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Thursday, January 22, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Study shows that regular acetaminophen use may be associated with an increased risk of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and that long-term NSAID use may be associated with an increased risk of PsA.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Study results show patients with psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis are at higher risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, and other adverse cardiovascular events.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of malignant melanoma, with a trend toward more protection with higher intake, according to findings published online Jan. 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For patients with recalcitrant psoriasis associated with episodes of tonsillitis, tonsillectomy may be an option that can result in improvement in psoriasis, according to a review published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Gale Scott
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved secukinumab (Cosentyx/Novartis) for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The European Commission approved the same drug on Jan. 19. Its active ingredient is an antibody that binds to interleukin-17A and interferes with inflammation. The binding prevents that protein from triggering the inflammatory response that results in psoriasis patches.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Study shows ustekinumab more effective at certain doses and in treatment-naïve patients. Several factors associated with diminished treatment response also identified.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By HCPLive staff
A trio of phase 3 trials will evaluate the safety and efficacy of certolizumab pegol evaluated for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Patient satisfaction is high for shared medical appointments for preoperative consultation regarding Mohs micrographic surgery, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By Amy Jacob
According to a recent study, melanoma cells may become resistant to BRAF and MEK inhibitors after an initial tumor regression.
Monday, January 19, 2015
For patients with preexisting hypertriglyceridemia, ω-3 fatty acid (ω-3FA) supplementation stabilizes the expected increase in triglycerides during isotretinoin therapy, according to research published in the January issue of JAMA Dermatology.
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