Evolution and Treatments of Chronic Inflammatory Systemic Diseases
Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) followed in gastroenterology and rheumatology have physiopathological, epidemiological and therapeutic focal points. The pathologies concerned are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD - Crohn's disease [MC] and ulcerative colitis [RCH]), and chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis [RA] and spondyloarthritis [SpA] including psoriatic arthritis [PsA]). Presenting one of these diseases is associated with a higher risk of having a second inflammatory pathology, whether the latter is ophthalmological, dermatological, rheumatological or gastroenterological. An association...
Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis in Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases or Psoriasis
Glucocorticoids remain to be among the most important and most frequently used anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive or immune-modulatory acting drugs to treat rheumatic (and other) diseases. Unfortunately, glucocorticoids also exert undesired effects, especially if higher dosages have to be given over longer periods of time. The available data describing frequency and severity of these adverse effects are fragmentary. This statement is especially true for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in the context of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases or (in part) psoriasis(arthritis). The state of knowledge and scientific ...
GOLimumab and Methotrexate Versus Methotrexate in Very Early PsA (GOLMEPsA)
An investigator-initiated double-blind, parallel-group randomised controlled trial of GOLimumab and Methotrexate versus Methotrexate in very early PsA using clinical and whole body MRI outcomes.
GOTHA - The Early Arthritis and Psoriasis Study of Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
GÖTHA- The early arthritis and psoriasis study of Region Västra Götaland, Sweden - is a longitudinal observational study, which will prospectively and in parallel follow patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA, N=1000), psoriatic arthritis (PsA, N=500) and undifferentiated arthritis (N=100), together with patients with psoriasis (N=500). The study will also recruit healthy controls from the general population (N=3000). The aims of the study are to define predictors for disease course and severity, treatment response, comorbidities, health related quality of life (HRQoL) and health economy. The study is a...
This is a two-arm open-label study to evaluate the clinical and immunogenetic responses of patients with plaque or guttate psoriasis to treatment with guselkumab.
How Does Patients' Overall Assessment of Their Health Vary Across and Within Different Disease Groups?
EQ-5D is one of the most commonly employed patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. It is included in many of the Swedish National Quality Registers (NQRs). EQ-5D health states are usually summarized using 'values' obtained from healthy members of the general public. However an alternative - which remains to be studied in detail - is the potential to use patients' self-reported overall health on the visual analogue scale as a means of capturing experience-based values. The overall aim of this project is to increase knowledge on the potential applicability of EQ VAS as a health state valuation method through assessment of its...
Identification of New Biomarkers to Promote Personalized Treatment of Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases
Introduction: The medical treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases has improved dramatically during the last decades primarily due to the introduction of biological disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs). However, bDMARD treatment failure occurs in 30-40% of patients due to lack of effectiveness or side effects. The tools to predict treatment outcomes in the individual patient are currently limited. The objective of the present study is to identify diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers, which can be used to 1) diagnose inflammatory rheumatic diseases early in the disease course with high specificity and...
Identification of the Best Self-questionnaire to Diagnose Depression in Patients With Psoriasis (DePsoVal)
Prevalence of depression shows great heterogeneity in patients with psoriasis. This could be explained by the psychometric properties of the questionnaires assessing depressive symptoms: these tests have not been developed in a context of dermatosis. The complaints and symptoms associated with psoriasis can be misidentified by questionnaires as a manifestation of depressive symptomatology and may overestimate depressive symptoms. In other diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, tools have been validated specifically to take into account these symptoms. The purpose of this study is to validate and compare assessment...
ILUMYA in Combination With HALOG Ointment 0.1% for Plaque Psoriasis.
Patient with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis will receive Ilumya with or without Halog ointment.
Immune-Competent Cell Manifestations in Psoriatic Arthritis Achilles Tendons
Tendon pathologies (enthesitis) are a characteristic component of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and are observed in 35% to 50% of PsA patients. The Achilles tendon is one of the most commonly affected sites. This condition often causes great morbidity and loss of quality of life, and response only suboptimal to current intervention strategies. One of the main obstacles for the development of effective treatment methods is that the disease mechanisms remain poorly understood. To our knowledge, no one has yet ascertained the presence and function of immune-competent cells and inflammatory markers in tendons tissue from PsA patients...