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07/15/11 03:39 PM ASAS/EULAR recommendations for management of AS by mig

Published on www.ard.bmj.com Annuals of Rheumatic Diseases, The EULAR Journal website, is the following article:

Title: 2010 update of the ASAS/EULAR recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis

Author:
J Braun, R van den Berg, X Baraliakos, H Boehm, R Burgos-Vargas, E Collantes-Estevez, H Dagfinrud, B Dijkmans, M Dougados, P Emery, P Geher, M Hammoudeh, RD Inman, M Jongkees, MA Khan, U Kiltz, TK Kvien, M Leirisalo-Repo, WP Maksymowych, I Olivieri, K Pavelka, J Sieper, E Stanislawska-Biernat, D Wendling, S Özgocmen, C van Drogen, BJ van Royen, D van der Heijde

Publication: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Date: Jun 1, 2011
Copyright © 2011, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and the European League Against Rheumatism

"AS is the prototype,24 a subtype, and an outcome of spondyloarthritis, particularly of the axial form of spondyloarthritis. Recent new classification criteria have widened the spectrum of spondyloarthritis by including earlier forms in addition to AS.25 26 This project has also led to a separation in the classification to predominantly axial and peripheral forms of spondyloarthritis. The term ‘axial spondyloarthritis’ covers patients with chronic back pain who have AS, which is defined by the presence of definite structural changes on radiographs in the sacroiliac joints, and patients with early or abortive forms of spondyloarthritis, which is defined by the presence of sacroiliac inflammation as detected by MRI or the presence of HLA B27 in combination with the presence of features typical of spondyloarthritis.27 28 It can be anticipated that future trials will increasingly target axial spondyloarthritis rather than AS. Some trials with that aim have already been performed and some have started. However, as the evidence from such trials is currently limited it has been decided to restrict the recommendations to AS, although the project group unanimously agreed that these recommendations can equally be applied to patients with axial spondyloarthritis."


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06/29/11 04:22 PM New Styles Available by mig

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Look for a new one on the list called Blues, and another recent addition, an imported style called light-blue. smile

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