Medical News Today: How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?

Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
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ConclusionsThe thickening of the pulleys in the flexor tendons is an easy-to-detect sign with good sensitivity for the diagnosis of PsA. Its specificity and positive predictive value are not very high; however, if it is included in a complete classification process, sonographers should report it during hand evaluations of patients with arthritis.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Through this open rheumatological outpatient consultation a low threshold opportunity for the early diagnosis of rheumatologic diseases could be established. The diagnostic delay for many rheumatological diseases could be considerably shortened. Cooperation with rheumatologists in private practice guaranteed the subsequent specialized rheumatological care of the identified patients in the early stages of their illness. PMID: 30255411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionMales had a higher prevalence of SpA. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis were the most commonly diagnosed subtypes.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
ConclusionsBiological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs and apremilast had a small effect on fatigue at 24 weeks in psoriatic arthritis randomized controlled trials and a higher effect on pain. These results are important to take into account in shared decision-making.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionMales had a higher prevalence of SpA. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis were the most commonly diagnosed subtypes.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
ConclusionsBiological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs and apremilast had a small effect on fatigue at 24 weeks in psoriatic arthritis randomized controlled trials and a higher effect on pain. These results are important to take into account in shared decision-making.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Presence of axial involvement was associated with a higher likelihood of moderate/severe psoriasis, with higher disease activity and greater effect on quality of life. These findings highlight the importance of monitoring patients with PsA for signs of axial symptoms or spinal involvement. PMID: 29961691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: HRQOL was diminished in PsA at time of diagnosis compared to the Dutch reference population, and tender joints, enthesitis at clinical examination, and back pain as indicators of pain affected HRQOL. PMID: 29961685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Tévar-Sánchez MI, Navarro-Compán V, Aznar JJ, Linares LF, Castro MC, De Miguel E, ESPERANZA Group. Abstract OBJECTIVES: Dactylitis is a typical feature of psoriatic arthritis. However, dactylitis was included as a spondyloarthritis (SpA) feature for both (axial and peripheral) of the ASAS classification criteria, but data about its prevalence are scarce, especially in patients with a recent onset of the disease. Our objective was to determine the prevalence and characteristics associated with dactylitis in patients with early SpA. METHODS: A baseline dataset from the ESPeranza coho...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
We present these common and distinct imaging manifestations that may potentially help distinguish between the entities in the diagnostic work-up. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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