Tag: "psoriasis" at medical news
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
... andother procedures are available, such as warts, psoriasis
and acne. It found thatmedical procedures were used far less frequently, said Fleischer, associateprofessor of dermatology at Wake Forest. . "We wanted to see if it's just 'greedy doctors' charging for proceduresbecause they can," he said. "...
Stress may increase susceptibility to infectious disease
... inflammatorybowel disease, psoriasis
Patients with severe psoriasis suffer daily, study finds
...teve Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., and othersreported that psoriasis
patients had the second-poorest physical functioni... an earlier study that found the quality of lifeof psoriasis
patients to differ little from the general population. "Previous studies looked only at pati...
New quit strategy offers smokers more pleasure, less risk
...with 11 smokers, Sellers has demonstrated that the psoriasis
drug methoxsalen is a potent enzyme inhibitor, capable of increasing blood levels of nicotine while reducing exhaled carbon monoxide. Little of the drug enters the bloodstream, reducing exposure to internal organs and other body tissue. Sellers cauti...
Wake Forest study shows women suffer from 'gender gap' in treatment of severe psoriasis
...d the most effective medicines for treating severe psoriasis
for women under 50. "We believe this refl...e of the oral medications used for treating severe psoriasis
pose risks to pregnant women," said Fleischer, associate professor of dermatology. "They can cause b...
Schizophrenia drugs linked to increased risk of heart attack
... - one group of glaucoma patients and one group of psoriasis
patients - since both patient types require periodic prescriptions and are not associated with cardiovascular problems. In all, they looked at data taken from over 120,000 patients. "We compared the frequency of cardiac arrest and ventricular ar...
Schizophrenia drugs increase risk of cardiac arrest
...th treated schizophrenia and control patients with psoriasis
or glaucoma. They also compared the cardiac risk of different antipsychotic drugs (thioridazine, haloperidol, risperidone, and clozapine). They found that patients with treated schizophrenia had higher rates of cardiac events than controls. Overall,...
Newly approved psoriasis drug invented and tested at Univ. of Michigan
...oval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of a psoriasis
treatment that was first developed in a U-M Medica...ignificantly ease or clear the painful symptoms of psoriasis
-- relief that continues even after treatment stops. Dermatologist Charles Ellis, M.D., who has no ...
A spoon full of sugar helps inflammation go down
...r the treatment of allergic skin reactions such as psoriasis
and atopic dermatitis. The authors indicate that while a novel drug may still be some way off in terms of an available treatment, inhibition of selectin ligand activity has the potential for efficacy in both preventative and therapeutic applications....
JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003
...*************** IL-15 antibodies to the rescue in psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of th...ration, and monocyte TNF-alpha release. In a human psoriasis
xenograft model, 146B7 reduced the severity of psoriasis, as measured by epidermal thickness, number...
Psoriasis may increase risk for certain cancers
CHICAGO Patients with the skin disease psoriasis
may be at an increased risk for developing lymphom...figuring in some cases. According to the article, psoriasis
affects about 1 percent to 2 percent of the population. Previous research has shown that people with...
Glycerin may help skin disease, study finds
...er products, may help people with diseases such as psoriasis
and non-melanoma skin cancers, that result from abnormal proliferation and maturation of skin cells, and may augment wound-healing. The researchers found glycerol's role in skin cell maturation while studying phospholipase D, an enzyme that converts ...
Alefacept effective in treating patients with psoriasis
CHICAGO Patients with psoriasis
treated with the drug alefacept experienced a redu...nvolved in psoriasis. Skin severely affected by psoriasis
has been observed to have high levels of CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cells (two types of T cells). Previ...
Medication provides effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis
Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis
who were administered the medication efalizumab ex..., and mental well-being. The physical symptoms of psoriasis
adversely affect daily functioning, with the most frequently reported symptoms including scaling, it...
A little stress may go a long way toward boosting skin's immunity
...inflammatory disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
and arthritis. "In many of these diseases, the immune system attacks the body and causes inflammation and other serious problems," Dhabhar said. "Anything that boosts the immune response can cause more damage. But learning how the immune system mobil...
Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep
...Nurses Association, dermatologists and people with psoriasis
join forces to launch Beyond Psoriasis: The Person...nt WASHINGTON, DC February 9, 2004 People with psoriasis
experience a crisis in self-confidence so severe it can darken almost every aspect of life, from the...
HPV in skin of psoriasis patients treated with medication and UV light therapy
CHICAGO Patients with psoriasis
who have been treated with a combination of drug (...s journals. According to the article, treatment of psoriasis
with the drug psorlaen plus ultraviolet A light therapy (PUVA) has been linked with an increased ris...
New study finds even a 'small' amount of psoriasis can negatively impact daily life
...ds that many adults with relatively small areas of psoriasis
on their skin nevertheless report high levels of d...n with their current treatment, and also feel that psoriasis
is a problem in their daily life. In all, an estimated 1.75 million adults in the United States say ...
Multiple factors affect psoriasis treatment compliance
...d issues may influence a patient's compliance with psoriasis
treatment, according to an article in the April is... JAMA/Archives journals. According to the article, psoriasis
is a common, chronic skin disorder that produces significant illness and can significantly effect qu...
FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
...s or older) with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. The psoriasis
indication marks the fifth disease for which ENBREL has received an FDA approval in just over five y...