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Juvenile Spondyloarthritis: Classification and Treatment Considerations

Juvenile spondyloarthritis is a distinct form of childhood arthritis because of the male predominance, later age of onset, and involvement of the entheses and axial ...

Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Comparing Disease Burden and Treatment

An improved understanding of the gender differences in axial spondyloarthritis can improve disease treatment and reduce disease burden.

Axial Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis: Comparing Clinical, Radiologic Characteristics

It is unclear whether ankylosing spondylitis and axial psoriatic arthritis are part of a spectrum of the same disease, or whether they are separate diseases ...

Hitting the Target in Psoriatic Arthritis: Which Outcome Measures Are Best?

Experts are still debating the utility of a unidimensional composite score compared with a multidimensional score for the assessment of disease activity in psoriatic arthritis.

Challenges of Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease, but the tools that are currently available are inadequate ...

EULAR/PReS Standards for Transitional Care of Juvenile-Onset Rheumatic Diseases

Panel advises that up to 50% of young patients with juvenile-onset rheumatic diseases fail to successfully transition to adult rheumatology services.

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a ...

Video Review: Differentiating Septic and Reactive Arthritis

Seronegative spondyloarthropathies associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 antigens can manifest as an acute inflamed joint and must be differentiated from septic arthritis.

Lead Investigator Discusses Phase 3 Trial of IL-17A Inhibitor in PsA

Philip Mease, MD, clinical professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, discusses the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by inhibiting interleukin (IL)-17A with the ...

When Should Rheumatologists Refer Patients for Evaluation by an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Michael M. Alexiades, MD, met with Rheumatology Advisor to discuss the timely referral of patients with inflammatory arthritides who may be candidates for operative intervention.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Assessing Disease Activity During, After Pregnancy in Psoriatic Arthritis

Assessing Disease Activity During, After Pregnancy in Psoriatic Arthritis

Disease activity was altogether low and stable from preconception to 1 year postpartum among pregnant women with psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Ixekizumab Demonstrates No New Safety Concerns for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

Ixekizumab Demonstrates No New Safety Concerns for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

The safety profile of ixekizumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis is similar to the safety profile observed with ixekizumab for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

Ankylosing Spondylitis 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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Sustained Minimal Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis Prevents Progression of Atherosclerosis

Sustained Minimal Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis Prevents Progression of Atherosclerosis

Sustained minimal disease activity should be maintained for a prolonged period in order to prevent progression of carotid atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in patients with PsA.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Psoriatic Arthritis OMERACT Group Develops Reliable Ultrasound Definition of Enthesitis in PsA, SpA

OMERACT Group Develops Reliable Ultrasound Definition of Enthesitis in PsA, SpA

A final reliable ultrasound score and definition of enthesitis in SpA and PsA were produced by the OMERACT group.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Ankylosing Spondylitis 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.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

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