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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035933/psoriatic-arthritis-new-evidence-for-old-concepts
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Enrique R Soriano, Josefina Marin, Maria L Acosta-Felquer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review gives an updated overview of some of the new concepts in the management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA): early diagnosis, remission as an objective, treat-to-target, and treatment guidelines. RECENT FINDINGS: Early diagnosis, targeting remission as part of a treatment strategy, and new guidelines providing evidence-based support to these concepts are main topics in recent publications. SUMMARY: Dermatologists and rheumatologists should work together to reduce the number of patients remaining undiagnosed, and the time to do so...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933275/a-case-of-inappropriate-self-medication-compounded-with-prescribing-vis-%C3%A3-vis-dispensing-errors-and-the-hazardous-consequence
#2
Sukalyan Saha Roy, Anupam Roy, Ranjita Santra Dhali, Chiranjib Bagchi, Gautam Banerjee, Santanu K Tripathi
INTRODUCTION Dispensing error, a type of medication error, is not infrequent but seldom reported. Self-medication behavior appears to be a commonplace. And when it is ignorant it may prove dangerous. We report here a case of acute vesico-bullous eruptions from methotrexate in a patient of psoriasis who indulged in self-medication and was wrongfully dispensed higher doses of methotrexate. CASE DESCRIPTION A 50-year-old gentleman presented to the dermatology OPD with erythematous, vesico-bullar lesions spread all over the body including both limbs and scalp, with oral mucosal involvement without any history of fever...
September 19, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932788/ustekinumab-induced-remission-of-recalcitrant-guttate-psoriasis-a-case-series
#3
Grace C Brummer, Jason E Hawkes, Kristina Callis Duffin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903122/impact-of-ixekizumab-treatment-on-depressive-symptoms-and-systemic-inflammation-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-an-integrated-analysis-of-three-phase-3-clinical-studies
#4
Christopher E M Griffiths, Maurizio Fava, Andrew H Miller, James Russell, Susan G Ball, Wen Xu, Nayan Acharya, Mark Hyman Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common comorbidity in psoriasis, and both conditions are associated with systemic inflammation. The efficacy of ixekizumab, a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin (IL)-17A, was evaluated in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (psoriasis) and depressive symptoms that were at least moderately severe. METHODS: Data were integrated from 3 randomized, double-blind, controlled phase 3 trials. At baseline and week 12, depressive symptoms and inflammation were assessed by the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomology - Self-Report (QIDS-SR16) and by a high-sensitivity assay of serum C-reactive protein (hsCRP), respectively...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735569/treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-with-high-dose-450-mg-secukinumab-case-reports-of-off-label-use
#5
Jennifer Beecker, Jiyeh Joo
Treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis often requires systemic therapy, including biologics. Partial response to biologics and relapses are commonly managed with dose escalation. Secukinumab is a relatively new biologic that is currently used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. There has been no literature published on dose escalation of secukinumab. This article describes the off-label use of a higher dose of secukinumab (450 mg every 4 weeks) instead of the standard dosing (300 mg every 4 weeks) in 2 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665918/topical-corticosteroids-or-vitamin-d-analogues-for-plaque-psoriasis
#6
Soledad Venegas-Iribarren, Romina Andino
Psoriasis is a frequent chronic inflammatory disease. The plaque variant being its most common form of presentation. Although there is still no cure, treatment alternatives that induce remission and reduce lesions are available. Topical therapies, particularly corticosteroids and vitamin D analogues, are considered effective, but it is still not clear which would be the best alternative. To answer this question, we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
June 27, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664281/-psoriatic-arthritis-current-therapeutic-standards
#7
REVIEW
M Köhm, F Behrens
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a heterogeneous immune-mediated disease that usually involves the skin and joints but can also affect the entheses, spine and other extra-articular structures. Furthermore, it can be coupled with associated comorbidities. The selection of a patient-oriented and effective therapy is based on the extent of various manifestations of the disease as well as further influencing factors. Various recommendations for selection and control are available for deciding on a suitable treatment...
June 29, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604055/deciphering-the-mechanism-of-action-of-wrightia-tinctoria-for-psoriasis-based-on-systems-pharmacology-approach
#8
Sudharsana Sundarrajan, Sajitha Lulu, Mohanapriya Arumugam
OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder of the skin. The disease manifests itself with red or silvery scaly plaques distributing over the lower back, scalp, and extensor aspects of limbs. Several medications are available for the treatment of psoriasis; however, high rates of remission and side-effects still persist as a major concern. Siddha, one of the traditional systems of Indian medicine offers cure to many dermatological conditions, including psoriasis. The oil prepared from the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria is prescribed by many healers for the treatment of psoriasis...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552671/morbid-obesity-and-psoriasis-disease-remission-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#9
Graziella Babino, Alessandro Giunta, Luca Bianchi, Maria Esposito
Psoriasis is more frequent and severe in populations with obesity, and both have been associated with a higher cardiovascular risk. Recent studies suggest that weight loss may improve psoriasis and metabolic comorbidities in individuals with obesity. We present a case of a female patient affected by psoriasis, morbid obesity and other metabolic comorbidities, who experienced dramatic improvement in skin and joint symptoms and metabolic parameters after weight loss surgery with sleeve gastrectomy.
May 25, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547750/management-of-long-term-therapy-with-biological-drugs-in-psoriatic-patients-with-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-real-life-setting
#10
Andrea Conti, Stefano Piaserico, Paolo Gisondi, Giulia Odorici, Giovanna Galdo, Claudia Lasagni, Giovanni Pellacani
Psoriatic patients with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) need a prophylaxis before starting a treatment with biological drugs. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of prophylaxis of LTBI in psoriatic patients receiving long-term biological drugs. The study included 56 patients (42 male and 14 female) affected by moderate-to-severe psoriasis (mean PASI: 12.8 ± 6.9 SD) treated with anti-TNF-α and/or anti IL 12, 23 and/or anti-CD11 drugs with a diagnosis of LTBI. LTBI diagnosis was based on tuberculin skin test and/or QuantiFERON TB Gold test positivity and chest X-ray suggestive, without clinical, or microbiological evidence of active disease...
May 26, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532819/il-23-th17-targeted-therapies-in-sapho-syndrome-a-case-series
#11
Daniel Wendling, François Aubin, Frank Verhoeven, Clément Prati
SAPHO syndrome is a rare entity with skin and rheumatologic inflammatory presentation. The treatment is not standardized, and in case of inadequate response to anti-inflammatory drugs, the use of anti-TNF or anti-IL-1 biologic treatments has been reported. The IL-23/Th17 axis may be involved in SAPHO syndrome. We report the results of six courses of IL-23 and IL-17 targeted therapies (3 ustekinumab and 3 secukinumab) in patients with SAPHO syndrome unresponsive to previous treatments (csDMARDs and bDMARDs)...
May 19, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452721/ilven-complete-remission-after-administration-of-topical-corticosteroid-case-review
#12
U Wollina, G Tchernev
Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a relatively rare disorder with an onset at early age, consisting of pruritic linear papules and/or plaques and histologic features resembling psoriasis or lichenoid dermatitis. The disease is a version of mosaicism caused by somatic mutations. ILVEN belongs to the heterogeneous group of congenital hamartomas of embryonal ectodermal origin, as a variant of verrucous epidermal nevus, representing approximately 5% of all epidermal nevi, with predominance in females and with general therapeutic resistance...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436109/efficiency-of-ustekinumab-in-crohn-s-disease-with-severe-psoriasiform-rash-induced-by-biotherapies-in-an-adolescent
#13
Valérie Bertrand, Abdelaziz El Haite, Delphine Carré
Ustekinumab is approved for the treatment of psoriasis in adolescents and for the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) in adults, but data are lacking in pediatric CD. We report a case of severe psoriasis induced by biotherapies in an adolescent with CD that improved after switching to ustekinumab (90 mg at weeks 0, 2, and 4 and then every 8 weeks). The patient had not experienced CD relapse after 1 year of follow-up. Ustekinumab can be an alternative therapy for psoriasis induced by biotherapies when conventional treatment fails and can maintain remission of CD...
April 23, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408798/an-open-randomized-active-controlled-clinical-trial-with-low-dose-ska-cytokines-versus-dmards-evaluating-low-disease-activity-maintenance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
L S Martin-Martin, F Giovannangeli, E Bizzi, U Massafra, E Ballanti, M Cassol, A Migliore
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents are currently the strongest immunosuppressive drugs able to induce remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One of the objectives of the medical scientific community now is how to maintain remission or low disease activity (LDA). The aim of this trial is to evaluate the contribution of low-dose sequential kinetic activation (SKA) IL-4, IL-10, and anti-IL-1 antibodies (10 fg/mL) in patients affected by RA in maintaining LDA or remission obtained after biological therapy...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369847/palmoplantar-pustulosis-and-pustulotic-arthro-osteitis-treatment-with-potassium-iodide-and-tetracycline-a-novel-remedy-with-an-old-drug-a-review-of-25-patients
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Shujiro Hayashi, Yayoi Shimaoka, Yoichiro Hamasaki, Atsushi Hatamochi
BACKGROUND: The use of potassium iodide (KI) to treat palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) and pustulotic arthro-osteitis (PAO) has not previously been reported. Here, we report the first successful treatment of PPP and PAO with KI. PATIENT AND METHODS: Among 25 patients with PPP, seven had an associated PAO. All patients were administered 900 mg KI three times per day for 3 months. Overall, 12 patients received this medical treatment for the first time or had >6 months interval since the last therapy for PPP...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367894/roles-of-serum-uric-acid-prolactin-levels-and-psychosocial-factors-in-oral-lichen-planus
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Akanksha Gupta, Ravi Prakash S Mohan, Swati Gupta, Sangeeta S Malik, Sumit Goel, Nagaraju Kamarthi
Free radicals play important roles in the mechanisms underlying lichen planus (LP). Uric acid (UA) is an important anti-oxidant in plasma. Prolactin (PRL) is an immunomodulatory hormone that may promote LP, as has been documented in other autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. PRL has multiple immune-stimulatory effects and promotes the development of such autoimmune disorders. Prolactin and uric acid may serve as biomarkers of disease activity in lichen planus...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249066/global-skin-disease-morbidity-and-mortality-an-update-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#17
Chante Karimkhani, Robert P Dellavalle, Luc E Coffeng, Carsten Flohr, Roderick J Hay, Sinéad M Langan, Elaine O Nsoesie, Alize J Ferrari, Holly E Erskine, Jonathan I Silverberg, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi
Importance: Disability secondary to skin conditions is substantial worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 includes estimates of global morbidity and mortality due to skin diseases. Objective: To measure the burden of skin diseases worldwide. Data Sources: For nonfatal estimates, data were found by literature search using PubMed and Google Scholar in English and Spanish for years 1980 through 2013 and by accessing administrative data on hospital inpatient and outpatient episodes...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225955/the-role-of-intradermal-proliferation-of-t-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#18
Vladislav R Khairutdinov, Anastasiya F Mikhailichenko, Irena E Belousova, Ekatherina Sh Kuligina, Alexey V Samtsov, Evgeny N Imyanitov
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joints, affecting 1-3% of the population. It is generally accepted that the pathogenesis of psoriasis involves accumulation of effector T-cells within lymph nodes and their subsequent migration into the skin through the blood system. Here we provide evidence that psoriatic plaque itself may serve as a source of inflammatory T-cells. OBJECTIVE: We examined the intradermal proliferation of T-cells and the number of effector/memory (CD45RO+) T-cells in the skin of psoriatic patients at different periods of the disease...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222745/psoriasis-and-associated-variables-in-classification-and-outcome-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-an-eight-year-follow-up-study
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
Maria Ekelund, Kristiina Aalto, Anders Fasth, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Ellen Nordal, Suvi Peltoniemi, Marite Rygg, Marek Zak, Lillemor Berntson
BACKGROUND: To study the impact of psoriasis and features associated with psoriasis on classification and outcome in a population-based follow-up cohort of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: In all, 440 children with JIA were followed for a median of 8 years in a prospective Nordic population-based cohort study. Data for remission was available for 427 of these children. The presence of psoriasis, psoriasis-like rash, dactylitis, nail pitting, enthesitis, tenosynovitis and heredity was assessed in relation to ILAR classification and remission...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211161/psoriasis-and-psoriasiform-eruptions-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-treated-with-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-agents
#20
Joshua B Eickstaedt, Luke Killpack, Jeanne Tung, Dawn Davis, Jennifer L Hand, Megha M Tollefson
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) agents are used to treat a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, including psoriasis. Paradoxically, numerous reports have documented new-onset or exacerbation of psoriasis or psoriasiform skin lesions (PSO) in patients treated with these agents for conditions other than PSO-particularly in adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Not much is known regarding similar cases in children. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on children younger than 19 years of age with IBD seen at the Mayo Clinic between 2003 and 2015 who developed new-onset or recurrent PSO while undergoing anti-TNF-α therapy...
February 17, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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