Author | Atul Deodhar, MD


Classification Criteria for Psoriatic Arthritis: CASPAR

June 14, 2012

Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory arthritis, usually is seronegative for rheumatoid factor and is associated with cutaneous psoriasis

The Sydney Classification Criteria for Definite Antiphospholipid Syndrome

March 28, 2012

The original antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) classification criteria (the Sapporo criteria), published in 1999, helped galvanize research in this disorder.1 New clinical, laboratory, and experimental insights gained since then were addressed at the Eleventh International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Sydney, Australia, in 2006.

New and Modified Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Criteria

February 09, 2012

Fibromyalgia syndrome has been fraught with ambiguity in diagnosis, uncertainty in understanding of the pathophysiology behind its myriad symptoms, and difficulties that physicians face in managing it competently.

New Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis Classification Criteria

November 30, 2011

The spectrum of spondyloarthritis disorders-typically including ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and undifferentiated SpA-are related clinically and genetically but are distinct entities.