Psoriasis Risk Rises with TNF Inhibitor Use in Pediatric Inflammatory Diseases

November 27, 2019

Children with inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis who were treated with TNF inhibitors had a higher rate of incident psoriasis than those not exposed to these biologics, say researchers recently writing in Arthritis Care & Research.

Severe Psoriasis Associated with Increased Risk of Advanced Liver Fibrosis

July 15, 2019

Patients with severe psoriasis are also at a significant increase for developing advanced liver fibrosis, new research shows

Risk of Infection in Psoriasis Lower with Some Biologics

May 29, 2019

Psoriasis patients have a lower risk of serious infection with specific biologic and non-biologic medications than with methotrexate, based on new research results.

Lower Heart Disease Risk in Psoriasis and PsA with Biologics DMARDs

February 25, 2019

Biological therapies prescribed for rheumatic diseases may also reduce their long-term risks of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), new research shows.

Methotrexate Use in Psoriasis with Arthritis Revisited

February 13, 2019

A new study in JAMA Dermatology raises an interesting question for physicians who treat psoriasis patients. Does methotrexate work best in patients with plaque psoriasis alone or patients who have both psoriasis and arthritis?

Online Care as Effective as In-Person Care for Psoriasis

January 28, 2019

Online care and in-person care are equally effective at improving psoriasis symptoms, shows a study published in JAMA Network Open.

CV Risk in Rheumatic Disease

January 23, 2019

(1) Inflammatory diseases raise risk of venous thromboembolism; (2) antiphospholipid antibodies play a role in MI; (3) persistent hyperuricemia predicts mortality.

6 New Medications for Rheumatology in 2018

December 21, 2018

Here’s a brief look at 6 medications for rheumatologic disorders that were newly approved in the second half of 2018.

Psoriasis in Primary Care: A Quiz

August 22, 2018

How is psoriasis best managed in the primary care setting? Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge.