Jonathan C. Packham

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OBJECTIVE MTX is widely used to treat synovitis in PsA without supporting trial evidence. The aim of our study was to test the value of MTX in the first large randomized placebo-controlled trial (RCT) in PsA. METHODS A 6-month double-blind RCT compared MTX (15 mg/week) with placebo in active PsA. The primary outcome was PsA response criteria (PsARC).(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate a shared genetic aetiology for skin involvement in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by genotyping single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), reported to be associated in genome-wide association studies of psoriasis, in patients with PsA. METHODS SNPs with reported evidence for association with psoriasis were genotyped in a(More)
OBJECTIVE There is great interest in the identification of genetic factors that differentiate psoriatic arthritis (PsA) from psoriasis vulgaris (PsV), as such discoveries could lead to the identification of distinct underlying aetiological pathways. Recent studies identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the interleukin 13 (IL-13) gene region as(More)
Supplementary Figure 1. Quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plot of single point association p-values from PCA corrected logistic regression for PsA Immunochip on 1,962 cases and 8,923 controls. The genomic inflation factor (λ) is 1.07 (λ 1000 = 1.02). Orange points represent the p-value distribution from the full dataset; red points represent the p-value distribution(More)
INTRODUCTION The pathology of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) suggests that certain cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) might provide useful markers of disease activity. Serum levels of some cytokines and MMPs have been found to be elevated in active disease, but there is a general lack of information about biomarker profiles in AS and how these are(More)
OBJECTIVE A common deletion mapping to the psoriasis susceptibility locus 4 on chromosome 1q21, encompassing two genes of the late cornified envelope (LCE) gene cluster, has been associated with an increased risk of psoriasis vulgaris (PsV). One previous report found no association of the deletion with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), suggesting it may be a(More)
OBJECTIVES Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis; it has a higher estimated genetic component than psoriasis alone, however most genetic susceptibility loci identified for PsA to date are also shared with psoriasis. Here we attempt to validate novel single nucleotide polymorphisms selected from our recent(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with the presence of psoriasis. Although the majority of PsA genetic risk loci identified also confer risk for psoriasis, the difference in heritability between the two diseases suggests that there remain uncovered risk loci that are associated with PsA but not psoriasis (herein called(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis and, despite the larger estimated heritability for PsA, the majority of genetic susceptibility loci identified to date are shared with psoriasis. Here, we present results from a case-control association study on 1,962 PsA patients and 8,923 controls using the Immunochip(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether normal variation of adult height is associated with clinical characteristics in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including disease activity (DAS28), impairment of joint function (mechanical joint score, MJS) and overall disability (health assessment questionnaire, HAQ). METHODS A cohort (134 males, 287 females) of consecutively(More)