Psoriatic Arthritis 
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Rheumatology Community Calls for Collaboration to Fight Arthritis Comorbidities
It's well known that arthritis doesn't mix well with other conditions. But where does healthcare go with that information?
Researchers from the University of North Carolina examined the gene expression and regulation in colon tissue from patients to better understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that make up Crohn’s disease.
With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication during the perioperative period for patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty.
Prescribing rheumatologists discussed drug interactions, costs, contraindications, and severity of side effects with less than 50% of the patients in the study to whom they had prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Speaking at ACR 2016, the current chair of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) presented data that showed that a combination of inflammatory drugs may inhibit ankylosis, the painful fusion of bones.
A report out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows a reduction in hip disease progression in ankylosing spondylitis patients who receive anti-tumor necrotics factor treatment.
Philip Mease shared that he and his team are in the midst of preparing the content of the studies for publication to ensure continued education of psoriatic arthritis treatment.
At the ACR/ARHP annual meeting in Washington, DC, Philip Mease, MD, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington, discussed the highlights from two psoriatic arthritis studies, OPAL Broaden and OPAL Beyond.
Nearly one-third of patients with plaque psoriasis will also be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. While somewhat common, this diagnosis requires a different approach to care in order to help patients better manage their symptoms.

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