Alexa B Kimball, Martin M Okun, David A Williams, Alice B Gottlieb, Kim A Papp, Christos C Zouboulis, April W Armstrong, Francisco Kerdel, Michael H Gold, Seth B Forman, Neil J Korman, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Jeffrey J Crowley, Charles Lynde, Ziad Reguiai, Errol-Prospero Prens, Eihab Alwawi, Nael M Mostafa, Brett Pinsky, Murali Sundaram, Yihua Gu, Dawn M Carlson, Gregor B E Jemec
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful, chronic inflammatory skin disease with few options for effective treatment. In a phase 2 trial, adalimumab, an antibody against tumor necrosis factor α, showed efficacy against hidradenitis suppurativa. METHODS: PIONEER I and II were similarly designed, phase 3 multicenter trials of adalimumab for hidradenitis suppurativa, with two double-blind, placebo-controlled periods. In period 1, patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to 40 mg of adalimumab weekly or matching placebo for 12 weeks...
August 4, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Ali Mehdizadeh, Paul G Hazen, Falk G Bechara, Nora Zwingerman, Marzyeh Moazenzadeh, Morteza Bashash, R Gary Sibbald, Afsaneh Alavi
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of apocrine-bearing skin. Treatment is challenging and long-standing. Surgery is one of the treatment options with varying reported success rates. OBJECTIVE: This study provides a comprehensive systematic review of surgical approaches in the management of HS. METHODS: A systematic literature search and meta-analysis of proportions were performed on the included studies...
November 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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