Nearly one-quarter of patients with ankylosing spondylitis experienced disease progression over time, with male sex, presence of baseline damage, active disease state, and higher inflammatory markers predictive of spinal progression, while treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors slowed the progression rate, say researchers recently writing in Arthritis Care & Research.
The oral therapy filgotinib could be a more effective treatment for patients with active ankylosing spondylitis who fail treatment with NSAIDs, according to the results of a study presented at the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology West in San Diego last month.
Lilly has announced that it received FDA approval for Taltz (ixekizumab) for the treatment of active ankylosing spondylitis (radiographic axial spondyloarthritis).
An Indian-made biosimilar to adalimumab has been shown to be safe and effective for up to 24 weeks in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, say researchers writing in ACR Open Rheumatology this month.
New research shows that a newly identified species of gut bacteria is significantly depleted in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
High levels of comorbidity burden are associated independently with poor physical function and increased disability in patients with psoriatic arthritis, however, patients ankylosing spondylitis did not report worse function when comorbidities were present.
Active psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, which grows with corticosteroid use, a study shows.
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is never a straightforward diagnosis. In this slideshow, we highlight 11 disease manifestations associated with axSpA.
Rheumatology patients seeking natural alternatives for pain relief are increasingly turning to cannabis. An industry survey shows that 80 percent of rheumatologists in Canada field questions from patients every week about cannabis use, but this puts physicians in a quandary.
The cause of discovertebral lesions in ankylosing spondylitis may be due to infectious, inflammatory or traumatic etiologies suggest researchers writing in the Journal of Rheumatology. They examined the most prevalent—and conflicting—theories associated with this medical mystery.