Arthritis Therapy Morrison CO

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Catherine Van Kerckhove, MD
(303) 971-0311
6169 W Balsam Way #360
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Colorado Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Darcy Helen Folzenlogen, MD
(573) 817-5627
6053 S Platte Canyon Rd
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1976

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Alan Lester Rosenberg, MD
(303) 892-6033
4200 W Conejos Pl
Denver, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr.Stuart S. Kassan
(303) 892-6033
4200 W Conejos Pl # 314
Denver, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: St Anthony Hosp Central, Denver, Co
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 16, reviews.

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David Harris Collier, MD
(303) 436-6909
777 Bannock St # 4001
Denver, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1977

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Judy Mae Heller, MD
(303) 939-8000
5544 W Prentice Cir
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.James Day
(303) 233-7600
1805 Kipling St # 105
Denver, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Walter G Briney
(303) 436-6000
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Joel M Hirsh
(303) 436-6000
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Walter John Bushnell, MD
(303) 788-0222
601 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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