Ankylosing Spondylitis

Markers of Radiographic Spinal Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Markers of Radiographic Spinal Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Serum leptin and high molecular weight adiponectin have an inverse relationship with radiographic spinal progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Early Predictors of Poor Long-Term Treatment Response in Spondyloarthritis

Determining which patients are unlikely to respond to therapy early on may help reduce unnecessary treatment and contain costs.

Anti-TNF-α Rx Improves Sleep in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Patients saw a reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters.

Abnormal Chest Radiograph in Uveitis Often Sarcoidosis

Patients with panuveitis more often had biopsy-confirmed sarcoidosis than those with other anatomical locations of uveitis (20% vs 4%).

Systemic Therapy Associated With Improved Visual Acuity in Uveitis

At seven-year follow-up, visual acuity was better with systemic therapy than with intravitreous fluocinolone acetonide implants.

MTX + Adalimumab Effective in JIA-Associated Uveitis

In children with active juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the treatment combination controls eye inflammation.

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.

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