Janet Stewart is a life sciences writer and editor, who completed both PhD course work and oral examinations in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology.
Axial spondyloarthritis patients who do not respond initially to treatment with TNF-alpha inhibitors (TNFi) share some commonalities, researchers discovered in a study aimed at evaluating factors associated with TNFi failure. ... Read more
Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who quit smoking have lower disease activity, better physical function, and a better quality of life than those who smoke, a study reports. Researchers call ... Read more
A study of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis who switched from Remicade (infliximab) therapy to a biosimilar, sold as Remsima or Inflectra (CT-P13), showed that 24% ... Read more
Patients with chronic inflammatory disorders, including ankylosing spondylitis, are at a higher risk of experiencing multiple cardiometabolic events than matching controls with no inflammatory disease. The risk was almost three ... Read more