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Functional Status in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis: The Role of Spinal Structural Damage

Functional Status in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis: The Role of Spinal Structural Damage

Results of the GESPIC study found that structural damage in the spine and disease activity were both determinants of functional status and spine mobility in patients with early axial spondyloarthritis.

Sustained Reduction in axSpA Joint Inflammation With Certolizumab Pegol

Sustained Reduction in axSpA Joint Inflammation With Certolizumab Pegol

Decreases in spinal and sacroiliac joint inflammation on MRI were maintained through 204 weeks with certolizumab pegol treatment.

Spondyloarthritis Increases Risk for Dysrhythmias and Aortic Regurgitation

Spondyloarthritis Increases Risk for Dysrhythmias and Aortic Regurgitation

The risk for aortic regurgitation and cardiac rhythm abnormalities was evaluated in a nationwide cohort of patients with spondyloarthritis.

Biologic DMARDs Do Not Reduce Spinal Fracture Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Biologic DMARDs Do Not Reduce Spinal Fracture Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Spinal fracture-free survival among patients with AS was not significantly affected by the use of bDMARD therapy.

Use of Secukinumab in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Efficacy and Safety

Use of Secukinumab in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Efficacy and Safety

Investigators examined the long-term safety and efficacy of a subcutaneous maintenance dose of secukinumab 150 and 300 mg.

Do Biologic DMARDs Affect Spinal Fracture Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Do Biologic DMARDs Affect Spinal Fracture Risk in Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Male gender and the Charlson Comorbidity Index score contributed significantly to fracture risk in this population.

What Is the Best Site for Assessing Bone Loss in Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What Is the Best Site for Assessing Bone Loss in Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Research suggests that the best site to assess bone loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis is the femoral neck.

Diagnostic Value of Repeat MRI in Suspected Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

Diagnostic Value of Repeat MRI in Suspected Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

The diagnostic utility of repeat MRI was examined in people who were HLA-B27-negative or positive.

Low-Dose CT Scans Detect Bone Proliferation in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Low-Dose CT Scans Detect Bone Proliferation in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Low-dose computed tomography detects more bone proliferation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis compared with conventional radiography.

Discontinuation of Biosimilar Infliximab Associated With Subjective Complaints

Discontinuation of Biosimilar Infliximab Associated With Subjective Complaints

Transitioning from an originator agent to its biosimilar has the potential to reduce healthcare costs without compromising outcomes.

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