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Shelby Dames
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd, Ste 3650
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John F Mijer
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Chara Joan Solich
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Daniel O Clegg, MD
817 E 2075 S
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut
Graduation Year: 1977

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Don Leonard Stromquist, MD
(801) 321-2600
324 10th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jeffrey E Booth
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Frits Mijer, MD
(801) 387-7470
4403 Harrison Blvd Ste 1670
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Intermountain Health Care

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Jeffrey Edward Booth, MD
(801) 387-7125
3905 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut; Ogden Reg Med Ctr, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Mc Kay-Dee Rheumatology

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Stephanie Diane Silas, MD
(801) 581-4333
964 Springwood Dr
North Salt Lake, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1995

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John F Bohnsack
(801) 581-2121
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
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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