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Gary J Silverman DO
(480) 941-3991
3337 N Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Karen Ann Reardon, MD
(480) 443-8400
10599 N Tatum Blvd Ste F150
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1989

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Areena Swarup, MD
(480) 443-8400
10599 N Tatum Blvd Ste F150
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Paul Henry Caldron
(480) 443-8400
10599 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ralph E Bennett, MD
(602) 443-8400
9001 N 60th St
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul F Howard, MD
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Arthritis Health
Specialties
Rheumatology

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John Irwin Starr, MD
(602) 234-3434
10599 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1976

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Eric A Peters
(480) 443-8400
10599 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Catherine E Harmon, MD
(480) 301-8318
6321 E Mountain View Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971

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Areena Swarup
(480) 443-8400
10599 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Valley, AZ
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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