Radiographic Hip Involvement in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Factors Associated with Severe Hip Diseases.

Radiographic Hip Involvement in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Factors Associated with Severe Hip Diseases. J Rheumatol. 2014 Nov 1; Authors: Zhao J, Zheng W, Zhang C, Li J, Liu D, Xu W Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with severe radiographic hip involvement in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective study was performed. The patients were classified into 3 groups based on the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Radiology Hip Index (BASRI-hip): minimal hip disease, moderate hip disease, and severe hip disease. Demographic, clinical, radiographic, and laboratory data were collected and analyzed. To identify factors associated with severe hip disease, ordinal regression analyses were performed. RESULTS: A total of 256 patients were involved in the study. There were differences in the age at onset, delay in diagnosis, bilateral hip involvement, sacroiliitis, Schober's index, and occiput-to-wall distance among the 3 groups (p
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In this study the spinal mobility of patients with axSpA was quantified using the Epionics SPINE device (ES) and data were evaluated using the outcome measures in rheumatology (OMERACT) criteria. The ES automatically measures various patterns of spinal movements using electronic sensors, which also assess the range and speed of carrying out movements. Patients with back pain from other causes and persons without back pain served as controls. The measurement results obtained with ES differed between the groups and correlated with BASMI values (r = 0.53-0.82, all p = 
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Abeer Abdelati, Mona Helmy, Mohamed Barakat, Fatma-Alzahraa AbdallahAbstractAim of the workTo evaluate the short term effect of maximally tolerated dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on disease activity and radiographic progression of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients.Patients and methodsA six-week prospective study on thirty patients with active axSpA. All patients were assessed at baseline visit, a follow-up visit after 2 weeks, and 6 weeks of treatment with a maximally tolerated dose of NSAID. Di...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese recommendations provide updated guidance regarding use of new medications and imaging of the axial skeleton in the management of AS and nonradiographic axial SpA.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this real-life cohort of patients with axSpA, although males more often had structural damage on X-rays, females had similar disease with regard to SpA features and at least equal disease activity parameters compared to males. PMID: 31418321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsBMD at vertebral lateral projections and TBS were inversely associated with baseline mSASSS in AS patients. Low BMD at vertebral lateral projections, as well as baseline mSASSS and inflammatory markers, might predict spinal radiographic damage in AS.Key Points•Vertebral bone mineral density of lateral projections and trabecular bone score are inversely associated with baseline mSASSS in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.•Baseline mSASSS, inflammatory markers, and low vertebral bone mineral density might predict spinal radiographic progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Early detection of patients with axial spondylarthritis (axSpA) in primary care is difficult. The combination of various parameters indicative of inflammatory back pain (AWARE criteria) was found to be beneficial in an initial study. OBJECTIVE: Review of the criteria for the identification of young patients with axSpA and chronic back pain (≥3 months of back pain). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In adult patients with chronic back pain and age at onset of symptoms
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CONCLUSIONS: The MIF level was elevated in AS patients with greater radiographic damage and overexpression of miR-451 suppressed the MIF and inflammatory cytokine levels. These findings suggest miR-451/MIF may be a novel therapeutic target in the treatment of AS. PMID: 31287414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusion. This study demonstrated the psychological changes and subsequent improvement in employment outcomes after corrective osteotomy in patients with AS. The degree of sagittal alignment correction was correlated with improvements in psychological status and employment outcomes. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CLINICAL CASE SERIES Source Type: research
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