alexa Systematic review of treatment effectiveness and outcome measures for enthesitis in psoriatic arthritis.


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Author(s): Orbai AM, Weitz J, Siegel EL, Siebert S, Savage LJ,

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Abstract Enthesitis is a characteristic feature of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and is important in disease pathogenesis and classification. Use of clinical outcome measures for enthesitis is heterogeneous, and only 1 measure has been specifically developed and validated in PsA. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging assessments of enthesitis may have advantages over clinical examination but are insufficiently studied. As part of an update of treatment recommendations by the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), we performed a systematic literature review and identified randomized controlled trials with enthesitis outcomes in PsA. For each treatment agent we calculated treatment effect sizes (where applicable) and graded the level of evidence. This article was published in J Rheumatol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

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