NEW MEDICATION APPROVED –– A brand new kind of biologic medication for ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis

ARTICLE UPDATED (JANUARY 19, 2016)

By Elin Aslanyan

Novartis receives two new FDA approvals for Cosentyx® (secukinumab) to treat patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Cosentyx is the first and only interleukin-17A (IL-17A) antagonist approved for adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Workshop in Spondyloarthritis

Saturday, April 16, 2016

By Anonym

The workshop will be conducted by an international panel of experts in musculoskeletal imaging. The program is aimed at both rheumatologists and radiologists and will cover both introductory as well as advanced MRI.

Breastfeeding may provide a layer of protection against ankylosing spondylitis

Breastfeeding may provide a layer of protection against ankylosing spondylitis

By Anonym

According to a new French study in people with a family history of ankylosing spondylitis who carry the HLA-B27 gene, breastfeeding may provide a layer of protection against developing AS later in life.

Excess weight loss can lead to improvements in individuals with Psoriatic Arthritis or Psoriasis

Excess weight loss can lead to improvements in individuals with Psoriatic Arthritis or Psoriasis

By Elin Aslanyan

According to a study presented at this year’s American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, excess weight loss can lead to improvements in psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis symptoms.  

New Spondyloarthritis Treatment Guidelines

New Spondyloarthritis Treatment Guidelines

Findings and Recommendations

By Elin Aslanyan

In September of this year the American College of Rheumatology released the first ever recommendations for physicians in the US for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.  

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