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Nazih Zein, MD
14601 Detroit Ave Ste 590
Lakewood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1972

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Nazih M Zein
(216) 529-7098
14601 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Cristiana M Boieru
(216) 251-0595
18099 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Carlos Julio Aponte
(216) 252-6282
18099 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ruben Asis Miguel, MD
(216) 398-8196
7575 Northcliff Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1965

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Edgardo V Santiago, MD
(216) 521-3430
13535 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St John West Shore Hospital, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Edgardo V Santiago Inc

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Cristiana Miriam Boieru, MD
(216) 251-0595
18099 Lorain Ave Ste 441
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Gen Hosp, Cleveland, Oh

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Carlos Julio Aponte, MD
(216) 252-6282
18099 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ruben A Miguel
(216) 398-8196
7575 Northcliff Ave
Brooklyn, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Stanley P. Ballou
(216) 778-4765
2500 Metrohealth Dr # H586
Cleveland, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Metro Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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