New effective treatments for people with psoriatic arthritis revealed at conference

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psoriatic arthritis, new treatment, tofacitinib, guselkumabTwo new drugs could soon be available for people with psoriatic arthritis thanks to promising data presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology.

One study showed that in people with active psoriatic arthritis who had not previously been prescribed an anti-TNF treatment, tofacitinib was better than a sham drug in response rates and change from baseline scores three months later. Benefits were seen as early as two weeks after treatment began and lasted for 12 months. No new safety risks were identified.

Another study found that in people with active psoriatic arthritis despite current or previous treatment with standard-of-care therapies, guselkumab resulted in improvement in joint symptoms, physical function, psoriasis, enthesitis, dactylitis and quality of life.

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