Treating Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Position Paper on Applying the Treat-to-target Concept to Canadian Daily Practice Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Objective.To develop preliminary treat-to-target (T2T) recommendations for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for Canadian daily practice.Methods.A task force composed of expert Canadian dermatologists and rheumatologists performed a needs assessment among Canadian clinicians treating these diseases as well as an extensive literature search on the outcome measures used in clinical trials and practice.Results.Based on results from the needs assessment and literature search, the task force established 5 overarching principles and developed 8 preliminary T2T recommendations.Conclusion.The proposed recommendations should improve management of psoriasis and PsA in Canadian daily practice. However, these recommendations must be further validated in a real-world observational study to ensure that their use leads to better longterm outcomes.

authors

  • Gladman, Dafna D
  • Poulin, Yves
  • Adams, Karen
  • Bourcier, Marc
  • Barac, Snezana
  • Barber, Kirk
  • Chandran, Vinod
  • Dutz, Jan
  • Flanagan, Cathy
  • Gooderham, Melinda J
  • Gulliver, Wayne P
  • Ho, Vincent C
  • Hong, Chih-Ho
  • Karsh, Jacob
  • Khraishi, Majed M
  • Lynde, Charles W
  • Papp, Kim A
  • Rahman, Proton
  • Rohekar, Sherry
  • Rosen, Cheryl F
  • Russell, Anthony S
  • Vender, Ronald
  • Yeung, Jensen
  • Ziouzina, Olga
  • Zummer, Michel

publication date

  • April 2017