Philip J. Mease, MD, MACR - Improving the Recognition and Effective Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis: Practical Guidance for the Primary Care Provider


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Go online to to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in rheumatology discusses the recognition and management of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Upon completion of this accredited CE activity, participants should be better able to: Describe axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) pathophysiology and epidemiology and complications associated with diagnostic and treatment delays, Identify axSpA in patients with inflammatory back pain via assessment of medical history, musculoskeletal symptoms and findings, and extra-articular manifestations and comorbidities, Assess efficacy and safety data related to novel treatment options for axSpA, recognizing the potential clinical impact on the management of patients who do not respond well to traditional pharmacologic therapies, Employ treatment plans for individual patients with axSpA in accordance with current evidence, expert recommendations, and patient needs and preferences, Recognize the importance of collaborating with rheumatologists to provide optimal treatment and longitudinal support for patients with axSpA.

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