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Articles By Akhil Sood, MD

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A Multidimensional Approach in the Management of Axial Spondylarthritis

21 November 2022

There has been much focus on the pharmacologic management of axSpA. Despite optimal control of inflammation, symptoms of fatigue and pain can persist. Long term use of analgesics including opioids carries significant risks. Strategies to improve response to treatment in this population is critical.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Novel Strategies for Early Detection of AxSpA

14 November 2022

Strategies to identify patients with suspected inflammatory back pain in the general population is critical for timely and proper diagnosis.

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Long COVID and Rheumatic Disease

12 November 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact worldwide particularly among those who are immunocompromised. Numerous studies have highlighted the increased risk of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with rheumatic diseases (RD).

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Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

10 November 2021

Evidence suggests that RA patients are at increased risk for cognitive impairment. This is likely mediated by certain factors, including chronic inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis. In the clinical setting, it is important to identify RA patients at increased risk for cognitive impairment.

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Outcomes of COVID-19 in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

06 November 2021

Patients with rheumatic diseases – requiring lifelong immunosuppressants— are at high risk for respiratory and viral infections. Over the past decade, an armamentarium of biologic and targeted therapies has led to better control of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Whether these patients, especially those receiving newer biological and targeted therapies such as JAK inhibitors, are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes remains uncertain. 

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