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Motto Launches Virtual Care App for Autoimmune Diseases

Motto Health has launched an all-in-one virtual health platform to expand access to comprehensive rheumatology care for people with chronic autoimmune conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis . The new app offers virtual rheumatology clinic visits, personalized lifestyle coaching, and symptom tracking, all with the goal of closing the existing…

NIH Funds Project to Speed Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

The diagnosis of rare diseases such as akylosing spondylitis (AS) is complex and often delayed. A partnership between U.S. researchers aims to use artificial intelligence to develop a software to diagnose rare diseases sooner. The four-year project, led by researchers at the University of Florida Health and the Perelman School…

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Not AS, Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

People with ankylosis spondylitis (AS) may not be at an increased risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to a large U.S. study. That’s not the case, however, with those with rheumatoid arthritis, another immune-mediated disease, who were found to have a 20% higher risk of developing severe…

Restarting Taltz After Withdrawal Reduces axSpA Activity: Trial Data

Almost all people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who had worsening disease severity after stopping Taltz (ixekizumab) saw improvements after restarting the therapy, according to data from a Phase 3 withdrawal study. The majority (71%) reached a state of disease remission after restarting treatment. These findings provide important information about…

Group Pilates Superior to At-home Exercise for Patients in Study

An eight-week Pilates group training program for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) lowered disease activity, improved spine flexibility, and led to gains in endurance, balance, and quality of life, a recent study showed. Several of these benefits were not seen among those who did an individual at-home exercise program,…

Real-world Study Reveals Side Effects Linked to Cosentyx

Diarrhea, cold-like symptoms, itchy skin, and rash are the most common real-world side effects associated with Cosentyx, an approved treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a study has found. Such side effects typically emerge in the first month of using the medication, according to the analysis, which included information…