DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA AND SPONDYLOARTHRITIS IMPACTS TREATMENT DECISIONS NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Spondyloarthritis Impacts Treatment Decisions

February 20, 2018

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Spondyloarthritis Impacts Treatment Decisions

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Spine Community News:  Fibromaylgia (FM) is a disorder of the central nervous system that is associated with chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, irritable bowel syndrome, and interstitial cystitis.  FM can occur alone (primary) or in conjunction with other disorders (secondary). In the general population, FM occurs in between 2 and 8% of people.1 In […]

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Tags: back pain, Fibromyalgia, News Tips and Features, spondyloarthritis, treatment


The Gut Microbiome and Inflammatory arthritis

February 13, 2018

The Gut Microbiome and Inflammatory arthritis

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Spine Community News:s The human body is a combination of trillions of human cells and an equal number of bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract. The microbiome refers to all the genetic material of all these bacteria, both good and bad.  Humans are colonized with “our” bacteria soon after birth and remain constant over […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Gut Microbiome, Inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease., News Tips and Features, probiotics, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic inflammation


American College of Rheumatology Recommends Biosiimilar Use in New White Paper

February 8, 2018

American College of Rheumatology Recommends Biosiimilar Use in New White Paper

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The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published a new white paper “The Science Behind Biosimilars – Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy,” providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific, clinical, economic and prescribing issues pertaining to biosimilar use, including efficacy, competition and drug pricing. The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into […]

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Update of Treat to Target Recommendations for Axial Spondylitis

February 7, 2018

Update of Treat to Target Recommendations for Axial Spondylitis

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Spine Community News:  A 2017 international committee of experts met to assess and revise its earlier recommendations regarding treating to target in patients with axial spondylitis (SpA). The 34 member task force committee met and included 4 patients, 1 (non-MD) health professional, 2 dermatologists and 28 rheumatologists (6 from North America, 22 from Europe). They authored […]

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Tags: Axial Spondylitis, guidelines, News Tips and Features, treat to target


Long-term Benefit of Cosentyx in Ankylosing Spondylitis

January 22, 2018

Long-term Benefit of Cosentyx in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Spine Community News: Cosentyx (secukinumab) is an anti-interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody that is approved for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).  Cosentyx is known to be effective for treating the symptoms of AS, but the duration of effectiveness remains to be determined. Doctors from North America and Europe recently reported on the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, anti-interleukin-17A, Cosentyx, Dr Borenstein, News Tips and Features, secukinumab, Spine Community News


What Causes Upper Back Pain and What to do About it

January 17, 2018

What Causes Upper Back Pain and What to do About it

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Spine Community News: With low back pain afflicting 8 of 10 Americans at some point in their lives, some of us might not even know what causes its kissing cousin – upper back pain. But this equally vexing condition stems from a variety of causes that can be effectively targeted by a bevy of treatment […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and The Risk of Osteoporosis

January 16, 2018

Ankylosing Spondylitis and The Risk of Osteoporosis

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Spine Community News: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis of the spine usually associated with calcification of spinous structures, primarily the ligaments and facet joints.  Although the calcification brings more calcium to the spine, this structure is more brittle and weakened.  The inflammation of AS can cause loss of bone mineral density in vertebral […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis


Ask The Expert About Ankylosing Spondylitis Back Pain and other Inflammatory/Arthritic Conditions of The Spine

January 15, 2018

Ask The Expert About Ankylosing Spondylitis Back Pain and other Inflammatory/Arthritic Conditions of The Spine

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TheSpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert Series with Dr. David Borenstein TheSpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert Series David G. Borenstein, MD will be answering questions in TheSpineCommunity on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and back pain the week of January 15th.   TheSpineCommunity is an online resource center and support community for individuals affected with ankylosing spondylitis and other […]

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Ask The Expert About Ankylosing Spondylitis Back Pain and other Inflammatory/Arthritic Conditions of The Spine

January 10, 2018

Ask The Expert About Ankylosing Spondylitis Back Pain and other Inflammatory/Arthritic Conditions of The Spine

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TheSpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert Series with Dr. David Borenstein TheSpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert Series David G. Borenstein, MD will be answering questions in TheSpineCommunity on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and back pain the week of January 15th.   TheSpineCommunity is an online resource center and support community for individuals affected with ankylosing spondylitis and other […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), ask the expert, back pain, News Tips and Features Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis


Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know About Current Treatment Guidelines

January 8, 2018

Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know About Current Treatment Guidelines

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TheSpineCommunity NEWS: Osteoporosis (OP) is a serious illness associated with significant disability and possible mortality.  The illness is underdiagnosed in both women and men.  When a fracture is identified only a minority of patients receive appropriate therapy to prevent the next fracture. The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a guideline in 2017 highlighting 6 […]

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Tags: alendronate, denusomab, guidelines, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis, resideronate, treatment, xgeva, zolendronic acid


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