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Powerpoint presentations on Ankylosing Spondylitis and related diseases
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Introduction to Ankylosing Spondylitis & related diseases.
Over-view of ankylosing Spondylitis and related diseases including prevalence and clinical features.

Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Diagnosis criteria, pain assessment, disease progression, spine involvement, iritis, HLA-B27, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein.

Drug Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Pharmacological therapy of Ankylosing Spondylitis including: non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, disease modifying agents, (DMARDs) and the latest biological agents.

Non-Pharmacological Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Over-view of non-pharmacological treatments in the management of Ankylosing Spondylitis including: exercise, stretching, physical/occupational therapy, diet/weight control and surgical management.

Raynaud's Disease
Over-view of Raynaud's Disease including: diagnosis, treatment options and disease management.

 
 
 
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