December 29, 2016

Patients with psoriasis at an increased risk of avascular necrosis

People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of avascular necrosis. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease mediated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Although many chronic inflammatory […]
December 8, 2016

Is an agent used to treat psoriasis aimed at the wrong target?

Coming to a better understanding of how psoriasis treatment works. The antibody ustekinumab is in use for treatment of psoriasis since 2009. It inhibits the underlying […]
October 20, 2016

Psoriasis Relieved with Gel Containing Immusuppressants

A topical gel containing an immunosuppressant could help psoriasis symptoms. A topical gel made of lipospheres with immunosuppressants curcumin and tacrolimus shows deep skin penetration and improvements in psoriatic skin. The […]
July 7, 2016

Global survey reveals 84% of psoriasis patients suffer discrimination, humiliation

A global survey of people with psoriasis reveals discrimination of many of those with this condition. Novartis today released new results from the largest global survey to […]
January 14, 2016

Benefits of Tight Control

Psoriasis, a type of autoimmune disease, afflicts more than 7.5 million Americans, causing itchy or sore patches of thick, reddened skin covered with silvery scales. While […]
November 19, 2015

Autoimmune disease + shingles = 50% increase in stroke risk 

Psoriasis or other autoimmune conditions make it more dangerous if a person also gets shingles; it ups the chance of a stroke. People who have autoimmune diseases, […]
October 14, 2015

Inflammation Game Changers

Biologic medications, first introduced in the late 1990s, were a game changer for psoriasis. Biologics target elements of the immune system which otherwise lead to inflammation […]