Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Utility of Repeated C-Reactive Protein Testing Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Utility of Repeated C-Reactive Protein Testing Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Results suggest that C-reactive protein testing should be repeated after at least 4 weeks.

Utility of Repeated Sacroiliac Joint MRI in Chronic Back Pain, Suspected axSpA

Utility of Repeated Sacroiliac Joint MRI in Chronic Back Pain, Suspected axSpA

Findings suggest that repeating MRI of the sacroiliac joints after 3 months or 1 year in patients with chronic back pain and suspected axial spondyloarthritis was not useful.

Hospitalized Infection Risk Not Linked to DMARD, TNFi Use in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hospitalized Infection Risk Not Linked to DMARD, TNFi Use in Ankylosing Spondylitis

No clear evidence links the risk for hospitalized infection and the use of DMARDs or anti-TNF agents in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who have inflammatory back pain or neuropathic pain may have higher pain intensity, pain interference, disease activity, and greater functional limitation compared with individuals with axial spondyloarthritis but without either comorbidity.

Greater Baseline Symptom Burden Linked to Poorer TNFi Response Rates in axSpA

Greater Baseline Symptom Burden Linked to Poorer TNFi Response Rates in axSpA

Patients who reported a greater symptom burden at the start of TNFi treatment had poor response rates and low retention rates.

MR-VIBE More Sensitive for Detecting Erosions in Sacroiliac Joints

MR-VIBE More Sensitive for Detecting Erosions in Sacroiliac Joints

VIBE detected erosions in the sacroiliac joints with higher sensitivity without a loss of specificity and superior reliability compared with a standard T1-weighted sequence.

Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty Elevated in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty Elevated in Ankylosing Spondylitis

The risk for primary total knee arthroplasty is elevated in young and middle-aged adults with ankylosing spondylitis.

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

The location and spread of pain in patients with axial spondyloarthritis was different between genders and was related to worse clinical status.

Biologic Therapy Improves Work Productivity in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Biologic Therapy Improves Work Productivity in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Consistent data show that treatment with biologic therapy significantly improves work productivity and activity impairment among patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

Assessment of Simultaneous Occurrence of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Assessment of Simultaneous Occurrence of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Researchers explored the co-occurrence of ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

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