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anklyosing spondylitis

I H Song, W P Maksymowych
Tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (TNF blockers) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with anklyosing spondylitis. Despite clinical efficacy, there are questions and controversies treating rheumatologists face, which this review discusses: whether there are specific indications for specific TNF blockers; whether the dose of TNF blockers can be decreased; whether immunogenicity plays a role; what the role of residual active inflammation MRI might be; and whether there is a window of opportunity to treat patients with anklyosing spondylitis and prevent radiographic progression...
August 2012: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
J Braun, M Rudwaleit, K G Hermann, R Rau
In addition to the typical clinical symptoms, conventional x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are important for the diagnosis and management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). While radiography is mainly useful for detecting chronic structural changes, MRI is, in addition, able to detect active inflammation. The detection of structural changes in the sacroiliac joints and, in part, the spine, remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of AS. The detection of active sacroiliitis or spondylitis in early disease stages is only possible using MR techniques such as STIR and T1 post-gadolinium sequences...
March 2007: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
S L Primack, N L Müller
Advances in thoracic imaging during the past two decades, such as CT scans and MR imaging, have enhanced our understanding of the pleuropulmonary abnormalities that develop in the systemic autoimmune diseases. In this article, the thoracic radiologic manifestations of several connective tissue diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, progressive systemic sclerosis, and anklyosing spondylitis), two granulomatous vasculitides, (Wegener's Granulomatosis and Churg-Strauss syndrome), and antiglomerular basement membrane disease are reviewed...
December 1998: Clinics in Chest Medicine
M J Plant, A A Borg, K Dziedzic, J Saklatvala, P T Dawes
OBJECTIVES: A prospective, open study of corticosteroid hip injection (CHI) was performed to determine if different radiological patterns of arthritis vary in their response. METHODS: Forty five patients (15 with rheumatoid arthritis, 27 with osteoarthritis, and three with anklyosing spondylitis) underwent hip injection with 80 mg methylprednisolone and lignocaine under x ray control. Outcome was assessed at two, 12, and 26 weeks for pain, range of hip movement, and graded functional questionnaire...
August 1997: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
M Libich, A Májský, D Bartsch
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December 5, 1975: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
H F Hill, A G Hill
Participation in open and double-blind crossover studies in rheumatoid arthritis confirmed that naproxen improved pain and stiffness. This observation suggested that naproxen might be effective in ankylosing spondylitis. The initial trial was open, but at six months, a double-blind crossover "placebo pulse" was superimposed on the open trial. Thirty-six patients entered the trial taking a daily dose of 500 mg naproxen. At the end of the first month, 35 assessed naproxen as being equally effective to, or better than, previous therapy...
April 1975: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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