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Articles By Olga Petryna, MD

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Are we doing our best treating seronegative arthritides?

By Olga Petryna, MD
09 June 2020

Every time a big scientific meeting ends I ask myself a question: how is it going to affect the way I treat my patients? This year the question pertains to management of axial spondyloarthropathies and psoriatic arthritis.

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Pegradicase+ImmTOR SEL-212 Shows Promising Results In Active Gout

By Olga Petryna, MD
25 November 2019

Therapies targeting sUA accumulation or improving its excretion are widely used for treatment of symptoms and prevention of progression of gout for decades.

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PANLAR Ultrasound Study Group: Recommendations On Imaging Modalities In Gout

By Olga Petryna, MD
20 November 2019

Gout is a systemic inflammatory disease with high potential for joint damage due to erosive changes and MSU deposits resulting in disability and chronic pain. Prompt diagnosis and effective treatment are key to better long term outcomes and decreased disability.

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Several Studies Addressed Treatment of Axial Spondylitis

By Olga Petryna, MD
22 October 2018

Monday afternoon's session on the treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis presented us with a great selection of studies addressing important issues in modern treatment paradigm of AxSpA.

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The Great Debate: Plaquenil - Choosing Safety over Efficacy?

By Olga Petryna, MD
21 October 2018

I am usually thrilled to offer Plaquenil as one of the safer  therapy options to my patients with lupus and other autoimmune conditions.

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Gout Takeaways

By Olga Petryna, MD
16 June 2018

The annual EULAR meeting just came to an end today. Rooms are gradually emptying out. People look both content to have updated their knowledge and relieved that four very busy days have concluded. Time to summarize.

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High Biologic Blood Levels Increases the Risk of Infections in RA

By Olga Petryna, MD
15 June 2018

A big concern of most is the risk of infection with use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) and biologic drugs.  While studied in both trials and in post-marketing studies, it is unknown if infection risk is dose-dependent.

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Increased Risk of Infection in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

By Olga Petryna, MD
15 June 2018

As we gather more knowledge about psoriatic arthritis ( PsA) and psoriasis (PSO) over time, and achieve better outcomes with new therapies, more questions arise about quality of life, survival  and comorbidities in PsA and PSO.

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Psoriasis, PsA and Seronegative SpA

By Olga Petryna, MD
14 June 2018

Not a surprise to anyone anymore, increased risk of cardiovascular disease poses a danger of significant morbidity and mortality in patients underlying inflammatory arthritides.

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Cancer Therapies Inducing Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs)

By Olga Petryna, MD
13 June 2018

Recent shifts in the cancer treatment paradigm towards immune therapies has led to wide implementation of the novel immune check point inhibitors (ICI) in the treatment of multiple types of advanced cancer.

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