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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809993/adalimumab-in-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-a-clinical-guide
#1
Jashin J Wu, W C Valdecantos
<p>Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory disease that manifests itself as lesions on the skin, which greatly impacts the physical and psychological wellbeing of those affected. The current goal of treatment in psoriasis is to improve the signs and symptoms of disease, whilst minimizing the burden of disease on patient health-related quality of life. Psoriasis can also be associated with other comorbidities such as joint disease, cardiovascular disease, and depression, which can add to the complexity of treatment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795763/determinants-of-psychosocial-health-in-psoriatic-patients-a-multi-national-study
#2
Karolina Lesner, Adam Reich, Jacek C Szepietowski, Florence J Dalgard, Uwe Gieler, Lucía Tomas-Aragones, Lars Lien, Françoise Poot, Gregor B Jemec, Laurent Misery, Csanád Szabó, Dennis Linder, Francesca Sampogna, Andrea W M Evers, Jon Anders Halvorsen, Flora Balieva, Andrey Lvov, Servando E Marron, Ilknur K Altunay, Andrew Y Finlay, Sam S Salek, Jörg Kupfer
There are limited data on the differences in the impact of psoriasis between various countries with respect to quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial health of patients with psoriasis in different European countries. A total of 682 patients were recruited in 13 European countries. All patients completed a questionnaire regarding socio-demographic information, negative life events, suicidal ideation and satisfaction with their dermatologist. Depression and anxiety were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and QoL with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and EuroQoL (EQ-5D)...
August 10, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702966/possible-role-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-diseases-of-dermatological-interest
#3
C Guarneri, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, F Guarneri
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, flagellate, microaerophilic bacterium identified for the first time about 30 years ago, as a pathogenic factor of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Soon after, it was linked to several gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases (hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary and ocular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, growth retardation and extragastric MALT lymphoma). Association and possible cause-effect correlation with H. pylori infection were suggested in diseases of dermatological interest such as chronic urticaria, rosacea, Henoch-Schoenleins purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, cutaneous and oral lichen planus, atopic dermatitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriasis, Sjögrens syndrome, Behçet's disease, pruritus, alopecia areata, primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, vitiligo, chronic prurigo, multiformis, prurigo nodularis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, prurigo pigmentosa, eczema nummulare, primary cutaneous MALT-type lymphoma, sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687116/is-it-useful-to-calculate-minimal-erythema-dose-before-narrowband-uv-b-phototherapy
#4
M T Rodríguez-Granados, A Estany-Gestal, M Pousa-Martínez, J Labandeira, R Gato Otero, V Fernández-Redondo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The starting dose for narrowband UV-B phototherapy is determined by a patient's skin phototype or minimal erythema dose (MED). Calculation of MED identifies patients with unsuspected photosensitivity. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of factors such as concomitant use of photosensitizing agents, diagnosis, and combination with acitretin in patients with psoriasis on the frequency and severity of adverse effects in patients with a low MED to narrowband UV-B phototherapy...
July 4, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686974/phytotherapeutic-potential-of-natural-herbal-medicines-for-the-treatment-of-mild-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-review-of-human-clinical-studies
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Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Prashant Kesharwani, Shahzeb Khan, Fahad Hussain
For many decades, natural herbal medicines, polyherbal formulations and/or decoctions of plant-derived materials have widely been accepted as alternative complementary therapies for the treatment, cure or prevention of a wide range of acute and chronic skin diseases including chronic herpes, prurigo, acute and chronic wounds, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD). This review was aimed to summarize and critically discuss about the therapeutic viability and clinical applicability of natural herbal medicines for the treatment of AD in human...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618767/skin-findings-in-autoimmune-and-nonautoimmune-thyroid-disease-with-respect-to-thyroid-functional-status-and-healthy-controls
#6
Mümtaz Takir, Emin Özlü, Osman Köstek, Zafer Türkoğlu, Hasan Hüseyin Mutlu, Tuğba Kevser Uzunçakmak, Necmettin Akdeniz, Ayşe Serap Karadağ
BACKGROUND/AIM: Thyroid disorders are associated with a wide variety of skin disorders that respond to treatment of hormone imbalance in most cases and thus are of vital importance to dermatologists. This study aimed to evaluate skin findings associated with autoimmune and nonautoimmune thyroid disease with respect to thyroid functional status and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 300 consecutive patients with either autoimmune (n = 173) or nonautoimmune (n = 127) thyroid disease and 100 healthy control subjects were included in this cross-sectional study...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537861/use-of-an-oral-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-case-report
#7
Benjamin Farahnik, Kourosh Beroukhim, Mio Nakamura, Michael Abrouk, Tian Hao Zhu, Rasnik Singh, Kristina Lee, Tina Bhutani, John Koo, Wilson Liao
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory dermatosis characterized by pruritus, erythema, induration, and lichenification. Current treatment options for generalized atopic dermatitis are limited and have potentially serious adverse effects, especially in patients with severe, chronic AD who frequently require systemic anti-inflammatory agents. Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, was FDA approved in September 2014 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. However, its upstream anti-inflammatory effects, ease of use as an oral agent, and mild side-effect profile make it an interesting treatment option for AD as well...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537860/global-skin-diseases-on-instagram-hashtags
#8
Taylor Braunberger, Jessica Mounessa, Kyle Rudningen, Cory A Dunnick, Robert P Dellavalle
Recently named one of the most influential phone applications, Instagram continues to grow in popularity [1]. Instagram consists of images and video posts, making it ideal for education and communication within the visual field of dermatology. In this study, we seek to determine the presence of dermatology-related content with regard to the most common cutaneous diseases of the world. We searched the account types and hashtags associated with the eight most common skin diseases globally as identified by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study by Hollenstein et al...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528605/fixed-combination-calcipotriene-plus-betamethasone-dipropionate-aerosol-foam-is-well-tolerated-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris-pooled-data-from-three-randomized-controlled-studies
#9
Alan Menter, Linda Stein Gold, John Koo, John Villumsen, Monika Rosén, Mark Lebwohl
The authors performed a pooled analysis of three randomized, 4-week, phase II/III studies in adult patients with mild to severe psoriasis and assessed the safety/tolerability of aerosol foam fixed-combination calcipotriene 0.005% (Cal) plus betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% (BD) versus different comparators. Overall, 1104 patients were randomized to Cal/BD aerosol foam (n=564), Cal aerosol foam (n=101), BD aerosol foam (n=101), aerosol foam vehicle (n=152), Cal/BD ointment (n=135), or ointment vehicle (n=51)...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511829/suicidal-behaviors-in-the-dermatology-patient
#10
Madhulika A Gupta, Daiana R Pur, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
An assessment of suicidal behaviors in the dermatology patient may be necessary in several situations: (1) in the presence of psychiatric comorbidity (major depressive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, substance use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder), encountered in up to 30% of dermatology patients; (2) when dermatologic symptoms ("dysmorphophobia," dermatitis artefacta) represent psychiatric pathologic conditions; (3) when psychosocial stressors (bereavement, interpersonal violence) increase the risk of suicidal behavior and exacerbate stress-reactive dermatoses (psoriasis, acne); (4) in the presence of high disease burden (chronicity, increased disease severity); (5) in instances of significant pruritus or chronic sleep disruption; (6) in the presence of facial lesions or facial scarring; (7) when social exclusion or feelings of alienation arise secondary to the skin disorder; (8) with use of medications (retinoids, biologics) for which suicidal behavior has been implicated as a possible side effect; and (9) when treating psychiatric patients experiencing a serious reaction to psychotropic medications (eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and anticonvulsants)...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493369/efficacy-and-safety-of-secukinumab-in-taiwanese-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-subanalysis-from-erasure-phase-iii-study
#11
Nan-Lin Wu, Chih-Jung Hsu, Fang-Ju Sun, Tsen-Fang Tsai
The efficacy and safety of secukinumab, a fully human anti-interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody, has been evaluated for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in global trials which have included a low proportion of Asian subjects. We analyzed the efficacy and safety of secukinumab in Taiwanese patients in a phase III global clinical trial (ERASURE). Fifty-one Taiwanese patients were randomized into s.c. placebo, 150 and 300 mg secukinumab treatment groups. The proportions of patients who achieved 75% or more improvement in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI-75) at week 12 were 87...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480804/tolerability-and-benefit-of-a-tetramethoxyluteolin-containing-skin-lotion
#12
Theoharis C Theoharides, Julia M Stewart, Irene Tsilioni
As many as 40% of people have sensitive skin and at least half of them suffer from pruritus associated with allergies, atopic dermatitis (AD), chronic urticaria (CU), cutaneous mastocytosis (CM), and psoriasis. Unfortunately, the available topical formulations contain antihistamines that are often not as effective as those containing corticosteroids. Certain natural flavonoids have anti-inflammatory actions. We recently reported that the natural flavonoid tetramethoxyluteolin has potent antiallergic and anti-inflammatory actions in vitro and in vivo...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449275/public-perception-of-dermatology-and-dermatologists-in-italy-results-from-a-population-based-national-survey
#13
P Gisondi, G Deangelis, G Venturelli, G Girolomoni
INTRODUCTION: The public perception of Dermatology and dermatologists may be very relevant in guiding strategies for improving dermatologic care but it has been poorly investigated in Europe. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the public's perception of Dermatology and dermatologists in Italy. METHODS: A representative sampling of Italian adults (n=1500, aged 18-70 years), residing throughout the national territory was interviewed through a population-based telephone survey using a structured questionnaire...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419570/oral-lichenoid-reactions-associated-with-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-therapies-clinicopathological-findings
#14
LETTER
V Sibaud, C Eid, V R Belum, P Combemale, B Barres, L Lamant, L Mourey, C Gomez-Roca, C L Estilo, R Motzer, E Vigarios, M E Lacouture
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365081/a-possible-role-for-cd26-dppiv-enzyme-activity-in-the-regulation-of-psoriatic-pruritus
#15
Eriko Komiya, Ryo Hatano, Haruna Otsuka, Takumi Itoh, Hiroto Yamazaki, Taketo Yamada, Nam H Dang, Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Yasushi Suga, Utako Kimura, Kenji Takamori, Chikao Morimoto, Kei Ohnuma
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis (PSO) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases, and pruritus affects approximately 60-90% of patients with PSO. However, the pathogenesis of pruritus in PSO remains unclear. Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) enzyme activity is involved in the regulation of peptide hormones, chemokines and neurotransmitters. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to evaluate for a potential association between DPPIV and an increased risk of pruritus, and to identify possible underlying treatment targets in affected patients...
June 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301619/two-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-parallel-group-comparison-studies-of-a-novel-enhanced-lotion-formulation-of-halobetasol-propionate-0-05-versus-its-vehicle-in-adult-subjects-with-plaque-psoriasis
#16
David Pariser, Michael Bukhalo, Scott Guenthner, Steven Kempers, Stephen Shideler, Linda Stein Gold, Eduardo Tschen, Jim Berg, Mary Beth Ferdon, Syd Dromgoole
<p>BACKGROUND: A novel lotion formulation of halobetasol propionate, 0.05% (HBP Lotion) with enhanced vehicle characteristics of a cream while preserving the ease of use and cosmetic elegance of a lotion has been developed to treat plaque psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: Determine the safety and effectiveness of HBP Lotion in patients with plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Two prospective, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical studies were conducted in 443 adult subjects with moderate-severe plaque psoriasis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294430/rapid-improvements-in-health-related-quality-of-life-and-itch-with-ixekizumab-treatment-in-randomized-phase-3-trials-results-from-uncover-2-and-uncover-3
#17
C L Leonardi, A Blauvelt, H L Sofen, M Gooderham, M Augustin, R Burge, B Zhu, K Reich
BACKGROUND: Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis report impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVE: To assess speed of onset of ixekizumab-induced clinically relevant improvement in HRQoL. METHODS: This post-hoc analysis used pooled data from patients randomized in UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3, and treated with 80 mg ixekizumab every 2 weeks (IXEQ2W), 80 mg ixekizumab every 4 weeks (IXEQ4W), 50 mg etanercept (ETN) twice weekly, or placebo (PBO) for 12 weeks...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290219/2-crisaborole-topical-ointment-for-the-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-atopic-dermatitis
#18
Alice C Cheape, Dedee F Murrell
Crisaborole 2% topical ointment is an anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor which is currently under investigation for its potential role in the treatment of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Areas covered: So far, 7 trials have been completed in atopic dermatitis. The 2% strength appeared to be the superior dosing regimen. Pruritus improved significantly within one week. The improvements in objective efficacy assessments in crisaborole-treated patients were also statistically significant compared to the vehicle...
May 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289986/topical-botanical-agents-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Benjamin Farahnik, Divya Sharma, Joseph Alban, Raja K Sivamani
BACKGROUND: Patients with psoriasis often enquire about the use of numerous botanical therapeutics. It is important for dermatologists to be aware of the current evidence regarding these agents. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search using the PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases for controlled and uncontrolled clinical trials that assessed the use of topical botanical therapeutics for psoriasis. The search included the following keywords: 'psoriasis' and 'plant' or 'herbal' or 'botanical'...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213862/apremilast-a-review-in-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#20
REVIEW
Gillian M Keating
Apremilast (Otezla(®)) is an orally administered, small molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). Apremilast 30 mg twice daily reduced the severity of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the phase 3 ESTEEM trials, as well as improving difficult-to-treat nail, scalp and palmoplantar psoriasis. Most patient-reported outcomes, including pruritus and the total Dermatology Life Quality Index, also improved to a significantly greater extent with apremilast than with placebo, with significant improvements in pruritus and skin discomfort/pain visual analogue scale scores seen as early as week 2 with apremilast...
March 2017: Drugs
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