James J. Curran, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Rheumatology
The University of Chicago School of Medicine
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, and an estimated 30% to 40% of individuals with psoriasis also develop PsA. Symptoms of PsA include fatigue, pain and inflammation in joints, and potentially progressive joint damage. Despite the availability of a variety of treatment options, many patients with PsA continue to experience suboptimal outcomes. This activity will examine assessment of PsA severity, establishing treatment goals, and monitoring.
Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with PsA.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Diagnose patients with PsA and assess individual disease prognosis.
- Recognize minimal disease activity.
- Set treatment goals for individual patients with PsA and monitor ongoing progress toward achieving treatment goals.
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Dr. Curran has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, has nothing to disclose.
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Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, MCM Education VP, Medical Affairs, has nothing to disclose.
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Commercial Support Statements
Supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Celgene Corporation; and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, AbbVie, Inc., Celgene Corporation, or Janssen Biotech, Inc. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the program presenters should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients' conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.