Items Tagged ‘Ankylosing Spondylitis’

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


Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

October 17th, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

A Danish National Patient Registry based analyses has shown higher rates of immune mediated diseases (IMD) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Normally, the cells and proteins that make up the immune system protect you from infection. In people with IBD, however, […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Asthma, Celiac disease, immune mediated disease, inflammatory bowel disease., Iridocyclitis, News Tips and Features, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, psoriasis, Pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis


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


Obesity- More Than a Weight Problem for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Other Rheumatic Conditions

July 31st, 2017

Obesity- More Than a Weight Problem for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Other Rheumatic Conditions

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Obesity is known to have detrimental effects on the musculoskeletal system because of the added strain on joint structures.  Another detrimental effect may be the blunting of a therapeutic response to a therapy. It has previously been reported that decreasing weight in psoriatic arthritis results in an improved responses to treatment with tumor necrosis factor […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, antibody therapy, axial spondyloarthritis, axSpA, Obesity, Psoriatic Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, TNFi, tumor necrosis factor


Xeljanz Effective in Ulcerative Colitis

May 17th, 2017

Xeljanz Effective in Ulcerative Colitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is currently approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.  Xeljanz is also being studied in numerous other inflammatory conditions including ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and ulcerative colitis (UC), a form of inflammatory bowel disease. UC is an inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) as […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease., News Tips and Features, Psoriatic Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Xeljanz tofacitinib


Treatment for Anterior Uveitis, an Extraspinal Manifestation of Ankylosing Spondylitis

March 15th, 2017

Treatment for Anterior Uveitis, an Extraspinal Manifestation of Ankylosing Spondylitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

David Borenstein, MD Executive Editor theSpineCommunity One of my patients described the pain associated with anterior uveitis as being stabbed in the eye with a knife.  It is what he experienced when he looked at a light when his eye was inflamed.  The iris is part of the uveal tract which is the part of […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, AS, News Tips and Features, Uveitis


Long term Biologic Therapy Needed for Maximum Benefit in AS patients

March 6th, 2017

Long term Biologic Therapy Needed for Maximum Benefit in AS patients

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

David Borenstein, MD Executive Editor theSpineCommunity Biologic therapy is indicated for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been demonstrated to improve outcomes and is now standard of care.  However, a frequently asked question from patients is “how long do I need to take this medicine?”  A recent study suggests that unless there is a […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, AS, biologic therapy, News Tips and Features


EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

January 12th, 2017

EULAR 2016 Recommendations on Management of Early Arthritis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) have published an update to their 2007 recommendations for the management of early arthritis. This committee strongly recommends early referral to a rheumatologist and early non pharmacologic interventions including smoking cessation, dental care, weight control, vaccination assessment, and comorbidity management.  Patients should understand that these are a professional organization’s […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

December 20th, 2016

How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By Tom Macek, M.D. The holidays are a time when everyone is encouraged to be of good cheer. But this joyous time of year is a lot less merry for those suffering from chronic bad backs, migraines, arthritis and other pain-inducing ailments. “Any kind of pain can seriously affect your quality of life,” says Dr. […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial Spondyloarthropathy (axSpA), back strain, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis


Cosentyx® Improves Pain and Function in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

September 20th, 2016

Cosentyx® Improves Pain and Function in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com The Food and Drug Administration approved the Il-17A inhibitor, Cosentyx® (secukinumab), for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). AS, an autoimmune disease that affects the spine and large joints, causes inflammation that can lead to severe, chronic pain, and in worst cases can lead to new bone formations resulting […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, AS, News Tips and Features


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