Search for dissertations about: "rheumatology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 177 swedish dissertations containing the word rheumatology.

  1. 1. Immunological mechanisms in systemic autoimmunity : autoantibodies and chemokines in systemic lupus erythematosus and during treatment with TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

    Author : Catharina Eriksson; Karl-Gösta Sundqvist; Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist; Mari Norgren; Thomas Skogh; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; autoimmunity; chemokines; T-cells; autoantibodies; CD91; Clinical immunology; Klinisk immunologi; Rheumatology; Reumatologi; Clinical Immunology; klinisk immunologi; reumatologi; rheumatology;

    Abstract : Background. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that, without powerful treatment, may lead to irreversible joint damage. During the past decade, anti-cytokine therapy has become available, e.g. READ MORE

  2. 2. The PD-1 pathway and the complement system in systemic lupus erythematosus

    Author : Helga Kristjánsdóttir; Marta E Alarcón-Riquelme; Kristján Steinsson; Tom W J Huizinga; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SLE; autoimmune diseases; PD-1; C4AQ0; low MBL; multicase family; Immunology; Immunologi; medicinsk genetik; Medical Genetics;

    Abstract : Autoimmune diseases occur in up to 3-5% of the general population and represent a diverse collection of diseases with regards to clinical manifestations. The unifying factor of autoimmune diseases is tissue and organ damage as a result of an immune response mounted against self-antigens. READ MORE

  3. 3. Early rheumatoid arthritis : biomarkers and hormonal factors in relation to disease progression

    Author : Antonia Boman; Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist; Ewa Berglin; Gerd-Marie Alenius; Mikael Brink; Heidi Kokkonen; Inger Gjertsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Early rheumatoid arthritis; biomarker; ACPA; RANKL; disease activity; radiological destruction; cardiovascular events; hormonal factors; reumatologi; rheumatology;

    Abstract : Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease, affecting approximately 0.5 to 1% of the adult population. Although the aetiology is not fully known, a complex interaction between genetic, environmental and stochastic factors is thought to trigger the pathogenic mechanisms. READ MORE

  4. 4. Insights into the processes preceding the onset of rheumatoid arthritis

    Author : Linda Johansson; Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist; Mikael Brink; Felipe Andrade; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; rheumatoid arthritis; pre-symptomatic individuals; autoantibodies; anti-citrullinated protein peptides antibodies; Epstein-barr virus; neutrophil extracellular traps; periodontitis; Porphyromonas gingivalis; receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand; reumatologi; rheumatology;

    Abstract : Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by the production of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in the majority of all patients and a persistent inflammation in the synovial tissue leading to joint destruction. The aetiology of RA remains to a large extent unknown but is believed to be a complex interplay between genetic, environmental and stochastic factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Presence of immunological markers preceding the onset of rheumatoid arthritis

    Author : Mikael Brink; Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist; Anca Irinel Catrina; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; autoantibodies; rheumatoid arthritis; anti citrullinated protein antibodies; pre-symptomatic individual; immunologi; Immunology; reumatologi; rheumatology;

    Abstract : Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with an unknown aetiology characterized by joint destruction. Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the disease development with HLA-DRB1* alleles and smoking identified as most important. READ MORE