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Trials of JAK inhibitors in spondyloarthritis: A round-up

Files in filing cabinet

medwireNews rounds up the completed and ongoing clinical trials investigating JAK inhibitors in patients with spondyloarthritis.

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The role of JAK inhibitors in the treatment of PsA

Pills in hand with water

Dafna Gladman speaks to medwireNews about the trial data supporting the use of Janus kinase inhibitors in patients with psoriatic arthritis, and discusses the impact these agents may have.

medwireNews editor's pick

Weight-loss diet beneficial for obese PsA patients

Obesity

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

Expert opinion editorial

Screening psoriasis patients for development of psoriatic arthritis

Psoriasis on elbow (symbolic image with model)

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.

medwireNews editor's pick

Serum calprotectin predicts relapse risk in TNFi-treated RA, PsA

Blood test

Serum calprotectin levels independently predict relapse risk in tumor necrosis factor inhibitor-treated patients with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis who are in remission or have low disease activity, Spanish researchers report.

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

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.

07-09-2018 | Treatment | Feature | Article

At a glance: Common scores used in rheumatology

A quick-reference guide to the scores that are commonly used in clinical trials and daily rheumatology practice.

20-08-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | Feature | Article

Into the clinic: Ixekizumab for the treatment of PsA

medwireNews summarizes the key data supporting the approval of ixekizumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, and discusses its place in the treatment landscape with Philip Mease and Laura Coates.

Themed collections

29-01-2018 | Biosimilars | Themed collection | Collection

Biosimilars

This content collection provides an overview of biosimilars in rheumatology, with a focus on switching between biosimilars and their originators, as well as discussions on safety and monitoring/pharmacovigilance, and a look at the pharmacoeconomics of biosimilars.

Journal articles and book chapters

23-11-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | Article

Assessing disease activity in psoriatic arthritis: A literature review

Tucker LJ et al. Rheumatol Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0132-4

31-10-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Article

From the Editorial Board: 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.

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

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