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Pietro V Rocca
(302) 683-9400
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Sheerin Javed, MD
(302) 633-9033
4923 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 220
Newark, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard H Kim, DO
(302) 995-2952
1941 Limestone Rd Ste 209
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med, Erie, Pa 16509
Graduation Year: 2000

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Corey Wyn Walker, MD
(302) 652-8889
726 Loveville Rd Apt BWG15
Hockessin, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1997

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Shakaib S Qureshi
(302) 830-5297
3301 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Pietro Rocca
(302) 683-9400
537 Stanton Christiana Rd #101
Newark, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Christiana Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Peter Vito Rocca, MD
(300) 683-9400
537 Stanton Christiana Rd Ste 101
Newark, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1988

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Shakaib Sajid Qureshi, MD
300 Biddle Ave
Newark, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1994

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Madhavi Valiveti
(302) 633-5302
1601 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Monica J Snowden
(302) 656-2069
3301 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE
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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