Arthritis Therapy Woodbridge VA

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Dr.Mohammad Bahadori
(703) 492-6660
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy #203
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Patrick Michael Campbell, MD
(206) 297-2747
13001 Summit School Rd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967

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Neil Ira Stahl, MD
(703) 425-4435
6035 Burke Centre Pkwy Ste 280
Burke, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1973

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Margaret E Fisher, MD
(703) 922-1000
6501 Loisdale Ct
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va
Group Practice: Kaiser Permanente Health Care

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Margaret E Fisher
(703) 922-1407
6501 Loisdale Court
Springfield, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Data Provided By:
Mohammad Bahadori, MD
(703) 492-6660
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Panjabi
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, Va
Group Practice: Arthritis Care Ctr

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Walter William Mc Bride, MD
6501 Old Stone Fence Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1962

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Neil I Stahl
(703) 425-4435
6035 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Leslie Martin Brandwin, MD
(703) 923-4606
7440 Spring Village Dr
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mohsen Ghafouri, MD
(202) 687-8233
9001 Digges Rd
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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