Arthritis Therapy Orem UT

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Richard Ambrose Call, MD
(801) 226-0737
560 S State St Ste H1
Orem, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jeffrey L Mathews
(801) 818-1940
3650 N University Ave
Provo, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Max S Lundberg, MD
(801) 571-4100
3859 Little Cottonwood Ln
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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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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Dr.Jeffrey Mathews
(801) 818-1940
3650 N University Ave # 150
Provo, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jeffrey Lee Mathews, MD
(801) 818-1940
3685 N 100 E St A
Provo, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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Steven Jay Anderson, MD
(801) 262-2452
1151 E 3900 S Ste B289
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.David Shaskey
(801) 262-1771
1160 E 3900 S # 1000
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Sampath Prahalad, MD
(801) 581-5319
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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