Imaging Beams Into Rheumatic Diseases of the Ancient Past
"Paleoradiology" has now disputed claims that ankylosing spondylitis plagued some royal Egyptians in antiquity. This is the latest of several revelations about the provenance of some rheumatic conditions, based on imaging of ancient remains.
Local, Central Reviewers Disagree on Sacroiliitis Images
There is broad disagreement about the appearance of sacroillitis in diagnostic imaging, raising questions about current diagnostic criteria.
Rheumatology Patients Seek Greater Voice in Treatment Decisions
More calls for rheumatologists to spend time listening to patients: Over half of respondents to a Dutch survey report too little say in decisions about treatments for RA and other conditions.
Best Clue to Low Back Pain Case: Vision Problem
A case study details the eye-opening reason for a 2-year history of progressive back pain.
In AS, Tailored Tapering Not Only Works, It's Less Costly
Allowing physicians to use their own judgment in gradually reducing TNF-blocker doses for their patients with ankylosing spondylitis proved both safe and cost-effective in a Czech study.
Encouraging Risk-Benefit Outcomes for TNFi Drugs in Spondylitis
Tumor necrosis factor blockers have a comparatively low infection risk and appear to slow progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
Coming Soon: North American Guidelines for AS and AxSpA
Do European guidelines for axial spondylitis adequately address patient needs on the other side of the Atlantic?
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