This comprehensive reference emphasizes the dynamic events that occur in the maintenance and repair of blood vessels in health and abnormalities that may result from dysregulation of inflammatory and immune responses in disease. The editors have assembled authors and topics that bring new concepts about cell and molecular biology to the clinician to provide a better understanding of pathogenesis, the diagnostic process, and treatment. Recent insights into pathogenesis have dramatically influenced development of new therapies that target disease pathways.
Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels discusses
organ selectivity in varying forms of vascular disease
mechanisms of arterial tissue injury
functions of the extracellular matrix
cytokine expression in vasculitic disorders
diagnostic approaches to 1° and 2° vasculitis
new targets for immunotherapy
With contributions by 90 leading worldwide authorities in the field and providing over 4700 valuable references, drawings, photographs, micrographs, and tables, Inflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels is an authoritative and essential resource for rheumatologists, pathologists, cardiologists, immunologists, allergists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, and trainees in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
Scientific Basis for Health and Disease
Vasculitis: A Dialogue Between the Artery and the Immune System
"-Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis