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PROVE Study Demonstrates Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of Etanercept in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis
Half of the patients with psoriatic arthritis enrolled in a trial of etanercept continued responding to the medication and complying with treatment guidelines for more than 5 years.
A recent study suggests that patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a higher incidence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome that increases with the severity of cervical vertebral involvement. A separate study published on the same day suggests that specific exercise regimens may be beneficial for patients with AS.
New research suggests that a 10-second self assessment might provide nearly as much information about psoriatic arthritis case progression as complex tests that generally require either require laboratory results or formal joint-by-joint evaluation.
Researchers found that adding kunzea oil to topical psoriasis treatments with liquor carbonis detergens (LCD) and salicylic acid did not improve the irritating skin condition.
A small Italian study found no evidence that use of anti-TNF-alpha agents during pregnancy affects the health or development of children in their first 2 years of life.
Patients with plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have seen their treatment options increase in recent years. Thanks to more research on the topic they could see even more options in the years to come.
Researchers found that not only are patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis at higher risk for uveitis, the association is bidirectional: patients with uveitis are at increased risk for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

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