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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS) NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 16th, 2016

Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

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By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Prescription opioid or narcotic use is associated with an increasing number of deaths with approximately 20,000 victims in 2014 according to the National Center for Health Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These unfortunate deaths have brought into question the benefit of opioid analgesics in […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), back strain, Herniated Discs, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Secukinumab: A New Class of Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

January 18th, 2016

Secukinumab: A New Class of Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

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Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a protein produced by immune cells that you may not think of at any time during your busy day. But, if you are an individual with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), you should be interested. It seems that this cytokine (a messenger between cells) plays an important role in the symptoms associated with AS, […]

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Women with Ankylosing Spondylitis More Likely to Experience Complications with Pregnancy

January 12th, 2016

Women with Ankylosing Spondylitis More Likely to Experience Complications with Pregnancy

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An article from Swedish researchers reports on another difficulty that women with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) experience – pregnancy problems. A greater frequency of cesarean or C-section deliveries and offspring more often preterm and small for gestational age (SGA) occur more commonly in AS mothers. This Swedish Registry study examined 388 deliveries from  women with AS […]

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Update of the Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

December 10th, 2015

Update of the Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

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In 2015 the American College of Rheumatology, the Spondylitis Association of America, and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network published recommendations for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and an early form of the illness designated Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. The recommendations listed a number of non-drug and drug therapies effective in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.1 […]

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October 26th, 2015

Individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis Have High Incidence of Eye Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Psoriasis

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A recent study published in the July Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases reported extra-articular disease manifestations such as ocular inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis are common among patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), with ocular inflammation leading the list. Compared with the general population, patients with AS had the greatest risk; a nearly 16-fold greater […]

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More than A Bit of Back Pain: Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 5th, 2015

More than A Bit of Back Pain: Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Women can suffer for years before being diagnosed with this chronic inflammation of the spine. By David Borenstein, MD My patient, a 26-year-old woman, came to my office with a typical story. In her late teens, she noticed some low back and neck pain. Sarah was active in school sports, and her discomfort was initially […]

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