Identification and management moderate-to-severe psoriatic arthritis: stopping the disease in its tracks and meeting unmet needs

Cost: Free

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Activity Description / Statement of Need:

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, progressive disease that, untreated, may be associated with permanent joint damage, disability, impaired quality of life, and cardiovascular disease. Globally, it affects 0.1-1% of people, it is a common comorbidity of patients with psoriasis, affecting up to a quarter of those with moderate-to-severe disease. affecting them in a quarter percent of the U.S. population. PsA is an immune-mediated disease characterized by inflammation of the skin and nails disease or a family history of psoriasis in association with pluralistic musculoskeletal disease that may involve entheses, the spine, and peripheral joints. Unlike the clinical manifestations of inflammatory, pathophysiological processes of psoriasis, a failure to intervene early in PsA with treatment often results in damage that is irreversible. In all, patients with PsA incur about four times the direct medical costs as compared to the average medical patient.

This accredited educational activity identifies the critical components of the management process and offer solutions to close gaps in diagnosis and care, with the ultimate goals being the improvement of psoriatic arthritis management, treatment adherence, and health and cost outcomes. 

Target Audience:

The following HCPs: rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in rheumatology and immunology; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with PsA.

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