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Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz: Symptoms & Treatment
Title: Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz: Symptoms& TreatmentCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 1:05:25 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis Tofacitinib in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis
How do different doses of tofacitinib compare in terms of safety and efficacy?Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone for Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone for Ankylosing Spondylitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 29, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Back pain and fatigue? Symptoms could be warning sign of THIS form of arthritis
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints - and back pain, are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study highlights key quality of life factors for ankylosing spondylitis
A new study has shed light on some of the most prevalent modifiable factors that predict a poor quality of life in people withankylosing spondylitis. Moreover, the University of Aberdeen research indicated that some of these factors - which include pain,fatigue and poor physical function - are currently better monitored than others, suggesting new approaches to treating this painful condition may be needed. The most important predictors for poor quality of life The study analysed data from 959 patients involved in the Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis, which collected clinical and patient-reported data on ankylo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Anesthesia for Hip Replacement in Ankylosing Spondylitis Anesthesia for Hip Replacement in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anesthesia management in ankylosing spondylitis is challenging. This case series presents a novel analgesia protocol for total hip replacement in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Merck launches biosimilar version of J & J blockbuster Remicade
Merck and Co. Inc. on Monday became the second pharmaceutical company to launch a biosimilar version of Remicade, a drug that generates billions of dollars a year in sales for Johnson& Johnson. Renflexis, the Merck biosimilar product, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on April 21 as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and ankylosing spondylitis. It is the first medicine available in the United States under a global biosimilars develop ment and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who began taking a statin had a 37% reduction in mortality compared with similar patients who did not take statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Statins May Lengthen Life in AS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Over 30% drop in all-cause mortality patients with ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

Anti - TNF - α Rx Improves Sleep Quality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients see reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Novartis reports favourable data from Phase III extension trial of Cosentyx for AS
Novartis has reported positive results from the Phase III MEASURE 1 extension trial of Cosentyx (secukinumab) to treat patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-dose CT scanning improves assessment of ankylosing spondylitis patients
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 showed that low dose computed tomography is more sensitive than conventional radiographs (X-rays) in the monitoring of disease progression in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Following an exercise routine can help people with ankylosing spondylitis manage their symptoms and slow the progression of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017
We are delighted to announce the launch of theState of Musculoskeletal Health 2017.The compendium report, to be updated annually, is a comprehensive one-stop data source of information and statistics on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, comorbidities and impact of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the UK. What conditions are included?1. Inflammatory conditionsAxial Spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)GoutJuvenile idiopathic arthritisRheumatoid arthritis2. Musculoskeletal painOsteoarthritisBack pain3. Osteoporosis and fragility fracturesThe State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017 report
We are delighted to announce the launch of theState of Musculoskeletal Health 2017 report.The compendium report, to be updated annually, is a comprehensive one-stop data source of information and statistics on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, comorbidities and impact of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the UK. What conditions are included?1. Inflammatory conditionsAxial Spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)GoutJuvenile idiopathic arthritisRheumatoid arthritis2. Musculoskeletal painOsteoarthritisBack pain3. Osteoporosis and fragility fracturesThe State of Musculoskeletal...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms - CURE on the horizon for this painful condition
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints and back pain - are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression
in this article, learn about ankylosing spondylitis which is a type of arthritis. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how might it be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis
What foods and nutrients are beneficial for ankylosing spondylitis and what foods should be avoided? What supplements are recommended? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs
Ankylosing spondylitis may begin in the spine but what is it, what are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed? What are the causes and complications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Learn about how it affects the body as it progresses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: Tests, diagnosis, and treatment
In this article, we look at the questions and tests used to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, which causes chronic pain in the lower back and buttocks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine possible complications of ankylosing spondylitis
What is ankylosing spondylitis and what are the associated complications? What are the rarer complications and how might it be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques
X-rays and imaging techniques are essential for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the back and sacroiliac joints. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

New study highlights role of common gene variations in ankylosing spondylitis
New research has revealed an insight into the genetic underpinnings ofankylosing spondylitis that could aid the future treatment of the disease. Led by the University of Oxford and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study has indicated that the specific genetic variants associated with the onset of the condition may be more common than previously thought. The true genetic origin of ankylosing spondylitis For this study, data on 213 ankylosing spondylitis patients and 46 people with rheumatoidarthritis was analysed in order to examine the common scientific assumption that ankylosing spondy...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

BSR: Lower Tx Dose in Ankylosing Spondylitis Possible (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dose reduction may mean substantial savings with minimal clinical risk (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - May 2, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

European Commission Approves AMGEVITA ™ (Biosimilar Adalimumab) For The Treatment Of Certain Inflammatory Diseases
First Biosimilar Adalimumab Approved in the European Union THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for AMGEVITA™ (biosimilar adalimumab1) in all available indications. AMGEVITA is authorized for the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases in adults, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis; severe active ankylosing spondylitis (AS); severe axial spondyloarthritis without radiographic evidence of AS; moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis; moderate-to-s...
Source: Amgen News Release - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study Examines Characteristics of Psoriatic Spondyloarthritis in Psoriatic Arthritis With Ankylosing Spondylitis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Secukinumab Benefits Hold Up for 2 Years (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In ankylosing spondylitis, no new safety signals emerged (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The risk of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt in patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis - Wu JJ, Penfold RB, Primatesta P, Fox TK, Stewart C, Reddy SP, Egeberg A, Liu J, Simon G.
BACKGROUND: Sparse information is available concerning mental health issues in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. OBJECTIVE: To estimate risk of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt in pati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

NSAIDs Plus TNF Inhibitors May Slow Damage in Ankylosing Spondylitis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain
Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively for at least six weeks by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and limited activity (as guided by the pain). Doctors should treat the condition conservatively. Even if there is a large disc herniation on the MRI, unless the disc is central or causing a neurological deficit, they need wait at least six weeks before beginning a more aggressive treatment. 90% of patients will have symptoms that resolve in one month. Smoking, depression and vibrations will increase t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marker Predicts IBD in Spine Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated fecal calprotectin linked with later Crohn's in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Amgen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion For ABP 501 (Biosimilar Adalimumab) For The Treatment Of Certain Inflammatory Diseases
First Adalimumab Biosimilar Candidate Recommended for EMA Approval THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the Marketing Authorization of ABP 501 (biosimilar adalimumab), recommending approval for all available indications. ABP 501 has been recommended for approval for the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases in adults, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, severe ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
Source: Amgen News Release - January 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Indonesian woman's rigid spine from Ankylosing Spondylitis
Pictures show 35-year-old Sulami a woman from the Sragen area of Central Java, in the grip of a disease that has turned her completely rigid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits of Secukinumab in Ankylosing Spondylitis May Persist at Two Years Benefits of Secukinumab in Ankylosing Spondylitis May Persist at Two Years
Secukinumab appears to improve clinical and radiographic outcomes of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) through two years of therapy, according to new results from the MEASURE 1 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Two Applications To FDA Seeking Approval Of Simponi Aria ® (Golimumab) For The Treatment Of Active Psoriatic Arthritis And Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combination Therapy May Slow Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 16, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Statins Cut Mortality in Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies Statins Cut Mortality in Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis might benefit from statin treatment, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show Simponi Aria ® (Golimumab) Significantly Improved Signs And Symptoms In Patients With Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients with Painful Inflammatory Spinal Arthritis Showed Marked Improvements in Multiple Study Endpoints Following Treatment with SIMPONI ARIA ® (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combination of NSAIDs and TNF-inhibitors shows benefit for ankylosing spondylitis
A combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and TNF-inhibitors may help slow down spine damage in ankylosing spondylitis, according to new research findings. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fine-Tuning Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus is on specific clinical situations, and hope now is for guideline update in light of new options (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - November 13, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

AS: Is Xeljanz the Next Big Thing? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Field of ankylosing spondylitis management has suddenly come alive'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AS: Is Tofacitinib the Next Big Thing? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Field of ankylosing spondylitis management has suddenly come alive'(Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 13, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Statins could cut death risk by a third for some arthritis patients
Researchers find statins could lower the risk of death for patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis by reducing inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis and fibromyalgia: Woman describes treatment 'life-changing'
A WOMAN who suffers from debilitating illnesses Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia has found a way of easing her pain which she has described as 'life-changing'. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RheumNow: POSTURE Study
(MedPage Today) -- Apremilast fails in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves Amgen's AMJEVITA ™ (Adalimumab-Atto) For Treatment Of Seven Inflammatory Diseases
First Regulatory Approval for Company's Biosimilar Portfolio First Biosimilar Adalimumab Approved by FDA THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AMJEVITA™ (adalimumab-atto) across all eligible indications of the reference product, Humira® (adalimumab). AMJEVITA is the first adalimumab biosimilar approved by the FDA and has been approved for the treatment of seven inflammatory diseases, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, moderate-to-severe polyarticular juvenile idiopathic art...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Unique Gut Microbiome Triggers AS, Research Hints Unique Gut Microbiome Triggers AS, Research Hints
The differences in gut bacteria between carriers of the spondyloarthritis-linked HLA-B27 gene and noncarriers suggest a possible causative role in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news