Bywaters CBE, MO, FRCp, FACP This book provides a summary - a distillation - of most of the presentaยญ tion at the XIIIth Symposium of EULAR (The European League Against Rheumatism) on Vasculitis organized by Professor Hasan Yazici and Professor Paul Bacon. It was indeed a symposium, a festival of learnยญ ing, science and medicine held in June 1994 in Istanbul, Turkey, in one of the newest and most lavishly fitted modem hotels of the twentieth century, with more extravagant fittings than any sultan at the height of his power was able to command and with a splendidly equipped conยญ ference center as well as a lovely view south-east over the Bosphorous with its busy water traffic. In contrast was the history by which we were surrounded, the early churches of Constantine, the mosques and palaces of the Ottoman sultans, a city embued with an illustrious past and which perhaps was at one time the most famous and the richest in the world. The participants (numbering about 1000), like those early traders of the Golden Hom, united Eastern and Western worlds. They came from the Americas, from the Antipodes, from Asia and, of course, from Europe, bridging the world of science as did the ancient bridges and boats of the Bosphorous in their own time


CONTENT

One Classification and Histology -- 1 Vasculitis โ{128}{148} then and now -- 2 Classification and histopathologic specificity of systemic vasculitis -- Two Disease Mechanisms and Investigations -- 3 Vasculitis: mechanisms of injury -- 4 Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA): current perspectives -- 5 Antiendothelial cell antibodies, antiphospholipid antibodies and vascular disease -- 6 Adhesion molecules in disease: vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 as a target for therapy -- 7 MRI and CT in vasculitis -- 8 Angiography in vasculitis: its role in diagnosis and in the management of complications -- Three Primary and Systemic Vasculitides -- 9 Polyarteritis nodosa: clinical aspects -- 10 Microscopic polyarteritis (MPA) -- 11 New concepts in Wegenerโ{128}{153}s granulomatosis -- 12 Giant cell arteritis -- 13 Takayasu arteritis: a current update -- 14 Behรงetโ{128}{153}s syndrome with emphasis on clinical genetics and mortality -- 15 Endothelial cell dysfunction in Behรงetโ{128}{153}s disease -- 16 Pulmonary vasculitides -- 17 Angiitis of the central nervous system -- Four Connective Tissue and Dermal Vasculitides -- 18 Rheumatoid vasculitis -- 19 Vasculitis in primary Sjรถgrenโ{128}{153}s syndrome -- 20 Mixed cryoglobulinemia: the role of HCV and organ-specific antibodies -- 21 Cutaneous vasculitis -- Five Management -- 22 Treatment of severe vasculitis: general principles and the use of corticosteroids -- 23 Therapy of vasculitis -- 24 Treatment of polyarteritis nodosa and Churg-Strauss syndrome -- 25 Relapses of Wegenerโ{128}{153}s granulomatosis: role of micro-organisms and prophylaxis with trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole -- 26 Alternative treatments for systemic vasculitis -- Six Vasculitis in Childhood -- 27 Juvenile dermatomyositis -- 28 Kawasaki syndrome -- 29 Kawasaki syndrome: the Florentine experience -- 30 Vasculitis and its relation to the streptococcus -- 31 Schรถnlein-Henoch purpura nephritis -- 32 Vasculitis in familial Mediterranean fever -- 33 Behรงetโ{128}{153}s syndrome in children


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