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Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Antonio Marchesoni, Ennio Lubrano
OBJECTIVE: A state of remission is the target of therapy in chronic arthritis. The aim of the present study was to assess the rate of minimal disease activity (MDA) and remission in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) blockers. Disease characteristics and predictors of MDA were also evaluated. METHODS: Patients fulfilling the ClASsification for Psoriatic ARthritis (CASPAR) criteria and treated with TNF-α blockers adalimumab, etanercept, or golimumab were enrolled and prospectively followed every 4 months for 1 year in a clinical practice setting...
February 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
Sofia Ramiro, Josef S Smolen, Robert Landewé, Désirée van der Heijde, Maxime Dougados, Paul Emery, Maarten de Wit, Maurizio Cutolo, Susan Oliver, Laure Gossec
OBJECTIVE: To update the evidence on the efficacy and safety of pharmacological agents in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic literature review of randomised controlled trials comparing pharmacological interventions in PsA: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoid, synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (sDMARDs) either conventional or targeted, biologicals (bDMARDs), placebo or any combination. Main outcomes were American College of Rheumatology (ACR)20-50, Psoriasis Area Severity Index 75, radiographic progression, and withdrawals due to adverse events (AEs)...
March 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
L Gossec, J S Smolen, S Ramiro, M de Wit, M Cutolo, M Dougados, P Emery, R Landewé, S Oliver, D Aletaha, N Betteridge, J Braun, G Burmester, J D Cañete, N Damjanov, O FitzGerald, E Haglund, P Helliwell, T K Kvien, R Lories, T Luger, M Maccarone, H Marzo-Ortega, D McGonagle, I B McInnes, I Olivieri, K Pavelka, G Schett, J Sieper, F van den Bosch, D J Veale, J Wollenhaupt, A Zink, D van der Heijde
BACKGROUND: Since the publication of the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the pharmacological treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in 2012, new evidence and new therapeutic agents have emerged. The objective was to update these recommendations. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed regarding pharmacological treatment in PsA. Subsequently, recommendations were formulated based on the evidence and the expert opinion of the 34 Task Force members...
March 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Douglas James Veale, Ursula Fearon
In many ways, it may be easier to highlight what rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have in common. They are both common conditions characterised by a spectrum of features or clinical manifestations in different organ systems that have led many to conclude that they are actually 'disease syndromes'. Furthermore, many of the organ systems that are affected in both conditions are the same: skin, joints, eyes, vasculature and even the immune system. Indeed, some clinicians fail to recognise these two common arthritides as distinct...
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