Keep up-to-date on the latestpsoriatic arthritis (PsA) researchwith our brief research summaries.
PsA Increases Diabetes Risk
Having PsA may increase yourrisk of diabetes, according to recent research. In a study of 1,305 PsA patients seen in a large specialty clinic between January 1978 and November 2014, Canadian researchers found their risk of developing diabetes was 43% higher than for the general population. The risk was greatest among those with the highest levels of PsA activity, suggesting inflammation may be a common thread in the two diseases.
Source:The Journal of Rheumatology, published online February 2017
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Keep up-to-date on the latestpsoriatic arthritis (PsA)research with our brief research summaries.
Nail Changes May Indicate Psoriatic Arthritis
Certain nail features can help doctors distinguish betweenpsoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and possibly lead to earlier or improved treatment for PsA, a new study suggests. In the analysis of 1,092 patients with either PsA or psoriasis only, researchers found that nail changes were more common among those with PsA than psoriasis only. Transverse (side-to-side) grooves, splinter hemorrhages (small broken blood vessels under the nails) and onycholysis (separation of the nail from the nail bed) were associated with arthritis. Transverse grooves were significantly associated with arthritis in the joint closest to the nail and enthesitis, inflammation where the tendons and ligaments insert into the bone.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2017
Continue readingPsoriatic Arthritis Research Briefs: Nail Changes, New Biologic, Biosimilar
In a previous study, Massachusetts General researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who took statins lived longer, and they wanted to know if the drugs would offer a similar benefit to patients with other types of inflammatory arthritis, such asankylosing spondylitis(AS) andpsoriatic arthritis(PsA). AS mainly affects the spine, especially the sacroiliac joint where the spine meets the pelvis. PsA affects joints as well as skin.
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