Arthritis Therapy Severn MD

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Alex Hertzman
(410) 760-1171
7845 Oakwood Rd
Glenburnie, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael John Moriarty, MD
(202) 255-0331
3421 Benson Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1985

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James R Bellor
(410) 964-6139
5450 Knoll North Dr
Columbia, MD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Nasser Nasseriasl, MD
900 Caton Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1999

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Eric Steven Lieberman, MD
7350 Van Dusen Rd
Laurel, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1998

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Alex Hertzman, MD
(410) 760-1171
341 Overcup Ct
Millersville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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James Richard Bellor Jr, MD
(410) 964-5303
5450 Knoll North Dr
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md
Group Practice: Patuxent Medical Group

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Norman Stuart Koval, MD
(301) 942-2600
7350 Van Dusen Rd Ste 110
Laurel, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md; Holy Cross Hospital Of Silver, Silver Spring, Md
Group Practice: Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates Pc

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Sarah L Cochran, MD
(410) 955-5512
1201 William St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Rajul Desai, MD
(443) 849-3760
6301 Daring Prince Way
Columbia, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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