An improved understanding of the gender differences in axial spondyloarthritis can improve disease treatment and reduce disease burden.
Illness perceptions are important in the relationship between back pain and health-related quality of life in patients suspected of axial spondyloarthritis.
Researchers sought to confirm whether concomitant fibromyalgia has a negative effect on TNF blocker response.
Although current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease,the parameters against which axial spondyloarthritis is assessed to demonstrate clinical remission are unclear.
Revised recommendations for the management of patients with axial spondyloarthritis have been issued jointly by the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society and the European League Against Rheumatism.
This study also suggests that genetic factors, environmental factors and inflammation are independent predictors of radiographic progression in the SI joint in early axial SpA.
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