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Thomas Nicholas Detesco, MD
(330) 726-1138
7341 Eisenhower Dr
Boardman, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southside Med Ctr, Youngstown, Oh
Group Practice: First Medical Assoc

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Mary Toth, MD
(330) 884-4740
7935 Southbrooke Trl
Poland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988

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Elisabeth H Young, MD
(216) 726-6640
3415 Candy Woods Dr
Poland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1985

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Michael James Luzar, MD
(330) 740-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ralph Joel Rothenberg, MD
(330) 740-4240
500 Gypsy Ln Fl 3
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1977

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Bruce M Rothschild, MD
(330) 783-5900
5500 Market St Ste 119
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1973

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Bessie Susan Sullivan, MD
(330) 533-6767
7938 Kerrybrooke Trl
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Muhlenberg Reg Med Ctr, Plainfield, Nj
Group Practice: Arthritis Allergy & Immunology

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Ralph Joel Rothenberg
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael James Luzar
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Elaine M Greifenstein, MD
(330) 884-4740
500 Gypsy Ln
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Forum Health -Northside Med C, Youngstown, Oh; Horizon Hosp Sys /Shenango, Farrell, Pa
Group Practice: Rheumatology Assoc

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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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