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Brian Jay Glazer
(956) 686-7611
110 E Savannah Ave
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Encarnacion Rodriquez
(956) 630-1170
4300 N Mccoll Rd
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Jorge Zamora
(956) 664-1400
2601 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Jorge C Zamora Quezada, MD
(959) 664-1400
2601 Cornerstone Blvd
Edinburg, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Baptist Med Ctr, Harlingen, Tx; Mission Hospital, Mission, Tx; Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen, Tx; Edinburg Reg Med Ctr, Edinburg, Tx; Mc Allen Med Ctr, McAllen, Tx
Group Practice: Mc Allen Arthritis & Osteo

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Carmen Perez Masuelli, MD
11800 Fm 1960 Rd W
Houston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brian Jay Glazer, MD
(956) 686-7611
110 E Savannah Ave Bldg B Ste 202
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Noreste, Esc De Med, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jorge A Ortegon, MD
4328 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1987

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Jorge A Ortegon
(956) 630-1225
2821 Michael Angelo Ste 300
Edinburg, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Rogelio Eduardo Rojas
(956) 664-1400
2601 Cornerstone Blvd
Edinburg, TX
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Carlos Orces, MD
10710 McPherson Rd
Laredo, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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