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Olivia Komorowska, Michal Bohdan, Aneta Szczerkowska-Dobosz, Dorota Rawicz-Zegrzda, Maria Dudziak, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Marcin Gruchala, Dorota Purzycka-Bohdan, Roman Nowicki
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Aim of this work was to evaluate the association between psoriasis and chosen cardiovascular risk factors, echocardiographic parameters, and carotid intima-media thickness. A total of 50 patients with psoriasis and 50 controls were enrolled in the study. Psoriasis area severity index was calculated in the study group. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, lipids, fasting glucose, and D-dimer levels were assessed in all patients...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Xin Xu, Lina Su, Yunlu Gao, Yangfeng Ding
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been found to be highly prevalent in psoriatic patients. Adult onset psoriasis could be divided into either early or late onset psoriasis. The associations between NAFLD and related metabolic comorbidities and age at onset of psoriasis have not yet been investigated. Our study was to evaluate the associations between prevalence of NAFLD and related metabolic conditions and early, late, and childhood onset psoriasis. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted on patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...
2017: PloS One
Bikash Ranjan Kar, Maitreyee Panda, Nibedita Patro
INTRODUCTION: An association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome has been established in previous studies. Lichen Planus (LP) is also a chronic inflammatory disease morphologically related to psoriasis and few studies have shown association of metabolic derangements in LP. AIM: To study the association of metabolic derangements in LP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective case control study was undertaken for a period of one year. Age and sex matched patients of LP and other non-inflammatory diseases were taken as cases and controls respectively...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
A Pietrzak, E Grywalska, M Walankiewicz, T Lotti, J Roliński, W Myśliński, P Chabros, D Piekarska-Myślińska, K Reich
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in paediatric patients with psoriasis is not well established. AIM: To conduct a meta-analysis of previously published studies dealing with the occurrence of metabolic disorders in children with psoriasis. METHODS: Data from 7 studies with a total of 965 children with psoriasis were analysed using a random effects model. RESULTS: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) was significantly higher in patients with psoriasis than in healthy controls (HCs)...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
S Korkmaz, H Korkmaz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of changes in gene expression of apoptosis activators (BAX, cytocrome-c [cyt-c], and caspase-3) and apoptosis inhibitors (BCL2, survivin, cyclin D1 [CCND1], SOD, catalase 3 [CAT], glutathione synthetase [GS], heat shock protein [HSP]27, HSP60, HSP70, and HSP90) on the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis vulgarins. METHODS: Fifty patients with psoriasis were enrolled in the study, 25 of whom had MetS...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
A Baran, M Świderska, Joanna Bacharewicz-Szczerbicka, H Myśliwiec, I Flisiak
Psoriasis is associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABP) have been recognized as predictors of these systemic disorders. The aim of this study was to assess correlations between levels of serum heart and adipocyte fatty acid-binding proteins (FABP3, FABP4) and disease severity, indicators of inflammation or metabolic disturbances, and topical treatment in psoriatic patients. Thirty-seven patients with relapse of plaque-type psoriasis and 16 healthy volunteers were recruited...
January 2017: Lipids
G Holzer, B Straßegger, B Volc-Platzer
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of risk factors which increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes mellitus. High blood pressure, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and central obesity are the main risk factors. While MetS is not a dermatological diagnosis per se, several cutaneous manifestations can serve as a clinical indicator for impending MetS and facilitate an early diagnosis and therapy in order to prevent its long-term sequelae...
December 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Satish Chand Sharma, Prafulla Kumar Sharma, R K Dudeja
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between psoriasis and atherosclerotic risk factors, including metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Fifty patients with psoriasis and 50 controls were included in the study. Atherosclerotic risk factors were evaluated as per National Cholesterol Education Project Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATPIII). Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed as per South Asian Modified -National Cholesterol Education Programme's Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III)...
September 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
K França, F Novotny, J Hercogovấ, M Fioranelli, S Gianfaldoni, A A Chokoeva, G Tchernev, U Wollina, M Tirant, M G Roccia, T Lotti
The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of Michaels® (Soratinex®) remedies in patients suffering from chronic plaque psoriasis in a Czech population. Seventy-five (34 female/41 male) patients, aged 18-72 years old (mean age: 38.5 years) with mild to severe plaque psoriasis participated in the study. The products, including cleansing gel, ointment and skin conditioner, containing fruit acid complex, herbal oils and emulsifiers, were used twice daily and in the same manner for all the skin lesions...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Paolo Gisondi, Micol Del Giglio, Giampiero Girolomoni
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease frequently associated with metabolic disorders, including diabetes, dyslipidaemia and metabolic syndrome. Moreover, a growing number of studies confirm the association between psoriasis and obesity. It has been found that obesity, as measured by body mass index >30 kg/m(2), can double the risk of incident psoriasis. A positive correlation between different measures of adiposity and the severity of psoriasis has also been reported. Epidemiologic studies have also provided robust evidence confirming the association between obesity and psoriatic arthritis...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Marius Rademaker, Monisha Gupta, Megan Andrews, Katherine Armour, Chris Baker, Peter Foley, Kurt Gebauer, Jacob George, Diana Rubel, John Sullivan
The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration reviewed methotrexate (MTX) in the management of psoriasis in the Australian and New Zealand setting. The following comments are based on expert opinion and a literature review. Low-dose MTX (< 0.4 mg/kg per week) has a slow onset of action and has moderate to good efficacy, together with an acceptable safety profile. The mechanism of action is anti-inflammatory, rather than immunosuppressive. For pretreatment, consider testing full blood count (FBC), liver and renal function, non-fasting lipids, hepatitis serology, HbA1c and glucose...
July 12, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Berna Solak, Bahar Sevimli Dikicier, Teoman Erdem
Patients with psoriasis have increased systemic inflammation and serum uric acid (SUA) levels compared with the general population. However, the role of SUA in modulating inflammation in these patients is not known. We evaluated the associations of SUA with inflammation and psoriasis severity; 199 patients with psoriasis and 54 healthy volunteers were included in the study. Demographic features, Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scores, and laboratory data including SUA, C-reactive protein (CRP), and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were collected...
July 8, 2016: Angiology
Andrea Chiricozzi, Annunziata Raimondo, Serena Lembo, Francesca Fausti, Valentina Dini, Antonio Costanzo, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Nicola Balato, Fabio Ayala, Marco Romanelli, Anna Balato
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder associated with several comorbid conditions. In psoriasis pathogenesis, the role of some cytokines, including TNF-α and IL-17, has been elucidated. Beside their pro-inflammatory activity, they may also affect glucose and lipid metabolism, possibly promoting insulin resistance and obesity. On the other hand, adipose tissue, secreting adipokines such as chemerin, visfatin, leptin, and adiponectin, not only regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, and endothelial cell function regulation, but it may contribute to inflammation...
June 27, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Sebastian Uczniak, Zofia A Gerlicz, Magdalena Kozłowska, Andrzej Kaszuba
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have suggested a strong association between psoriasis and obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, resistance to insulin and metabolic syndrome. AIM: To assess the prevalence of selected metabolic syndrome components in patients with psoriasis and the effect of the abnormalities on the disease activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and forty-six patients diagnosed with psoriasis and 75 healthy individuals as controls were included in the study...
April 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
S Coimbra, C Catarino, A Santos-Silva
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, often associated with overweight/obesity. The adipose tissue is a complex organ that secretes several adipokines, involved in the regulation of some metabolic processes, such as lipid metabolism, glucose homeostasis, angiogenesis, blood pressure and inflammation. In obesity, the distribution and function of adipose tissue, and the adipokine profile are altered. The unbalanced production of pro- and anti-inflammatory adipokines in obesity, contributes to the development of a chronic low-grade inflammation state, which seems to favour worsening of psoriasis lesion and a poorer response to treatment...
November 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Kristin Stelzner, Diana Herbert, Yulia Popkova, Axel Lorz, Jürgen Schiller, Martin Gericke, Nora Klöting, Matthias Blüher, Sandra Franz, Jan C Simon, Anja Saalbach
Obesity is associated with body fat gain and impaired glucose metabolism. Here, we identified both body fat gain in obesity and impaired glucose metabolism as two independent risk factors for increased serum levels of free fatty acids (FFAs). Since obesity is associated with increased and/or delayed resolution of inflammation observed in various chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, we investigated the impact of FFAs on human monocyte-derived and mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cell (DCs) functions relevant for the pathogenesis of chronic inflammation...
August 2016: European Journal of Immunology
Young-Sun Lee, Hee-Sook Jun
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone mainly secreted from intestinal L cells in response to nutrient ingestion. GLP-1 has beneficial effects for glucose homeostasis by stimulating insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells, delaying gastric emptying, decreasing plasma glucagon, reducing food intake, and stimulating glucose disposal. Therefore, GLP-1-based therapies such as GLP-1 receptor agonists and inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4, which is a GLP-1 inactivating enzyme, have been developed for treatment of type 2 diabetes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Gökhan Okan, Adile Merve Baki, Eda Yorulmaz, Semra Doğru-Abbasoğlu, Pervin Vural
PURPOSE: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease characterised by accentuated keratinocyte proliferation, hyperkeratinisation, leukocyte and T-lymphocyte chemotaxis, and neoangiogenesis. Chronic inflammation, imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and many angiogenic mediators has been implicated in the disease etiopathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether psoriasis is related to fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and placental growth factor (PLGF) - mediators related to insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis...
2016: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Udayakumar Praveenkumar, Satyaki Ganguly, Lopamudra Ray, Sunil Kumar Nanda, Sheela Kuruvila
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies indicate a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriatic patients. This study aimed to investigate the association of metabolic syndrome and its components with psoriasis. It also studied the relation between presence of metabolic syndrome and disease duration in psoriasis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a hospital-based, case-control study conducted with 30 clinically diagnosed patients of chronic plaque psoriasis and 30 age- and sex-matched control subjects...
February 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Angelo A Izzo, Sung Hoon-Kim, Rajan Radhakrishnan, Elizabeth M Williamson
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses represent the uppermost ladders in the hierarchy of evidence. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses suggest preliminary or satisfactory clinical evidence for agnus castus (Vitex agnus castus) for premenstrual complaints, flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) for hypertension, feverfew (Tanacetum partenium) for migraine prevention, ginger (Zingiber officinalis) for pregnancy-induced nausea, ginseng (Panax ginseng) for improving fasting glucose levels as well as phytoestrogens and St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) for the relief of some symptoms in menopause...
May 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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