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Combination therapy seems best for relief of psoriasis

Combination therapy seems best for relief of psoriasis. Learn about which therapies work in the best combinations for your psoriasis patients.

Treatments for Plaque Psoriasis

Biosimilars safety performance in psoriasisA study that compares the safety, efficacy and drug survival of biologics to biosimilars, finds that switching to a biosimilar had no significant impact on drug survival or safe
Moderate plaque psoriasis may resolve with apremilastWhile there are biologics and systemic agents designed to control the severe form of plaque psoriasis, few treatments work as well in moderate plaque psoriasis. Apremilast may be a game changer.
When flushing is more than embarrassmentAcute or irregular flushing may signal a more serious health condition, say researchers who list 14 questions physicians should ask patients complaining about unusual flushing.
Is it skin psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis?A small study shows that ultrasound may be a viable diagnostic tool to determine whether patients have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, Italian researchers report.
Changing perception increases medication adherenceFear associated with perceived pain from injectable biologics has been shown to be successfully addressed by employing anchoring bias interventions, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
Test may reduce the need for liver biopsies in psoriasisA JAMA Dermatology study raises the possibility of adopting the NASH FibroSure test to detect hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients and minimize the number of liver biopsies.
FDA clears new drug application for topical psoriasis treatmentThe Food and Drug Administration accepted a new drug application for IDP-118 lotion (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene, Ortho Dermatologics), for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis.
A noteworthy margin of error in psoriasis?Dermatologists need to be aware of margin of error and related issues that can affect the results of biosimilar clinical trials, a study shows.
Study characterizes safety of pediatric psoriasis treatmentsA retrospective review of pediatric patients treated for psoriasis with systemic agents provides much needed insight about the safety and tolerability of these medications.
Psoriasis patient point of view
Psoriasis patient point of viewSurvey highlights the challenges of controlling psoriasis flares.