This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.
NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 95, March 2017 includes one topic: Spondyloarthritis in over 16s – diagnosis and management (NICE NG65).
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 surgery, and coordinating care.