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Alan Mark Berg, MD
(412) 784-1466
200 Delafield Rd Ste 4040
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Sander Cohen, MD
(412) 781-4860
200 Delafield Rd Ste 3010
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Siobhan Marie O'Connor, MD
(412) 441-0294
255 Gross St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1986

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David Allan Bevan, DO
4815 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1969

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Herbert Stephen Diamond, MD
(412) 578-6928
Western Penn Hosp 4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: West Penn Medical Associates Pc

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Burton Harold Pollock, MD
(412) 784-1466
200 Delafield Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Upmc Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa; Upmc St Margaret Memorial Hosp, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Margolis Rheumatology Associates Upmc

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Pamela Rae Neish, MD
(412) 851-8860
200 Delafield Rd Ste 4040
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Amy Kao
(412) 641-7600
4815 Liberty Avenue #154
Pittsburgh, PA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Magee
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Elliot B Goldberg
(412) 621-3844
4815 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Nabeela Z Mian, MD
4424 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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