How to treat ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Key practical messages from the 2015 American College of Rheumatology recommendations Journal Articles uri icon

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  • A panel of experts commissioned by the American College of Rheumatology have recently reviewed the literature related to the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. They published a set of recommendations for the management of common clinical questions for both active and stable disease, including the appropriate use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, rehabilitation, education, and preventive care. This article summarizes these recommendations and provides key practical messages for physicians taking care of these patients.


  • Uthman, Imad
  • Noureldine, Mohammad Hassan A
  • Arayssi, Thurayya
  • Chalhoub, Nathalie E
  • Akl, Elie

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  • March 24, 2016