Research Studies

Psoriatic Arthritis

Participate in Cutting-Edge Research


If you have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and medication has not helped the conditions, then you may qualify for our research study. Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory and chronic condition that affects those with psoriasis. Not everyone with psoriasis develops this condition. In fact, only 15 percent of those with psoriasis develop this arthritis.

There are many medications available to those who have psoriatic arthritis. Most medications aim to reduce inflammation and pain. Some can even slow the process of the condition and preserve the bone around the joints. Additionally, there are medications targeted at the immune system itself. Unfortunately, these medications are not enough for everyone.

40 percent of psoriatic arthritis patients do not respond to the medication options. Patients may see some change, but it is not enough. Research studies aim to improve the quality of present and future patients. Studies provide a wider approach to treating a disease or condition. Patients who participate in this study will be introduced to innovative treatment options.

Do You Qualify?

Not everyone with psoriatic arthritis will qualify for this study. There are several criteria patients must meet. Here is a list of the most basic criteria: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Symptoms occurred in less than or equal to 5 years
  • Currently have swollen or tender joints, but no more than 4 total
  • No prior use of a Biologic medication
  • No prior use of Otezla

Participate in a Research Study

If you are interested, get in touch with Advanced Rheumatology of Houston. Our team can help you determine if you qualify.