How to treat ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis: Key practical messages from the 2015 American College of Rheumatology recommendations

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalPolskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs
  • Recommendations
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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