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Ankylosis spondylitis

Marina N Magrey, Muhammad A Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study is to briefly review the molecular mechanisms that leads to structural damage in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), defined as new bone formation resulting in complete or incomplete ankylosis of the spine, and the impact of treatment with biologics to retard this process. RECENT FINDINGS: The understanding of molecular mechanisms leading to new bone formation in AS has significantly improved but is still incomplete. Availability of biologics has greatly enhanced the treatment of patients with AS, but its impact on slowing the structural damage is still a matter of debate, although a few observational studies have shown that long term use of TNF-α blockers may slow radiographic progression...
April 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
Nishtha Gupta, Nikhil Gupta, Laxmikant Ramkumarsingh Tomar, Nikhil Nair
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. It primarily affects the axial skeleton through involvement of the peripheral joint scan occurs. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement in AS varies from 4% to 35%. Here, we present a case of a 35-year-old male, follow-up of AS from last 8 years on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, presented with fresh complaints of painfully restricted movements of jaw during swallowing. Computer tomography of patient demonstrates articular cartilage changes with disc and joint abnormalities...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Naama Leibushor, Einat Slonimsky, Dvora Aharoni, Merav Lidar, Iris Eshed
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to characterize sacroiliac joints (SIJs) findings at CT of patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), a condition characterized (using the Resnick classification criteria) by ossification of at least four contiguous vertebrae in the thoracic spine and preserved disk space, but without radiographic evidence of intraarticular SIJ abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pelvic CT examinations of 104 patients with DISH (fulfilling the Resnick criteria on spinal CT) and 106 age- and sex-matched control subjects whose entire spine lacked CT evidence of DISH (total, 149 men and 61 women; mean [± SD] age, 72...
April 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
X Baraliakos, M Fruth, U Kiltz, J Braun
The diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) includes classical ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as well as earlier stages and abortive courses of the disease, in which structural alterations have not yet occurred. These are classified as non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpa). Inflammatory changes in the entire axial skeleton are characteristic for axSpA and can be visualized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while in most patients structural alterations, such as new bone formation with syndesmophytes and ankylosis develop in the later course of the disease...
March 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Fiona Maas, Anneke Spoorenberg, Elisabeth Brouwer, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Suzanne Arends
OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic damage and 4-year progression of the cervical facet joints in a prospective observational cohort of AS patients treated with TNF-α inhibitors, to compare this with damage and progression of the cervical vertebral bodies, and to study the relation with patient characteristics and clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with baseline and 4-year radiographs were included...
April 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Mark Lindsay, Eleanor Korendowych, Graham Robinson, Amelia Jobling, Gavin Shaddick, Jing Bi, Robert Winchester, Jon T Giles, Neil J McHugh
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence, clinical and radiographic characteristics of psoriatic spondyloarthritis (PsSpA) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: A prospective single-centre cross-sectional observational study recruited consecutive PsA and AS cases. Participants completed outcome measures, and underwent clinical examination, axial radiographic scoring and HLA-sequencing. Multivariable analyses are presented. RESULTS: The 402 enrolled cases (201 PsA, 201 AS; fulfilling classification criteria for respective conditions) were reclassified based upon radiographic axial disease and psoriasis, as: 118 PsSpA, 127 peripheral-only PsA (pPsA), and 157 AS without psoriasis (AS) cases...
April 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Mustafa Celiktas, Ozkan Kose, Adil Turan, Ferhat Guler, Cagri Ors, Emre Togrul
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study is to report the clinical and radiological outcome of total hip arthroplasty in patients with previous hip arthrodesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 (40 hips) prospectively followed patients in whom ankylosed hips were converted to total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 2010 and 2014 in our institution. The average age at the time of the conversion operation was 40.8 ± 9.8 years (range 24-62)...
January 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Gerlinde Layh-Schmitt, Shajia Lu, Fatemeh Navid, Stephen R Brooks, Emily Lazowick, Kathryn M Davis, Cristina Montagna, Massimo Gadina, Robert A Colbert
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), which encompasses ankylosing spondylitis, is a complex genetic disease. Aberrant bone formation is a key feature of pathogenesis that can lead to ankylosis of the spine. Our objective is to determine, whether genes whose variants confer susceptibility to AS are expressed in bone progenitors like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Since MSCs from bone marrow is difficult to obtain, we first examined, whether MSCs can be derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Dermal fibroblasts of two axSpA patients and one healthy control were reprogrammed into iPSCs using a Sendai virus vector encoding pluripotency genes...
January 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Xenofon Baraliakos, Juergen Braun
Inflammatory and chronic structural changes are objective signs of axial spondyloarthritis. In the sacroiliac joints (SIJs), inflammation (sacroiliitis) can be visualized as bone marrow edema, whereas chronic structural changes are visualized as fat metaplasia, erosions, sclerosis, or ankylosis in the area of the SIJ. In the spine, bone marrow edema in the vertebral bodies represents spondylitis but can also affect the facet and the costovertebral and costotransverse joints (arthritis), whereas structural changes are visualized as fat metaplasia, sclerosis or syndesmophytes and ankylosis at the vertebral edges...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
Dong-Xu Feng, Kun Zhang, Yu-Min Zhang, Yue-Wen Nian, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Min Kang, Shu-Fang Wu, Yang-Jun Zhu
OBJECTIVES: Total hip arthroplasty is a reliable therapeutic intervention in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, in whom the aims of surgery are to reduce pain, restore hip function and improve quality of life. The current study is a retrospective analysis of the clinical and radiographic findings in a consecutive series of patients with hip ankylosis associated with severe ankylosing spondylitis who underwent bilateral primary total hip arthroplasty using non-cemented components. METHODS: From June 2008 to May 2012, total hip arthroplasty was performed on 34 hips in 17 patients with bilateral ankylosis caused by ankylosing spondylitis...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Yavuz Saglam, Irfan Ozturk, Mehmet Fevzi Cakmak, Mustafa Ozdemir, Onder Yazicioglu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred five hips of 61 AS patients (mean age: 41.3 ± 10.2 years) who underwent THA between 1997 and 2012 were included into the study. Dorr's classification of proximal femoral geometry, acetabular protrusio, bone ankylosis, acetabular protrusion, Brooker classification of heterotopic ossification (HO), Gruen and Charnley classifications of implant loosening were used in radiographic assessments...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Jong Ki Shin, Jung Sub Lee, Sung Shik Kang, Jae Myung Lee, Bu Hyun Youn
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To test the inter- and intra-observer reliabilities of five specific measures of global cervical sagittal alignment in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to suggest a better means of measuring cervical sagittal alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The intraobserver and interobserver reliabilities of several different methods of measuring cervical lordosis have been reported. However, they have not been studied till yet in patients with AS...
June 3, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Kai Song, Xiaojing Su, Yonggang Zhang, Chao Liu, Xiangyu Tang, Guoying Zhang, Guoquan Zheng, Geng Cui, Xuesong Zhang, Keya Mao, Zheng Wang, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: Chin-brow vertical angle (CBVA) is very important in correction of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), especially for the patients with cervical ankylosis. In previous study, Suk et al. stated that the patients with CBVA between -10° and 10° had better horizontal gaze. Unfortunately, in our clinical practice, we found the patients with CBVA between -10° and 10° after surgery usually complained of difficulty in cooking, cleaning, desk working and the like, although they had excellent horizontal gaze...
August 2016: European Spine Journal
Janine Bleil, Rene Maier, Axel Hempfing, Joachim Sieper, Heiner Appel, Uta Syrbe
OBJECTIVE: We previously suggested that fibroblast-rich granulation tissue eroding the subchondral bone is instrumental in the joint remodeling that occurs in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The purpose of this study was to determine if this granulation tissue also carries bone-forming capabilities, which we approached by searching for bone-forming cells (hypertrophic chondrocytes, osteoblasts) in its vicinity. We also assessed adipogenic tissue transformation, which has been suggested to be an intermediate feature in AS bone formation based on imaging studies...
October 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Zheng Li, Sunny H Wong, Jianxiong Shen, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common and genetically heterozygous inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by new bone formation, ankylosis and inflammation of hip, sacroiliac joints and spine. Until now, there is no method for early diagnosis of AS and the effective treatment available for AS patients remain largely undefined.We searched articles indexed in PubMed (MEDLINE) database using Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) or Title/Abstract words ("microRNA" and "ankylosing spondylitis") from inception up to November 2015...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jia Li, Jinzhu Zhao, Chongru He, Wenwen Tong, Yuming Zou, Weidong Xu
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to compare the blood loss during primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We reviewed 120 THAs in 68 patients comprising 3 groups: AS with total bony ankylosis of the hips (ASB), AS with stiff hips (ASS), and OA. Demographics, perioperative laboratory values, intraoperative data, blood loss, transfusion rate, transfusion reactions, surgical complications, hospitalization cost, and length of stay (LOS) were collected and analyzed among ASB, ASS, and OA groups...
July 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Lovro Lamot, Mandica Vidović, Marija Perica, Lana Tambić Bukovac, Miroslav Harjacek
Spondyloarthritis or spondyloarthropathy (SpA) is a multifactorial disease in which a disturbed interplay occurs between the immune system and environmental factors on a predisposing genetic background, which leads to inflammation and structural damage of target tissue. Many recent researches on development of SpA showed important role of innate and adaptive immunity as well as of prominent bone tissue remodeling which leads to osteoproliferation and ankylosis. It is believed that possible sites of inflammation in SpA are entheses, sinovium and gut...
2015: Reumatizam
Maria A C van der Weijden, J Christiaan van Denderen, Willem F Lems, Michael T Nurmohamed, Ben A C Dijkmans, Irene E van der Horst-Bruinsma
OBJECTIVE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characterized by chronic inflammation leading to ankylosis, but also to low bone mineral density (BMD) and vertebral fractures (VFx). Treatment with tumor necrosis factor-α blockers decreases inflammation and has shown to be effective in increasing BMD. We studied the effects of etanercept (ETN) on BMD and VFx in patients with AS after 2 years of treatment. Further, we studied changes in bone turnover markers and radiological damage. METHODS: Patients with active AS, treated with ETN for 2 years, were included...
April 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
Hsu-Wen Tseng, Miranda E Pitt, Tibor T Glant, Allan F McRae, Tony J Kenna, Matthew A Brown, Allison R Pettit, Gethin P Thomas
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an immune-mediated arthritis particularly targeting the spine and pelvis and is characterised by inflammation, osteoproliferation and frequently ankylosis. Current treatments that predominately target inflammatory pathways have disappointing efficacy in slowing disease progression. Thus, a better understanding of the causal association and pathological progression from inflammation to bone formation, particularly whether inflammation directly initiates osteoproliferation, is required...
January 29, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Ke Li, Qingmeng Zhang, Heng Li, Rui Li, Chi Xu, Jiying Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the inflammatory markers in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or non-inflammatory diseases undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and to ascertain the variation trend of perioperative inflammatory markers and the influence of inflammation markers after THA. METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2014, 153 consecutive patients with AS were included. According to the range of motion (ROM), the patients were divided into ankylosis group (ROM: 0 degrees; group A, n = 92) and stiff group (ROM: 3-46 degrees; group B, n = 61); 120 non-inflammatory diseases patients having no bacterial infection and undergoing primary THA served as non-inflammatory group (group C)...
October 2015: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
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