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Identifying Early Structural Changes in Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Comparison of Scoring Methods

Identifying Early Structural Changes in Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Comparison of Scoring Methods

Investigators compared the performance of different spinal radiographic damage scoring methods in patients with early axial spondyloarthritis.

Comorbid Fibromyalgia Influences Disease Activity, Quality of Life in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Comorbid Fibromyalgia Influences Disease Activity, Quality of Life in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Meeting the criteria for fibromyalgia had a modest effect on disease activity and did not influence the response to TNFi therapy.

Depression Associated With More Severe Disease Activity, Functional Impairment in axSpA

Depression Associated With More Severe Disease Activity, Functional Impairment in axSpA

Depression is common in patients with axSpA and is associated with more severe disease activity and functional impairment.

TNFi Effectively Decreases Radiographic Progression in Early Ankylosing Spondylitis

TNFi Effectively Decreases Radiographic Progression in Early Ankylosing Spondylitis

Effective suppression of inflammation with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy decreases radiographic progression in early ankylosing spondylitis.

Rates of Knee, Hip Arthroplasty Increasing Among Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rates of Knee, Hip Arthroplasty Increasing Among Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers observed increased rates of both knee and hip arthroplasties in older patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Lower Cardiorespiratory Fitness Associated With Increased CVD Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lower Cardiorespiratory Fitness Associated With Increased CVD Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness may be associated with increased risk for CVD in ankylosing spondylitis.

Differentiating Between axSpA, Degenerative Disease Abnormalities on MRI, Radiographs

Differentiating Between axSpA, Degenerative Disease Abnormalities on MRI, Radiographs

Researchers sought to assess whether it is possible to discriminate between degenerative changes and lesions associated with axSpA.

Risankizumab May Not Be Effective in Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Risankizumab May Not Be Effective in Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Treatment with risankizumab was not effective in reducing the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis at 12 weeks.

Adalimumab Continuation Linked to Fewer Flares After Remission in Nonradiographic axSpA

Adalimumab Continuation Linked to Fewer Flares After Remission in Nonradiographic axSpA

In patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis who achieve remission with adalimumab, continued therapy was linked to fewer flares vs treatment withdrawal.

Novel Automated Mobility Measure Yields High Reproducibility in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Novel Automated Mobility Measure Yields High Reproducibility in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Researchers assessed the reproducibility of UCOASMI in clinical practice settings.

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