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  1. Arthritis - The Botanical Solution: Nature's Answer to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout and Other Forms of Arthritis by Casey Adams PhD, 2009-10-23

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42. AS Dietary Primer
AS ankylosing spondylitis. Please refer to the glossary at the end of this paperfor more information. Modality and Expression of AS and autoimmune Conditions.
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43. Molecular Mimicry And Ankylosing Spondylitis: Possible Role Of A Novel Sequence
been suggested that the mechanism for the apparent autoimmune condition in AS 25 rheumatoidarthritis (RA) patients and 97 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients
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Antibody elevations to Klebsiella pneumonias in AS patients were first reported in 1983 [5] and those original observations have since been confirmed in various centres [6]. Furthermore, antibodies to other gram negative organisms such as Escheric-hia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella spp, Shigella spp, and Yersinia enterolitica have not been found to be elevated in AS patients [5]. Additionally, a strong association between HLA-B27 and AS has been known for over 20 years [1]. These two observations were linked in 1987 [7] in the form of an amino acid homology between B*2705 and K. pneu-moniae nitrogenase. The data presented in this paper suggests a new sequence homology between B*2705 and another protein present in K. pneumoniae, the pulD secretion protein of the starch debranching pullulanase enzyme system (Table 1). Whilst the pulD sequence does not display the 100% homology shown with K. pneumoniae nitrogenase a similarity is nonetheless present in the form of a tetramer, (residues 596-599) (DRDE) and B*2705 (DRED). The pulD sequence (residues 596-599) only differs from the DRED sequence in B*2705 (74-77) and K. pneumoniae

44. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)
Both allergy and traditional autoimmune disease such as ankylosing spondylitis,Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), Sjoegren's syndrome (dry eye syndrome
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) Timothy C. Hain, MD
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How common is it Diagnosis Treatment Education Index Autoimmune inner ear disease or "AIED" consists of a syndrome of progressive hearing loss and/or dizziness which is caused by antibodies or immune cells which are attacking the inner ear. The classic picture is reduction of hearing accompanied by tinnitus (ringing, hissing, roaring) which occurs over a few months. Variants are bilateral attacks of hearing loss and tinnitus which resemble Meniere's disease , and attacks of dizziness accompanied by abnormal blood tests for self-antibodies. About 50% of patients with AIED have balance symptoms. The immune system is complex and there are several ways that it can damage the inner ear. Both allergy and traditional "autoimmune disease" such as Ankylosing spondylitis , Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), Sjoegren's syndrome (dry eye syndrome), Cogan's disease , ulcerative colitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma can cause or be associated with AIED. Another multisystem disease

45. University Of Glasgow - Immunology - Max Field
Our research involves investigating genetic predispositions to autoimmune diseaseas demonstrated in ankylosing spondylitis, as well as septic arthritis which
NEWS SUBJECTS PEOPLE EDUCATION ... POSITIONS AVAILABLE Max Field, BSc MD FRCP Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology Septic arthritis;
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Cytokines in synovitis. Tel: +44 (0) 141 211 4688
Fax: +44 (0) 141 211 0414 Centre for Rheumatic Diseases,
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10 Alexandra Parade,
MAIN AREA OF RESEARCH Our research involves investigating genetic predispositions to autoimmune disease as demonstrated in ankylosing spondylitis, as well as septic arthritis which may predispose to tissue disorders. BIOGRAPHY Dr Field graduated from University in London in 1977, undertook a clinical career initially in Oxford and subsequently joined the Charing Cross and Westminster University Medical School in London working as a lecturer in the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. Dr Field joined the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases in 1991. PROJECTS Septic Arthritis This clinically based project has assessed septic arthritis because this is one of the most rapidly destructive arthritic diseases known to man. We have been investigating mechanisms of this joint destruction and predisposition to infection.

46. Arthritis Information Page...Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, Juvenile, Gout, (AS) An
(AS) ankylosing spondylitis usually affects They are thought to be autoimmune,which means your immune system attacks the connective tissue in your joints.

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Arthritis Twenty two million Americans are afflicted with the chronic joint pain of arthritis. Arthritis is characterized by an inflammation and/or pain in the joints. Common arthritic joints include the knees, wrists, elbows, fingers, toes, hips, shoulders, neck and back, but it can also strike in any of the body's 200 joints. At present, the word "arthritis" refers to more than 190 rheumatic diseases in which one or more joints become inflamed. Typical symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of one or more joints. It can happen suddenly or gradually. Some people may feel a sharp burning or grinding pain, while others compare the pain to a toothache. Moving the affected joint usually hurts, although sometimes there is only stiffness. (3) "Joint disorders are the number one medical problem in the world," says Dr. Luke Bucci, a researcher and clinical nutritionist. Besides arthritis, there are other diseases which include aches and pains in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and bursae. If not treated, the prolonged inflammation can eventually cause severe damage to the joint itself. (3) The joints in the human body are cushioned by cartilage. In people with arthritis, the cartilage membranes become inflamed, puffy and warm. In days gone by, physicians could only offer pain medication and cortisone as a quick fix, but now there is new hope through nutrition. Through nutrition it is now possible to rebuild the cartilage in our joints using nutrients like glucosamine with chondroitin. (3)

47. Arthritis, Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Back Pain, Shingles, Compression Fractu
in the joints; and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that and organs, suchas fibromyalgia, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, scleroderma
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Even if you don't have arthritis, you probably know somebody who does. Nearly 43 million Americans one in six people, or 15% of the population have some kind of arthritis.
Arthritis is a general term used to describe more than 100 chronic diseases of the joints, bones, and muscles. The two most common and best known types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, a wearing away of the cushioning cartilage in the joints; and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes painful and often disabling joint inflammation.
Arthritis also includes a range of diseases that affect the muscles, connective tissues and organs, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, scleroderma, gout, and even Lyme disease. Symptoms can range from pain and stiffness in a few joints to serious and severe damage to many joints and internal organs.
The symptoms and seriousness of arthritic diseases vary widely. It can be a mild condition you can control with over-the-counter pain relievers or it can cause severe pain and inflammation that can drastically change your life. Left untreated, some forms of arthritis can be life-threatening.
You may also have heard arthritis called rheumatism: the terms are used interchangeably by some people today, and arthritis specialists are still called rheumatologists.

48. CCHS Clinical Digital Library
American autoimmune Related Diseases Association Homepage Medical InformationList of documents ankylosing spondylitis Access document. HealthSouth Disease
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49. CCHS Clinical Digital Library
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50. Links For Juvenile Arthritis
ankylosing spondylitis A good site on ankylosing spondylitis with a listing ofsupport groups and other good The Scleroderma autoimmune Support Ring.
The following is a list of web sites that deal with juvenile arthritis. This list will be growing as I find more links. If you know of any others that would be good to add to this page, please e-mail us.
Select a category below or look through them all: Information Support Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Juvenile Lupus ... Web Rings
The Arthritis Foundation The American Juvenile Arthritis Organization The Washington Bone and Joint Clinic
This site has a great article on Juvenile Arthritis. Webmed Website
This is a medical site full of information about all kinds of illnesses. It requires you to sign-in perform accessing the information. It is a free site. The American College of Rheumatology
Use the index on this site to find a pediatric rheumatologist in your area. Return to the top
The Arthritis Net for Kids
A wonderful site for children of all ages who have arthritis. Parents will love it too! Kids Get Arthritis Too
Another great site for both children and parents Under 21
A page for people under 21 who have chronic illnesses. Reaching Out to Children with Juvenile Arthritis
Information on helping children with Juvenile Arthritis.

51. Klebsiella Pneumoniae*
ankylosing spondylitis (autoimmune disease). The autoimmune disease, ankylosingspondylitis, is thought to be a possible sequela of Klebsiella infection.
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facultative anaerobic, gram- bacteria, rods
Pneumonia fever chills chest pain cough dyspnea tachypnea tachycardia rales lung consolidation cyanosis mucoid sputum current jelly sputum hemoptysis
Septicemia fever chills anorexia fatigue lethargy nausea vomiting tachycardia bacteremia
Wound infection pus suppuration inflammation erythema pain
Burn infection pus suppuration inflammation erythema pain
Urinary tract infection (cystitis) pain on urination dysuria frequent urination urgent urination suprapubic pain
Ankylosing spondylitis (autoimmune disease) fever anorexia weight loss night sweats fatigue back pain joint pain spinal fusion
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GI tract, normal flora oropharynx, normal flora respiratory tract, normal flora lungs, pathogen alcoholics, pathogen burns, pathogen
Diagnostic Factors
culture on McConkey's agar or EMB pink colonies on McConkey agar gas produced in TSI growth on McConkey's and EMB agars growth on selective media hydrogen sulfide- indole- lactose+ urease+ (weak) no gas-TSI non motile encapsulated
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capsule endotoxin adhesin aerobactin antibiotic resistance
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amikacin cephalosporin gentamicin
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the meaning of ankylosing spondylitis, symptoms, diagnosis Contact the ankylosingSpondylitits Association, PO Box 5872 Title Understanding autoimmune diseases.

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TABLE 1 Ocular Manifestations of autoimmune Disease. Disease, Ocular manifestations. Sjögren'ssyndrome, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. ankylosing spondylitis, Uveitis.

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Ocular Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease SAYJAL J. PATEL, LT, MC, USNR and DIANE C. LUNDY, CAPT, MC, USN
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California
A PDF version of this document is available. Download PDF now (8 pages / 279 KB). More information on using PDF files. P atients with autoimmune diseases are frequently encountered by family physicians. It is important to understand not only the systemic effects of these diseases but also their ocular manifestations (Table 1) . Most ocular complications involve the cornea but may also include the conjunctiva, uvea, sclera, retina, and surrounding structures (Figure 1) . The majority of these diseases will ultimately need to be referred to an ophthalmologist. See page 937 for definitions of strength-of-evidence levels contained in this article. Rheumatoid Arthritis Approximately 25 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will have ocular manifestations. These may include keratoconjunctivitis sicca, scleritis, episcleritis, keratitis, peripheral corneal ulceration, and less common entities such as choroiditis, retinal vasculitis, episcleral nodules, retinal detachments, and macular edema. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry eye syndrome, is the most common ocular manifestation of RA and has a reported prevalence of 15 to 25 percent.

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55. EMedicine - Ankylosing Spondylitis And Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy : Ar
A variant, ankylosing tarsitis, is described in children active disease, sacroiliitisand spondylitis are either are the only known autoimmune diseases linked
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56. Autoimmune Diseases
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57. Merck Newsroom
ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that primarily affects thespine, usually leading to pain, stiffness and immobility of the lower back.
ARCOXIA TM Demonstrated Superior Results Versus Placebo in the
Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis, a Highly Painful, Inflammatory Disease, in the Primary Efficacy Analysis of a New Study
ARCOXIA Also Showed Superior Treatment Effects
Over the Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Naproxen

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 28, 2002 In the primary efficacy analysis of a new study, ARCOXIA TM (etoricoxib) demonstrated superior results versus placebo in treating patients with ankylosing spondylitis. The study showed the combined group of patients taking ARCOXIA 90 mg or 120 mg once daily demonstrated significant improvements on the primary measurements of pain, function and global assessments at six weeks versus placebo. A significant difference in efficacy between the patients taking ARCOXIA and patients taking naproxen 500 mg twice daily also was seen at six weeks. Researchers presented the results of the new study at the 66 th "In this study, patients treated with ARCOXIA experienced significant improvements in several types of measurements, including pain, inflammation, global assessments, function and mobility compared to those treated with placebo or naproxen," said Agustin Melian, director of clinical research, Merck & Co., Inc. "This is the first time a COX-2 inhibitor showed statistically significant improvements over a non-selective NSAID in treating this highly inflammatory disease."

58. Abstract: Lack Of Association Of Ankylosing Spondylitis With The Most Common NOD
(J Rheumatol 2003;301024). Key Indexing Terms ankylosing SPONDYLITISCROHN'S DISEASE GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO DISEASE autoimmune DISEASES.
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Lack of Association of Ankylosing Spondylitis with the Most Common Susceptibility Alleles to Crohn's Disease ABSTRACT.
To investigate whether the 3 most common mutations in the gene that confer susceptibility to Crohn's disease (CD) are also associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). DNA from 112 patients with AS and 168 controls of homogenous Spanish ancestry were studied. The frequencies of the pathogenic alleles of , and ) were determined by analysis of the melting curves after hybridization with FRET probes on a Light Cycler real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system. allelic frequencies in controls ( , 0.042) did not significantly differ from patients with AS ( The 3 most common CD mutations do not contribute to disease susceptibility to AS, and therefore do not explain the susceptibility locus for AS in chromosome 16q. (J Rheumatol 2003;30:102-4)
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES From the Research Laboratory 2 and Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago, and the Molecular Medicine Unit-INGO, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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60. Drug InfoNet Doctors' Answers To Frequently Asked Questions -
ankylosing spondylitis is inherited, but for some reason not all in a family willhave this problem. It is not clear whether this is a type of autoimmune
Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Ankylosing Spondylitis
These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician. Ankylosing Spondylitis
Is Ankylosing Spondylitis hereditary? Answer: The tendency to acquire ankylosing spondylitis is inherited, but for some reason not all in a family will have this problem. It is not clear whether this is a type of autoimmune connective tissue disease or related to other problems with the inherited genes. AS is commonly seen with the histocompatibility antigen HLA-B27. Over 90% of patients will have this antigen (inherited). However, if you inherit the antigen only about 2% of these individuals will develop the disease. Twins run about 50-65%, so there is something besides inheritance which causes the disease.
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