Author | Gregory M. Weiss, M.D.


Physiotherapy Improves Outcomes in Ankylosing Spondylitis

December 05, 2019

Physiotherapy is beneficial in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and while more research is needed, expanding traditional exercise programs to include aerobic and cardiorespiratory components along with patient education may improve outcomes for patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis as well.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Cycle Through Treatment Options

December 05, 2019

Swedish researchers writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy  earlier this year report that more than half (54%) of patients discontinue their first TNFi treatment within five years and those who remain on a TNF inhibitor treatment receive a lower dose.

Vaccinating the Autoimmune Patient

November 06, 2019

DMARDs for autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases have both revolutionized treatment and increased the risk for infections. These patients should be considered for vaccination with the recommendation of a rheumatologist.