Psoriatic Arthritis 
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Study Endorses the Efficacy of Immunosuppresants in Multi-Part Psoriasis Treatment
A small British study indicates that the use of several immunosuppressive agents can restore the effectiveness of ustekinumab (Stelara) in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Enthesitis refers to the instance of inflammation at the point where a tendon joins to a bone. Looking for further insight into the mechanisms behind inflammatory rheumatism, researchers from delved into the roots of Achilles enthesitis and may have emerged with a new approach to treating many rheumatic conditions.
Many studies have looked for a link between psoriatic arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Some have found it, while others haven’t.
While it has been known for some time that psoriasis patients are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities, new research has shown that these patients also have a higher risk of developing aortic aneurysms.
Many psoriasis patients wish they were better informed of the significant impact their skin condition would have on their physical and mental health, according to results from Psoriasis in America 2016, a Health Union national survey.
A new matched cohort analysis contradicts several prior studies that conclude patients with psoriatic arthritis face an increased risk of cardiovascular comorbidity.
Patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis still face challenges research has yet to meet, according to the authors: “Given the commonality of comorbidities across all three diseases, there is a degree of overlap in their management.”
Patients afflicted with severe psoriasis may be at higher risk for chronic pancreatitis (CP).
Analysis of data from 2 large trials finds that cutoffs used to separate different “disease activity states” on the Disease Activity index for Psoriatic Arthritis (DAPSA) are valid. Different disease activity states are associated with different degrees of functional impairment and joint damage progression.

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