Structural Damage Correlates with Function in PsA (CME/CE)

In psoriatic arthritis (PsA), it's not just disease activity that counts: structural damage also has an impact on function, researchers found. In a secondary analysis of the GO-REVEAL study, the effect of damage on function was significant in several models adjusted for disease activity, Daniel Aletaha, MD, of the Medical University of Vienna, and colleagues reported online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. "The data presented reveal that damage in PsA is associated with irreversible disability as in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and that the major culprit in this respect is cartilage destruction," Aletaha and colleagues wrote. "This implies that...

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