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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439956/biologic-treatments-for-elderly-patients-with-psoriasis
#1
Mami Momose, Akihiko Asahina, Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
The number of elderly patients with psoriasis is increasing in Japan. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in elderly patients, due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of biologics in senior elderly patients (≥75 years old) with psoriasis. The study involved a cohort of 27 patients aged 75-88 years who were being treated with biologics over a period of more than 1 year...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417141/incidence-and-prevalence-of-psoriasis-in-denmark
#2
Alexander Egeberg, Lone Skov, Gunnar H Gislason, Jacob P Thyssen, Lotus Mallbris
The incidence and temporal trends of psoriasis in Denmark between 2003 and 2012 were examined. There was a female predominance ranging between 50.0% (2007) and 55.4% (2009), and the mean age at time of diagnosis was 47.7-58.7 years. A total of 126,055 patients with psoriasis (prevalence 2.2%) were identified. Incidence rates of psoriasis (per 100,000 person years) ranged from 107.5 in 2005 to a peak incidence of 199.5 in 2010. Incidence rates were higher for women, and patients aged 60-69 years, respectively...
April 18, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413099/second-line-biologic-therapy-optimization-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
#3
REVIEW
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Serena Guiducci, Rosario Foti, Marta Mosca, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: The Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO) reviewed the most consistent literature to indicate the best strategy for the second-line biologic choice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on efficacy of second-line biologic choice in RA, PsA, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data were extracted from available randomized, controlled trials, national biologic registries, national healthcare databases, post-marketing surveys, and open-label observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400641/secukinumab-first-in-class-interleukin-17a-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
#4
Kiran Godse
Psoriasis is a complex inflammatory disease that occurs in genetically susceptible individuals and presents with the development of erythematous scaly plaques on the skin. Interleukins (ILs) in the Th17 pathway play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and have thus become targets for recent biologic drug development. Secukinumab is a human monoclonal IgG1k antibody that has been developed to target and block the actions of IL-17A. Secukinumab recently approved for use as first-line systemic therapy in a patient with moderate to severe psoriasis has been studied first in psoriasis before other diseases...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369707/comparative-effectiveness-of-biologic-therapies-on-improvements-in-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#5
I Y K Iskandar, D M Ashcroft, R B Warren, M Lunt, K McElhone, C H Smith, N J Reynolds, C E M Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Evidence of the comparative effectiveness of biologic therapies for psoriasis on health related quality of life (HRQoL) in routine clinical practice is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine the comparative effectiveness of adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab on HRQoL in psoriasis patients, and to identify potential predictors for improved HRQoL. METHOD: Prospective cohort study in which changes in HRQoL were assessed using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) at 6 and 12 months...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352182/role-of-il-17-in-plaque-psoriasis-therapeutic-potential-of-ixekizumab
#6
REVIEW
Tessa L Hanley, Zenas Zn Yiu
Developments in the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis have identified interleukin (IL)-17 as the key proinflammatory cytokine in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis, with the consequent development of drugs that target this cytokine or associated receptors. Ixekizumab is a subcutaneously administered humanized monoclonal antibody, which acts to neutralize IL-17A. This article reviews the role of IL-17 in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, the biological and pharmacokinetics of ixekizumab and the safety profile and the clinical efficacy of ixekizumab in Phase III clinical trials...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329588/ustekinumab-for-treatment-of-cutaneous-crohn-s-disease
#7
Rana Abdat, Alina Markova, Francis A Farraye, Michael K Lichtman
Cutaneous Crohn disease (CD) affecting the vulva, perineum, and perianal skin, is a rare entity, which may accompany or precede gastrointestinal CD. Vulvar involvement, if untreated, may ultimately require extensive surgery including vulvectomy to gain control of the disease. Both gastrointestinal and cutaneous CD respond to biologics, which block TNF. In addition, ustekinumab, which targets both IL-12 and IL-23 cytokines, is effective in patients with gastrointestinal CD who fail TNF blockade. However, it is unclear if ustekinumab is effective for cutaneous CD...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301617/patient-preference-for-dosing-frequency-based-on-prior-biologic-experience
#8
Mingliang Zhang, Chureen Carter, William H Olson, Michael P Johnson, Susan K Brennem, Seina Lee, Kamyar Farahi
BACKGROUND: There is limited research exploring patient preferences regarding dosing frequency of biologic treatment of psoriasis. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis identified in a healthcare claims database completed a survey regarding experience with psoriasis treatments and preferred dosing frequency. Survey questions regarding preferences were posed in two ways: (1) by likelihood of choosing once per week or 2 weeks, or 12 weeks; and (2) by choosing one option among once every 1-2 or 3-4 weeks or 1-2 or 2-3 months...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300862/reversible-posterior-leukoencephalopathy-syndrome-rpls-in-a-psoriasis-patient-treated-with-ustekinumab
#9
Lauren Dickson, Alan Menter
The use of monoclonal antibodies against interleukin (IL)-12 and -23, such as ustekinumab, has considerably reduced the disease burden in many patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is a neurologic disorder that has been documented with increased frequency with the use of systemic and biologic agents. We report a case of a 58-year-old man with psoriasis who presented with confusion and memory difficulties after being on treatment with ustekinumab for over six years...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273375/characteristics-of-patients-receiving-ustekinumab-compared-with-secukinumab-for-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-nationwide-results-from-the-dermbio-registry
#10
A Egeberg, L Iversen, R Gniadecki, L Hvid, T N Dam, L E Bryld, L Skov
BACKGROUND: While safety and efficacy of ustekinumab and secukinumab, monoclonal antibodies approved for psoriasis, are described in clinical trials, data on their real-life application are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We compared the characteristics of patients initiating first-time treatment with secukinumab or ustekinumab. METHODS: All Danish patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis treated with biologics are recorded in the nationwide DERMBIO registry...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240404/etanercept-adalimumab-and-ustekinumab-in-psoriasis-analysis-of-209-treatment-series-in-austria
#11
Leo Richter, Igor Vujic, Alma Sesti, Babak Monshi, Martina Sanlorenzo, Christian Posch, Klemens Rappersberger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Widely used in the treatment of psoriasis, biologics have been tested in numerous clinical trials. However, drug efficacies and adverse events (AEs) may differ in 'real-world' patients as they do not undergo as rigorous selection and monitoring. Our objective was to examine drug survival, efficacy, and AEs (quality, time of onset) in 'real-world' psoriasis patients treated with etanercept, adalimumab, and ustekinumab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective data analysis (Jan 1, 2004 to Jun 30, 2015) of patients treated at a psoriasis clinic in an Austrian hospital...
March 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230450/characteristics-and-medication-use-of-psoriasis-patients-who-may-or-may-not-qualify-for-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
William Malatestinic, Beth Nordstrom, Jashin J Wu, Orin Goldblum, Kathleen Solotkin, Chen-Yen Lin, Kristin Kistler, Kathy Fraeman, Joseph Johnston, Lcdr Lesley Hawley, Nicholas Sicignano, Andre Araujo
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials impose exclusion criteria that may limit the generalizability of results. OBJECTIVES: To (a) determine the percentage of real-world patients who would qualify for psoriasis randomized controlled trials; (b) ascertain differences between moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients who would be eligible, ineligible, or potentially eligible for clinical trials; and (c) compare their biologic treatment patterns. METHODS: Moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients were identified from the U...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224166/routine-laboratory-parameter-dynamics-and-laboratory-adverse-events-in-psoriasis-patients-on-long-term-treatment-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-ustekinumab
#13
Jochen H Hoffmann, Christian Knoop, Alexander H Enk, Eva N Hadaschik
Only limited data on laboratory parameter dynamics and safety under prolonged biologic treatment in a "real-world" scenario are available for recommendations on screening and monitoring. This study is a retrospective analysis of routine parameter dynamics and laboratory adverse events (LAE) in psoriasis patients on long-term treatment (n = 199) with tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α-antagonists (adalimumab, etanercept), and the interleukin (IL)12/23-antagonist ustekinumab. Overall, neutrophil (PMN) counts (-11%) and triglycerides (+9%) changed considerably...
February 22, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162025/secukinumab-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-an-update
#14
Radomir Reszke, Jacek C Szepietowski
Biological drugs are pharmaceuticals manufactured using biotechnology methods that may target specific cytokines, cytokine receptors or surface molecules, and modulate the immunological response of the organism. Psoriasis is a common cutaneous disease in which biological drugs have been evaluated and widely accepted in clinical practice. Secukinumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting IL-17A which has been extensively researched in clinical trials and registered in treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...
March 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150333/varicella-zoster-virus-meningitis-under-ustekinumab-because-of-plaque-psoriasis
#15
Claudia Stöllberger, Josef Finsterer
Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to the shared p40 subunit of interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, is approved in the USA and Europe for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. There are concerns that biologic treatments like ustekinumab may lead to an increased rate of infections. We report a 77-year-old woman who developed varicella zoster virus meningitis 8 weeks after initiation of ustekinumab therapy because of plaque psoriasis. She presented clinically with sudden onset of fatigue, vertigo, nausea and epileptic seizures...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139054/ustekinumab-for-the-treatment-of-acrodermatitis-continua-of-hallopeau-refractory-to-anti-tnf-agents
#16
Esra Adışen, İlkay Özer, Berkay Temel, Mehmet Ali Gürer
Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) is a variant of pustular psoriasis that is often very difficult to treat. Almost all anti-psoriatic agents have been used in the treatment of ACH. Ustekinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 class, is directed to the shared p40 subunit of cytokines IL-12 and IL-23. Herein, we present our experience of ustekinumab use in a 50-year-old man who was resistant to anti-tumor necrosis factor-α agents. Though initial therapy with ustekinumab achieved a sustained response in our patient, after a seven months of interruption, retreatment resulted in a slower and poorer response than the initial regimen...
January 30, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094756/treatment-modifying-factors-of-biologics-for-psoriatic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-regression
#17
REVIEW
Eric Druyts, Jacqueline B Palmer, Chakrapani Balijepalli, Keith Chan, Mir Sohail Fazeli, Vivian Herrera, Jeroen P Jansen, Jay J H Park, Steve Kanters, Andreas Reimold
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore factors that modify treatment effects of non-conventional biologics versus placebo in patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-regression was conducted. The biologics included etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, certolizumab, ustekinumab, tocilizumab, anakinra, abatacept, rituximab, and secukinumab. Outcomes included American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20 and 50, Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) 75, and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) Physical and Mental Component Summaries (PCS and MCS)...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092212/systemic-medications-used-in-treatment-of-common-dermatological-conditions-safety-profile-with-respect-to-pregnancy-breast-feeding-and-content-in-seminal-fluid
#18
S M Brown, K A Aljefri, R Waas, P J Hampton
Prescribing for pregnant or lactating patients and male patients wishing to father children can be a difficult area for dermatologists. There is a lack of review articles of commonly used systemic medications in dermatology with respect to their effects on developing embryogenesis and their potential transfer across the placenta, in breast milk and in seminal fluid. This paper aims to provide an up to date summary of evidence to better equip dermatologists to inform patients about the effects of systemic medications commonly used in dermatology to treat conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne, on current and future embryogenesis and fertility...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071837/use-of-tnf-inhibitors-and-ustekinumab-for-psoriasis-during-pregnancy-a-patient-series
#19
Tamara Lund, Simon Francis Thomsen
From 2002 to 2016 a total of seven women with severe refractory psoriasis were exposed to the TNF-inhibitors infliximab and adalimumab or to the IL12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab during one or more pregnancies. Maternal, fetal or teratogenic toxicity were not detected during pregnancy and puerperium. All pregnancies were uneventful and resulted in delivery of 10 healthy children in total, one of the women is due February 2017. Postpartum, five of the women were lactating, but none of the women or newborns developed adverse reactions...
January 10, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042732/the-potential-utility-of-tildrakizumab-an-interleukin-23-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
#20
REVIEW
Zenas Z N Yiu, Richard B Warren
The approved biologic therapies are effective for the treatment of psoriasis, but have limitations. Tildrakizumab has a different mechanism of action and is a humanized immunoglobulin G1κ that binds to the p19 subunit of IL23. Areas covered: Phase I, II and III clinical trials investigated the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of tildrakizumab for patients with psoriasis. The mean half-life of tildrakizumab is between 20.2 to 28.2 days. Tildrakizumab achieved a PASI 75 of 66% and 74% at week 16 for the doses of 100 mg and 200 mg respectively in a phase IIb randomised clinical trial (RCT), and PASI 75 of 61%/64% and 62%/66% at week 12 for 100 mg and 200 mg respectively in two phase III RCTs...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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