By Spondylitis Association of America
The below are observational studies recruiting pregnant women. As such, participants will not be asked to take any medications or vaccines and will not be required to change their daily routine. The researchers will interview the women, tracking their pregnancy, as well as the health of the baby.
Researchers at the Spondyloarthritis Research Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are looking to identify and compare the gut bacteria of children of ankylosing spondylitis parents.
The study aims to identify gut bacteria that may lead to the development of the disease. The study is funded by a grant from the Spondylitis Association of America, and com-pensation (of $50) is offered for your time.
Helpful Hints is a recurring feature, aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. Living with spondyloarthritis can be difficult and challenging at times, however, throughout the process we can learn a lot about ourselves, our surroundings, and life in general. In this installment, we asked our online community, “If you have learned anything special about life or human nature as a result of spondyloarthritis, what is it?”
According to findings from a recent cohort study, the combined use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, may help slow the progression of damage to the spine in ankylosing spondylitis, mitigating some of the effects of the disease.
Researchers at Boston University are conducting a survey to help learn about how people with ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions choose medications. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Those who finish the survey may win one of five $50 gift cards.
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