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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High levels of comorbidity burden are associated independently with poor physical function and increased disability in patients with psoriatic arthritis, however, patients ankylosing spondylitis did not report worse function when comorbidities were present.
The presence of carotid atherosclerosis in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients is associated with an increased risk of having a cardiovascular event, researchers report.
In this slideshow, we revisit some of the most notable research findings in rheumatology featured in recent weeks. We begin with a study that shows TNF inhibitor treatment may not heighten cancer risk.