Clinician's Manual on Ankylosing Spondylitis by Joachim Sieper

By Joachim Sieper

A radical consultant for readers to fast achieve an replace on commonplace prognosis and remedy equipment for axial spondyloarthritis. nearly eighty illustrations and pictures are used during the textual content to exemplify the disorder and diagnostic and therapy algorithms. simply obtainable textual content and tables evaluate the present remedy techniques and rising therapies in line with fresh medical trials.

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Reproduced with permission from Sieper [50]. 6 Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Radiograph of a male patient aged 75 years with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis who experienced chronic back pain. (a) ossification of ligament and no syndesmophytes; (b) spondylophytes. Magnetic resonance imaging MRI studies of the SI joints and the spine in SpA patients have made a major contribution in the last decade to a better understanding of the course of the disease, early diagnosis and use as an objective outcome measure for clinical trials.

4) [8]. This results in young patients with chronic back pain frequently consulting many different doctors (because patients are not getting a diagnosis), having redundant and potentially expensive diagnostic procedures and treatments and, most importantly, having a major delay in starting effective therapy. There are two major reasons for such a delay: the first is that there is certainly a low awareness of AS among non-rheumatologists and it can also be seen as a major challenge for any doctor in primary care to think of and identify patients with inflammatory spine disease among the large group of patients with chronic back pain, most often of other origin.

If the clinical picture is dominated by peripheral symptoms such as arthritis or enthesitis, treatment with sulfasalazine and/or local steroid injection should be tried first before TNF blockers are considered. 1 ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of AS. AS, ankylosing spondylitis; ASAS, Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reproduced with permission from Zochling et al. [54]. J. "/6"- 0/ "/,:-04*/(410/%:-*5*4 ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of AS 1.

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