Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dementia Risk in AS Present in the 40s

February 08, 2019

Researchers writing in PLOS One report that patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a significant higher prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia than the general population.

What Are the Clinical Implications of HLA-B27 Positivity in Ankylosing Spondylitis?

November 13, 2018

Findings from the most extensive study to analyze the association between HLA-B27 status and manifestations of AS.

ACR Recommendations for Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Quiz

November 12, 2018

Take this 5-question quiz for a quick refresher on the ACR guidelines.

DISH and Ankylosing Spondylitis Not Mutually Exclusive

October 17, 2018

Be vigilant for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in patients who have ankylosing spondylitis, since they may be less clearly symptomatic.

Risk of Hospitalized Infection With DMARD or TNF-I Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 17, 2018

Concerns have been raised in the past about the possibility of infection caused by immune suppression.

Sex Makes a Difference in Spinal Radiographic Progression

September 13, 2018

Findings from the first report on sex-specific predictors of spinal radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis.

Knee, Hip Arthroplasties More Common in Older Adults With Ankylosing Spondylitis

September 12, 2018

What are the implications for the timing of these procedures in younger patients with AS?

Depression Common in Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 07, 2018

When disease activity is high and/or function impaired, consider depression a likely comorbidity that may be a result of inflammation.

Hot Topics in Spondyloarthritis: Updates From EULAR 2018

July 17, 2018

Two recent studies focus on radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of osteoporosis in axial spondyloarthritis.

Patients Take Ankylosing Spondylitis to Heart

July 11, 2018

Be vigilant for cardiovascular risk factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, advise Norwegian researchers.