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Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Comparing Disease Burden and Treatment

An improved understanding of the gender differences in axial spondyloarthritis can improve disease treatment and reduce disease burden.

Axial Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis: Comparing Clinical, Radiologic Characteristics

It is unclear whether ankylosing spondylitis and axial psoriatic arthritis are part of a spectrum of the same disease, or whether they are separate diseases ...

Hitting the Target in Psoriatic Arthritis: Which Outcome Measures Are Best?

Experts are still debating the utility of a unidimensional composite score compared with a multidimensional score for the assessment of disease activity in psoriatic arthritis.

Challenges of Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease, but the tools that are currently available are inadequate ...

EULAR/PReS Standards for Transitional Care of Juvenile-Onset Rheumatic Diseases

Panel advises that up to 50% of young patients with juvenile-onset rheumatic diseases fail to successfully transition to adult rheumatology services.

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a ...

Video Review: Differentiating Septic and Reactive Arthritis

Seronegative spondyloarthropathies associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 antigens can manifest as an acute inflamed joint and must be differentiated from septic arthritis.

Lead Investigator Discusses Phase 3 Trial of IL-17A Inhibitor in PsA

Philip Mease, MD, clinical professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, discusses the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by inhibiting interleukin (IL)-17A with the ...

When Should Rheumatologists Refer Patients for Evaluation by an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Michael M. Alexiades, MD, met with Rheumatology Advisor to discuss the timely referral of patients with inflammatory arthritides who may be candidates for operative intervention.

Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient With Joint Pain and Swelling

Watch a video providing a comprehensive review of the distinguishing factors between the presentation of septic arthritis and Lyme arthritis.

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Spondyloarthritis 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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

ABT-122 demonstrated acceptable tolerability and maintenance of efficacy at 36 weeks in patients with RA or PsA receiving background methotrexate.

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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Minimal Disease Activity Provides Valid Assessment of Adalimumab-Treated Psoriatic Arthritis

Minimal Disease Activity Provides Valid Assessment of Adalimumab-Treated Psoriatic Arthritis

Minimal disease activity provided a stable and valid assessment of clinical status over the course of 24 months in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Few Sonographic Enthesitis Scoring Instruments Validated in Psoriatic Arthritis

Few Sonographic Enthesitis Scoring Instruments Validated in Psoriatic Arthritis

Sonographic enthesitis scoring instruments have been developed for spondyloarthritis, but only a few have been validated in psoriatic arthritis.

Spondyloarthritis 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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Prevalence of Psoriatic Arthritis Quantified in Patients With Psoriasis

Prevalence of Psoriatic Arthritis Quantified in Patients With Psoriasis

Researchers sought to estimate the occurrence of psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis.

Ankylosing Spondylitis 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.

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.

Psoriatic Arthritis Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

Widespread nonarthritic pain is linked to worse patient-reported and composite psoriatic arthritis activity measures.

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