© 2011

Ankylosing Spondylitis

In Clinical Practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 1-3
  3. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 5-12
  4. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 13-23
  5. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 25-37
  6. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 39-48
  7. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 49-72
  8. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 73-73
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 75-83

About this book


Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). No cure has yet been found for the disease, however, early diagnosis and proper medical management can be important in reducing the risk of disability and deformity.


Ankylosing Spondylitis in Clinical Practice is a concise, practical guide on the diagnosis and management of this debilitating condition. The chapters cover all relevant issues including:


  • Epidemiology of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Genetics of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Clinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Imaging in ankylosing spondylitis
  • Management of ankylosing spondylitis including non-drug and drug treatment options
  • Socioeconomic aspects of ankylosing spondylitis


This book is aimed at clinicians who treat ankylosing spondylitis. It provides an authoritative, accessible guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.


Ankylosing Spondylitis Arthritis Orthopedics Rheumatology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Campus Benjamin FranklinCharite University HospitalBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Campus Benjamin FranklinRheumatology Center RuhrgebietHerneGermany

About the authors

Joachim Sieper, MD is Consultant and Head of Rheumatology at the Charité University Hospital, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany. A prolific researcher and writer, he has been an investigator since 1989 and a principal investigator since 1993 on several placebo-controlled randomized trials, which have been published internationally. He has authored an contributed to over 300 journal papers. Jürgan Braun, MD is Medical Director of the Rheumatology Medical Centre, Ruhrgebiet in Herne, Germany and is a lecturer at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He is also an honorary Professor in Rheumatology at the Charité Medical School in Berlin, Germany. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients Association Award in 1996, the Tosse-Research Award in Pediatric Rheumatology in 1998, the Carol Nachman Research Award in 2000 and the EULAR prize in 2003.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Book Subtitle In Clinical Practice
  • Authors Joachim Sieper
    Jurgen Braun
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-85729-179-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-180-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 83
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rheumatology
    Pain Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This is a concise guidebook for diagnosing, managing, and treating patients with ankylosing spondylitis. … It is pocket sized and really can be a day-to-day reference for the learning clinician. … this book is a great guide for training internists or rheumatologists who have modest experience with these patients. … seasoned rheumatologists will appreciate the attempt to explain new classification systems, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options which have changed significantly over the past decade. … This is a great book (an easy read) … .” (Lesley M. Davila, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2011)