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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Inflammatory Disease Trigger Revealed

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule released by dying cells triggers inflammation during necroptosis, a recently described form of cell death linked to inflammatory disease. The ... read more

Why Thick Skin Develops on Our Palms and Soles, and Its Links to Cancer

Feb. 1, 2017 — Foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), report ... read more

Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

Sep. 20, 2016 — There aren't any effective treatments for the disease with the hard-to-pronounce-name, ichthyosis. The rare and perplexing genetic disease causes skin to be disfigured by redness and dark scales ... read more

Comparing Coronary Artery Calcium Scores in Patients With Psoriasis, Diabetes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Assessing coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a measure of the severity of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and a cornerstone for screening for risk of future cardiac events. The inflammatory skin ... read more

Plaque Psoriasis Patients Find Many Treatments, but Few Satisfied With Their Current Plan

Aug. 16, 2016 — A new national survey in the United States of nearly 600 individuals with psoriasis, reveals that although patients have numerous treatment options, they have difficulty finding treatment plans that ... read more

Combining Biologic and Phototherapy Treatments for Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis

Aug. 10, 2016 — Although the efficacy and safety of biologic and phototherapeutic treatments in treating moderate-to-severe psoriasis are well known, not all patients respond well to monotherapy and may require a ... read more

Scientists Identify an Essential Role of the Immune Receptor CD69 in Psoriasis

July 5, 2016 — The findings of the study suggest that CD69 might also participate in other inflammatory diseases such as ... read more

New Comorbidity Tool Predicts Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Psoriatic Arthriti

June 9, 2016 — New comorbidity tool predicts risk of hospitalisation and premature death in psoriatic ... read more

Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms That Lead to Psoriasis

May 25, 2016 — Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects some 125 million people worldwide. It is characterized by itchy, scaly skin plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is unclear. But mounting ... read more

Psoriasis Associated With Diabetes, BMI, Obesity in Danish Twin Study

Apr. 27, 2016 — The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common ... read more

Medicare Patients Have Low Adherence to Biologic Drug Therapy for Psoriasis

Apr. 25, 2016 — About half of Medicare patients who start taking biologic therapies for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis stop within a year, according to a new study. Previous studies have found similar results ... read more

Research Opens New Treatment Strategies for Specific Form of Psoriasis

Apr. 25, 2016 — Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease that is characterized by patches of abnormal and inflamed skin. It is generally thought to have a genetic origin, which can be further triggered by ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL-17 acts as a 'messenger' between the skin and the bones. IL-17 ... read more

Medication for Moms-to-Be: Managing Skin Conditions in Pregnancy

Mar. 4, 2016 — While pregnant women with chronic skin conditions may fear that treating these conditions could compromise their baby’s health, a board-certified dermatologist can develop safe and effective ... read more

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events, Death

Feb. 17, 2016 — Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by painful abscesses that develop in areas where there are large numbers of sweat glands. The disease has been associated ... read more

Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment

Feb. 4, 2016 — Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers. The results suggest that ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Age plays a huge role when it comes to patients’ access to psoriasis treatment, research shows. Researchers who have examined if patients of varying ages have the same access to the most efficient ... read more

Psoriasis Treatment: Implant Acts as a Countermeasure

Dec. 16, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new, more complex type of genetic circuit, which has enabled them to successfully treat psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, in the mouse ... read more

Study Points to Barriers to Biologic Treatments for Some Patients With Psoriasis

Dec. 8, 2015 — In the first known study to examine the prevalence and treatment of psoriasis in older Americans, experts have found that black patients receiving Medicare are less likely to receive biologic ... read more

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms Curbed by Bariatric Surgery

Nov. 8, 2015 — Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms were significantly lessened in patients who underwent bariatric -- or weight loss -- surgery, according to researchers. According to the study's ... read more

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