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

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

Ankylosing Spondylitis Linked to Increased Prevalence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Data strengthen the indication for performing a thorough CVD risk assessment in patients with inflammatory disorders.

Tofacitinib Reduces MRI Inflammation, May Improve Outcomes in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers assessed achievement of minimally important changes in SPARCC scores in biologic-naive patients with ankylosing spondylitis treated with tofacitinib or placebo.

Factors Associated With Neuropathic Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis

A number of factors that include age, the presence of enthesitis, and depressive symptoms may be associated with neuropathic pain 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MTX + Adalimumab Effective in JIA-Associated Uveitis

In children with active juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the treatment combination controls eye inflammation.

Etanercept May Increase Risk of Anterior Uveitis in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers examined whether different TNF inhibitors were associated with different rates of anterior uveitis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing treatment with adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab.

Effects of Colchicine Use on CVD, Mortality in Gout

While colchicine may reduce risk of a second CV event in the general population, there is limited research on how colchicine may be used for control, treatment, or prevention.

More Spondyloarthritis Patients Classified With ASAS Criteria

The ASAS criteria classify more spondyloarthritis patients than ESSG or Amor criteria.

Effect of Physician Education on Referring Practices for Patients With Suspected Spondyloarthritis

Researchers assessed the effect of physician education on time to diagnosis and referral to specialty care in patients with spondyloarthritis.

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