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06-06-2019 | Psoriatic arthritis | News

Atherosclerotic plaque burden may aid CV risk prediction in psoriatic disease

Increased atherosclerotic plaque burden, as estimated by carotid ultrasound, is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events in patients with psoriatic disease, Canadian researchers report.

22-05-2019 | Psoriatic arthritis | News

Comorbidities linked to worse physical function in psoriatic arthritis patients

Psoriatic arthritis patients with multiple comorbidities have worse physical function than those with just one comorbidity, according to a cross-sectional analysis of the CARMA study of patients from daily clinical practice in Spain.

15-05-2019 | Secukinumab | News

Pooled analysis demonstrates favorable long-term safety profile of secukinumab

Analysis of data from 21 randomized controlled trials indicates that the interleukin-17A inhibitor secukinumab has a favorable long-term safety profile among patients with psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or psoriasis.

16-04-2019 | Sexual and reproductive health | News

Inflammatory arthritis may impact sexual function

Findings from a systematic review suggest that sexual dysfunction is common among both men and women with inflammatory arthritis, highlighting the importance of including sexual health in the routine management of rheumatic disease.

Immunogenicity of influenza vaccine confirmed in patients with rheumatic disease

Influenza vaccination gives rise to an adequate immune response among patients with rheumatic conditions, researchers report.

25-02-2019 | Vaccination | Highlight | News

Immunogenicity of influenza vaccine confirmed in patients with rheumatic disease

Influenza vaccination gives rise to an adequate immune response among patients with rheumatic conditions, researchers report.

13-02-2019 | Ankylosing spondylitis | News

VTE risk elevated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a significantly increased risk for venous thromboembolism compared with the general population, with the risk apparently highest in the first year after diagnosis, study findings indicate.

30-01-2019 | Axial spondyloarthritis | News

Elevated fecal calprotectin linked to worse disease activity in axSpA

Elevated levels of fecal calprotectin, an indicator of gut inflammation, are associated with increased disease activity and reduced physical function in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, research shows.

29-01-2019 | Secukinumab | News

IBD ‘uncommon’ in patients treated with secukinumab

Inflammatory bowel disease is an “uncommon” occurrence among patients with psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or psoriasis who are treated with the interleukin-17A inhibitor secukinumab, researchers report.

Weight-loss diet beneficial for obese PsA patients

Targeting weight loss with a very-low-calorie diet may improve measures of disease activity among obese patients with psoriatic arthritis, researchers report.

24-01-2019 | Psoriatic arthritis | Highlight | News

Weight-loss diet beneficial for obese PsA patients

Targeting weight loss with a very-low-calorie diet may improve measures of disease activity among obese patients with psoriatic arthritis, researchers report.

Screening psoriasis patients for development of psoriatic arthritis

As with many rheumatic diseases, diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis is often delayed, contributing to poor quality of life and worse long-term outcomes. Vinod Chandran discusses recent developments in screening tools for identifying patients with psoriatic arthritis, and those who are at high risk for developing this disease.

11-01-2019 | Psoriatic arthritis | Editorial | Article

Screening psoriasis patients for development of psoriatic arthritis

Vinod Chandran discusses recent developments in screening tools for identifying patients with psoriatic arthritis, and those who are at high risk for developing this disease.

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, we talk to President-Elect of EULAR Professor Iain McInnes, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

19-12-2018 | Diagnosis and screening | Podcast | Video

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, we talk to President-Elect of EULAR Professor Iain McInnes, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Recognizing and managing cardiovascular risk in PsA patients

medwireNews speaks to Lihi Eder about why patients with psoriatic arthritis have elevated cardiovascular risk, and what can be done to mitigate it.

18-12-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | Feature | Article

Recognizing and managing cardiovascular risk in PsA patients

medwireNews speaks to Lihi Eder about why patients with psoriatic arthritis have elevated cardiovascular risk, and what can be done to mitigate it.

Minimizing infection risk with biologic therapy

While the development of biologics has revolutionized treatment of rheumatic diseases, these agents can lead to immunosuppression and increased infection risk. Eoin Feeney discusses the role of screening and treatment for latent infection prior to therapy, vaccination timing, and travel risks in patients taking these medications.

14-11-2018 | Infection | Editorial | Article

Minimizing infection risk with biologic therapy

While the development of biologics has revolutionized treatment of rheumatic diseases, these agents can lead to immunosuppression and increased infection risk. Eoin Feeney discusses the role of screening and treatment for latent infection prior to therapy, vaccination timing, and travel risks in patients taking these medications.

Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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