Mark J. Holterman, MD, is a honing pediatric surgeon and medicine professor. In approximately, three decades in the industry, Dr. Mark has had the chance to research several fields of medical research including regenerative therapies, stem cell, autoimmunity, obesity and autoimmune diseases.
An autoimmune disease takes place when the body of a person misinterprets its cells as foreign and starts attacking them in a similar way it does with cancerous cells. There exist various kinds of autoimmune diseases, and they may be hard to diagnose due to symptoms’ similarity. Following are the three familiar autoimmune diseases:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – The chronic inflammatory disease can affect people of various ages, causing the immune system to attack and also debilitate the hand joints. Even though the autoimmune diseases have no cure, patients with RA can get relief with steroids, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and biologic response modifiers. Doing physical therapies assist in keeping joints supple whereby surgeries like joint fusion and tendon repair enable renewed usability.
- Psoriasis – This infection causes changes in the skin cells life cycle, and overproduction of such cells prompts dry, irritated, and painful “scales” on the skin surface. Topical corticosteroids can be utilized in treating psoriasis mild forms, along with salicylic acid and calcineurin inhibitors. Some of the patients have also benefited from light therapy treatments which they have found effective.
- Hashimoto’s disease – It affects thyroid which is the endocrine system part that generates crucial hormones. Also referred as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, this disease leads to hypothyroidism and can turn out to several of symptoms such as memory lapses, hair loss, brittle nails, and fatigue. Patients normally need synthetic hormones which resemble the body’s natural reserves. The body hormone levels are then closely monitored since an overabundance may cause serious challenges.
Addition to the various learning practices, the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting will incorporate fun networking occasions, for example, banquets and receptions. The occasion will likewise include a showcase hall where the modern medical technologies, services, and products will be exhibited. APSA invites to the occasion qualified experts from the pediatric surgery field, such as Dr. Mark Holterman including its over 1,200 members (LinkedIn).