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1 Guideline European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies: 2015 update. 2016

Gossec, L / Smolen, J S / Ramiro, S / de Wit, M / Cutolo, M / Dougados, M / Emery, P / Landewé, R / Oliver, S / Aletaha, D / Betteridge, N / Braun, J / Burmester, G / Cañete, J D / Damjanov, N / FitzGerald, O / Haglund, E / Helliwell, P / Kvien, T K / Lories, R / Luger, T / Maccarone, M / Marzo-Ortega, H / McGonagle, D / McInnes, I B / Olivieri, I / Pavelka, K / Schett, G / Sieper, J / van den Bosch, F / Veale, D J / Wollenhaupt, J / Zink, A / van der Heijde, D. ·Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, GRC-UPMC 08 (EEMOIS), Paris, France Department of rheumatology, AP-HP, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France. · Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine 3, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Second Department of Medicine, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria. · Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. · EULAR, representing People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE), London, UK. · Research Laboratory and Clinical Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto, Italy. · Medicine Faculty, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France Rheumatology B Department, APHP, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France. · Leeds NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, LTHT, Leeds, UK Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. · Department of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, Amsterdam Rheumatology Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands. · North Devon, UK. · Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine 3, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. · Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Herne and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Herne, Germany. · Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Germany. · Arthritis Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain. · Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia. · Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital and Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. · Section of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden Sweden and School of Business, Engineering and Science, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden. · Section of Musculoskeletal Disease, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. · Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway. · Laboratory of Tissue Homeostasis and Disease, Skeletal Biology and Engineering Research Center, KU Leuven, Belgium Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. · Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany. · A.DI.PSO. (Associazione per la Difesa degli Psoriasici)-PE.Pso.POF (Pan European Psoriasis Patients' Organization Forum), Rome, Italy. · Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. · Rheumatology Department of Lucania, San Carlo Hospital of Potenza and Madonna delle Grazie Hospital of Matera, Potenza, Italy. · Institute and Clinic of Rheumatology Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. · Department of Internal Medicine 3, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. · Department of Rheumatology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité, Berlin, Germany. · Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. · Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease, Dublin Academic Medical Centre, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. · Schoen Klinik Hamburg, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Hamburg, Germany. · Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Germany. ·Ann Rheum Dis · Pubmed #26644232.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Since the publication of the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the pharmacological treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in 2012, new evidence and new therapeutic agents have emerged. The objective was to update these recommendations. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed regarding pharmacological treatment in PsA. Subsequently, recommendations were formulated based on the evidence and the expert opinion of the 34 Task Force members. Levels of evidence and strengths of recommendations were allocated. RESULTS: The updated recommendations comprise 5 overarching principles and 10 recommendations, covering pharmacological therapies for PsA from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to conventional synthetic (csDMARD) and biological (bDMARD) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, whatever their mode of action, taking articular and extra-articular manifestations of PsA into account, but focusing on musculoskeletal involvement. The overarching principles address the need for shared decision-making and treatment objectives. The recommendations address csDMARDs as an initial therapy after failure of NSAIDs and local therapy for active disease, followed, if necessary, by a bDMARD or a targeted synthetic DMARD (tsDMARD). The first bDMARD would usually be a tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor. bDMARDs targeting interleukin (IL)12/23 (ustekinumab) or IL-17 pathways (secukinumab) may be used in patients for whom TNF inhibitors are inappropriate and a tsDMARD such as a phosphodiesterase 4-inhibitor (apremilast) if bDMARDs are inappropriate. If the first bDMARD strategy fails, any other bDMARD or tsDMARD may be used. CONCLUSIONS: These recommendations provide stakeholders with an updated consensus on the pharmacological treatment of PsA and strategies to reach optimal outcomes in PsA, based on a combination of evidence and expert opinion.

2 Guideline European S3-Guidelines on the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris--Update 2015--Short version--EDF in cooperation with EADV and IPC. 2015

Nast, A / Gisondi, P / Ormerod, A D / Saiag, P / Smith, C / Spuls, P I / Arenberger, P / Bachelez, H / Barker, J / Dauden, E / de Jong, E M / Feist, E / Jacobs, A / Jobling, R / Kemény, L / Maccarone, M / Mrowietz, U / Papp, K A / Paul, C / Reich, K / Rosumeck, S / Talme, T / Thio, H B / van de Kerkhof, P / Werner, R N / Yawalkar, N. ·Division of Evidence Based Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. · Section of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. · Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK. · Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Ambroise Paré Université Paris V, Boulogne, France. · Clinical Lead for Dermatology, St Johns Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. · Department of Dermatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. · Third Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. · Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France. · St. Johns Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. · Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain. · University Medical Center Nijmegen St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. · Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Rheumatologie u. klinische Immonologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. · Cambridge, UK. · SZTE Borgyogyaszati Klinika, Szeged, Hungary. · Roma, Italy. · Department of Dermatology, Psoriasis-Center University Medical Center Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, Germany. · Waterloo, Canada. · Department of Dermatology, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. · Dermatologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. · Section of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden. · Department of Dermatology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. · Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. · Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie, Bern, Switzerland. ·J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol · Pubmed #26481193.

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3 Guideline Methods Report: European S3-Guidelines on the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris--update 2015--EDF in cooperation with EADV and IPC. 2015

Nast, A / Jacobs, A / Rosumeck, S / Werner, R N. ·Division of Evidence Based Medicine, Klinik für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Venerologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. ·J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol · Pubmed #26471228.

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4 Guideline Treatment of nail psoriasis: best practice recommendations from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. 2015

Crowley, Jeffrey J / Weinberg, Jeffrey M / Wu, Jashin J / Robertson, Andrew D / Van Voorhees, Abby S / Anonymous3160814. ·Bakersfield Dermatology, Bakersfield, California. · Department of Dermatology, Mt Sinai Health System, New York, New York. · Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. · National Psoriasis Foundation, Portland, Oregon. · Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. · ·JAMA Dermatol · Pubmed #25471223.

ABSTRACT: IMPORTANCE: Nail psoriasis can be difficult to treat and has a significant effect on quality of life. Relatively few controlled trials evaluating treatments for nail psoriasis have been published. There is an unmet need for treatment recommendations to guide therapeutic decisions. OBJECTIVE: To develop treatment recommendations for nail psoriasis from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. EVIDENCE REVIEW: A PubMed search for publications on nail psoriasis treatments was performed from January 1, 1947, through May 11, 2014, without language restrictions. FINDINGS: Treatment recommendations for 4 clinical nail psoriasis scenarios were developed based on the evidence reviewed in this study and expert opinion of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Treatment of nail psoriasis should balance consideration of the extent of skin disease, psoriatic arthritis, and severity of nail disease with concomitant impairment of quality of life. All patients should be evaluated for onychomycosis because this may complicate psoriatic nail disease. For disease limited to the nails, high-potency topical corticosteroids with or without calcipotriol are initial options. For patients with significant nail disease for whom topical therapy has failed, treatment with adalimumab, etanercept, intralesional corticosteroids, ustekinumab, methotrexate sodium, and acitretin are recommended. For patients with significant skin and nail disease, adalimumab, etanercept, and ustekinumab are strongly recommended, and methotrexate, acitretin, infliximab, and apremilast are recommended. Finally, for a patient with significant nail, skin, and joint disease, adalimumab, etanercept, ustekinumab, infliximab, methotrexate, apremilast, and golimumab are recommended. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Treatment of nail psoriasis poses a clinical challenge. Clinical trial data are limited, and results are reported inconsistently, making comparisons among treatment options difficult. The treatment recommendations from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation will help guide treatment decisions for clinicians who are treating patients with nail psoriasis.

5 Guideline Photochemotherapy (PUVA) in psoriasis and vitiligo. 2014

Shenoi, Shrutakirthi D / Prabhu, Smitha / Anonymous5600811. · · Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India. ·Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol · Pubmed #25382505.

ABSTRACT: Phototherapy with photochemotherapy (PUVA) is a well-known and well-studied modality for the treatment of psoriasis, which involves systemic or topical administration of chemicals known as psoralens and administration of ultraviolet light in increasing dosages after requisite time gap. PUVA is also used in the treatment of widespread vitiligo with moderately good results, though it is being surpassed by ultraviolet B (UVB), which is equally or slightly more efficacious with fewer side effects. PUVA induces repigmentation by varying mechanisms such as stimulation of melanogenesis, immunomodulation and activation of growth factors, though the exact mechanism is still speculative. There are various studies evaluating the efficacy of PUVA in psoriasis as well as in vitiligo, either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants like azathioprine and calcipotriene.

6 Guideline Consensus on the use of cyclosporine in dermatological practice. Italian Consensus Conference. 2014

Altomare, G / Ayala, F / Bardazzi, F / Bellia, G / Chimenti, S / Colombo, D / Flori, M L / Girolomoni, G / Micali, G / Parodi, A / Peris, K / Vena, G A / Anonymous2960806. ·IRCCS Galeazzi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy - giampiero.girolomoni@univr.it. · ·G Ital Dermatol Venereol · Pubmed #25213388.

ABSTRACT: Cyclosporine A (CsA) efficacy and safety have been proven in various dermatoses both in adults and in children even as long-term treatment. Over the last 25 years, Italian dermatologists have gathered relevant experience about CsA treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. This paper has been developed by an Italian Consensus Conference and it is aimed at providing recommendations based on real-world clinical experience in adult patients, consistent with efficacy and safety data arising from the scientific literature. The paper is mainly focused on the analysis of the optimal therapeutic schemes for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, in terms of doses and treatment duration, according to individual characteristics and to the severity of the disease. Moreover, it overviews ideal management, taking into account pharmacological interactions, influence of comorbidities, and the most common adverse events related to CsA treatment.

7 Guideline Evidence-based guidelines of the spanish psoriasis group on the use of biologic therapy in patients with psoriasis in difficult-to-treat sites (nails, scalp, palms, and soles). 2014

Sánchez-Regaña, M / Aldunce Soto, M J / Belinchón Romero, I / Ribera Pibernat, M / Lafuente-Urrez, R F / Carrascosa Carrillo, J M / Ferrándiz Foraster, C / Puig Sanz, L / Daudén Tello, E / Vidal Sarró, D / Ruiz-Villaverde, R / Fonseca Capdevila, E / Rodríguez Cerdeira, M C / Alsina Gibert, M M / Herrera Acosta, E / Marrón Moya, S E / Anonymous6760939. ·Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: msanchezreg@hotmail.com. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari de Sabadell-Corporació Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Reina Sofía, Tudela, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol. Badalona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de Sant Joan Despí-Moisès Broggi, Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén, Jaén, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de La Coruña, La Coruña, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Vigo, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, España. · Unidad Clínica de Dermatología, Hospital de Alcañiz, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Alcañiz, España. · ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #24852726.

ABSTRACT: Psoriatic lesions affecting the scalp, nails, palms, and the soles of the feet are described as difficult-to-treat psoriasis and require specific management. Involvement of these sites often has a significant physical and emotional impact on the patient and the lesions are difficult to control with topical treatments owing to inadequate penetration of active ingredients and the poor cosmetic characteristics of the vehicles used. Consequently, when difficult-to-treat sites are involved, psoriasis can be considered severe even though the lesions are not extensive. Scant information is available about the use of biologic therapy in this setting, and published data generally comes from clinical trials of patients who also had moderate to severe extensive lesions or from small case series and isolated case reports. In this article we review the quality of the scientific evidence for the 4 biologic agents currently available in Spain (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, and ustekinumab) and report level i evidence for the use of biologics to treat nail psoriasis (level of recommendation A) and a somewhat lower level of evidence in the case of scalp involvement and palmoplantar psoriasis.

8 Guideline Psoriasis: guidance on assessment and referral. 2014

Samarasekera, Eleanor J / Smith, Catherine H / Anonymous210791 / Anonymous220791. ·National Clinical Guideline Centre, Royal College of Physicians of London. · ·Clin Med (Lond) · Pubmed #24715130.

ABSTRACT: This concise guideline summarises the key recommendations from the recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on the assessment and management of psoriasis (CG153) that are relevant to the non-dermatologist. The aim is to highlight important considerations for assessment and referral of people with psoriasis, including identification of relevant comorbid conditions. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition and, especially when severe, can be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression. Functional, psychological and social morbidity can also be encountered, and the extent of the disability is frequently underestimated. Importantly, highly effective treatments are available. Appropriate assessment and referral of people with psoriasis therefore has the potential to improve outcomes by correctly identifying the appropriate treatment pathway. Assessment should involve not only disease severity but also the impact on patient well-being and whether the patient has any comorbid conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, which requires rapid referral to a rheumatologist.

9 Guideline Recommendations for the coordinated management of psoriatic arthritis by rheumatologists and dermatologists: a Delphi study. 2014

Cañete, J D / Daudén, E / Queiro, R / Aguilar, M D / Sánchez-Carazo, J L / Carrascosa, J M / Carretero, G / García-Vivar, M L / Lázaro, P / López-Estebaranz, J L / Montilla, C / Ramírez, J / Rodríguez-Moreno, J / Puig, L. ·Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona e IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, IIS-Princesa, Hospital Universitario La Princesa, Madrid, Spain. · Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain. · Técnicas Avanzadas de Investigación en Servicios de Salud (TAISS), Madrid, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General de Valencia, Valencia, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias y Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. · Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario Basurto, Bilbao, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. · Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. · Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. · Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: lpuig@santpau.cat. ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #24657018.

ABSTRACT: Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory musculoskeletal disease that is associated with psoriasis, causes joint erosions, accompanied by loss of function and quality-of-life. The clinical presentation is variable, with extreme phenotypes that can mimic rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Because psoriasis usually presents before psoriatic arthritis, the dermatologist plays a key role in early detection of the latter. As many treatments used in psoriasis are also used in psoriatic arthritis, treatment recommendations should take into consideration the type and severity of both conditions. This consensus paper presents guidelines for the coordinated management of psoriatic arthritis by rheumatologists and dermatologists. The paper was drafted by a multidisciplinary group (6rheumatologists, 6dermatologists, and 2epidemiologists) using the Delphi method and contains recommendations, tables, and algorithms for the diagnosis, referral, and treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis.

10 Guideline Summary of the Dutch S3-guidelines on the treatment of psoriasis 2011. Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology. 2014

Zweegers, J / de Jong, E M G J / Nijsten, T E C / de Bes, J / te Booij, M / Borgonjen, R J / van Cranenburgh, O D / van Deutekom, H / van Everdingen, J J E / de Groot, M / Van Hees, C L M / Hulshuizen, H / Koek, M B G / de Korte, W J A / de Korte, J / Lecluse, L L A / Pasch, M C / Poblete-Gutiérrez, P A / Prens, E P / Seyger, M M B / Thio, H B / Torcque, L A / de Vries, A C Q / van de Kerkhof, P C M / Spuls, Ph I. ·Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology. j.zweegers@derma.umcn.nl. · ·Dermatol Online J · Pubmed #24656281.

ABSTRACT: This document provides a summary of the Dutch S3-guidelines on the treatment of psoriasis. These guidelines were finalized in December 2011 and contain unique chapters on the treatment of psoriasis of the face and flexures, childhood psoriasis as well as the patient's perspective on treatment. They also cover the topical treatment of psoriasis, photo(chemo)therapy, conventional systemic therapy and biological therapy.

11 Guideline Recommendations of the French Society for Rheumatology (SFR) on the everyday management of patients with spondyloarthritis. 2014

Wendling, Daniel / Lukas, Cédric / Paccou, Julien / Claudepierre, Pascal / Carton, Laurence / Combe, Bernard / Goupille, Philippe / Guillemin, Francis / Hudry, Christophe / Miceli-Richard, Corinne / Dougados, Maxime / Anonymous3340781. ·Service de rhumatologie, université de Franche-Comté (EA 4266), CHRU de Besançon, boulevard Fleming, 25030 Besançon, France. Electronic address: dwendling@chu-besancon.fr. · Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, Institut Universitaire de Recherche Clinique (EA2415), 34000 Montpellier, France. · Département de rhumatologie, CHU d'Amiens, 80000 Amiens, France; Inserm U1088, UFR Médecine/Pharmacie, Université de Picardie Jules-Verne, 80000 Amiens, France. · Université Paris Est Créteil, Laboratoire d'Investigation Clinique (LIC) EA4393, 94010 Créteil, France; AP-HP, Hôpital Henri-Mondor, Service de Rhumatologie, 94000 Créteil, France. · Association France Spondylarthrites, 19000 Tulle, France. · Departement de Rhumatologie, CHU Lapeyronie,Université Montpellier 1, 34000 Montpellier, France. · CHRU de Tours, service de rhumatologie, UMR CNRS 7292, Université François-Rabelais de Tours, 37000 Tours, France. · Inserm CIC-EC, CHU de Nancy, Service épidémiologie et évaluation cliniques, 54505 Nancy, France. · Cabinet de Rhumatologie, 75008 Paris, France. · Université Paris-Sud, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, AP-HP, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. · Paris-Descartes University, Medicine Faculty, AP-HP, Cochin hospital, Rheumatology B Department, 75014 Paris, France. · ·Joint Bone Spine · Pubmed #24412120.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To develop practice guidelines for the everyday management of patients with spondyloarthritis (including psoriatic arthritis), by updating previous national and international recommendations, based on a review of recently published data. METHODS: A task force and a multidisciplinary literature review group were established. The task force identified the issues that remained unresolved. Based on existing recommendations and recent publications, the task force developed practice guidelines, which were revised by the literature review group and graded according to AGREE. RESULTS: Practice guidelines for the management of spondyloarthritis are reported. After a review of the general diagnostic principles, 30 practice guidelines are given: 5 on general principles, 4 on the management strategy, 5 on non-pharmacological treatments, 7 on conventional pharmacological treatments, 6 on biotherapies, and 3 on surgical treatments and follow-up. CONCLUSION: The updated practice guidelines reported here constitute a global framework that can guide physicians in the everyday management of spondyloarthritis.

12 Guideline From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: Recommendations for screening for hepatitis B infection prior to initiating anti-tumor necrosis factor-alfa inhibitors or other immunosuppressive agents in patients with psoriasis. 2014

Motaparthi, Kiran / Stanisic, Vladimir / Van Voorhees, Abby S / Lebwohl, Mark G / Hsu, Sylvia / Anonymous3470775. ·Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. · University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. · Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: shsu@bcm.edu. · ·J Am Acad Dermatol · Pubmed #24220724.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: No consensus exists regarding the optimal laboratory screening for hepatitis B infection that should be performed before initiating therapy with tumor necrosis factor-alfa inhibitors or other immunosuppressive agents. OBJECTIVE: We sought to give guidelines on which tests to order for hepatitis B screening. METHODS: We review the pathophysiology and serology of hepatitis B infection and provide recommendations for screening for hepatitis B infection in patients with psoriasis before beginning anti-tumor necrosis factor-alfa therapy or other immunosuppressive agents. RESULTS: We propose the standardized use of triple serology testing: hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B surface antibody, and hepatitis B core antibody in combination with liver function tests as screening. LIMITATIONS: Conclusions based on review of available literature is a limitation. CONCLUSIONS: All patients with psoriasis who are candidates for tumor necrosis factor-alfa inhibitor should undergo screening for hepatitis B virus infection using the triple serology: hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B surface antibody, and hepatitis B core antibody. It is advisable that patients, who are candidates for ustekinumab, cyclosporine, or methotrexate undergo the same screening.

13 Guideline Recommendations for the management and treatment of psoriatic arthritis. 2013

Carneiro, Sueli / Azevedo, Valderílio Feijó / Bonfiglioli, Rubens / Ranza, Roberto / Gonçalves, Célio Roberto / Keiserman, Mauro / Meirelles, Eduardo de Souza / Pinheiro, Marcelo de Medeiros / Ximenes, Antonio Carlos / Bernardo, Wanderley / Sampaio-Barros, Percival Degrava / Anonymous2170770. · ·Rev Bras Reumatol · Pubmed #24051907.

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14 Guideline Japanese guidance for use of biologics for psoriasis (the 2013 version). 2013

Ohtsuki, Mamitaro / Terui, Tadashi / Ozawa, Akira / Morita, Akimichi / Sano, Shigetoshi / Takahashi, Hidetoshi / Komine, Mayumi / Etoh, Takafumi / Igarashi, Atsuyuki / Torii, Hideshi / Asahina, Akihiko / Nemoto, Osamu / Nakagawa, Hidemi / Anonymous5410769. ·Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke. · ·J Dermatol · Pubmed #24033880.

ABSTRACT: The clinical use of adalimumab and infliximab, human anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α monoclonal antibodies, for psoriasis began in January 2010. In January 2011, ustekinumab, a human anti-interleukin-12/23p40 (IL-12/23p40) monoclonal antibody, was newly approved as the third biologic with an indication for psoriasis. While all of these biologics are expected to exhibit excellent therapeutic effect for psoriasis and to contribute to the improvement of quality of life in patients, these drugs require careful safety measures to prevent adverse drug reactions, such as serious infections. The new guidance, an English version prepared by revising the Japanese Guidance/Safety Manual for Use of Biologics for Psoriasis 2011 (in Japanese), is intended to provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations and safety measures on the use of biologics, and describes the optimal use of the three biologics, medical requirements for facilities for using biologics, details of safety measures against reactivation of tuberculosis and hepatitis B virus infection, and recommendable combination therapies with biologics.

15 Guideline Spanish evidence-based guidelines on the treatment of psoriasis with biologic agents, 2013. Part 1: on efficacy and choice of treatment. Spanish Psoriasis Group of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2013

Puig, L / Carrascosa, J M / Carretero, G / de la Cueva, P / Lafuente-Urrez, R F / Belinchón, I / Sánchez-Regaña, M / García-Bustínduy, M / Ribera, M / Alsina, M / Ferrándiz, C / Fonseca, E / García-Patos, V / Herrera, E / López-Estebaranz, J L / Marrón, S E / Moreno, J C / Notario, J / Rivera, R / Rodriguez-Cerdeira, C / Romero, A / Ruiz-Villaverde, R / Taberner, R / Vidal, D / Anonymous2270769. ·Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: lpuig@santpau.cat. · ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #24018211.

ABSTRACT: Biologic therapy is a well-established strategy for managing moderate and severe psoriasis. Nevertheless, the high cost of such therapy, the relatively short span of clinical experience with biologics, and the abundance of literature now available on these agents have made evidence-based and consensus-based clinical guidelines necessary. The ideal goal of psoriasis treatment is to achieve complete or nearly complete clearing of lesions and to maintain it over time. Failing that ideal, the goal would be to reduce involvement to localized lesions that can be controlled with topical therapy. Although current evidence allows us to directly or indirectly compare the efficacy or risk of primary or secondary failure of available biologics based on objective outcomes, clinical trial findings cannot be directly translated to routine practice. As a result, the prescribing physician must tailor the treatment regimen to the individual patient. This update of the clinical practice guidelines issued by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) on biologic therapy for psoriasis incorporates information from the most recent publications on this topic.

16 Guideline Guidelines for the use of acitretin in psoriasis. Psoriasis Group of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2013

Carretero, G / Ribera, M / Belinchón, I / Carrascosa, J M / Puig, Ll / Ferrandiz, C / Dehesa, L / Vidal, D / Peral, F / Jorquera, E / González-Quesada, A / Muñoz, C / Notario, J / Vanaclocha, F / Moreno, J C / Anonymous2500765. ·Grupo de Psoriasis de la Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología, Spain. gcarrete@aedv.es · ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #23891453.

ABSTRACT: Phototherapy, classic systemic treatments (methotrexate, acitretin, and ciclosporin), and biologic agents (etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, and ustekinumab) constitute a broad therapeutic arsenal that increases the likelihood of achieving control of severe and extensive disease in patients with psoriasis. Acitretin continues to be a very valuable tool in both monotherapy, in which it is combined with other systemic treatments (classic or biologic), and in sequential therapy. Thanks to its lack of a direct immunosuppressive effect and its ability to achieve a long-term response, acitretin has an important role in the treatment of psoriasis, although this has not always been acknowledged in relevant treatment guidelines. We present consensus guidelines for the use of acitretin in psoriasis drawn up by the Psoriasis Group of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. These guidelines provide a detailed account of acitretin, including pharmacological properties, indications and contraindications, adverse effects, and factors that should be taken into account to enhance the safe use of this drug. They also propose treatment strategies for use in routine clinical practice. The overall aim of these guidelines is to define the criteria for the use and management of acetretin in psoriasis.

17 Guideline The 2012 BSR and BHPR guideline for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis with biologics. 2013

Coates, Laura C / Tillett, William / Chandler, David / Helliwell, Philip S / Korendowych, Eleanor / Kyle, Stuart / McInnes, Iain B / Oliver, Susan / Ormerod, Anthony / Smith, Catherine / Symmons, Deborah / Waldron, Nicola / McHugh, Neil J / Anonymous1600765. ·Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RL, UK. neil.mchugh@rnhrd.nhs.uk. · ·Rheumatology (Oxford) · Pubmed #23887065.

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18 Guideline Adherence and patient satisfaction with topical treatment in psoriasis, and the use, and organoleptic properties of such treatments: a Delphi study with an expert panel and members of the Psoriasis Group of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2013

Puig, L / Carrascosa, J M / Belinchón, I / Fernández-Redondo, V / Carretero, G / Ruiz-Carrascosa, J C / Careaga, J M / de la Cueva, P / Gárate, M T / Ribera, M / Anonymous5850749 / Anonymous5860749. ·Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. drlpuig@gmail.com · ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #23395400.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Topical therapy is key to the successful management of psoriasis, and patient adherence to treatment contributes to its effectiveness in the long-term. OBJECTIVES: To establish consensus on adherence to topical treatment in psoriasis, draw up recommendations on how adherence could be improved, and evaluate the properties of the main vehicles used. METHOD: We designed a questionnaire on adherence to topical treatments in psoriasis and another on the properties of the main vehicles used; the 2 questionnaires were evaluated using the Delphi method by a panel of experts and members of the Psoriasis Group of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, respectively. RESULTS: Consensus was reached on the following statements: a) treatment adherence increases the effectiveness of topical treatments in psoriasis; b) to improve adherence, it is necessary to improve communication between patients and health care staff, provide written instructions, and simplify treatment with easy-to-use, pleasant products that are preferably applied only once a day; c) treatment satisfaction increases adherence and tends to improve the health-related quality of life of the patient. Ointment was rated the worst vehicle, while foams and solutions were rated the best. Creams and lipophilic gels were considered to be better than ointment in several respects. CONCLUSION: To improve adherence to topical regimens in psoriasis and the effectiveness of such therapy, we need to give patients more information, simplify treatment regimens, and prescribe easy-to-use products that will ensure satisfaction.

19 Guideline 2011 Portuguese recommendations for the use of biological therapies in patients with psoriatic arthritis. 2012

Machado, Pedro / Bogas, Mónica / Ribeiro, Ana / Costa, José / Neto, Adriano / Sepriano, Alexandre / Raposo, Ana / Cravo, Ana Rita / Vilar, António / Furtado, Carolina / Ambrósio, Catarina / Miguel, Cláudia / Vaz, Cláudia / Catita, Cristina / Nour, Dolores / Araújo, Domingos / Vieira-Sousa, Elsa / Teixeira, Filipa / Brandão, Filipe / Canhão, Helena / Cordeiro, Inês / Gonçalves, Inês / Ferreira, Joana / Fonseca, João Eurico / da Silva, José Alberto Pereira / Romeu, José / Ferreira, Júlia / Costa, Lúcia / Maurício, Luís / Cunha-Miranda, Luís / Parente, Manuela / Coutinho, Margarida / Cruz, Margarida / Oliveira, Margarida / Salvador, Maria João / Santos, Maria José / Pinto, Patrícia / Valente, Paula / Abreu, Pedro / Roque, Raquel / Ramiro, Sofia / Capela, Susana / Las, Vera / Barcelos, Anabela / Anonymous2590731. ·Serviço de Reumatologia, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal. pedrommcmachado@gmail.com · ·Acta Reumatol Port · Pubmed #22781512.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To develop recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology. METHODS: These treatment recommendations were formulated by Portuguese rheumatologists based on literature evidence and consensus opinion. A draft of the recommendations was first circulated to all Portuguese rheumatologists and their suggestions were incorporated in the draft. At a national meeting the recommendations were discussed and all attending rheumatologists voted on the level of agreement for each recommendation. A second draft was again circulated before publication. RESULTS: A consensus was achieved regarding the initiation, assessment of response and switching biological therapies in patients with PsA. Specific recommendations were developed for several disease domains: peripheral arthritis, axial disease, enthesitis and dactylitis. CONCLUSION: These recommendations may be used for guidance in deciding which patients with PsA should be treated with biological therapies. They cover a rapidly evolving area of therapeutic intervention. As more evidence becomes available and more biological therapies are licensed, these recommendations will have to be updated.

20 Guideline S3 - Guidelines on the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris (English version). Update. 2012

Nast, Alexander / Boehncke, Wolf-Henning / Mrowietz, Ulrich / Ockenfels, Hans-Michael / Philipp, Sandra / Reich, Kristian / Rosenbach, Thomas / Sammain, Adel / Schlaeger, Martin / Sebastian, Michael / Sterry, Wolfram / Streit, Volker / Augustin, Matthias / Erdmann, Ricardo / Klaus, Joachim / Koza, Joachim / Muller, Siegrid / Orzechowski, Hans-Dieter / Rosumeck, Stefanie / Schmid-Ott, Gerhard / Weberschock, Tobias / Rzany, Berthold / Anonymous160720 / Anonymous170720. ·Division of Evidence Based Medicine (dEBM), Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. · ·J Dtsch Dermatol Ges · Pubmed #22386073.

ABSTRACT: Psoriasis vulgaris is a common and often chronic inflammatory skin disease. The incidence of psoriasis in Western industrialized countries ranges from 1.5% to 2%. Patients afflicted with severe psoriasis vulgaris may experience a significant reduction in quality of life. Despite the large variety of treatment options available, surveys have shown that patients still do not received optimal treatments. To optimize the treatment of psoriasis in Germany, the Deutsche Dermatologi sche Gesellschaft (DDG) and the Berufsverband Deutscher Dermatologen (BVDD) have initiated a project to develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of psoriasis. They were first published in 2006 and updated in 2011. The Guidelines focus on induction therapy in cases of mild, moderate and severe plaque-type psoriasis in adults including systemic therapy, UV therapy and topical therapies. The therapeutic recommendations were developed based on the results of a systematic literature search and were finalized during a consensus meeting using structured consensus methods (nominal group process).

21 Guideline [Integrated approach to comorbidity in patients with psoriasis.Working Group on Psoriasis-associated Comorbidities]. 2012

Daudén, E / Castañeda, S / Suárez, C / García-Campayo, J / Blasco, A J / Aguilar, M D / Ferrándiz, C / Puig, L / Sánchez-Carazo, J L / Anonymous2830719. ·Servicio de Dermatología, IIS-Princesa, Hospital Universitario La Princesa, Madrid, España. · ·Actas Dermosifiliogr · Pubmed #22364603.

ABSTRACT: The relationship between psoriasis and associated diseases has drawn particular interest in recent years. To provide appropriate management of psoriasis from an early stage, it is necessary to include prompt diagnosis of concomitant disease and to prevent and treat any comorbidity found. Such an integrated approach also serves to ensure that the drugs used to treat associated diseases do not interfere with the management of psoriasis, and vice versa. This clinical practice guideline on the management of comorbidity in psoriasis has been drawn up to help dermatologists to achieve an integrated approach to this inflammatory disease. The guide focuses primarily on the diseases most often found in patients with psoriasis, which include psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoma, skin cancer, anxiety, and depression. Cardiovascular disease is approached through the study of its major risk factors (obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome). Other cardiovascular risk factors related to lifestyle, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, are also discussed. The overall aim of this guide is to provide the dermatologist with a precise, easy to-use tool for systematizing the diagnosis of comorbidity in these patients and to facilitate decisions regarding referral and treatment once associated diseases have been found. The specific objectives are as follows: a) to review the most common diseases associated with psoriasis, including the prevalence of each one and its importance to the dermatologist; b) to provide guidelines for the physical examination, diagnostic tests, and clinical criteria on which to base a preliminary diagnosis; c) to establish criteria for the appropriate referral of patients with suspected comorbidity; d) to provide information on how therapies for psoriasis may modify the course of associated diseases, and e) to provide information concerning treatments prescribed for associated diseases that may have an impact on the course of psoriasis. This guide has been written by a working group of guideline methodologists and clinical experts. The selection of the diseases included was based on a systematic review of the literature and a summary of available evidence; information on the prevalence of each comorbidity was also taken from the literature. The recommendations on diagnostic criteria are based on the main clinical practice guidelines for each of the diseases discussed and on the recommendations of the expert advisory group. The information regarding the repercussions of psoriasis treatments on comorbid diseases was obtained from the summary of product characteristics of each drug. The statements concerning the impact on psoriasis of the associated diseases and their treatment are based on the review of the literature.

22 Guideline German S3-guidelines on the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris (short version). 2012

Nast, A / Boehncke, W H / Mrowietz, U / Ockenfels, H M / Philipp, S / Reich, K / Rosenbach, T / Sammain, A / Schlaeger, M / Sebastian, M / Sterry, W / Streit, V / Augustin, M / Erdmann, R / Klaus, J / Koza, J / Müller, S / Orzechowski, H D / Rosumeck, S / Schmid-Ott, G / Weberschock, T / Rzany, B / Anonymous5900718 / Anonymous5910718. ·Division of Evidence Based Medicine, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. info@psoriasis-leitlinie.de · ·Arch Dermatol Res · Pubmed #22350179.

ABSTRACT: Psoriasis vulgaris is a common and often chronic inflammatory skin disease. The incidence of psoriasis in Western industrialized countries ranges from 1.5 to 2%. Patients afflicted with severe psoriasis vulgaris may experience a significant reduction in quality of life. Despite the large variety of treatment options available, patient surveys have revealed insufficient satisfaction with the efficacy of available treatments and a high rate of medication non-compliance (Richards et al. in J Am Acad Dermatol 41(4):581-583, 1999). To optimize the treatment of psoriasis in Germany, the Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft (DDG) and the Berufsverband Deutscher Dermatologen (BVDD) have initiated a project to develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of psoriasis first published in 2006 and now updated in 2011. The Guidelines focus on induction therapy in cases of mild, moderate, and severe plaque-type psoriasis in adults. This short version of the guidelines presents the resulting series of therapeutic recommendations, which were based on a systematic literature search and discussed and approved by a team of dermatology experts. In addition to the therapeutic recommendations provided in this short version, the full version of the guidelines includes information on contraindications, adverse events, drug interactions, practicality, and costs, as well as detailed information on how best to apply the treatments described (for full version please see Nast et al. in JDDG Suppl 2:S1-S104, 2011 or http://www.psoriasis-leitlinie.de ).

23 Guideline Consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis. 2012

Hsu, Sylvia / Papp, Kim Alexander / Lebwohl, Mark G / Bagel, Jerry / Blauvelt, Andrew / Duffin, Kristina Callis / Crowley, Jeffrey / Eichenfield, Lawrence F / Feldman, Steven R / Fiorentino, David F / Gelfand, Joel M / Gottlieb, Alice B / Jacobsen, Carmen / Kalb, Robert E / Kavanaugh, Arthur / Korman, Neil J / Krueger, Gerald G / Michelon, Melissa A / Morison, Warwick / Ritchlin, Christopher T / Stein Gold, Linda / Stone, Stephen P / Strober, Bruce E / Van Voorhees, Abby S / Weiss, Stefan C / Wanat, Karolyn / Bebo, Bruce F / Anonymous5120715. ·Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. shsu@bcm.edu · ·Arch Dermatol · Pubmed #22250239.

ABSTRACT: The Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis were reviewed by the entire National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board and updated to include newly approved agents such as ustekinumab and to reflect practice patterns in the United States, where the excimer laser is approved for psoriasis treatment. Management of psoriasis in special populations is discussed. In the updated guidelines, we include sections on children, pregnant patients or pregnant partners of patients, nursing mothers, the elderly, patients with hepatitis B or C virus infections, human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, and patients with malignant neoplasms, as well as sections on tumor necrosis factor blockers, elective surgery, and vaccinations.

24 Guideline European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies. 2012

Gossec, L / Smolen, J S / Gaujoux-Viala, C / Ash, Z / Marzo-Ortega, H / van der Heijde, D / FitzGerald, O / Aletaha, D / Balint, P / Boumpas, D / Braun, J / Breedveld, F C / Burmester, G / Cañete, J D / de Wit, M / Dagfinrud, H / de Vlam, K / Dougados, M / Helliwell, P / Kavanaugh, A / Kvien, T K / Landewé, R / Luger, T / Maccarone, M / McGonagle, D / McHugh, N / McInnes, I B / Ritchlin, C / Sieper, J / Tak, P P / Valesini, G / Vencovsky, J / Winthrop, K L / Zink, A / Emery, P / Anonymous2850706. ·Paris Descartes University, Paris, France. laure.gossec@cch.aphp.fr · ·Ann Rheum Dis · Pubmed #21953336.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a clinically heterogeneous disease. Clear consensual treatment guidance focused on the musculoskeletal manifestations of PsA would be advantageous. The authors present European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the treatment of PsA with systemic or local (non-topical) symptomatic and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD). METHODS: The recommendations are based on evidence from systematic literature reviews performed for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), glucocorticoids, synthetic DMARD and biological DMARD. This evidence was discussed, summarised and recommendations were formulated by a task force comprising 35 representatives, and providing levels of evidence, strength of recommendations and levels of agreement. RESULTS: Ten recommendations were developed for treatment from NSAID through synthetic DMARD to biological agents, accounting for articular and extra-articular manifestations of PsA. Five overarching principles and a research agenda were defined. CONCLUSION: These recommendations are intended to provide rheumatologists, patients and other stakeholders with a consensus on the pharmacological treatment of PsA and strategies to reach optimal outcomes, based on combining evidence and expert opinion. The research agenda informs directions within EULAR and other communities interested in PsA.

25 Guideline Recommendations for the use of biologic therapy in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: update from the Italian Society for Rheumatology. 2011

Salvarani, Carlo / Pipitone, Nicolò / Marchesoni, Antonio / Cantini, Fabrizio / Cauli, Alberto / Lubrano, Ennio / Punzi, Leonardo / Scarpa, Raffaele / Spadaro, Antonio / Matucci-Cerinic, Marco / Olivieri, Ignazio / Anonymous1240971. ·Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy. salvarani.carlo@asmn.re.it · ·Clin Exp Rheumatol · Pubmed #21906425.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To update the 2006 Italian Society for Rheumatology recommendations for the use of biologic (TNF-α blocking) agents in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: A panel of experts performed a literature search and identified the items that required updating on the basis of new published data. A draft of the updated recommendations was circulated to a group of Italian Rheumatologists with a specific expertise in PsA and in therapy with biologic agents, and their suggestions were incorporated in the final version. RESULTS: A consensus was achieved regarding the initiation and the monitoring of anti-TNF-α agents in PsA. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined and specific recommendations were made for patients with psoriatic peripheral synovitis, spondylitis, enthesitis, and dactylitis, respectively. We also specified criteria for assessment of response to treatment and for withholding and withdrawal of therapy. CONCLUSIONS: These recommendations may be used for guidance in deciding which patients with PsA should receive biologic therapy. Further updates of these recommendations may be published on the basis of the results of new clinical studies and of data from post-marketing surveillance.

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