Previously, smoking was the sole known modifiable predictor of spinal structural damage, but now alcohol consumption has been shown to be associated with the progression of spinal structural damage in axial spondyloarthritis―specifically by increasing the odds of syndesmophyte progression over two years.
Updated treatment recommendations have been issued for ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. There are 86 recommendations. In this slideshow, we highlight those categorized as "strongly recommended."
Review shows inconsistencies in infliximab concentrations for patients with spondyloarthritis. More research is needed to determin optimal dosages to achieve a clinical response in spondyloarthritis.
In this slideshow, we revisit some of our most popular stories on spondyloarthritis published in recent weeks. From making an accurate diagnosis to assessing a confusing case of back pain, learn more in this slideshow.
Bone erosion, fat in joint spaces (backfill), and ankylosis visible on MRI could help identify women with axial spondyloarthritis, investigators wrote in a research article published last month in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Currently the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS) represents the gold standard for assessment of structural damage in the spine of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).
The established criteria for radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and axial spondyloarthritis that is classified as ankylosing spondylitis—is essentially the same, report physicians who recommend the interchangeable use of the terms "ankylosing spondylitis" and "radiographic axial spondyloarthritis."
Researchers writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy have outlined some factors that influence DNA methylation, also known as epigentics. In this slideshow, we highlight the factors.
What is nature's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis?
In an effort to determine what causes immune mediated diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis, researchers have focused on learning more about genetic pathogenic pathways responsible for autoimmunity. In this article, we review the data and highlight best practices.
Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory joint arthritis largely characterized by joint inflammation triggered by infection. To date, no diagnostic or classification criteria have been established, but in 2014, the American College of Rheumatology issued general treatment guidelines. In this article, we highlight a new review article on treatments for reactive arthritis.