While incidence rates remained stable throughout the study period, incidence rates in females increased 3% per year between 2000 and 2017. The increase was seen primarily in women 40-49 and 50-59.
The diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis may be delayed by more than 2 years in half of patients, especially those of younger age at symptom onset, or with a higher body mass index or enthesitis before diagnosis.
More than half of patients with psoriatic arthritis have to wait 2 or more years for a diagnosis, investigators report.
Many patients with psoriatic arthritis live with unacceptable levels of disease activity despite treatment, and patient-reported outcomes could provide useful treatment targets, shows a recent study.
Some of the latest developments in the use of these diagnostic tools for psoriatic arthritis were presented the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2020 in November.
Investigators determined, “Treatment with TNF inhibitors is not associated with increased risks of solid cancer overall, or eight common cancer types. There were no indications of different crude incidence of solid cancers overall by TNF inhibitor agent.”
The 2018 ACR/NPF PsA guideline serves as a tool for health care providers and patients in the selection of appropriate therapy in common clinical scenarios.
Get the latest resources, keep up to date with events in your area, and connect with the psoriatic disease community.
Answers to questions and more are easily accessible in The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Pocket Guide – Treatment Algorithms and Management Options.
The following guidelines have been developed to provide a rationale for referral of patients to an adult rheumatologist.
The medication guides provide streamlined information on the administration of biologic, antiresorptive, and other medications used to treat patients with rheumatic disease.
Rheumatology Image Library offers a comprehensive collection of 2,000+ images on a wide range of rheumatology diseases and conditions.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 annual conference had a number of important updates that people living with psoriatic arthritis (or their caregivers) should know about, from the future of personalizing treatment to preventing PsA in high-risk individuals.
The Patient Navigation Center helps with all the common challenges patients with psoriatic arthritis face—all at no cost.
A resource for the various presentations of psoriatic arthritis.
MyPsoriasisTeam is the social network for those living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Get the emotional support you need from others like you and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for psoriasis.
A free PsA e-kit, which includes info to help you get moving, stay healthy, and feel your best. This kit contains our quick guides on mobility, stretches for PsA, and physical activity for PsA.
Most rheumatologists and public health experts want people living with rheumatic diseases like psoriatic arthritis to get the vaccine as soon as they can.
Otezla START Form Guide
Helpful tips to prevent delays in the prescription ordering process for your patients.
Otezla START Form
Use this form to start prescribing Otezla to your patients.
Prior Authorization Checklist
A resource to help organize PA information and potential documentation requirements.
Patient Assistance Application
Download this form to help eligible patients receive Otezla at no cost.