Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.
Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Ankylosing Spondylitis abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Ankylosing Spondylitis. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Ankylosing Spondylitis. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.
We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Ankylosing Spondylitis every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.
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|Authors:||Wang D, Hou Z, Gong Y, Chen S, Lin L, Xiao Z|
|Institution:||Department of Rheumatology, the first Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China.; Department of Rheumatology of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong, China.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2017 Dec 14;12(12):e0189569. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189569. eCollection 2017.|
|Authors:||Lu MC, Tung CH, Yang CC, Wang CL, Huang KY, Koo M, Lai NS|
|Institution:||Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan. Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan. Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan. Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan. Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi, Taiwan.|
|Journal:||PLoS One. 2017 Nov 2;12(11):e0187594. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187594. eCollection 2017.|
|Authors:||Zhu R, Song W, Hu W, Jiang Z, Yuan J, Cui Z, Wan J, Liu Y, Feng S, Zhang X|
|Institution:||aDepartment of Spine Surgery, Tianjin Union Medicine Centre bDepartment of Orthopedics, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, PR China.|
|Journal:||Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(44):e8462. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000008462.|
|Authors:||Molto A, Gossec L, Meghnathi B, Landewe RBM, van der Heijde D, Atagunduz P, Elzorkany BK, Akkoc N, Kiltz U, Gu J, Wei JCC, Dougados M|
|Institution:||APHP, Rheumatology B Department, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France. Sorbonne Paris-Cite, Paris, France. Paris, France. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Netherlands. Turkey. medicine, Izmir, Turkey. Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Hospital, Taichung, China. China. Sorbonne Paris-Cite, Paris, France.|
|Journal:||Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan;77(1):124-127. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212178. Epub 2017 Oct 16.|
|Authors:||Aydin SZ, Kasapoglu Gunal E, Kurum E, Akar S, Mungan HE, Alibaz-Oner F, Lambert RG, Atagunduz P, Marzo Ortega H, McGonagle D, Maksymowych WP|
|Institution:||Division of Rheumatology, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. Istanbul, Turkey. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Trust and Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Trust and Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.|
|Journal:||Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Dec 1;56(12):2162-2169. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex321.|
|Authors:||Molnar C, Scherer A, Baraliakos X, de Hooge M, Micheroli R, Exer P, Kissling RO, Tamborrini G, Wildi LM, Nissen MJ, Zufferey P, Bernhard J, Weber U, Landewe RBM, van der Heijde D, Ciurea A|
|Institution:||Stastistics Group, Swiss Clinical Quality Management Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland.|
|Journal:||Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan;77(1):63-69. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211544. Epub 2017 Sep 22.|
|Authors:||Smolen JS, Schols M, Braun J, Dougados M, FitzGerald O, Gladman DD, Kavanaugh A, Landewe R, Mease P, Sieper J, Stamm T, Wit M, Aletaha D, Baraliakos X, Betteridge N, Bosch FVD, Coates LC, Emery P, Gensler LS, Gossec L, Helliwell P, Jongkees M, Kvien TK, Inman RD, McInnes IB, Maccarone M, Machado PM, Molto A, Ogdie A, Poddubnyy D, Ritchlin C, Rudwaleit M, Tanew A, Thio B, Veale D, Vlam K, Heijde DV|
|Institution:||Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine 3, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.; 2nd Department of Medicine, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria.; Health Consult, Vienna, Austria.; Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Ruhr-University Bochum, Herne, Germany.; Department of Rheumatology, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.|
|Journal:||Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan;77(1):3-17. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211734. Epub 2017 Jul 6.|
|Authors:||Lu MC, Hsu BB, Koo M, Lai NS|
|Institution:||a Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital , Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation , Chiayi , Taiwan. Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation , Chiayi , Taiwan. Medical Foundation , Chiayi , Taiwan. Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation , Chiayi , Taiwan.|
|Journal:||Scand J Rheumatol. 2017 Nov;46(6):468-473. doi: 10.1080/03009742.2017.1282686. Epub 2017 May 9.|
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