Ankylosing Spondylitis

Minimal Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol to Mature Breast Milk

Minimal Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol to Mature Breast Milk

The first lactation study of its kind evaluated whether a biologic drug is transferred into mature breast milk

FDA Approval of Biosimilar Cyltezo for Multiple Indications

Cyltezo subcutaneous injection has been approved by the FDA.

BMI and Treatment Response to TNF Inhibitors in Ankylosing Spondylitis

In patients with AS, those with a BMI in the overweight or obese range had a lower likelihood of clinical improvement with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy.

Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis May Be Revealed by MRI

A study analyzes whether underlying sacroiliac erosions may be present in patients with nonradiographic axial spondylarthritis who have normal radiographs.

Syndesmophytes A Superior Imaging Marker of Spinal Fusion than ZJ Fusion

In ankylosing spondylitis, syndesmophytes are a more useful imaging marker of spinal fusion.

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.

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