GuidelinesIn the Journals

ACR, Arthritis Foundation recommend against chronic glucocorticoids in JIA treatment

April 29, 2019
Health care providers should avoid prescribing chronic low-dose glucocorticoids — regardless of risk factors or disease activity — when…

FDA News

FDA approves Cimzia for nonradiographic axial SpA

March 28, 2019
The FDA has approved Cimzia for the treatment of adults with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation, making it…

In the Journals

Women, less educated face worse SpA disease activity, physical function

February 21, 2019
There exist individual- and country-level health inequalities among patients with spondyloarthritis, with women and less educated people experiencing…

In the Journals

IBD uncommon in PsA, psoriasis, AS following secukinumab treatment

February 6, 2019
Inflammatory bowel disease events, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are uncommon in patients with psoriatic arthritis…

Meeting News

Greater VAS improvement seen with posterolateral vs transgluteal SIJ fusion approach

September 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES — The posterior oblique approach for unilateral sacroiliac joint fusion may be superior to and have a reduced potential for…

Meeting News

Surgeon’s job with new surface technologies: Provide contact bone, achieve stable motion segments

September 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES — From the surgeon’s perspective, host bone, biologic factors and implants are key considerations when it comes to new…

Tenon Medical announces FDA 510(k) clearance for sacroiliac joint fusion system

August 5, 2018
Tenon Medical Inc. announced its Catamaran sacroiliac joint fixation system has received FDA 510(k) clearance. According to a company press

In the Journals

MRI superior to radiograph in evaluating children for sacroiliitis

August 1, 2018
MRI interrater reliability is superior to that of radiographs — which demonstrated a significant proportion of both false negative and false…

In the Journals

Axial involvement in PsA linked to greater risk for moderate, severe psoriasis

July 24, 2018
Axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis is associated with a greater risk for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, with higher disease activity and a more…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bone cement solution for sacral fractures

June 20, 2018
Medtronic plc announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Kyphon HV-R bone cement intended to be used for fixation of pathological fractures…

In the Journals

Illness perception influences back pain severity, QoL in suspected spondyloarthritis

May 16, 2018
Among patients with suspected axial spondyloarthritis, the perception of their illness — rather than the use of a coping strategy —…

In the Journals

Navigation-assisted resection of pelvic, sacral tumors yielded high likelihood of negative margins

April 29, 2018
Results published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research showed a high likelihood of negative margin resection with navigation-assisted…

In the Journals

Axial involvement develops within 5 years of juvenile spondyloarthritis diagnosis

April 19, 2018
Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked increase in…

In the JournalsPerspective

Long-term Humira sustains improvements in axial spondyloarthritis

April 16, 2018
Among patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis, treatment with adalimumab provided sustained remission, with long-term clinical and…

In the Journals

TNF inhibitors effective in AS, PsA over 3-year period

April 3, 2018
Anti–TNF therapy is effective in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis at 4 months, and becomes progressively more…

In the Journals

Depression high among patients with axial SpA, linked to impairment

April 2, 2018
Depression prevalence is high among patients with axial spondyloarthritis, and is associated disease activity, functional impairment, lower income…

In the Journals

Anti-CD74 IgA level insufficient for axial spondyloarthritis diagnosis before age 45 years

March 13, 2018
The evaluation of anti-CD74 IgA antibodies is not specific enough to provide a significant benchmark for the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis in…

In the Journals

Minority of inflammatory back pain cases progressed to spondyloarthritis

March 13, 2018
Patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain have just a 30% chance of developing spondyloarthritis during the next 10 years, and a 43% probability…

From OT Europe

Tumors of the thoracolumbar spine: Convergence of orthopaedic expertise

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2018
The percentage of patients with terminal cancer developing bone metastasis is set between 50% and 70% when considering all primary tumor types and…

In the Journals

TNF inhibitors perform similarly in ankylosing spondylitis

February 26, 2018
In a study of six TNF inhibitors, infliximab demonstrated early superiority in treating ankylosing spondylitis, but the benefit faded at 24 weeks…