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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS) NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

The Gut Microbiome and Inflammatory arthritis

February 13, 2018

The Gut Microbiome and Inflammatory arthritis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


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

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


FDA Extends Simponi Approval to Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 26, 2017

FDA Extends Simponi Approval to Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Simponi (golimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which is administered as a 30-minute infusion. Simponi was originally approved in 2013 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis.  Simponi® is one of five marketed TNF inhibitors […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), AS, golimumab, News Tips and Features, PsA, Psoriatic Arthritis, Simponi


Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 16, 2017

Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis

By megm megm

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein David G. Borenstein, MD recently answered your questions on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in TheSpineCommunity.  TheSpineCommunity is an online support community for individuals affected with conditions of the spine, join the conversation here.   Question: Has anyone compared the TNF inhibitors to the IL17 inhibitors? Is […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), AS, crohn's, exercise, IL17 inhibitors, iritis, neuropathy, News Tips and Features


Q&A with Ankylosing Spondylitis Expert Now Available

October 12, 2017

Q&A with Ankylosing Spondylitis Expert Now Available

By megm megm

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis David G. Borenstein, MD recently answered your questions on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in TheSpineCommunity.  TheSpineCommunity is an online support community for individuals affected with conditions of the spine. Check out the Q&A with Dr. Borenstein by clicking on […]

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


Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

July 20, 2017

Statin Drugs Used to Lower Cholesterol Appear to Reduce Mortality in Ankylosing spondylitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

There is an increased mortality of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients compared to the general population. Factors that contributed to this increased mortality are a lower level of education, and the development of diabetes, infections, and pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Overall, doctors estimate there is a 53% increased risk of mortality for men, and a 83% […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Cholesterol, News Tips and Features, Statin Drugs


Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 16, 2016

Opioids: Ineffective Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


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