Progress in PMR


Zsuzsanna M. Schmidt, MD, PhD, CSc – Member of the Hungarian Association of Rheumatologists, Member of the EULAR/ACR Study Group on PMR/GCA, Consultant Rheumatologist, Expert in PMR, Department of Rheumatology, National Institute of Locomotor System Diseases and Disabilities (OMINT), National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy (ORFI), Head of a Private Rheumatology Clinic “Med Palace” Specialized in Elderly Onset Arthritides, Budapest, Hungary

Series: Rheumatism and Musculoskeletal Disorders; Immunology and Immune System Disorders
BISAC: MED083000; HEA039100

“Zsuzsanna Schmidt has been a dedicated expert on polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) for many years, and she has provided an up-to-date, concise and highly usable guide for both clinical research and everyday practice. As the head of the National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, Budapest, I am delighted to recommend this book. Progress has been made in all fields of this challenging disease. I wholeheartedly recommend all medical specialist colleagues to read this excellent monograph and make use of this increased knowledge in their practice.” –Dr. Gyula Poor, Széchenyi Prize – Winning Academic, Professor, Semmelweis University , Head of the National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy, National Institute of Locomotor System Diseases and Disabilities 

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is the most common chronic inflammatory musculoskeletal disorder in people aged 50 years or older. The annual incidence of the disease is increasing as western society ages, and thus, increased awareness and knowledge of this often-misunderstood disease is essential.

Recent knowledge of PMR is summarized in the book, from deep science to everyday practice, from primary care to university clinics, in order to draw attention to this challenging elderly rheumatic disease.   Progress in PMR is the first English-language monograph in the world to supply readers with all information in the progress of PMR, from the first case reports to the latest research.

This book is recommended not only for experts in the field but all medical subspecialty physicians and professionals.

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Table of Contents


About the Author

Academic Career





Chapter 1. Definition

Chapter 2. History

Chapter 3. Epidemiology

Chapter 4. Etiopathogenesis

Chapter 5. Clinics

Chapter 6. Diagnostic Imaging

Chapter 7. Diagnostic Laboratory Markers

Chapter 8. Diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Chapter 9. Differential Diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Chapter 10. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Arthritis

Chapter 11. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Arteritis

Chapter 12. Therapy

Chapter 13. Remission, Relapse – Disease Activity

Chapter 14. Primer on Management and Care of Patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Chapter 15. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Chapter 16. Case Studies




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