Ankylosing Spondylitis


4 Factors Associated With Ankylosing Spondylitis Progression

November 27, 2019

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.

Filgotinib Trial Shows Efficacy for Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 08, 2019

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.

FDA Approves Ixekizumab for Ankylosing Spondylitis

August 30, 2019

Lilly has announced that it received FDA approval for Taltz (ixekizumab) for the treatment of active ankylosing spondylitis (radiographic axial spondyloarthritis).

Adalimumab Biosimilar Post-Marketing Report

August 20, 2019

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.

Depletion of gut bacteria identified in ankylosing spondylitis

August 01, 2019

New research shows that a newly identified species of gut bacteria is significantly depleted in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

The Burden of Comorbidities Weigh Differently on PsA and AS Patients

August 01, 2019

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.

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Rise with Active PsA/AS Disease and Corticosteroid Use

May 20, 2019

Active psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, which grows with corticosteroid use, a study shows.

11 Conditions that may Indicate Axial Spondyloarthritis

April 19, 2019

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is never a straightforward diagnosis. In this slideshow, we highlight 11 disease manifestations associated with axSpA.

An Ankylosing Spondylitis Medical Mystery Solved?

March 18, 2019

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.

Why do patients turn to the internet for health information?

March 05, 2019

Lack of trust in physicians, lack of information about biologics, medicine substitutions and the search for alternative therapies are among the reasons patients turn to the internet, a new study shows.