Serial locally applied water-filtered infrared a radiation in axial spondyloarthritis - a randomized controlled trial.

Serial locally applied water-filtered infrared a radiation in axial spondyloarthritis - a randomized controlled trial. Int J Hyperthermia. 2020;37(1):965-970 Authors: Klemm P, Eichelmann M, Aykara I, Hudowenz O, Dischereit G, Lange U Abstract INTRODUCTION: Aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of serial locally applied water-filtered infrared A radiation (sl-wIRAR) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: axSpA patients with active disease undergoing a 7-day multimodal rheumatologic complex treatment under non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy were eligible. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio. The intervention group (IG) received additional sl-wIRAR treatment of the back (2 treatments for 30 min per day for 6 days) to assess whether locally applied hyperthermia can i) reduce pain levels, ii) reduce disease activity and improve functionality and iii) whether an effect on tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) levels is detectable. Additionally, it was examined whether a reduction in NSAID therapy could be achieved after trial completion. RESULTS: 71 patients completed the trial (IG: 36 patients, control group (CG) 35 patients). sl-wIRAR led to a significant pain reduction measured by a numeric rating scale (p 
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