Axial Spondyloarthritis

ISBN : 9780198755296

Stefan Siebert; Raj Sengupta; Alexander Tsoukas
180 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Sep 2016
Oxford Rheumatology Library
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Axial spondyloarthritis is the commonest inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine. Typically first presenting to a variety of primary and secondary care professionals, the high global disease burden of this condition has created a need for increased awareness of this condition across a range of rheumatology specialties. A pocketbook aimed at the non-specialist reader Axial Spondyloarthritis is the essential guide to this common condition. Focusing on the practical implications of developments in classification, diagnosis and treatment, this easily accessible text fully covers the broader spectrum of the disease. Concise and fully illustrated, this addition to the Oxford Rheumatology Library covers the history and pathophysiology of axial spondylitis, alongside detailed sections on treatments, complications and manifestations of the condition. With each section supported by a handy key points section, Axial Spondyloarthritis is a useful and constructive resource for any practitioner or trainee encountering this condition.


1 What are ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis?
2 A brief history of ankylosing spondylitis
3 The epidemiology of ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis and back pain
4 The genetics of axial spondyloarthritis
5 The pathophysiology and immunology of axial spondylitis
6 Inflammatory back pain
7 Peripheral musculoskeletal involvement in axial Spondyloarthritis
8 Extra-articular manifestations of axial spondyloarthritis
9 Complications of axial spondyloarthritis
10 The impact and cost of axial spondyloarthritis
11 Imaging in axial spondyloarthritis
12 Classification criteria in spondyloarthritis
13 Assessment and monitoring outcomes in axial spondyloarthritis
14 Non-pharmacological treatment of axial spondyloarthritis
15 Drug treatment for axial spondyloarthritis
16 The current and future outlook for patients with axial spondyloarthritis

About the author: 

Dr Stefan Siebert is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatogist at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He has previously held positions at Swansea University and Cardiff University, and is the Lead for the Glasgow/West of Scotland Spondylarthritis clinical research programme. ; Dr Raj Sengupta is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, where he is also the Director of Research and Clinical Development. He is also the Co Chairman of the BSR special interest group for spondylarthritis.; Dr Alexander Tsoukas is currently practicing at the Montreal General Hospital and is affiliated with McGill University. He undertook rheumatology fellowships at both McGill University and the University of Glasgow.

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