Clinical assessment and management of spondyloarthritides in the middle east: A multinational investigation

Mohammed Hammoudeh, Hanan Al Rayes, Adel Alawadhi, Kamel Gado, Khalid Shirazy, Atulya (Atul) Deodhar

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Data on spondyloarthritis (SpA) from the Middle East are sparse and the management of these diseases in this area of the world faces a number of challenges, including the relevant resources to enable early diagnosis and referral and sufficient funds to aid the most appropriate treatment strategy. The objective was to report on the characteristics, disease burden, and treatment of SpA in the Middle East region and to highlight where management strategies could be improved, with the overall aim of achieving better patient outcomes. This multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study collected demographic, clinical, laboratory, and treatment data on 169 consecutive SpA patients at four centers (Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia). The data collected presents the average time from symptom onset to diagnosis along with the presence of comorbidities in the region and comparisons between treatment with NSAIDs and biologics. In the absence of regional registries of SpA patients, the data presented here provide a rare snapshot of the characteristics, disease burden, and treatment of these patients, highlighting the management challenges in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number178750
JournalInternational Journal of Rheumatology
Volume2015
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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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Early Diagnosis
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Clinical assessment and management of spondyloarthritides in the middle east : A multinational investigation. / Hammoudeh, Mohammed; Al Rayes, Hanan; Alawadhi, Adel; Gado, Kamel; Shirazy, Khalid; Deodhar, Atulya (Atul).

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Hammoudeh, Mohammed ; Al Rayes, Hanan ; Alawadhi, Adel ; Gado, Kamel ; Shirazy, Khalid ; Deodhar, Atulya (Atul). / Clinical assessment and management of spondyloarthritides in the middle east : A multinational investigation. In: International Journal of Rheumatology. 2015 ; Vol. 2015.
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