Imaging is most likely to be useful in axial arthropathies
for diagnostic purposes.
Psoriatic arthritis and other inflammatory arthropathies
In the present study, we evaluated serum YKL-40 as a possible marker for both peripheral and axial arthropathies
in patients with IBD, and we assessed its biological variation and compared it with that reported for CRP and serum amyloid A (SAA) (18,19).
They are detectable in a wide spectrum of arthropathies
, and indeed in a number of healthy [people]," El-Gabalawy tells Science News.
Peripheral joints can develop arthropathies
in IBD as well.
The investigators linked data from a registry of people with inflammatory arthropathies
who were taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (the NOR-DMARD Registry) with the Medical Birth Registry of Norway that has recorded all births in Norway since 1967.
None of the published studies reviewed for the AAP document showed a statistically significant increase in arthropathies
, although there is a trend for mild to moderate events, noted Dr.
Using extensive illustrations and clinical x-ray films, the authors explain the most common spinal disorders, including thoracolumbar trauma, mechanical lower-back pain, prolapsed thoracolumbar intervertebral discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, infections, tumors, inflammatory arthropathies
, disorders of the sacrum and coccyx, cervical spine and related soft-tissue injuries, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylosis and myelopathy, the rheumatoid spine, and pediatric spinal conditions.
Family history was negative for inflammatory joint disease, crystal arthropathies
, or autoimmune disorders.
The crystal arthropathies
, gout and calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease, are caused by deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) or calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) crystals, respectively.
The book is divided into a series of major arthritis categories: rheumatoid diseases, osteoarthritis, crystal synovitis, spinal disorders, seronegative spondarthritides, autoimmune connective tissue disorders, arthritis in childhood, and a range of miscellaneous arthropathies
and nonarticular disorders.
ACR Poster Session A; Session: Metabolic and Crystal Arthropathies
- Therapeutics and Outcomes I: Monday, November 8, 2010