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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725251/custom-made-micro-applicators-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatment-of-chronic-psoriasis
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Ivan M Buzurovic, Desmond A O'Farrell, Mandar S Bhagwat, Jorgen L Hansen, Thomas C Harris, Scott Friesen, Robert A Cormack, Phillip M Devlin
PURPOSE: In this study, we present the treatment of the psoriatic nail beds of patients refractory to standard therapies using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. The custom-made micro applicators (CMMA) were designed and constructed for radiation dose delivery to small curvy targets with complicated topology. The role of the HDR brachytherapy treatment was to stimulate the T cells for an increased immune response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient diagnosed with psoriatic nail beds refractory to standard therapies received monthly subunguinal injections that caused significant pain and discomfort in both hands...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723914/safety-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dalazatide-a-kv1-3-channel-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis-a-randomized-phase-1b-trial
#2
Eric J Tarcha, Chelsea M Olsen, Peter Probst, David Peckham, Ernesto J Muñoz-Elías, James G Kruger, Shawn P Iadonato
BACKGROUND: Dalazatide is a specific inhibitor of the Kv1.3 potassium channel. The expression and function of Kv1.3 channels are required for the function of chronically activated memory T cells, which have been shown to be key mediators of autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate the safety of repeat doses of dalazatide in adult patients with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. Secondary objectives were to evaluate clinical proof of concept and the effects of dalazatide on mediators of inflammation in the blood and on chronically activated memory T cell populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722453/-psoriasis-comorbidities
#3
Spyridon Gkalpakiotis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-4 % of Central European population. Nowadays, we know that psoriasis is not limited to the skin but is connected with several comorbidities like, psoriatic arthritis (around 25 %), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Bechterev, non-alcoholic liver steatosis, psychiatric disorders and mainly diseases of the so called metabolic syndrome, like diabetes mellitus type 2, arterial hypertension or dyslipidemia. In the last years, new information is arising which connect psoriasis with sleep apnoe and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721601/high-survivorship-and-few-complications-with-cementless-total-wrist-arthroplasty-at-a-mean-followup-of-9-years
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Joseph A Gil, Robin N Kamal, Eugene Cone, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
BACKGROUND: Total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) has been described as traditionally being performed with fixation in the radius and carpus with cement. The TWA implant used in our series has been associated with promising results in studies with up to 6 years followup; however, studies evaluating survivorship, pain, and function with this implant are limited. QUESTION/PURPOSE: (1) To report ROM and pain scores after wrist reconstruction with cementless fourth-generation TWA at a mean followup of 9 years (range, 4...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720139/the-golmepsa-study-protocol-an-investigator-initiated-double-blind-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-trial-of-golimumab-and-methotrexate-versus-methotrexate-in-early-diagnosed-psoriatic-arthritis-using-clinical-and-whole-body-mri-outcomes
#5
Gabriele De Marco, Philip Helliwell, Dennis McGonagle, Paul Emery, Laura C Coates, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Helena Marzo-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis which impacts significantly on the quality of life and work capacity of affected individuals. Recent evidence has shown that early control of inflammation in PsA leads to improved long-term outcomes. It is postulated that prompt intervention after diagnosis using a remission-induction treatment strategy will lead to improved outcomes and optimal disease control of PsA. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical efficacy of a treatment strategy in newly diagnosed, treatment naïve PsA subjects, using the combination of golimumab (GOL), methotrexate (MTX) and steroids versus standard care (MTX monotherapy plus steroids)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716557/is-the-score-chart-underestimating-the-real-cardiovascular-cv-risk-of-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-prevalence-of-subclinical-cv-disease-detected-by-carotid-ultrasound
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María Paz Martínez-Vidal, Cristina Fernández-Carballido
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the cardiovascular risk according to the SCORE chart in a series of patients with psoriatic arthritis, and to study the presence of subclinical cardiovascular disease by carotid ultrasound. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with psoriatic arthritis attended in a tertiary hospital. The presence of classical cardiovascular risk factors and the clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded. The cardiovascular risk was calculated with SCORE, calibrated for Spain...
July 14, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712266/use-of-ustekinumab-in-five-psoriatic-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#7
Stefano Piaserico, Andrea Conti, Ilaria Coati, Giovanna Galdo, Veronica Bernabucci, Andrea Zanca, Marina Drabeni, Flora Masutti, Maria L Musumeci, Alfredo Alberti, Francesco P Russo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711022/pre-clinical-efficacy-assessment-of-malva-sylvestris-on-chronic-skin-inflammation
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Arthur S Prudente, Graziela Sponchiado, Daniel A G B Mendes, Bruna S Soley, Daniela A Cabrini, Michel F Otuki
In the search for improved quality of life, the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis (hyperproliferative disease) is valid, since it causes huge social discomfort to the patient. In this context, earlier studies showed that Malva sylvestris L. has anti-inflammatory activity demonstrated by acute animal models of skin inflammation, becoming a promising target for further studies. The present investigation aimed to verify the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of M. sylvestris (HEMS) on the chronic inflammatory and hyperproliferative response caused by multiple applications of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) on mouse ears...
July 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708859/interleukin-17a-induced-production-of-acute-serum-amyloid-a-by-keratinocytes-contributes-to-psoriasis-pathogenesis
#9
Elodie Couderc, Franck Morel, Pierre Levillain, Amandine Buffière-Morgado, Magalie Camus, Camille Paquier, Charles Bodet, Jean-François Jégou, Mathilde Pohin, Laure Favot, Martine Garcia, Vincent Huguier, Jiad Mcheik, Corinne Lacombe, Hans Yssel, Gérard Guillet, François-Xavier Bernard, Jean-Claude Lecron
BACKGROUND: Acute-serum Amyloid A (A-SAA), one of the major acute-phase proteins, is mainly produced in the liver but extra-hepatic synthesis involving the skin has been reported. Its expression is regulated by the transcription factors NF-κB, C/EBPβ, STAT3 activated by proinflammatory cytokines. OBJECTIVES: We investigated A-SAA synthesis by resting and cytokine-activated Normal Human Epidermal Keratinocytes (NHEK), and their inflammatory response to A-SAA stimulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707753/psoriasis-and-migraine
#10
A Capo, G Affaitati, M A Giamberardino, P Amerio
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis and migraine share several pathogenetic mechanisms due to systemic inflammation, which increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to investigate the prevalence of migraine with (MA) and without aura (MO) in the psoriatic population, investigating a possible new comorbidity of the psoriatic disease. METHODS: We referred 68 psoriatic patients to a 9 questions survey formulated on the basis of the International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria for migraine...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707649/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-is-overexpressed-in-psoriatic-plaques-independent-of-disease-severity
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Ozkay Ozgor, Gulsen Akoglu, Nuran Sungu, Eda Karaismailoglu, Akin Aktas
BACKGROUND: Enhanced expression and excitation of the receptor for advanced glycation end products is considered to play a role in the regulation of many pro-inflammatory genes involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. AIM: We investigated the expression of receptor for advanced glycation end product in various cell types, in lesional and peri-lesional skin of patients with psoriasis, and its correlation with disease severity. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded punch biopsy tissue taken from psoriatic plaques and peri-lesional normal appearing skin tissue of twenty patients with psoriasis, and normal skin samples of eleven healthy participants, were enrolled in the study...
July 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706323/exploring-the-existence-of-a-stayer-population-with-mover-stayer-counting-process-models-application-to-joint-damage-in-psoriatic-arthritis
#12
Sean Yiu, Vernon T Farewell, Brian D M Tom
Many psoriatic arthritis patients do not progress to permanent joint damage in any of the 28 hand joints, even under prolonged follow-up. This has led several researchers to fit models that estimate the proportion of stayers (those who do not have the propensity to experience the event of interest) and to characterize the rate of developing damaged joints in the movers (those who have the propensity to experience the event of interest). However, when fitted to the same data, the paper demonstrates that the choice of model for the movers can lead to widely varying conclusions on a stayer population, thus implying that, if interest lies in a stayer population, a single analysis should not generally be adopted...
August 2017: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C, Applied Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704992/serum-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-patients-with-psoriasis-before-during-and-after-narrow-band-uvb-phototherapy
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Maria T Rossi, Marina Venturini, Arianna Zanca, Mariachiara Arisi, Marta Fusano, Alessandra Sottini, Federico Serana, Luisa Imberti, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy is widely used worldwide for moderate and severe psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by skin infiltrates of Th1-, Th17- and Th22-cells releasing locally pro- inflammatory cytokines. We investigate serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in psoriatic patients before and after NB-UVB phototherapy. METHODS: Twenty-eight subjects with moderate/severe plaque type psoriasis were enrolled...
July 11, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701103/lipid-management-among-individuals-with-inflammatory-arthritis-in-the-national-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-cohort
#14
Iris Navarro-Millán, Christopher M Gamboa, Jeffrey R Curtis, Monika M Safford
Objective Hyperlipidemia guidelines do not currently identify inflammatory arthritis (IA) as a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor. We compared hyperlipidemia treatment of individuals with and without IA (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis) in a large national cohort. Methods Participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study were classified as having IA (without diabetes or hypertension); diabetes (but no IA); hypertension (but no diabetes or IA); or no IA, diabetes, or hypertension...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700975/astilbin-decreases-proliferation-and-improves-differentiation-in-hacat-keratinocytes
#15
Chunhong Zhang, Qingqing Xu, Xi Tan, Liya Meng, Guo Wei, Ying Liu, Chunmin Zhang
Psoriasis is a common chronic dermatosis characterized by keratinocyte hyperproliferation accompanied by inflammatory reactions. Pathological changes upset the balance between keratinocyte proliferation, differentiation, and death in psoriatic lesions, suggesting that molecules with topical anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferation and anti-angiogenesis abilities may be useful for its treatment. The flavonoid astilbin is the major active component extracted from the rhizome of Smilax glabra, which has been widely used in China to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
July 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700632/inflammation-dependent-mtorc1-signaling-interferes-with-the-switch-from-keratinocyte-proliferation-to-differentiation
#16
Claudia Buerger, Nitesh Shirsath, Victoria Lang, Alina Berard, Sandra Diehl, Roland Kaufmann, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Peter Wolf
Psoriasis is a frequent and often severe inflammatory skin disease, characterized by altered epidermal homeostasis. Since we found previously that Akt/mTOR signaling is hyperactivated in psoriatic skin, we aimed at elucidating the role of aberrant mTORC1 signaling in this disease. We found that under healthy conditions mTOR signaling was shut off when keratinocytes switch from proliferation to terminal differentiation. Inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-17A, TNF-α) induced aberrant mTOR activity which led to enhanced proliferation and reduced expression of differentiation markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700530/retrospective-study-of-patients-on-etanercept-therapy-for-rheumatic-diseases-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
#17
Nisarg P Gandhi, Augustine M Manadan, Joel A Block
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of rheumatic diseases with concurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a therapeutic challenge. Etanercept has no known hepatotoxicity; however there is a concern for worsening of HCV infection-related liver disease due to immunosuppressive action of the drug. Here, we retrospectively assessed the safety of etanercept in rheumatologic disease in patients with chronic HCV. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted in patients with chronic HCV infection who received etanercept for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700527/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-descriptive-study-of-indications-features-and-effect-on-treatment-change
#18
Hernán Maldonado-Ficco, Barry J Sheane, Arane Thavaneswaran, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe the indications for, and features of, axial/peripheral joint magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to examine the influence of MRI findings on clinical practice. METHODS: All axial and peripheral (hand and/or foot) MRI scans on patients attending the Toronto PsA clinic l between 2003 and 2014 were included. Scan details were garnered from the radiologist's official report. A chart review was performed to determine if MRI findings contributed to a change of treatment...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698171/natural-compounds-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis-a-proposal-based-on-multi-targeted-osteoclastic-regulation-and-on-a-preclinical-study
#19
Shiqiang Deng, Jianwen Cheng, Jinmin Zhao, Felix Yao, Jiake Xu
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis affecting approximately 2% to 3% of the population globally, and is characterized by both peripheral articular manifestations and axial skeletal involvement. Conventional therapies for PsA have not been fully satisfactory, though natural products (NPs) have been shown to be highly effective and represent important treatment options for psoriasis. PsA is a multigenic autoimmune disease with both environmental and genetic factors contributing to its pathogenesis...
July 11, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697222/injection-site-reactions-to-biologic-agents-used-in-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#20
Meagan-Helen Henderson Berg, Daniel Carrasco
<p>Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disease that affects 2-3% of the general population. Up to 30% of patients with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory and progressive arthritis. Although their precise pathogeneses remain unclear, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis involve altered expression of proinflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL)-12, IL-17, IL-22, and IL-23. The development of biologic agents that target these cytokines has greatly improved the treatment of psoriatic disease...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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