MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Seoyoung C. Kim, MD, ScD, MSCE
Director, Program in Rheumatologic, Immunologic, and Musculoskeletal PharmacoEpidemiology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Given a high cardiovascular (CV) risk among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, it is important to have more information with regard to potential effect of different treatment agents on CV risk.
As the number of treatment options for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis has been rising over the few decades, it is even more crucial to have high-quality evidence on comparative safety of different treatment options so physicians and patients can choose an agent based on the benefit-risk profile of each drug they are considering.