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J Rheumatol. 2015 Apr;42(4):654-64. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141000. Epub 2015 Feb 15.

2014 Update of the Canadian Rheumatology Association/spondyloarthritis research consortium of Canada treatment recommendations for the management of spondyloarthritis. Part I: principles of the management of spondyloarthritis in Canada.

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From the University of Western Ontario, London; University of Toronto; The Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto Western Research Institute University Health Network; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western Hospital; Canadian Spondylitis Association, Toronto; Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; University of North British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia; Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec; Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.S. Rohekar, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Clin. Epi.), Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario; J. Chan, BSc, MD, FRCPC; C. Flanagan, MDCM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; S.M. Tse, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children; N. Haroon, MD, PhD, DM, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Research Institute University Health Network; V. Chandran, MBBS, MD, DM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western Hospital; L. Bessette, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Medicine; K. Adams, BSc, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Laval University; D. Mosher, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary; K.J. Keen, PhD, PStat, PStat(ASA), Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North British Columbia; M. Mallinson, BA, MA, President, Canadian Spondylitis Association; C. Thorne, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Southlake Regional Health Centre; P. Rahman, MD, FRCPC, Associate Dean, Clinical Research and Professor of Medicine, Memorial Unive

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) have collaborated to update the recommendations for the management of spondyloarthritis (SpA).

METHODS:

A working group was assembled and consisted of the SPARCC executive committee, rheumatologist leaders from SPARCC collaborating sites, Canadian rheumatologists from across the country with an interest in SpA (both academic and community), a rheumatology trainee with an interest in SpA, an epidemiologist/health services researcher, a member of the CRA executive, a member of the CRA therapeutics committee, and a patient representative from the Canadian Spondylitis Association. An extensive review was conducted of literature published from 2007 to 2014 involving the management of SpA. The working group created draft recommendations using multiple rounds of Web-based surveys and an in-person conference. A survey was sent to the membership of the CRA to obtain an extended review that was used to finalize the recommendations.

RESULTS:

Guidelines for the management of SpA were created. Part I focuses on the principles of management of SpA in Canada and includes 6 general management principles, 5 ethical considerations, target groups for treatment recommendations, 2 wait time recommendations, and recommendations for disease monitoring. Also included are 6 modifications for application to juvenile SpA.

CONCLUSION:

These recommendations were developed based on current literature and applied to a Canadian healthcare context. It is hoped that the implementation of these recommendations will promote best practices in the treatment of SpA.

KEYWORDS:

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

PMID:
25684770
DOI:
10.3899/jrheum.141000
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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