Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has undergone rapid and significant changes in the past decade. With the advent of treat-to-target strategies, patients have seen improved outcomes, and clinicians have tackled the challenges of incorporating precise measurements, including biomarkers, into their daily practice.

For patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), the use of ultrasound is a technique that is demonstrating increased success in assessing the disease, according to Gutierrez and colleagues.1 Researchers are expanding the use of ultrasound for the assessment of extra musculoskeletal area such as skin and nails.

The medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation has published treatment target guidelines for plaque psoriasis online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.1

An urgent need exists in the United States to establish treatment goals in psoriasis, according to the authors. With defined treatment targets, clinicians and patients can regularly evaluate treatment responses and perform benefit-risk assessments of therapeutic options individualized to the patient.

Psychological therapies can improve both mental health and daily functioning in irritable bowel syndrome, with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) producing the greatest improvements to daily functioning, according to a new study.

New York, NY Date – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will be hosting IBD Clinical Trials Workshop: Principles and Practice on January 13-14, 2017 at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.