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Psoriasis Severity Escalates Risk for Aortic Aneurysm
While it has been known for some time that psoriasis patients are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities, new research has shown that these patients also have a higher risk of developing aortic aneurysms.
Many psoriasis patients wish they were better informed of the significant impact their skin condition would have on their physical and mental health, according to results from Psoriasis in America 2016, a Health Union national survey.
Children suffering from generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), who haven’t been responding favorably to traditional therapies, can potentially benefit from biologics treatment.
This most recent trial of the investigational agent E6005 follows on a previous study that evidenced benefit in adult patients.
Whether applied to skin that is presoaked or dry, there is no difference in the effectiveness of topical corticosteroids in treating atopic dermatitis, according to a new controlled comparison study in children.
Patients afflicted with severe psoriasis may be at higher risk for chronic pancreatitis (CP).
Analysis of data from 2 large trials finds that cutoffs used to separate different “disease activity states” on the Disease Activity index for Psoriatic Arthritis (DAPSA) are valid. Different disease activity states are associated with different degrees of functional impairment and joint damage progression.
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, who served as FDA Commissioner and CMS Administrator, will be the keynote speaker at the fall meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, presented by The American Journal of Managed Care. The meeting will be October 20-21, 2016, in Philadelphia.
John D. Reveille, MD, and Philip J. Mease, MD, provide insight on the guidelines for IL-17 inhibition in ankylosing spondylitis, as well as emerging agents and ongoing studies in spondyloarthritis.

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