Psoriatic Arthritis News and Research

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Like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints and connective tissue. The disease causes joint pain and swelling that can lead to crippling along with inflamed and irritated scaly red patches of skin throughout the body. It is a progressive and debilitating disease and because there are no treatments specifically approved for psoriatic arthritis, doctors often use therapies approved for RA, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). However, no DMARDs are currently approved for use in psoriatic arthritis. There are approximately 300,000 patients with psoriatic arthritis in the United States and the disease affects both men and women most commonly between the ages 30 and 50. Psoriatic arthritis patients are generally treated by rheumatologists and dermatologists.
EULAR Patient Research Partners join in new research project to advance treatment of psoriatic arthritis

EULAR Patient Research Partners join in new research project to advance treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Exploring young people’s perspectives on patient-reported outcome measures in inflammatory arthritis

Exploring young people’s perspectives on patient-reported outcome measures in inflammatory arthritis

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

Passive smoking and air pollution associated with arthritis risk, poor response to RA treatment

Passive smoking and air pollution associated with arthritis risk, poor response to RA treatment

Study explores COVID-19 outcomes in people with RA

Study explores COVID-19 outcomes in people with RA

Methotrexate users fail to achieve adequate immune response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Methotrexate users fail to achieve adequate immune response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

New therapeutic approach developed to treat psoriatic arthritis

New therapeutic approach developed to treat psoriatic arthritis

People taking anti-inflammatory drug mount a weaker immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

People taking anti-inflammatory drug mount a weaker immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

Shared genetic architecture between COVID-19 severity and other health conditions

Shared genetic architecture between COVID-19 severity and other health conditions

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

New clinical trial to test possible therapeutics for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

New clinical trial to test possible therapeutics for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

IQWiG's new threshold proven feasible in practice for early benefit assessments of drugs

IQWiG's new threshold proven feasible in practice for early benefit assessments of drugs

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess therapeutic drug monitoring for patients with inflammatory diseases

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess therapeutic drug monitoring for patients with inflammatory diseases

People of color with rheumatic disease have worse COVID-19 outcomes

People of color with rheumatic disease have worse COVID-19 outcomes

Study shows low incidence of COVID-19 infection in people with rheumatic diseases

Study shows low incidence of COVID-19 infection in people with rheumatic diseases