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Articles By Robert Chao, MD

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Risankizumab for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

By Robert Chao, MD
26 November 2021

The arsenal of therapeutics for psoriatic arthritis continues to increase. Risankizumab is an IL-23 inhibitor to the p19 subunit, currently being investigated for treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

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Monitoring Infliximab Drug Levels Improves Efficacy

By Robert Chao, MD
09 November 2021

Should we start considering therapeutic drug monitoring when prescribing TNFi for treatment of our rheumatologic conditions?

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Risankizumab for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

By Robert Chao, MD
06 November 2021

The arsenal of therapeutics for psoriatic arthritis continues to increase. Risankizumab is an IL-23 inhibitor to the p19 subunit, currently being investigated for treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

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ICYMI: Psoriatic Disease Management - RNL 2021 Highlights

By Robert Chao, MD
08 July 2021

This year’s coverage of psoriatic arthritis was once again, both exciting and informative. Topics included an overview of the latest therapeutic options, an excellent discussion on psoriasis specifically, and the epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis. 

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Current approach to lupus and pregnancy

By Robert Chao, MD
14 June 2021

All of us are extremely cautious with lupus patients when it comes to pregnancy. Presentation 6888 (Common issues in pregnancy management in lupus and anti-phospholipid syndrome by Dr. Rebecca Fischer-Betz) was an excellent overview of our current approach to lupus and pregnancy. 

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How do we personalize psoriatic arthritis treatment?

By Robert Chao, MD
07 June 2021

It seems like every conference we are presented with data on the newest biologic for treatment of psoriatic arthritis, but the question is, do we need it?

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Psoriatic Disease Management - RNL 2021 Highlights

By Robert Chao, MD
29 March 2021

This year’s coverage of psoriatic arthritis was once again, both exciting and informative. Topics included an overview of the latest therapeutic options, an excellent discussion on psoriasis specifically, and the epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis. 

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SpA: Etiology to Diagnosis to Treatment - An Abstract Roundup

By Robert Chao, MD
25 November 2020

Here's a review of ten abstracts and presentations on spondyloarthritis encompassing a wide range of topics from etiology to diagnosis to treatment.  

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Swollen Joints Associated with Ultrasound Synovitis in PsA 

By Robert Chao, MD
18 November 2020

Ultrasonography has been added to the rheumatologist’s toolbox in recent years as a sensitive imaging modality in assessment of inflammatory arthritis but its relationship with tender or swollen joints is not quite clear. A large study of early, DMARD naive PsA patients shows that swollen joints, but not tender joints are associated with ultrasound power doppler synovitis.

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