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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

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

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

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

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

New Psoriasis Drug Is More Effective Than Current Treatment

July 8, 2015 — A phase II clinical trial shows that a new psoriasis drug called guselkumab has greater efficacy than the current standard of care for the chronic skin condition. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated ... read more

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

New Drug Can Clear All Psoriasis Symptoms

June 10, 2015 — A new psoriasis drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of treatment and over 90 percent showing ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — Many patients suffering from psoriasis showed significant recovery after just a single dose of an experimental treatment with a human antibody that blocks an immune signaling protein crucial to the ... read more

Marshaling the Body's Own Weapons Against Psoriasis

Feb. 26, 2015 — A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes: IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The ... read more

Researchers Find Gene That Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Feb. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever ... read more

Proteins Likely to Trigger Psoriasis Identified

Jan. 21, 2015 — Scientists have taken a huge leap toward identifying root causes of psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition affecting 125 million people around the world. Of the roughly 50,000 proteins in the ... 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

Dec. 2, 2014 — Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis may result from abnormal activation of cell death pathways previously believed to suppress inflammation, a surprise finding that could help to develop new ... read more

Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Benefit Younger People With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nov. 16, 2014 — People age 30 or over with autoimmune, inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory bowel disease, may benefit from vaccinations for the viral ... read more

Lesion-Healing Mechanism in Psoriasis Discovered

Oct. 27, 2014 — The underlying genetic factors that help repair skin lesions caused by psoriasis has been discovered by researchers, which could engender new methods of controlling the lingering condition. "Our ... read more

Psoriasis-Hypertension: Researchers Zero in on Link

Oct. 15, 2014 — Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research. Through a cross-sectional study using information collected from a medical ... 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

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