NICE Bites – Spondyloarthritis

NICE Bites – Spondyloarthritis

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.

NICE Bites March 2017; No 95 includes one topic, Spondyloarthritis in over 16’s: diagnosis and management. Sections covered include; recognition and diagnosis, referral criteria, treatment and management, axial spondyloarthritis – non-pharmacological treatment, pharmacological treatment (NSAIDs, TNF-alpha inhibitors, secukinumab), peripheral spondyloarthritis – pharmacological treatment (DMARDs, NSAIDs, apremilast, TNF-alpha inhibitors, ustekinumab), reactive arthritis, managing flares, managing long-term complications, referral for surgey, and coordinating care.