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Timothy Wayne Behrens, MD
2305 Rivendell Ln
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1982

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Asim S Khan, MD
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1988

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Randall Stoner Vollertsen
(952) 974-3200
4729 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John T Schousboe
(952) 993-2808
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Eric Steven Schned, MD
(952) 993-3280
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ronald William Kaufman, MD
(612) 339-7171
2505 Cherrywood Rd
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Abbott Northwestern Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Metropolitan Internists

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Melvin Thomas Stillman, MD
(612) 347-2704
9800 Saint Johns Rd
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964

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Tawatchai Paisansinsup, MD
Division Of Rheumatology 3800 Parks Nicollet Boule
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Jyothsna Rayadurg
(612) 577-7400
2855 Campus Dr # 500
Minneapolis, MN
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Peter D Kent
(952) 993-2808
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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