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Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

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 with overlapping features.

NSAID, TNFi Combination May Reduce Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dose-related use of NSAIDs together with TNFi in patients with ankylosing spondylitis has a synergistic effect in slowing radiographic progression.

Biologic Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Insights From Social Media

Researchers used data from social media to identify concerns and perceptions regarding biologic therapies.

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.

Effects of Certolizumab Pegol Exposure on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Rheumatic Disease

Researchers sought to provide information on pregnancy outcomes, including major congenital malformations and other maternal and fetal adverse outcomes, in women treated with certolizumab pegol.

Biosimilar Etanercept SB4 May Decrease Disease Activity in Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

Nonmandatory transitioning from originator etanercept to biosimilar etanercept SB4 using a specifically designed communication strategy showed a slightly lower persistence rate and smaller decreases in disease activity.

TNF Inhibitors Reduce Long-Term Disease Activity in Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis

TNFi therapy yielded favorable results in patients with AS or PsA, with progressively better responses between 4 months and 3 years.

FDA Label Update for Certolizumab Pegol Affects Women of Childbearing Age

The FDA has approved a label update to include pharmacokinetic data showing low transfer of certolizumab pegol through placenta and minimal transfer to breast milk from mother to infant.

TNF Inhibitor Response in Women vs Men With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Investigators evaluated sex differences in the effectiveness of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

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