Gap Remains in Identifying Patients With Psoriasis Likely to Develop Psoriatic Arthritis

May 29th 2020, 1:51am


Despite some clues, scientists don’t yet understand which patients with psoriasis are likely to eventually develop psoriatic arthritis; solving that riddle could have major impacts on patient care.

Psoriatic Arthritis Leads to Higher Costs, Absenteeism, Studies Say

May 23rd 2020, 9:11pm


Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis both place a significant economic burden on patients, but a new analysis shows the burden on people with the former is significantly higher.

Sociodemographic Factors Influence Outcomes Among Patients With Psoriasis

May 22nd 2020, 9:56pm


A patient’s sex, disease duration, and residence were the most common sociodemographic factors shown to affect illness acceptance, life satisfaction, sense of stigmatization, and quality of life among those who have psoriasis, according to the results of a recent study.

Virtual ISPOR Panel to Examine Next Steps in Value Assessment

May 18th 2020, 12:20am


Two of the panelists appearing during the Virtual ISPOR 2020 meeting preview what's needed in improving value assessment: Lou Garrison, PhD, of the University of Washington, and Leah Howard, JD, of the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Case Report Describes Immunotherapy for Patient With Psoriasis, HIV-Negative Kaposi Sarcoma

May 16th 2020, 8:59pm


Some oncologists refrain from prescribing checkpoint immunotherapy in patients with Kaposi sarcoma who also have psoriasis or other skin conditions. A new case report says the therapy can be successfully completed while still controlling the skin condition.

Platelet Abnormalities Play Role in CVD in Patients With Psoriasis, Report Says

May 15th 2020, 7:13pm


Platelet function may aid in determining disease severity for patients with psoriasis who are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increased inflammation, a review notes.

Psoriasis Guidelines From AAD, NPF Spotlight Comorbidities

May 8th 2020, 7:35pm


Guidelines created by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) address care management and treatment options for patients with psoriasis in relation to the increased risk of developing inflammatory, cardiovascular, and metabolic conditions.

Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis, Study Finds

May 1st 2020, 5:00pm


A new review article finds patients who suffer from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), though the exact reasons for the linkage are not yet clear.

Apparent Links Emerging Among Psoriatic Arthritis, Depression, and Inflammation

April 30th 2020, 1:00pm


Investigators still have a lot to learn about the links among psoriatic arthritis, inflammation, and depression, but a growing body of evidence suggests significant interplay.

Psoriasis Research Raising New Questions, Including Role of Microbiome

April 25th 2020, 7:00pm


A range of new research is helping scientists better understand psoriasis while also raising new questions. One approach is looking at how the gut microbiome affects the disease.