Survey on Efficacy and Side Effects of NSAID Therapy of AS

Investigator

Jane Zochling (Herne) in cooperation with Martin Bohl-Bühler (Brandenburg and Berlin), Prof. Dr. Ernst Feldtkeller (vice president ASIF, München), and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Braun (Herne, Germany).

Method

Questions on the efficacy and side effects of NSAID treatment were included in the questionnaire published in the June 2000 newsletters of the AS societies in Germany and Austria. 1080 AS patients responded.  102 patients with disc prolapse served as a control group.

Scientific publication of results

Zochling J, Bohl-Bühler MH, Baraliakos X, Feldtkeller E, Braun J. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in ankylosing spondylitis – a population-based survey. Clin Rheumatol 2006;25:794-800. 

A patient-adapted publication o the result appeared in March 2006 issue of "Morbus-Bechterew-Journal", the journal of AS society in Germany.