Navigation Links
American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines for the Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Date:5/21/2008

leviated with biologics, and they also are credited with helping improve a patient's quality of life.

Research shows that the activation of T-cells, a type of white blood cell, is the key immune system trigger in the development of psoriasis. Once activated, these cells release cytokines -- chemicals used by the immune system to communicate messages. In psoriasis patients, these cytokines signal skin cells to reproduce and mature at an accelerated rate, which cause other reactions that lead to the formation of psoriatic lesions. Biologics are designed to target the precise immune responses involved with psoriasis, thereby controlling the condition and reducing the risk of future flare-ups.

Currently, five biologic agents are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of psoriasis and three of these five are approved for psoriatic arthritis. Because biologic therapies target the immune system, the guidelines stress that it is important to use all approaches to prevent infection, including vaccinations. However, once biologic therapy has begun, patients should avoid vaccinations with live vaccines under all circumstances, including live-attenuated vaccines -- such as intra-nasal influenza and the herpes zoster vaccine and consult their dermatologist before receiving a vaccination of any kind. Patients also need to be periodically re-evaluated by their dermatologist for the development of new symptoms, including infections and potential cancers.

"Regardless of the therapy that is used to treat psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, patients need to be in constant contact with their dermatologists to report any unusual side effects or fluctuations in their condition that may require an adjustment in their medications or indicate the onset of psoriatic arthritis or another secondary medical condition," said Dr. Hanke. "These guidelines should help further the understanding of the current psoriasis therapies and help enhance
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Number One Among Medicaid Health Plans in Michigan for Access to Medications for African Americans
2. Together Rx Access(R) Program Enrolls More Than 1.5 Million Americans Without Prescription Drug Coverage
3. 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session Highlights Emerging Scientific Advancements
4. New Survey Reveals Hispanic-Americans Are Taking Steps to Better Understand and Manage GERD
5. American Heart Association Ranks Americas Most Heart Friendly Cities for Women
6. AUDIO from Medialink, Oral Health America & Philips Sonicare: National Smile Month - Giving Americans Something to Smile About Survey Reveals State of Americans Oral Health
7. American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD
8. IDM Pharma Announces Presentations at 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
9. Abbott to Present Data on Novel Cancer Treatments at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
10. Statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, On the Government Accountability Offices (GAO) Nursing Home Oversight Report
11. American Red Cross Vindicated in J&J Lawsuit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period starting ... Research (AIR) finds that three out of four Americans are ... percent say they are not likely or only somewhat likely ... , The AIR survey found wide gaps in Americans’ health ... how much they owe for a routine doctor’s visit. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Cheap Hosting USA is among the most distinguished review ... that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the best cheap ... , “iPower is one of the most reliable hosting ... of useful products for new and old clients. What’s ... and a number of features which will appeal to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Losing Weight Your Body’s Way ... staring you in the face, it certainly can be difficult ... your body an extra favor by doing it the healthy ... diets. Instead, listen to your body, exercise regularly, and choose ... essential to losing weight; you need to exercise more and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Lintelus, Inc., an event ... President of Sales, will be speaking on the subject ... Expo on October 28, at the Holiday Inn in ... booth as well as a Tech Demo at 12:45pm, ... create a more engaging event experience. , The Annual ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Akeso Biomedical, Inc. , a privately ... bacterial infections, microbial biofilms, and chronic wounds, announced that ... directors. , Dr. Sinskey is a ... Institute of Technology, or MIT. He has been a ... also holds positions as Co-Director of the Malaysia-MIT Biotechnology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2
... length ratio (2D:4D) is a trait known for its ... fourth digits; in women, these fingers tend to be ... intriguing hormonal connections, including higher prenatal testosterone levels, lower ... this ratio has also been linked to athletic and ...
... 2, 2008) Athanasios Zavras began receiving messages from ... osteoporosis meds to bone death in the jaw. A ... taking these drugs to postpone dental work, fearing that ... Thats when Zavras, an associate professor in the Harvard ...
... Adverse drug events are more common in older adults ... differently by these drugs than their younger counterparts. A ... clinicians, published in American Family Physician, summarizes steps that ... overuse, misuse, and underuse of medication in older adults. ...
... testosterone levels who received testosterone supplementation increased lean body mass ... no improvement in mobility or cognition compared with men who ... the January 2 issue of JAMA. , Male aging ... levels of testosterone, occurring to a greater extent in some ...
... Catathrenia, or sleep related groaning, is an uncommon ... successfully treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according ... of the journal SLEEP. , The study, authored by ... consecutive female patients between the ages of 20 and ...
... Forest University Baptist Medical Center suggests that a three-drug ... glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a type of brain tumor with ... been developed, and the team is working on the ... cells and spare healthy brain., Waldemar Debinski, M.D., Ph.D., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio 2Health News:The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio 3Health News:Oral osteoporosis meds appear to reduce the risk of jaw degradation 2Health News:Tips to prevent adverse drug events in older adults 2Health News:Tips to prevent adverse drug events in older adults 3Health News:Testosterone supplementation for older men appears to have limited benefit 2Health News:New study in the journal Sleep finds that catathrenia can be successfully treated with CPAP 2Health News:New study in the journal Sleep finds that catathrenia can be successfully treated with CPAP 3Health News:Research suggests new treatment suitable for all patients 2Health News:Research suggests new treatment suitable for all patients 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... Calif. , Oct 22, 2014 Antigen ... Irvine, California , announced the receipt of ... Business Innovation Research award (SBIR) from the National Institute of Dental ... fund the development of a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, ... HIV-1 and HIV-2 subtypes and aid in the development ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 AVACEN Medical announced ... received 510 (k) OTC clearance by the U.S. Food ... to be marketed over the Internet for: the ... spasms; and minor strains and sprains . ... AVACEN 100 (MSRP $2495) is a sophisticated medical device ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... DIEGO , Oct. 21, 2014   ... today the latest genomics research centers to purchase ... Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH ... Sequencing Center). Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive view ... next generation sequencing (NGS) does not deliver the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3
... Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ), a medical device company ... for the spine, announced today that Kevin O,Boyle, Chief ... the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference at The Waldorf ... November 3, 2009. , A live webcast of the ...
... your stomach, relieve your wallet , YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. ... us may suffer from occasional heartburn, a new Best Buy Drugs ... don,t need an expensive drug like Nexium, the "purple pill," for ... to identify "Best Buys" based on safety, effectiveness, and price for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NuVasive to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference 2NuVasive to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference 3Consumer Reports Health: Americans With Heartburn Paying Too Much Green For Nexium's 'Purple Pill' 2Consumer Reports Health: Americans With Heartburn Paying Too Much Green For Nexium's 'Purple Pill' 3
System, English (Continental cord), 230 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
Xenon technology achieves a higher efficiency than halogen light sources. Consequently they provide more light....
The 300W effective dual light source has quality xenon performance....
Medicine Products: