Audio Interview

Rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal pain

Published on April 1, 2018   29 min

Other Talks in the Therapeutic Area: Immunology & Inflammation

Interviewer: Professor Rahman, thank you for sparing the time speaking to me this afternoon. I know you've got a busy schedule. Essentially, what I want to ask are two questions. What? And how? You're looking for better treatments with patients with antiphospholipid syndrome. You're looking for better ways of managing cardiovascular disease and you're looking for improved clinical outcomes for people suffering with chronic pain. Have I got that right? Prof. Rahman: You're quite correct. Interviewer: Good. Then let me ask you what are you really looking for in each of those subject areas? Prof. Rahman: All right. Well, let's take the antiphospholipid syndrome first. This is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by increased risk of clots, strokes, and miscarriages. That's what happens to these patients and it's an important thing. So, for example, it's a very big risk factor for strokes in people under 50, it's an important cause of recurrent miscarriage.

Rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal pain

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