First study to show inflammatory arthritis can affect male fertility

Men diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis before and during the peak of reproductive age have lower fertility. INTRODUCTION Inflammatory arthritis is a group of diseases including spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. These are chronic inflammatory diseases that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Inflammatory arthritis can affect people before or during […]

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Positive results for tildrakizumab in people with PsA

Tildrakizumab treatment significantly improved several joint and skin manifestations of psoriatic arthritis. INTRODUCTION Psoriatic arthritis (shortened to PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. The disease often causes swelling of the fingers and toes. It gets its name from the link between this type of arthritis and […]

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Temporary interruption of face-to-face consultations has no major impact

A short interruption of in-person rheumatology appointments has no major impact on the disease course of axial spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. INTRODUCTION COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March […]

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Managing PsA with pharmacological therapies

This is the lay version of the 2019 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis using pharmacological medicines. The original publication can be downloaded from the EULAR website: www.eular.org. Gossec L, et al. EULAR recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies: 2019 update. Ann Rheum Dis 2020;79:700–712. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217159 […]

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TNF inhibitors can be used after JAK inhibitors

People with an insufficient response to adalimumab or upadacitinib achieved better responses after switching to the alternative. Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis affects people of all ages, and is more common in women than men. Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis aim to […]

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Risk of joint surgery is increased in people with psoriatic arthritis

Current treatments seem not to have reduced the long-term need for joint surgery in people with psoriatic arthritis. Introduction Psoriatic arthritis (PsA for short) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting a person’s joints and other parts of the body, including the spine, skin, and tissues joining tendons and ligaments to bones (called entheses). It gets […]

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Quality of life is dependent on treatment of both joint and skin symptoms in PsA

Treating both joint and skin symptoms maximises quality of life for people with psoriatic arthritis. Introduction Psoriatic arthritis (PsA for short) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints and other parts of the body, including the spine, skin, and tissues joining tendons and ligaments to bones (called entheses). It gets its name […]

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Remission or low disease activity are frequently achieved in people with PsA

The DAPSA scoring tool reflects patient-perceived low disease activity. Introduction Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints and other structures, including the spine, skin, and tissues joining tendons and ligaments to bones (called entheses). The disease can cause pain and mobility issues. The inflammation in psoriatic arthritis often causes swelling […]

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Health inequity for people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) before and after diagnosis

People with psoriatic arthritis have healthcare costs, lower income, higher unemployment rates, higher risk for disability pension and more comorbidities than the general population. Introduction Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. The disease often causes swelling of the fingers and toes, mainly because of joint […]

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Managing psoriatic arthritis

This is the lay version of the EULAR recommendations for the management of people with psoriatic arthritis. The original publication can be downloaded from the EULAR website: www.eular.org. Gossec L, Smolen JS, Ramiro S, et al European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies: 2015 update. Annals of […]

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