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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 Use of DAPSA28 for Assessment of Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

Use of DAPSA28 for Assessment of Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

Investigators sought to determine the validity of using a simplified scoring tool that assesses 28 joint counts compared with the original 66/68 joint counts in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis PsA Activity During and After Pregnancy Affected by Biologic Therapy

PsA Activity During and After Pregnancy Affected by Biologic Therapy

Investigators explore the impact of pregnancy on PsA disease activity, as well as the effect of biologic therapy on PsA disease activity during and following pregnancy.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Elevated in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Elevated in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

Risk for type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease was elevated among patients with psoriatic arthritis compared with the general population.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Spondyloarthritis MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals

MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals

Magnetic resonance imaging positive for sacroiliitis is seen in a considerable number of healthy individuals without back pain.

Psoriatic Arthritis Sustained Improvements in PsA With Certolizumab Pegol Monotherapy, DMARD Combination

Sustained Improvements in PsA With Certolizumab Pegol Monotherapy, DMARD Combination

Results from the RAPID-PsA study showed that patients with PsA who are treated with certolizumab pegol sustained improvements over the course of 4 years when it is taken as a monotherapy or concomitant with DMARDs.

Psoriatic Arthritis Incidence, Predictors of Orthopedic Surgery in Psoriatic Arthritis

Incidence, Predictors of Orthopedic Surgery in Psoriatic Arthritis

Researchers quantified the incidence of orthopedic procedures in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Effects of Age, Disease Duration on Bone Erosions in Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Effects of Age, Disease Duration on Bone Erosions in Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Data show that psoriatic arthritis acts as a strong enhancer of age-related catabolic bone damage.

Psoriatic Arthritis Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatologist-assessed inflammatory back pain (IBP) or the criteria for IBP developed for ankylosing spondylitis might not perform well when determining axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis.

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