Tag: "spondylitis" at medical news
The problem with treating spondylarthritis with anti-TNF strategies
...of closely related disorders, including ankylosing spondylitis
(AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Aside from chronic inflammation, these conditions are all characterized by ankylosis, stiffness and fusion of bone in the spine and peripheral joints, provoke...
Enbrel provides sustained clinical improvements for ankylosing spondylitis for up to 3 years
...tension study showed that patients with ankylosing spondylitis
(AS) who received treatment with Enbrel? (etanerce... treatment with ENBREL. Patients with ankylosing spondylitis
have reported that their condition has negatively impacted their ability to perform daily activities...
New study reveals postcode lottery for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...s such as psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis
(AS) where NICE approval has only just been given or is being awaited. As a result of these findings, rheumatologists are calling on the Government and primary care trusts to end the unofficial postcode lottery and ensure that every patient who mee...
New data reinforce safety profile of ENBREL (etanercept)
... treatment of adults with severe active ankylosing spondylitis
who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.3 European physicians have become familiar with the benefits and long-term tolerability profile of ENBREL since it was approved six years ago. Worldwide, 441,000 patients have been treate...
NICE gives backing for the use of advanced biological therapies to treat severe psoriasis
...aged less than 4 years. Severe active ankylosing spondylitis
in adults who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy. Since the product was first introduced, serious infections, some involving death, have been reported in patients using ENBREL. Patients should tell their doctor if they curre...
Where do new therapies work best?
...ients with rheumatic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis
(AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) now receive anti-TNF treatment a newer group of drugs which are used to reduce inflammation and manage disease activity*. Study lead Dr Marte Heiberg, of the Dept of Rheumatology, Diakonh...
New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis
...oimmune arthritic conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis
(AS) and the arthritis associated with psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases, primarily affecting peripheral joints. For an international alliance of researchers, synovial tissue analysis presented an ideal vehicle for identifying biomarkers of ...
Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children
...of America and involved more than 2,000 ankylosing spondylitis
(AS) patients. Results were collected from a mail survey distributed in 2002, which gathered a range of information including analysis of work-related disability, functional impairment, self-reported quality of life and spinal involvement. Results fr...
Benefits of continuous NSAID use in ankylosing spondylitis
...ely under-recognized form of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
(AS) is a chronic, progressive disease targeting the spine. Commonly striking in young adulthood, before age 35, AS causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the spinal joints--the vertebrae--and the sacroiliac joint, where the spinal column meets...