Ankylosing spondylitis

AS in the News Week 8

MP: ‘I felt I’d been through 10 rounds with Mike Tyson’

Its nice to see articles like these, especially when they are a public figure.  It makes me want to “wish” this disease on some of the Senate and House members here in the US.

Many more tests needed to diagnose ailing canine

Ah, even the four legged people get AS!

Study: TNF inhibitors improve bone mineral density

An increase is supposed to be a good thing when it comes to BMD at the lumbar spine, but more research is truly needed to determine the extent of such increases.

Ankylosing spondylitis patients maintained remission after etanercept dose reduction

This could be construed as AWESOME news!
“More than 50% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis who were treated with 50 mg etanercept weekly had disease remission, and a high percentage of those patients maintained remission when the dose was administered biweekly, according to study results.”

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