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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Physical Trauma Associated With Onset of Psoriatic Arthritis Among Psoriasis Patients

June 11, 2015 — The results of a large population study showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, particularly when the trauma involved bone ... read more

Review Article Estimates Annual US Cost of Psoriasis in 2013

Jan. 7, 2015 — The annual US cost of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, was estimated to be between $112 billion and $135 billion in 2013, according to a review ... read more

Dendritic Cells Affect Onset, Progress of Psoriasis

Sep. 12, 2014 — Different types of dendritic cells in human skin have assorted functions in the early and more advanced stages of psoriasis report researchers. The scientists suggest that new strategies to regulate ... read more

Proactive Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy Could Prolong Effectiveness

Sep. 11, 2014 — Proactive monitoring and dose adjustment of infliximab, a medication commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), could improve a patient’s chances of having a long-term successful ... read more

Reducing Stress May Help Lead to Clearer Skin

Aug. 7, 2014 — Anyone who’s had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory ... read more

Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Need Better Screening, Warns Panel of Experts

July 23, 2014 — Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people worldwide suffering from the condition. Psoriatic arthritis ... read more

Regulating the Regulators: Degradation Key to Activity of miR-21 oncomiR

July 21, 2014 — In recent years, the function of short strands of RNA, called microRNAs, has become a focus of intense research. MicroRNAs are small RNAs that regulate genes by selectively silencing their target ... read more

New Psoriasis Drug Shows Potential

July 16, 2014 — Secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment, a new study concludes. Affecting more than 3 percent of people in the United States, psoriasis can go beyond the physical and also affect ... read more

Distinguishing Psoriasis from Eczema: New Diagnostic Test

July 10, 2014 — In some patients, the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema are similar in appearance. Up to now, dermatologists have therefore had to base their decision on which treatment should ... read more

Hypertension, Antihypertension Medication, Risk of Psoriasis

July 2, 2014 — Women with long-term high blood pressure appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis, and long-term use of beta (²)-blocker medication to treat hypertension may also increase ... read more

Stimulating a Protein in Skin Cells Could Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

June 5, 2014 — Environmental contaminants can trigger psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, and it is thought that a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, which senses environmental toxins, could play a ... read more

GPs Need Better Training to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Psoriasis

May 1, 2014 — GPs need enhanced training to help them to manage patients with the complex, long term condition psoriasis, a study concludes. Psoriasis can affect anyone, but often it is a hidden condition. The ... read more

New Strategies for the Treatment of Psoriasis

Feb. 27, 2014 — Almost 10 years ago, scientists developed genetically modified mice showing symptoms very reminiscent to psoriasis. The researchers decided to use this mouse model to study the underlying molecular ... read more

Dermatologists Prescribe Steroids for Psoriasis Management, Despite Guidelines That Discourage Use

Feb. 20, 2014 — A new study indicates that systemic corticosteroids are prescribed by dermatologists even though expert guidelines discourage their use for psoriasis treatment. Researchers found that systemic ... read more

Feb. 16, 2014 — Itchy, painful rashes -- such as those that occur with psoriasis -- are uncomfortable, but at least they fade when the flare-up subsides. Mostly. Evidence often remains in the form of dark, ... read more

New Target for Psoriasis Treatment Discovered

Feb. 12, 2014 — Researchers have identified a new gene (PIM1), which could be an effective target for innovative treatments and therapies for the human autoimmune disease, ... read more

Dec. 5, 2013 — A new study identifies the BTLA inhibitory receptor as a key factor in limiting inflammatory responses, particularly in skin. The research has important implications for psoriasis drug development. ... read more

Topical Treatment for Psoriasis Targets Deeper Layers of the Skin, Improves Healing

Nov. 14, 2013 — A novel combination anti-psoriasis therapy has potential for superior and longer-lasting therapeutic effects than current topical treatments by targeting genetic abnormalities in deeper layers of the ... read more

Contribution of Coding Variants to Psoriasis Much Smaller Than Thought

Nov. 10, 2013 — Coding variants in immune disease-related genes play only a small part in the overall genetic risk for psoriasis, according to a new ... read more

Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Oct. 15, 2013 — Moderate to severe psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease independent of traditional risk factors, such as diabetes and heart disease, finds a ... read more

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