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Peter Zigfrid Zadvinskis
(231) 592-5507
705 Oak St
Big Rapids, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Peter Zadvinskis
(231) 592-5507
705 Oak St # 5
Big Rapids, MI
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Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James E Dowd
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Albert A Manlapit, MD
(989) 797-2663
5446 Hampton Pl Ste A
Saginaw, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Med Ctr, Saginaw, Mi
Group Practice: Great Lakes Rhmtlgy & Osteo Cr

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Monika Mohan
(517) 272-9700
3394 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Peter Zigfrid Zadvinskis, MD
(616) 459-8088
413 Mecosta Ave
Big Rapids, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Douglas Hamm, MD
(616) 459-6293
1900 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Services, Grand Rapids, Mi; Spectrum Health -East Campus, Grand Rapids, Mi
Group Practice: Arthritis Specialists-Wstrn MI

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Paul E Wenig, DO
28100 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1966

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David D Hamm
(616) 459-6293
1900 Wealthy St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John D Kolstoe
(517) 351-9386
1401 E Lansing Dr
East Lansing, MI
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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