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Tackling Treatment Resistance in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Abhijeet Danve, MD, MHS, of Yale School of Medicine, discusses the steps clinicians should take when axSpA patients don't respond well to treatment. (1:49)

Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment May Not Always Reflect Guidelines in Daily Practice

A study in the Netherlands found the guideline-recommended strategy of treat-to-target in patients with axial spondyloarthritis is not widely implemented by clinicians.

What Happens When Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Become Adults?

Reclassifying adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis may have the advantage of exposing them sooner to a wider spectrum of disease-modifying drugs, possibly improving long-term outcomes.

Q&A: Marina Magrey, MD, on Surveying Patients with axSpA About Their Real-life Experiences

Dr. Magrey, of Case Western Reserve University, discusses her latest research on patients’ experiences of axial spondyloarthritis.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Comorbidities: How do They Impact Treatment?

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In Axial Spondyloarthritis, Clinical and Imaging Features Differ by Gender

This study reported clinical and radiographic findings in 91 patients from the SPACE cohort study followed over a 4-year period. Men were more likely to demonstrate radiographic progression of sacroiliitis and spinal disease on X-ray and MRI, while women were more likely demonstrate cervical and thoracic disease on MRI.

Using NSAIDs in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Self-Reported vs Performance-Based Assessments for Axial Spondyloarthritis

Scientists compared self-reported and performance-based physical function assessment and investigated the most common impairments among those with axial spondyloarthritis.

Using MRI to Differentiate Ankylosing Spondylitis from nr-axSpA


Serial Spine Radiographs in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Not So Fast

Q&A—Marina N. Magrey, MD on Diagnostic Missteps in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Marina N. Magrey, MD, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Division Chief of Rheumatology at University Hospitals in Cleveland, discusses the many speed bumps on the road to a diagnosis of axSpA and how close we may be to resolving some of them.

Syndesmophytes Less Likely in Women and Those with Early Onset Ankylosing Spondylitis

Women, patients who have symptom onset before the age of 16 years, and those without HLA-B27 positivity are less likely to develop syndesmophytes in association with AS, despite the presence of joint fusion.
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Axial Spondyloarthritis Leads to Work-related Physical and Psychological Burdens

Work-related issues for patients with axSpA are associated with worse patient-reported outcomes, both physical and psychological. Disability benefits may improve many of these situations.

Do Extra-articular Manifestations Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Axial Spondyloarthritis?

Patients with axial spondyloarthritis and coexisting extraarticular manifestations have an increased CV risk. Inflammation level and glucocorticoid use contribute to this higher risk.