Combination treatment with etanercept and an intensive spa rehabilitation program in active ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Colina2009CombinationTW,
  title={Combination treatment with etanercept and an intensive spa rehabilitation program in active ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={M Colina and Giuliana Ciancio and R Garavini and Maura Conti and Francesco Bruno Trotta and Marinella Govoni},
  journal={International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={1125-9}
}
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of a combination treatment with etanercept and spa rehabilitation versus etanercept alone on function, disability and quality of life in a group of patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Sixty patients with AS underwent etanercept as suggested by ASAS/EULAR recommendations. As the clinical and laboratory conditions improved, 30 patients accepted the proposal of coupling the medical therapy with a 7-day rehabilitation program in a… CONTINUE READING

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