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Articles By Sheila Reyes, MD

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Predictors of Remission and Low Disease Activity in SLE

By Sheila Reyes, MD
10 November 2021

A treat-to-target strategy has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients with rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis including systemic lupus erythematosus.  The goal of treatment in SLE is aimed at remission or low disease activity.

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Identifying Gaps in axSpA: Lessons from European Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis (EMAS)

By Sheila Reyes, MD
07 November 2021

Despite the increasing scientific knowledge on axSpAs, a substantial gap still remains. Delay in diagnosis continues to pose a threat in the early identification of patients and those already on treatment may deal with additional issues such as work productivity or quality of life.

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Tofacitinib for Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Sheila Reyes, MD
11 November 2020

Investigations on the efficacy and safety of JAK inhibitors as a therapeutic option in the management of AS are increasing. 

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Systemic Sclerosis and Physical Therapy

By Sheila Reyes, MD
09 November 2020

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic fibrosing disease currently with no available cure.

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LLDAS: Predicting Pregnancy Outcomes

By Sheila Reyes, MD
09 November 2020

Pregnancy in SLE is a high risk situation and active disease can lead to fetal loss, pre-term birth, IUGR and neonatal lupus syndromes. In a study by Dr. Michelle Petri and colleagues, they evaluated whether the LLDAS at the start of pregnancy was predictive of pregnancy outcome.

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Secukinumab in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients with Axial Disease

By Sheila Reyes, MD
06 November 2020

Results of the MAXIMISE trial show that Secukinumab provided clinical improvement and reduction in inflammatory MRI lesions in patients with psoriatic arthritis and axial disease through week 52. 

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Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis: Interim Results of the PRESTO Study

By Sheila Reyes, MD
06 November 2020

Early diagnosis of arthritis improves outcomes and quality of life in patients with psoriasis. A longitudinal cohort study shows that the development of PsA within clinically meaningful time frames can be predicted with reasonable accuracy for psoriasis patients.

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