Arthritis Therapy Sun City West AZ

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Nehad Soloman, MD
8349 W Bajada Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael William Egan, MD
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dimpy Kapoor, MD
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dimpy Kapoor
(623) 399-9010
9305 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gerhard Ludwig Bach, MD
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Univ Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Graduation Year: 1960

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Ravi Bhalla, MD
(602) 249-0212
13660 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Joy Schechtman
(623) 566-3550
6525 West Sack Drive #202
Glendale, AZ
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Joy Schechtman, DO
(623) 566-3550
6525 W Sack Dr Ste 108
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Richard Finch, MD
(602) 277-5551
501 W Aire Libre Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joanne B Gurin, MD
PO Box 82154
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of M
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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