In-Depth Focus From ACR 2017 Spondyloarthritis

Gender Differences in Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis

Gender Differences in Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis

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Men with axial spondylarthritis have been found to have worse prognosis compared with affected women.

ASAS Definition for Positive MRI-Sacroiliitis Effective for axSpA Recognition

ASAS Definition for Positive MRI-Sacroiliitis Effective for axSpA Recognition

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The definition of a positive MRI-sacroiliitis is effective for recognizing axial spondyloarthritis and is better than the definition for a positive MRI-spine.

Bone Marrow Edema in Sacroiliac Joints Common Among Young Athletes

Bone Marrow Edema in Sacroiliac Joints Common Among Young Athletes

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Researchers sought to learn more about the "background noise" of MRI features in the sacroiliac joints of young athletes.

Secukinumab Long-Term Reduction of Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Secukinumab Long-Term Reduction of Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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For patients with ankylosing spondylitis, secukinumab may reduce radiographic progression and remain effective in the long-term.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Associated With Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Events

Ankylosing Spondylitis Associated With Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Events

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The risk for cerebrovascular accidents and myocardial infarctions was assessed in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Axial Spondyloarthritis Classification Using Sacroiliac Joint MRI

Axial Spondyloarthritis Classification Using Sacroiliac Joint MRI

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MRI examination of structural lesions of the sacroiliac joints and the spine may help identify and classify axial spondyloarthritis.

Inflammation of Sacroiliac Joint in Axial Spondyloarthritis vs Healthy Participants

Inflammation of Sacroiliac Joint in Axial Spondyloarthritis vs Healthy Participants

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Inflammation shown on MRI of the sacroiliac joint (MRI-SI) is prevalent in axSpA (±30%), but the specificity is not well known.

Abatacept Improves Outcomes in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Abatacept Improves Outcomes in Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis

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Administration of abatacept may improve patient-reported outcomes in individuals with active psoriatic arthritis and elevated levels of C-reactive protein, irrespective of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment history.

Role of Gut Microbiota, Host Genetics in Reactive Arthritis

Role of Gut Microbiota, Host Genetics in Reactive Arthritis

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Researchers found that HLA status was associated with gut microbiota diversity.

Draft Psoriatic Arthritis Guideline Presented at ACR 2017

Draft Psoriatic Arthritis Guideline Presented at ACR 2017

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The guideline includes recommendations for treating adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

Secukinumab Effective for Inhibiting Radiographic Progression in PsA

Secukinumab Effective for Inhibiting Radiographic Progression in PsA

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Regardless of dose, patients taking secukinumab were more likely to experience no radiographic progression compared with placebo.

TNF Inhibitors Decrease Extraarticular Manifestations in Ankylosing Spondylitis

TNF Inhibitors Decrease Extraarticular Manifestations in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Treatment with TNF inhibitors has led to improvement in physical function and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Tofacitinib Improves Patient-Reported Outcomes for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Tofacitinib Improves Patient-Reported Outcomes for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

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Results from phase 3 trials OPAL Broaden (NCT01877668) and OPAL Beyond (NCT01882439) presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2017 in San Diego, California.

Local Inflammation Predicts Structural Damage in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Local Inflammation Predicts Structural Damage in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Researchers recruited patients with recent onset axial spondyloarthritis and conducted MRI of the spine or MRI of the sacroiliac joints at baseline, 2 years, and 5 years.

Therapeutic Goal Achievement Independent of Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriatic Arthritis

Therapeutic Goal Achievement Independent of Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriatic Arthritis

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With the exception of sedentary lifestyle, cardiovascular risk factors were not found to impact the likelihood of achieving minimal disease activity among patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Higher Prevalence of Depression, ADHD Observed Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

Higher Prevalence of Depression, ADHD Observed Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

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Researchers observed a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders among female patients with psoriatic arthritis.

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