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By EFRAIN PAEZ Internal Medicine since 1988. Interested in all aspects of Medicine.
Alexander Nast, Stefanie Rosumeck, Karin Seidenschnur
Biosimilars for psoriasis treatment are currently being developed. Comparison of their efficacy and safety is a challenge. For approval, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers indirect evidence from other indications (for example, rheumatoid arthritis) as sufficient. Systematic review of biosimilars for psoriasis and other indications, review of ongoing trials in trial registers. Systematic search for randomized controlled trials (RCT) on biosimilars to adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, and ustekinumab compared to their reference medication: (1) Publications in Medline, Medline In-Process, Embase, Cochrane Library (efficacy, safety, immunogenicity) and (2) ongoing studies in clinical trial registers...
April 2015: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Tara D Rachakonda, Jaskaran S Dhillon, Aleksandra G Florek, April W Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Streptococcal infection is associated with psoriasis onset in some patients. Whether tonsillectomy decreases psoriasis symptoms requires a systematic review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether tonsillectomy reduces psoriasis severity through a comprehensive search of over 50 years of literature. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, Web of Science, and OVID databases (from August 1, 1960, to September 12, 2013) and performed a manual search of selected references...
February 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Mette Gyldenløve, Heidi Storgaard, Jens J Holst, Tina Vilsbøll, Filip K Knop, Lone Skov
BACKGROUND: Patients with psoriasis have increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The pathophysiology is largely unknown, but it is hypothesized that systemic inflammation causes insulin resistance. Insulin sensitivity has only been sparsely investigated in patients with psoriasis, and previous studies have used suboptimal methodology. The hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp remains the gold standard for quantifying whole-body insulin sensitivity. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate if normal glucose-tolerant patients with psoriasis exhibit impaired insulin sensitivity...
April 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Philip J Mease, April W Armstrong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2014: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
E Weisshaar
BACKGROUND: Genitoanal pruritus is usually characterized by intense pruritus in the genital area, possibly also extending to the anal and gluteal regions. Besides pruritus, other sensations such as burning, stinging, heat sensations and pain may occur. Genital pruritus may be associated with specific skin lesions of dermatoses such as eczema, lichen sclerosus or others. The skin is often without pathological findings, but one should be alert to transient erythemas, fetor and excretions in the genital area...
January 2015: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Brandon L Adler, Aimee E Krausz, Jiaying Tian, Joshua D Nosanchuk, Robert S Kirsner, Adam J Friedman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
A Molina-Leyva, J J Jiménez-Moleón, R Naranjo-Sintes, J C Ruiz-Carrascosa
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis has been associated with numerous psychological disorders such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction or suicidal ideation. Recently, there has been a progressive increase in studies examining the impact of psoriasis on sexual function. This alteration seems to be considerable and can cause significant changes in quality of life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elaborate recommendations for psoriasis and sexual function supported by a systematic review, to facilitate the application of new scientific findings into clinical practice and to serve as a basis for conducting future research...
April 2015: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Maria Morales Suárez-Varela, Paloma Reguera-Leal, William B Grant, Nuria Rubio-López, Agustín Llopis-González
Vitamin D has important immunomodulatory effects on psoriasis in the Mediterranean region. To measure vitamin D intake in subjects with and without psoriasis, and to find an association with relevant clinical features, a case-control study was performed using cases (n = 50, 50% participation rate) clinically diagnosed with psoriasis and 200 healthy subjects (39.5% participation rate), leaving a final sample of 104 people. A survey was conducted using a food frequency questionnaire and clinical histories. Cases and controls were compared using univariate and multivariate analyses...
December 2014: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Bruno Halioua, Agathe Maury Le Breton, Anouk de Fontaubert, Marie-Emilie Roussel, Jean-François Stalder
BACKGROUND: Treatment refusal, which is defined as a patient actively refusing to take treatment despite physician recommendations, has never been evaluated in psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate refusal of topical treatments by patients living with psoriasis in France. METHODS: Using responses to an internet study, participants who refused topical treatment (n = 50) were compared to those who applied topical treatment (n = 205). Participants undergoing phototherapy, biotherapy, and oral treatment were excluded...
October 2015: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Sila Seremet, Berhan Genc, Ahmet Tastan, Zehra Ilke Akyildiz, Cem Nazli, Sinan Ozcelik, Fatma Sule Afsar, Aynur Solak, Volkan Emren
Associations have been recently recognized between psoriasis and an increased incidence of atherosclerotic diseases. However, there are scarce data on the prevalence of coronary lesions in patients with psoriasis. The aim of this study was to identify the calcified and non-calcified atherosclerotic coronary lesions in patients with psoriasis compared to controls. Forty patients with psoriasis and 42 control subjects matched for age, sex, and cardiovascular risk profile were included in this case-control study...
March 2015: International Journal of Dermatology
Søren Lund Kristensen, Iain B McInnes, Naveed Sattar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2015: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Satveer K Mahil, Francesca Capon, Jonathan N Barker
Psoriasis is a common and debilitating immune-mediated skin disease with a complex genetic basis. Genetic studies have provided critical insights into the pathogenesis of disease. This article focuses on the results of genetic association studies, which provide evidence that psoriasis susceptibility genes are involved in innate and adaptive immunity and skin barrier functions. The potential for disease stratification and the development of more effective treatments with fewer side effects using genetic data are highlighted...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Jaehwan Kim, James G Krueger
Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that results from the complex interplay between keratinocytes, dendritic cells, and T cells. Keratinocytes trigger innate and adaptive immune responses. Dermal myeloid dendritic cells regulate T cell activation and production of cytokines and chemokines that amplify inflammation. Most of the psoriatic T cells discretely produce interferon-γ, interleukin (IL)-17, and IL-22. The initiation phase of psoriasis involves Toll-like receptors, antimicrobial peptide LL37, and plasmacytoid dendritic cells...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Caitriona Ryan, Brian Kirby
There is evidence that patients with moderate to severe psoriasis have an increased risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. The precise mechanisms underlying the observed increase in cardiovascular disease in psoriasis remain to be defined but inflammatory pathways mutual to both conditions are probably involved. Suppression of systemic inflammation in psoriasis could help reduce cardiovascular inflammation but robust evidence is still lacking evidence is lacking...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Craig L Leonardi, Ricardo Romiti, Paul W Tebbey
This review delivers a commentary on the first decade of biologics' use in psoriasis and provides a glimpse of the pipeline of therapies currently in development for psoriasis that will enhance the therapeutic armamentarium available to the dermatologist. In addition, the authors revisit the rationale for the development of biological therapies, inventory the available therapies of today, and retrospectively assess their impact on the dermatology practice as it relates to the management of patients with psoriasis...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Peter C M van de Kerkhof
Topical therapies are the mainstream treatment of psoriasis because most patients have mild disease. First-line treatments are vitamin D derivatives and corticosteroids. These treatments are usually given in combination schedules. For topical treatments the selection of the most appropriate vehicle is of major importance, thus improving adherence to the treatment, which frequently is impaired by the complexities of topical therapeutic choices. Evidence for efficacy and safety of topical treatments is readily available for vitamin D treatments and short-term treatment with corticosteroids...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Suzanne J Tintle, Alice B Gottlieb
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory spondyloarthropathy that affects approximately one-third of patients with all types of psoriasis. Dermatologists are in a unique position to recognize early symptoms of PsA, initiate appropriate therapy, and prevent development of further disability. The course of PsA can be modulated by immunosuppressive therapy; patients with moderate-to-severe disease require aggressive management with medications proven to halt disease progression. It is essential for the dermatologist to understand the safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and potential to halt disease progression with available medications for this relatively common and potentially disabling disease...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
M Alan Menter, Christopher E M Griffiths
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
M Alan Menter, Christopher E M Griffiths
The umbrella term psoriasis is now understood to incorporate several distinct phenotypes or endotypes along the disease spectrum that in turn will dictate different therapies. A stratified medicine approach to psoriasis using this clinical information coupled with pharmacogenomic and immunologic data will become more widely acceptable in the future. Comorbidities associated with psoriasis, such as diabetes, depression, and Crohn disease, and the debate about the interdependence of psoriasis and cardiovascular disease will also dictate future research and holistic and management plans for this complex disease...
January 2015: Dermatologic Clinics
Jashin J Wu, Young M Choi, Wojciech Marczynski
BACKGROUND: Citation analysis is an effective way to gauge the impact of an article on the scientific community. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to perform a citation analysis of 24 clinical dermatologic journals from 1970 to 2012, limited to the topic of psoriasis. METHODS: The authors conducted a search of "psoriasis" in the Science Citation Index from 1970 to 2012, including articles that have received 100 or more citations. The top 100 most cited articles were further analyzed for country, institution, and study type...
October 2014: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
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