Novel Concepts in Psoriatic Arthritis Management: Can We Treat to Target?
Tucker LJ., Ye W., Coates LC.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory spondyloarthritis that can cause progressive joint damage and irreversible disability. Advances in modern therapies, now mean a target of remission is an achievable goal in PsA. There is strong and consistent evidence that a treat-to-target (T2T) approach to PsA management results in better patient outcomes; however, the practicalities of incorporating this strategy into routine clinical practice remain a challenge. The heterogeneous nature of this condition and the need for validated outcome measures have to-date hampered consensus on a definition of remission. This review aims to summarise the current T2T research landscape in PsA and highlight potential roles for biomarkers and imaging advances in revolutionising the T2T concept. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a growing body of evidence to support the implementation of a T2T strategy, using a pre-defined target in PsA management, with significant benefits in disease outcome, physical function and quality of life. Whilst remission is the ultimately goal for PsA patients and their clinicians, further comparative studies of different treatment targets are needed to establish a widely acceptable definition of remission.