Psoriatic Arthritis

 

Long-Term Ixekizumab Versus Adalimumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

November 10, 2020

In patients with psoriatic arthritis who are DMARD naïve, ixekizumab had similar efficacy at one year whether it was used as a monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate or csDMARD, while adalimumab showed better efficacy as a combination therapy.

Guselkumab Reduces Fatigue in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

November 06, 2020

In a study that examined the effects of guselkumab (Tremfya, Janssen) on fatigue in patients with psoriatic arthritis, the treatment reduced fatigue through one year, according to researchers reporting at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology on Friday.

Secukinumab Not Associated With Tuberculosis

October 02, 2020

Researchers writing in JAMA Dermatology report that latent tuberculosis infection previously assumed to be an adverse event as a result of treatment with secukinumab, is actually uncommon in patients with chronic systemic inflammatory conditions.

Only 12% of PsA Patients Say Disease Is Under Control

September 25, 2020

The use of biologics, JAK inhibitors and small molecule medications has become increasingly common for patients with psoriatic arthritis. Findings from the recent Psoriatic Arthritis In America 2020 survey by Health Union shows that of 1,120 patients surveyed, most patients (61 percent) are satisfied with the care they receive from their doctors, but they still struggle with flares and only 12 percent are satisfied with their care plan. In this interview, Brian Green, vice president of community development at Health Union, reviews the results of their latest survey.

The Future of Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

September 23, 2020

New algorithms and more combination therapeutics are part of the future of psoriatic arthritis care. That’s according to Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D., a rheumatologist with UC San Diego Health who recently presented at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology East annual meeting held this month.​

Striking the Right Balance in Psoriatic Arthritis Care

September 10, 2020

Treat-to-target strategies can be effective in addressing rheumatic diseases like psoriatic arthritis, but may not be enough on their own to single-handedly improve quality of life for those living with the disease, write physicians in a new article in Arthritis and Rheumatology.