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Introduction

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Department Of Rheumatology

Usually people think 'Rheumatic diseases' or 'Rheumatology'as a rheumatoid arthritis. However, in addition to rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology cares other various diseases that come from immune system disorders. It performs treatments for joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and psoriatic. Additionally it cares some connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, myositis, becheteu disease, vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, andantiphospholipid syndrome. Also osteoporosis, fibromyalgia syndrome, and inflammation of ligaments are also classified as rheumatic diseases.

Gangnam Severance Hospital Rheumatology cares reumatic musculoskeletal disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, youth rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, syndesmitis, and postpartum joint pain. Some connective tissue diseases by immune system disorders are cared in this center, for example,systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, Becheteu disease, and Raynaud's syndrome.

Our clinical experiences - Gangnam Severance HospitalRheumatology performs in-depth fundamental studies and the latest clinical researches to identify the causes of rheumatic diseases and to develop medical treatments. Especially, it researches about immune system of inflammatory diseases. Moreover, it tries to understand causes of deterioration and develop new treatments.

 

Introduction

For more a decade, Yonsei University Medical Center faculty members in diverse division have been engaged in research and care in rheumatology field. With the long-standing historical successes in this filed, Yonsei University Medical Center mandate to create a specialized research and healthcare program in rheumatology. In 1995, Sinchon Severance Hospital created Division of Rheumatology and professor Soo-Kon Lee, MD, PhD, was appointed as the Founding Chairman. And in 2006, professor Min-Chan Park, MD, PhD, was appointed as the Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Gangnam Severance Hospital. From then on, our division has been providing a further sophisticated medical service to the patients with various rheumatic diseases and has performed numerous academic researches in rheumatology and immunology field. And we have tried to bring in and develop up-to-date technology, and devoted ourselves to researches to make an offer of the best treatment suitable for each patient exactly.

Our clinical and laboratory research team includes,

Our clinical and laboratory research team includes,
Principal investigator Min-Chan Park, MD, PhD.
Sub-investigator Soo-Jin Chung, MD, MS
Laboratory co-investigator Tae-Yeon Kim, MS.
Clinical Trial Coordinator Jung-Yung Lee, Pharmacist, MS.

Main clinical and laboratory research fields that we are involved in,

Laboratory works
  • Research on cartilage homeostasis and regeneration
  • Research on pathogenesis of spondyloarthropathy and osteoimmunology
  • Research on pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis using animal model
Clinical works
  • Research on the therapeutic efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Research on clinical outcomes of inflammatory vasculitides and Behcet’s disease

Speciality/subspeciality care that we provide

Speciality/subspeciality care that we provide
Rheumatoid arthritis Systemic lupus erythematosus
Osteoarthritis Inflammatory myopathies
Ankylosing spondylitis Systemic sclerosis
Gout Autoimmune vasculitides
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Behcet’s disease
Tendinitis Sjogren syndrome
Bursitis Anti-phospholipid syndrome
Osteoporosis Fibromyalgia syndrome
Infectious arthritis Raynaud sundrome

State-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment that we provide for patient care

Our division provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the connective tissue and musculoskeletal systems of the body. Board-certified rheumatologists in our division treat more than 100 types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. Furthermore, we provide a sophisticated service for various connective tissue diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren syndrome and vasculitides. Additionally, we offer consultative and continuing care for patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis, tendinitis, bursitis, myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.

Rheumatologic services offered at our division include

Laboratory works
  • Outpatient and inpatient specialty care for patients with various rheumatic diseases
  • Outpatient and inpatient consultations
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound and intra-articular injections
  • Education on rheumatologic diseases and healthcare Education on rheumatologic diseases and treatments
  • Global clinical trials

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