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Sylvia Hsu, Kim Alexander Papp, Mark G Lebwohl, Jerry Bagel, Andrew Blauvelt, Kristina Callis Duffin, Jeffrey Crowley, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Steven R Feldman, David F Fiorentino, Joel M Gelfand, Alice B Gottlieb, Carmen Jacobsen, Robert E Kalb, Arthur Kavanaugh, Neil J Korman, Gerald G Krueger, Melissa A Michelon, Warwick Morison, Christopher T Ritchlin, Linda Stein Gold, Stephen P Stone, Bruce E Strober, Abby S Van Voorhees, Stefan C Weiss, Karolyn Wanat, Bruce F Bebo
The Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis were reviewed by the entire National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board and updated to include newly approved agents such as ustekinumab and to reflect practice patterns in the United States, where the excimer laser is approved for psoriasis treatment. Management of psoriasis in special populations is discussed. In the updated guidelines, we include sections on children, pregnant patients or pregnant partners of patients, nursing mothers, the elderly, patients with hepatitis B or C virus infections, human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, and patients with malignant neoplasms, as well as sections on tumor necrosis factor blockers, elective surgery, and vaccinations...
January 2012: Archives of Dermatology
L Naldi, A Conti, S Cazzaniga, A Patrizi, M Pazzaglia, A Lanzoni, L Veneziano, G Pellacani
BACKGROUND: Increased body mass index and weight gain are risk factors for psoriasis, and the prevalence of obesity in patients with psoriasis is higher than in the general population. Limited data exist regarding the role of diet in psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a dietary intervention combined with physical exercise for weight loss on improving psoriasis in overweight or obese patients. METHODS: This study included 303 overweight or obese patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis who did not achieve clearance after 4 weeks of continuous systemic treatment...
March 2014: British Journal of Dermatology
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