Tag: psoriasis

Novel combination therapy promotes wound healing

By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control treatments. Results from the combination therapy, which was tested in mice, were published online today in Advances in Wound Care. “Not only did

People with Psoriasis More Likely to Develop Certain Gut Disorders

People with psoriasis may be at greater risk of developing certain gut disorders, a new study finds. The research discovered that people with psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition, were about two times more likely to develop the gut disorders Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis compared to people in the general population. Both Crohn's disease and

Halobetasol Propionate Lotion Shows Efficacy for Tx of Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 — Halobetasol propionate 0.01 percent lotion (BRYHALI Lotion) appears safe and effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to the results of two phase 3 trials published in the October issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Lawrence J. Green, M.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

TYK2 Inhibitor Clears Psoriasis Over 12 Weeks

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 — Selective inhibition of TYK2 with the oral agent BMS-986165 at doses of 3 mg daily and higher results in greater clearing of psoriasis versus placebo over 12 weeks, according to a phase 2 study published in the Oct. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Kim Papp, M.D.,

Gut bacteria and psoriasis: Can probiotics help?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, which means that it causes the immune system to mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Probiotics help to maintain a good balance of healthful gut bacteria. Researchers believe that probiotics can have a positive impact on controlling, and even preventing, chronic inflammation caused by psoriasis. This article will look at the evidence

Alternative medicines may aid in the treatment of psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Some complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) may be helpful in the treatment of psoriasis, according to a review published online Sept. 5 in JAMA Dermatology. A. Caresse Gamret, from the University of Miami, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify studies evaluating all documented CAM psoriasis interventions. Included interventions had more than one

Plaque psoriasis: Pictures, symptoms, and severity

These scaly patches often form on the elbows, knees, and scalp, and they may last for weeks, months, or years. It is important that people with psoriasis can identify this condition. Knowing what psoriasis looks like can help people get an accurate diagnosis and prevent them from confusing it with an infection or another severe

New insights into what drives organ transplant rejection: Subset of cells appear to trigger rejection of skin grafts; pre-treating organs could have positive implications for face transplants

When it comes to transplant rejection, some organs are far trickier than others. Some transplantable organs, such as the liver, are readily accepted by the recipient’s immune system, rarely triggering an immune response and rejection. But the skin is a very different matter: Skin grafts have a high rate of rejection for unknown reasons. Investigators

Psoriasis treated with compound derived from immune cells

A compound derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The compound suppresses an inflammatory pathway that is overactive in many autoimmune diseases, suggesting that it may be effective against multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis,