Courses

Practice Essentials for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment and Interprofessional Co-Management

What does a national survey of rheumatologists and dermatologists tell us about psoriatic arthritis (PsA) care, and how can we improve? In 2018, a steering […]
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The Importance of Assessing Disease Activity in PsA: A Look at Our Options

In this issue of Rheumatology Nurse Practice, we explore the options available to measure and track disease activity levels in patients with psoriatic arthritis and offer guidance on how these can be smoothly incorporated into routine clinical practice.
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Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: 28-year-old male PsA patient who tests positive for tuberculosis

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Apply lessons from case studies of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) into the clinical setting, and (2) Discuss the importance of managing issues such as comorbidities, side effects, and drug adherence in patients with PsA...
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Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: 57-year-old female PsA patient with polypharmacy issues

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Discuss the importance of managing issues such as comorbidities, side effects, and drug adherence in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and (2) Apply lessons from case studies of patients with PsA into the clinical setting...
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Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: 32-year-old female PsA patient wanting to begin planning for pregnancy

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Apply lessons from case studies of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) into the clinical setting, and (2) Discuss the importance of managing issues such as comorbidities, side effects, and drug adherence in patients with PsA...
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Updates in RA, PsA, and Biosimilars: A Pipeline View for the Clinical Nurse

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness in targeted treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as well as the potential impact of biosimilar medicines in rheumatology clinical practice.
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What Does the Future Hold in the Treatment of PsA

In this issue we will explore the pathways that new agents under investigation for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are targeting. We will also examine the potential role of biosimilars for patients with PsA as they are introduced more commonly into clinical care.
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New Agents, New Targets: How Recently Approved Biologics Are Shifting the Pendulum of Care in Psoriatic Arthritis

We will take a look at current and anticipated guideline recommendations for treatment of PsA, the efficacy and safety of biologic and other agents, considerations in the selection and switching of therapy, and real-life practice trends.
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Posts

How likely am I to pass this onto my children? | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)| Handling the Hard Questions Series

A chapter from HANDLING THE HARD QUESTIONS: What Our Patients Are Asking Us About Rheumatic Disease Read and download this booklet on our Workforce Resource […]
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Will my disease ever go away? | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) | Handling the Hard Questions Series

A chapter from HANDLING THE HARD QUESTIONS: What Our Patients Are Asking Us About Rheumatic Disease Read and download this booklet on our Workforce Resource […]
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How did I get psoriatic arthritis (PsA)? | Handling the Hard Questions Series

A chapter from HANDLING THE HARD QUESTIONS: What Our Patients Are Asking Us About Rheumatic Disease Read and download this booklet on our Workforce Resource […]
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When Good Isn’t Good Enough | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

I first met AP, a 48-year-old woman, about 8 years ago when I was new at my current rheumatology practice. From the very start of […]
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No Doubt, It’s Gout (and Psoriatic Arthritis)

A few months ago, a new patient, SR, came into our office with a long and varied history of rheumatic disease. A 34-year-old Caucasian male […]
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Monitoring PsA Disease Activity in the Clinical Setting | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

The treat-to-target approach to care is a hot topic in medicine and is now widely accepted as a best practice in our patients diagnosed with […]
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Like the Kidney, Medical Authorizations Require Us to Adapt | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

A very long time ago in my nursing school days, I learned that each kidney has approximately 1 million nephrons comprised of convoluted tubules. Their […]
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Making the Whole Patient Better | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

I have been caring for KN, a 57-year-old woman with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for approximately 9 months. When she initially presented to our office, she […]
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The Impact of New Medications | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

When I started in rheumatology practice 11 years ago, we had few options at our disposal to treat patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The initial […]
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When Treatment Guidelines Meet Clinical Practice | Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

There are a number of treatment guidelines/recommendations available in nearly every disease state that are based on high-quality clinical evidence. These guidelines typically take many […]
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Cheering On Our Patients’ Successes | Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Treating patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can be challenging when they fail to respond or lose their response to a specific therapy. Although we are […]
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The Many Faces of Psoriatic Arthritis | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Two years ago, a 30-year-old woman (RB) came to our office for an initial consult. She was in a wheelchair, covered from head to toe […]
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