Andrew Vreede, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, presents a talk about how delays in diagnosing spondyloarthritis can affect access to therapy and long-term outcomes. Diagnosis delays are associated with increased disease activity, functional disability, and worse long-term outcomes.1
In this video below, Dr Vredde reviews the process of spondyloarthritis diagnosis and further identifies potential points of intervention to close the gap between symptom onset and definitive evidence-based treatment.
- Sykes MP, Doll H, Sengupta R, Gaffney K. Delay to diagnosis in axial spondyloarthritis: are we improving in the UK?. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015;54(12):2283-4.