Arthritis Therapy Wilson NC

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John L Mc Cain, MD
(919) 243-0790
2402 Camden St SW Ste 700
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc

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Nicholas A Patrone
(252) 937-0200
901 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert Kipnis
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jeffrey A Alloway
(252) 752-6101
1850 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Patrick Box, MD
(704) 541-3055
10430 Park Rd 5614 Larium Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Bone & Joint Pa

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Nicholas A Patrone, MD
(919) 937-0464
PO Box 7200
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael S Hershfield
(919) 684-8111
4101 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Andrew LaSter
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Ralph Snyderman
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William LESTER BROOKS, MD
PO Box 11778
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1947

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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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