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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Biosimilar Confidence: Physician-Patient Communication Sets the Tone

Biosimilar Confidence: Physician-Patient Communication Sets the Tone

Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP, confronts the issues surrounding biosimilar substitution for biologic treatments.

Etanercept May Increase Risk of Anterior Uveitis in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers examined whether different TNF inhibitors were associated with different rates of anterior uveitis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing treatment with adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab.

High-dose Steroids Increase Serious Infection Risk in Pregnant Women With Inflammatory Conditions

An observational cohort study of 4961 women with completed pregnancies and a recorded diagnosis of systemic inflammatory conditions.

Minimal Amount of TNF Inhibitor Transfers to Breast Milk, Study Finds

Study evaluated breast milk samples from 17 lactating mothers diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.

NSAIDs Limited For Providing Back Pain Relief

Only 1 in 6 patients who take NSAIDs for back pain achieved benefits from the therapy.

ASAS/EULAR Revise Axial Spondyloarthritis Management Recommendations

Collaborative document provides guidance on non-pharmacological and pharmacological management in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

Risk Factors For NSAID Hypersensitivity Reaction Identified

A retrospective cohort study found 1 in 5 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) adverse drug reactions is a hypersensitivity reaction.

Treatment Efficacy and Clinical Burden in Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis vs Ankylosing Spondylitis

New research compared treatment efficacy by drug class and clinical and humanistic burdens of nr-axSpA with those of AS.

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