Therapeutic Controversies

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Therapeutic Controversies

Tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (TNF blockers) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with anklyosing spondylitis. Despite clinical efficacy, there are questions and controversies treating rheumatologists face, which this review…

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Therapeutic Controversies in Spondyloarthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Therapeutic Controversies in Spondyloarthritis

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered a first-line therapy in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including ankylosing spondylitis. NSAIDs reduce pain and stiffness effectively in most patients, are able to…

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Therapy for Spondyloarthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Therapy for Spondyloarthritis

Spondyloarthritis can be considered one of the prototypes (besides rheumatoid arthritis) of an inflammatory rheumatic disease. The locomotor system is prominently involved with arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, sacroiliitis, and/or axial disease;…

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Comorbidities in Patients with Spondyloarthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Comorbidities in Patients with Spondyloarthritis

Chronic inflammatory spondyloarthritis involves axial symptoms of the spine and sacroiliac joints, or peripheral arthritis. Many patients suffer from extra-articular manifestations. With acute anterior uveitis, rapid treatment prevents synechiae. Other…

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Imaging in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Magnetic Structural changes in axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) are best identified by conventional radiographs, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered the gold standard for assessment of inflammatory changes. Imaging of…

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Inflammatory Back Pain

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Inflammatory Back Pain

Inflammatory back pain (IBP) is a relatively recent and well-accepted concept whose precise definition remains elusive. The definition of IBP varies by criteria set, as does its sensitivity and specificity…

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