Patients with psoriasis often have difficulty finding treatment plans that work despite numerous options and they experience a significant emotional toll due to the condition, according to a new national survey released by Health Union.1
The survey, Psoriasis in America 2016, was conducted between April 26, 2016, and June 18, 2016, and included 582 participants living with psoriasis (67% were diagnosed with plaque psoriasis, and 50% were diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis).
We each care for patients, teach, and conduct research in a specific, discipline-focused universe. When we come together to listen to, converse with, and understand the perspectives of experts from other medical disciplines within the autoimmune disease field, the boundaries of our knowledge are expanded, which in turn enriches our research, teaching, and care of patients.
There’s a growing realization that inflammatory diseases are not linked to any one organ system. So many specialties are involved, and each has insights. I first joined IAS because I am excited to learn from colleagues in other specialties. I keep coming back because of the new insights I gain each time I attend the IAS meeting.
A study from Sweden suggests that smoking may be linked to a higher risk of radiographic disease progression in patients with earlyrheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors also confirmed previously reported predictors.