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Study finds patients with AS, PsA or uSpA had greater risks for acute coronary syndrome, stroke events

May 23, 2017

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or undifferentiated spondyloarthritis had greater risks for acute coronary syndrome and stroke events compared with the general population, according to a recently published prospective study.

Researchers assessed 6,448 patients diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 16,063 with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), 5,190 with undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) and 266,435 from the general population between 2001 and 2009.

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Similar outcomes seen with mini-open corpectomy without fusion vs open instrumented fusion

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Lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction improved patient function

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Both allograft, autograft for MPFL reconstruction yielded low rates of repeat dislocation

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ARCH study: Romosozumab data show increased cardiovascular risk

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