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New treatments in Rheumatology

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Dr Elisa Astorri, Founder of Rheumatology Harley Street, leads the way in the care and treatment of inflammatory joint disorders and autoimmune rheumatic conditions. She combines clinical expertise and the latest research with an incredibly caring and supportive manner to improve patient health.

Whilst it hasn’t been headline news, Rheumatology has changed significantly since the turn of the century – that is, the 21st century. Rheumatology is the study, care and management of musculoskeletal disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease and osteoarthritis. The focus for the treatment of patients has shifted significantly, from surgical intervention to medical, with the introduction of drugs called ‘biologics’. This has meant a huge improvement for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis, Lupus or Ankylosing spondylitis. Furthermore, GPs and patients have been looking for symptoms much earlier to guarantee an early approach to treatment – what specialists call “the window of opportunity”.

Dr Elisa Astorri
Dr Elisa Astorri

Elisa Astorri is a leading Rheumatologist who uses her research knowledge to inform patient treatment – the best of all worlds. She established Rheumatology Harley Street in 2017, and offers treatment for the full range of rheumatology conditions. Dr Astorri combines her work in the Harley Street clinic with clinical research at Queen Mary University. She completed her PhD on Sjögren’s Syndrome and has since acted as Senior Investigator on several clinical trials.

The clinical trials explore biologic drugs for autoimmune conditions, to improve the range and effectiveness of treatment. In her Rheumatology breakfast tutorial for the Independent Doctors Federation, Dr Astorri said this about biologic treatments

“We used to treat patients with generic immunosuppressants, whereas now we’re able to target specific pathways of the disease”.

Patients are in good hands with Dr Astorri, who speaks French, Italian and Spanish fluently. Over 30 five-star reviews on Doctify are a testament to her quality of care and attention to detail.

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