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Dimpy Kapoor
(623) 399-9010
9305 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Lisa Rose Weinrib, MD
(480) 596-1924
6036 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1981

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John Robert Paul Tesser, MD
(602) 246-1964
6707 N 19th Ave Ste 201
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Arizona Rheumatology Center

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Joseph Wynne Nolan
(602) 285-0017
5040 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Nehad Soloman, MD
8349 W Bajada Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ravi Bhalla, MD
(602) 249-0212
13660 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Oscar Silberstein Gluck, MD
(602) 246-5260
6707 N 19th Ave Ste 201
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1973

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Joseph Wynne Nolan, MD
(602) 249-0212
5040 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jeremy R Becker, MD
(505) 262-7161
444 W Osborn Rd Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jeanne Attrep
(602) 277-5551
650 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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New, Targeted Therapies for Arthritis

There are many different types of rheumatological diseases. A rheumatological disease is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the entire body as a whole. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common rheumatologic disease. Certain types of rheumatoid arthritis seem to target specific joints.

When a rheumatological disease affects the spine, the resulting conditon is called a spondyloarthropathy. The term is made up of Greek words: Spondylo means vertebra, arthro means joint and pathos means disease. When other more peripheral joints are affected (such as in the arms and legs), the rheumatologic arthritis is referred to as an spondyloarthritide.

In this article, Dr. Philip J. Mease from the Division of Rheumatology, University School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington gives us an update on two of the more common spondyloarthropathies: psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Psoriatric arthritis affects the peripheral joints. Ankylosing spondylitis affects the spine.

New findings in the field have brought these conditions and their treatment to our attention. The first major breakthrough in understanding and treating these diseases is in the area of pathophysiology. Pathophysiology tells us what went wrong at the cellular level to cause these problems.

Researchers are identifying specific differences between rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies. Their work in the field of osteoimmunology is helping determine what's going on between the bone cells (osteo) and the immune system. This knowledge has led to more refined development of specific drug treatments for these two types of arthritis. That's good news for anyone suffering from any kind of rheumatologic disease.

For example, MRIs of patients with spondyloarthropathies show bone edema before any actual bone damage occurs in the joints. At the same time, they have found nests of lymphocytes (white blood cells), bone cells, and blood in the bone marrow (inside bones) of patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Though the exact meaining of these findings are unknown, they point in a direction to help drug manufacturers develop medications that could stop this process.

Measuring the effect of therapy on disease activity is one way to assess new treatments. Studies look at before and after outcomes of therapy on affected joints, skin, pain, function, fatigue, and quality of life. The therapeutic effects of treatment on disease activity can be difficult to measure -- especially when those changes occur at the cellular level. MRIs and X-rays may be helpful.

Patient-reported outcomes using various surveys can help track patient perceived changes, too. Some of these tools include the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Function Index (BASFI), and the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) questionnaire.

Standard treatment of mild spondyloarthropathies start...

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