Psoriatic Arthritis

Low Radiographic Progression in Psoriatic Arthritis Sustained with Secukinumab

November 05, 2019

Secukinumab (Cosentyx, Novartis) provided sustained low rates of radiographic progression through 52 weeks in patients with active psoriatic arthritis, say researchers writing in Rheumatology this month.

Surgery Rate Doubles in Psoriatic Arthritis

November 01, 2019

Patients with psoriatic arthritis have twice the rate of joint surgery when compared with the general population, with one-third of patients with this condition undergoing joint surgery, say researchers writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases this month.

Ixekizumab Bests Adalimumab at 24 Weeks in Psoriatic Arthritic Skin, Joint Symptoms

October 10, 2019

Ixekizumab was superior to adalimumab at 24 weeks in a head-to-head trial evaluating both skin and joint symptoms in patients with psoriatic arthritis and inadequate response to csDMARDs, say researchers writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases last month.

Tofacitinib Improves Quality of Life Indicators in Psoriatic Arthritis Study

October 08, 2019

A clinical trial presented at the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology West in San Diego last month shows that the oral JAK inhibitor tofacitinib improved the signs, symptoms and quality of life for patients with psoriatic arthritis who have not had an adequate response to DMARDs or TNF inhibitors.

Janssen Seeking Approval of New Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis

September 16, 2019

Janssen is seeking FDA approval of guselkumab (Tremfya) for adults with active psoriatic arthritis. If approved, it would become the second IL-23 inhibitor in the U.S. market. 

Nurse Practitioner Q&A: Psoriatic Arthritis 101

September 13, 2019

Psoriatic arthritis can appear in a variety of ways from nail disease to peripheral joint pain. But, there are a few hallmark signs that can send a rheumatologist or rheumatology nurse in the right direction. In this Q&A, Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP, discusses the ins and outs of a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis.

Rheumatology Nurses Society Meeting Roundup: JIA, a Missed Diagnosis and More

September 13, 2019

From transitioning a pediatric rheumatology patient to adult care to re-evaluating a missed diagnosis, in this slideshow, we highlight some key presentations from the annual Rheumatology Nurses Society meeting held last month. 

Methotrexate Adherence Still Suboptimal

September 12, 2019

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate adherence is suboptimal and associated with certain demographics, medication experience, and beliefs about medicines, say researchers writing in ACR Open Rheumatology this month.

Nurse Practitioner Q&A: Clues to Psoriatic Arthritis

September 09, 2019

Psoriatic arthritis can manifest in a variety of ways from nail disease to peripheral joint pain. But, there are a few hallmark signs that can point a rheumatologist or rheumatology nurse in the right direction. In a presentation given at the Rheumatology Nurses Society annual meeting in August, Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP, an allergy, immunology, and rheumatology nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discussed the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

PsA Quiz: Is there a link between gluten containing food products and arthritic flares?

August 26, 2019

Can gluten-containing food products trigger a psoriatic arthritis flare? How well does the average psoriatic arthritis patient understand their condition? Learn more in today's psoriatic arthritis quiz.