Ankylosing Spondylitis
April 2017 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Ankylosing Spondylitis abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Ankylosing Spondylitis. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Ankylosing Spondylitis. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Rituximab Can Induce Remission in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis Who Failed Anti-TNF-alpha Agent.
Authors:AlDhaheri F, Almteri T, Dwid N, Majdali A, Janoudi N, Almoallim H
Institution:Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia. Arabia. Saudi Arabia. Arabia. Saudi Arabia. University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Journal:Am J Case Rep. 2017 Feb 9;18:143-147.

2:Progression rate of ankylosing spondylitis in patients with undifferentiated spondyloarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Xia Q, Fan D, Yang X, Li X, Zhang X, Wang M, Xu S, Pan F
Institution:aDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui bDepartment of Obstetrics, South Medical University Affiliated Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Foshan, Foshan, Guangdong cDepartment of Rheumatism and Immunity, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(4):e5960. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005960.

3:Low-dose modified-release prednisone in axial spondyloarthritis: 3-month efficacy and tolerability.
Authors:Bandinelli F, Scazzariello F, Pimenta da Fonseca E, Barreto Santiago M, Marcassa C, Nacci F, Matucci Cerinic M
Institution:Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Florence, Italy. Publica, Bahia, Brazil. Publica, Bahia, Brazil. Florence, Italy. Florence, Italy.
Journal:Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016 Nov 14;10:3717-3724. eCollection 2016.

4:Increase risk of allergic diseases in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A 10-year follow-up population-based study in Taiwan.
Authors:Chang WP, Kuo CN, Kuo LN, Wang YT, Perng WT, Kuo HC, Wei JC
Institution:aSchool of Health Care Administration bDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University cDepartment of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei dDivision of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung; School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung eDepartment of Recreation Sport and Health Promotion, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung fDepartment of Pediatrics and Kawasaki Disease Center, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital gCollege of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Kaohsiung hDivision of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital; Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University; Institute of Intergrative Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(45):e5172.

5:Different roles of TNF inhibitors in acute anterior uveitis associated with ankylosing spondylitis: state of the art.
Authors:Fabiani C, Vitale A, Lopalco G, Iannone F, Frediani B, Cantarini L
Institution:Department of Ophthalmology, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy. claudia.fabiani@gmail.com. Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behcet's Disease Clinic, University of Siena, Siena, Italy. Bari, Italy. Bari, Italy. Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behcet's Disease Clinic, University of Siena, Siena, Italy. Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behcet's Disease Clinic, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
Journal:Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Nov;35(11):2631-2638. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

6:Arterial stiffness is not increased in patients with short duration rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Authors:Dzieza-Grudnik A, Sulicka J, Strach M, Siga O, Klimek E, Korkosz M, Grodzicki T
Institution:a Department of Internal Medicine and Gerontology , Jagiellonian University Medical College , Krakow , Poland. College , Krakow , Poland. Medical College , Krakow , Poland. Medical College , Krakow , Poland. Medical College , Krakow , Poland. College , Krakow , Poland. Medical College , Krakow , Poland.
Journal:Blood Press. 2017 Apr;26(2):115-121. doi: 10.1080/08037051.2016.1232586. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

7:Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Anti-TNF-Alpha Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Mixed-Treatments Comparison.
Authors:Wang Y, Wang H, Jiang J, Zhao D, Liu Y
Institution:Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, China.
Journal:Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(5):1679-1694. Epub 2016 Sep 19.

8:Carotid ultrasound in the cardiovascular risk stratification of patients with ankylosing spondylitis: results of a population-based study.
Authors:Rueda-Gotor J, Llorca J, Corrales A, Blanco R, Fuentevilla P, Portilla V, Exposito R, Mata C, Pina T, Gonzalez-Juanatey C, Gonzalez-Gay MA
Institution:Epidemiology, Genetics and Atherosclerosis Research Group on Systemic Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. University of Cantabria, Santander, and CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Publica (CIBERESP), Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Inflammatory Diseases, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. miguelaggay@hotmail.com.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;34(5):885-892. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

9:Treatment persistence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Authors:Machado MA, Moura CS, Ferre F, Bernatsky S, Rahme E, Acurcio Fde A
Institution:Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Saude Publica. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. Canada. Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. Canada. Canada. Canada. Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Journal:Rev Saude Publica. 2016 Aug 22;50:50. doi: 10.1590/S1518-8787.2016050006265.

10:A four-week team-rehabilitation programme in a warm climate decreases disability and improves health and body function for up to one year: A prospective study in Swedish patients with inflammatory joint diseases.
Authors:Ajeganova S, Wornert M, Hafstrom I
Institution:Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, HuddingeKarolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
Journal:J Rehabil Med. 2016 Oct 5;48(8):711-718. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2122.

11:Association between arterial stiffness, disease activity and functional impairment in ankylosing spondylitis patients: a cross-sectional study.
Authors:Avram C, Dragoi RG, Popoviciu H, Dragoi M, Avram A, Amaricai E
Institution:Department of Physical Therapy and Special Motricity, West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania. University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. dragoi.razvan@umft.ro. Mures, Targu Mures, Romania. University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania.
Journal:Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Aug;35(8):2017-22. doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3297-7. Epub 2016 May 12.

12:Evaluation of the effectiveness of home based or hospital based calisthenic exercises in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Authors:Aydin T, Taspinar O, Sariyildiz MA, Guneser M, Keskin Y, Canbaz N, Gok M, Camli A, Kiziltan H, Eris AH
Institution:Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmi Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey. Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Alem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. University, Istanbul, Turkey. University, Istanbul, Turkey. University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Journal:J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2016 Nov 21;29(4):723-730.

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