Arthritis & Rheumatism

Guidelines developed for ankylosing spondylitis treatment

(HealthDay)—Evidence-based recommendations have been developed for treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). The guidelines were published in the February ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serotonin levels low in ankylosing spondylitis

(HealthDay)—Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have lower serotonin levels than healthy controls and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Sept. 30 in the Journal of Bone ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Restless leg syndrome common in ankylosing spondylitis

(HealthDay)—Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is common in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Inflammatory disorders

New insight into risk of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered variations in an enzyme belonging to the immune system that leaves individuals susceptible to Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Mummy remains refute antiquity of ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the spinal joints and was thought to have affected members of the ancient Egyptian royal families. Now a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Getting mental health care at the doctor's office

It was a routine visit: The woman, in her 20s, was there to see her doctor for follow-up care for ankylosing spondylitis, a rare form of arthritis primarily affecting the spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spinal fx complications, mortality up with ankylosing spondylitis

(HealthDay)—Spinal fracture patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) disorders have higher complication and mortality rates, compared with control patients, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of The Spine ...

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