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Treatment of psoriatric arthritis

Annarosa Floreani, Raffaella Motta, Nora Cazzagon, Irene Franceschet, Massimo Roncalli, Teresa Del Ross, Floriano Rosina, Ana Lleo, Claudia Mescoli, Guido Colloredo, Pietro Invernizzi
BACKGROUND: The overlap syndrome between primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis is an extremely rare condition that has been reported in only six published cases so far. METHODS: Here we report two cases showing the clinical manifestations of both primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. RESULTS: In one case the overlap condition was associated with psoriatric arthritis, and the patient successfully underwent dual treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid and the anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agent adalimumab...
May 2015: Digestive and Liver Disease
S Finzel, M Englbrecht
In recent years a considerable number of imaging techniques have been used to demonstrate the onset and progression of arthritis-related changes in psoriatric arthritis (PsA). Moreover the identification of new immunological pathways has resulted in a substantial improvement of available therapies for PsA increasing the chance for the individual to receive effective treatment. Although an all-embracing disease activity score is still lacking, there is a variety of symptom-related tools to adequately reflect the course of disease and to evaluate the corresponding treatment success...
November 2011: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Gert Van Assche, Séverine Vermeire, Paul Rutgeerts
Although the advent of infliximab has changed the treatment paradigm and goals in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), it does not provide a cure for IBD and recent evidence has demonstrated that the immunogenicity of this chimeric anti-TNF antibody is associated with secondary loss of response and intolerance. In ulcerative colitis (UC) the efficacy of infliximab was demonstrated in two large clinical trials, but long-term maintenance efficacy data are lacking. Novel biological agents have entered clinical development and pioneering trials have been reported in the last two years...
December 2007: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
L Lamazza, F Guerra, M Pezza, A M Messina, A Galluccio, M Spink, A De Biase
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joints characterized by extensive intra-articular bone resorption and silver-red scaly plaques most commonly found on extensor surfaces of the skin. When this arthritis affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and does not successfully halt in its early degenerative process, patients may undergo invasive joint reconstruction that irreversibly changes the TMJ physiologic joint dynamics. This study presents a case of TMJ PsA: anterior open bite, limited range of motion, and erythematous desquamative plaques of the upper limb extensors surfaces...
June 2009: Australian Dental Journal
Arthur Kavanaugh, Iain McInnes, Philip Mease, Gerald G Krueger, Dafna Gladman, Juan Gomez-Reino, Kim Papp, Julie Zrubek, Surekha Mudivarthy, Michael Mack, Sudha Visvanathan, Anna Beutler
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of golimumab in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Adult patients with PsA who had at least 3 swollen and 3 tender joints and active psoriasis were randomly assigned to receive subcutaneous injections of placebo (n = 113), golimumab 50 mg (n = 146), or golimumab 100 mg (n = 146) every 4 weeks through week 20. Efficacy assessments through week 24 included the American College of Rheumatology 20% improvement criteria (ACR20), the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) in patients in whom at least 3% of the body surface area was affected by psoriasis at baseline, the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36), the disability index of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), the Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI), the physician's global assessment of psoriatic nail disease, and enthesitis (using the PsA-modified Maastricht Ankylosing Spondylitis Enthesitis Score [MASES] index)...
April 2009: Arthritis and Rheumatism
M Zbojanová, K Trnavský, F Vlcek
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October 1974: Fysiatrický a Reumatologický Vestník
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