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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS) NEWS TIPS & FEATURES

FDA Extends Simponi Approval to Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 26th, 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 16th, 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 12th, 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 20th, 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 16th, 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


Secukinumab: A New Class of Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

January 18th, 2016

Secukinumab: A New Class of Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


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

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

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


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