By Spondylitis Association of America
Better ways to measure spinal fusion are needed to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of medicines in slowing or stopping spinal fusion. This study hopes to answer the question of whether CT scanning of the spine can provide a reliable, valid, and sensitive measure of spinal fusion in ankylosing spondylitis.
A Netherlands’ clinical trial assessed the effectiveness of the TNF inhibitor golimumab in reducing the recurrence of Acute Anterior Uveitis (AAU), eye inflammation, in ankylosing spondylitis.
In November, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the online Spondylitis Community recognized and thanked individuals who make a positive difference in their lives. Did you take part?
By Charis Hill
After I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, I was not sure how to survive flying on a plane again and I did not know where to find answers to my questions: What would happen to my joints after sitting for so long? What about the back pain? What would it be like to do all that walking? Could I bring my cane? Were there ways I could make it easier on my body?
A Phase 3 clinical trial is now recruiting patients over the age of 18 with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to participate.
The purpose of the trial, titled, “Efficacy and Safety of Tofacitinib in Subjects with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)” is to determine if Tofacitinib is safe and effective in subjects with active ankylosing spondylitis
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