Hepatoprotective effect of tumour necrosis factor alpha blockade in psoriatic arthritis: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Seitz2010HepatoprotectiveEO,
  title={Hepatoprotective effect of tumour necrosis factor alpha blockade in psoriatic arthritis: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Michael Seitz and Stephan Reichenbach and Burkhard M{\"o}ller and Marcel Zwahlen and P Villiger and Jean-François Dufour},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1148-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) blockers on the presence of liver fibrosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) treated with methotrexate (MTX). METHODS Participants were consecutive patients with RA and PsA who had undergone MTX treatment for at least 1 year + or - TNF blockade for over 6 months. Liver fibrosis was assessed using non-invasive transient elastography (FibroScan). Regression models were used to… CONTINUE READING

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