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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927336


OBJECTIVE@#To observe the effect of moxibustion on skin lesions and immune inflammatory response in psoriasis mice, and to explore the possible mechanism of moxibustion for psoriasis.@*METHODS@#A total of 32 male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a medication group, 8 mice in each group. Psoriasis model was induced by applying 5% imiquimod cream on the back for 7 days in the model group, the moxibustion group and the medication group. At the same time of model establishment, the moxibustion group was treated with suspension moxibustion on skin lesions on the back, 20 min each time, once a day; the medication group was treated with 1 mg/kg methotrexate tablet solution by gavage, once a day. Both groups were intervened for 7 days. The daily changes of skin lesions were observed, and the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score was evaluated; the histopathological changes of skin lesions were observed by HE staining; the positive expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and T lymphocyte surface marker CD3 were detected by immunohistochemistry; the expression level of serum interleukin (IL) -17A was detected by ELISA, and the relative expressions of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), IL-1β and IL-6 mRNA in skin lesions were detected by real-time PCR.@*RESULTS@#The increased and hypertrophy scale, dry skin, red and swollen epidermis and obvious infiltration were observed in the model group, and each score and total score of PASI were higher than those in the normal group (P<0.01). The scale score, infiltration score, and total score of PASI in the moxibustion group were lower than those in the model group (P<0.01); the infiltration score and total score of PASI in the medication group were lower than those in the model group (P<0.01, P<0.05). The inflammatory cell infiltration in the model group was obvious, and the thickness of epidermal layer was increased compared with that in the normal group (P<0.01); the inflammatory cell infiltration and Munro micro abscess were decreased in the moxibustion group and the medication group, and the thickness of epidermal layer was decreased compared with that in the model group (P<0.01). Compared with the normal group, the positive cell number of PCNA and T was increased (P<0.01), and the body mass was decreased, and the spleen index was increased (P<0.01), and the expression of serum IL-17A and the relative expression of TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 mRNA in the skin lesions was increased in the model group (P<0.01). Compared with the model group, the positive cell number of PCNA and T was reduced (P<0.01), and the spleen index and the relative expression of TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 mRNA were reduced (P<0.01) in the moxibustion group and the medication group; the body mass of mice in the moxibustion group was higher than that in the model group (P<0.01); the content of serum IL-17A in the medication group was lower than that in the model group (P<0.01); the relative expression of TNF-α, IL-1β mRNA in the moxibustion group was higher than that in the medication group (P<0.01).@*CONCLUSION@#Moxibustion could effectively improve the scale and infiltration of skin lesions in psoriasis mice. Its mechanism may be related to inhibiting inflammatory response and regulating immunity.

Animals , Imiquimod , Male , Mice , Moxibustion , Psoriasis/therapy , Skin , Spleen , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/genetics
Rev. habanera cienc. méd ; 20(5): e4296, 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1352071


Introducción: La fundación del Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria, el 25 de abril de 1986, como resultado de la repercusión internacional por el nuevo método cubano del tratamiento del vitiligo con un medicamento obtenido de la placenta humana, descubierto por el doctor Carlos Manuel Miyares Cao, favoreció el desarrollo de las Ciencias Médicas en Cuba. Institución de prestigio, que arribó este 2021 a su Aniversario 35, y que ha obtenido un gran impacto en la salud y calidad de vida de personas con enfermedades dermatológicas como vitiligo, psoriasis y alopecia. Objetivo: Conocedores de la importancia de salvaguardar los hitos históricos como elementos imprescindibles en la trayectoria científico-social de una institución, nos propusimos exponer los componentes fundamentales que conforman este Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria e incentivar a las nuevas generaciones para continuar la labor investigativa que realiza este y la necesidad de preservar su historia. Material y Métodos: Se realizó una investigación histórico-bibliográfica de los documentos compilados que se conservan en la Biblioteca del Centro para poder fundamentar este artículo. Desarrollo: Se incluyen los aspectos esenciales que avalan la historia del Centro y la imbricación científico-social-humana en este del Dr. Carlos Manuel Miyares Cao. Conclusiones: Históricamente ofrecer toda la trayectoria de este Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria y su significación e importancia para la Ciencia Cubana, así como transmitir a especialistas, médicos y, en general, trabajadores de la salud, su destacada labor en la recuperación de graves enfermedades que aquejan a la población mundial(AU)

Introduction: As a result of the international repercussion of a new Cuban method for treating vitiligo with a drug obtained from human placenta, discovered by Dr. Carlos Manuel Miyares Cao, the Placental Histotherapy Center was founded on April 25, 1986 to support the development of Medical Sciences in Cuba. This prestigious institution, which arrived to its 35th Anniversary this year, has made a significant impact on the health and quality of life of people with dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, psoriasis and alopecia. Objective: Knowing the importance of safeguarding historical milestones as essential elements in the scientific and social trajectory of an institution, we intend to present the fundamental components that make up the Placental Histotherapy Center as well as to encourage new generations to continue the research work carried out in this center and the need to preserve its history. Material and Methods: A historical and bibliographical investigation of the documents preserved in the Library of the Center was carried out to base this article. Development: The essential aspects that support the history of the Center as well as the scientific, social and human involvement of Dr. Carlos Manuel Miyares Cao in this process are included. Conclusions: Our objective is to offer the entire trajectory of the Placental Histotherapy Center and its significance and importance for Cuban Science from a historical perspective as well as to inform specialists, doctors, and health workers in general about its outstanding work related to the recovery from serious diseases that afflict the world's population(AU)

Humans , Psoriasis/therapy , Vitiligo/therapy , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Placental Extracts/therapeutic use , Research/history , Health Personnel
An. bras. dermatol ; 96(4): 397-407, July-Aug. 2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285091


Abstract Of all the therapeutic options available in Dermatology, few of them have the history, effectiveness, and safety of phototherapy. Heliotherapy, NB-UVB, PUVA, and UVA1 are currently the most common types of phototherapy used. Although psoriasis is the most frequent indication, it is used for atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and cutaneous sclerosis, among others. Before indicating phototherapy, a complete patient assessment should be performed. Possible contraindications should be actively searched for and it is essential to assess whether the patient can come to the treatment center at least twice a week. One of the main method limitations is the difficulty that patients have to attend the sessions. This therapy usually occurs in association with other treatments: topical or systemic medications. Maintaining the regular monitoring of the patient is essential to identify and treat possible adverse effects. Phototherapy is recognized for its benefits and should be considered whenever possible.

Humans , Psoriasis/therapy , Ultraviolet Therapy , Vitiligo/therapy , Phototherapy , Skin Neoplasms , Treatment Outcome
An. bras. dermatol ; 96(3): 295-300, May-June 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285052


Abstract Background: Psoriasis is a chronic disease that derives great costs to the health care system. In Colombia, due to deficiencies in this system, patients are more likely to incur in out-of-pocket expenses; money that has never been quantified in this country. Objectives: To quantify out-of-pocket expenses and to analyze their relation to patients' clinical and labor characteristics in a cohort of psoriatic patients. Methods: A single-center, cross-sectional study was performed, evaluating psoriasis patients. Results: A total of 100 psoriasis patients were analyzed. We identified that patients with higher dermatology life quality index and in phototherapy treatment were the ones that had higher out-of-pocket costs (p = 0.006 and 0.005, respectively). We found no correlation between out-of-pocket costs and occupational status, psoriasis area severity index or other types of treatment. The largest amount of money was used to buy medications and bus transportation with a maximum up to 440.50 and 528.60 USD, respectively. Among the 100 participants the total expense was 11131.90 USD in a 6-month period. Study limitations: Lack of measurement of the labor productivity and labor absenteeism secondary to sick leave. Conclusion: Out-of-pocket costs are similar with what was shown in previous studies. We found statistically significant differences for the DLQI in comparison with out-of-pocket expenses, regardless of the PASI level. Phototherapy treatment also had statistically significant differences in relationship with out-of-pocket expenses, when compared to other treatments, because it requires higher expenses in transportation, copayments, and alimentation during appointment assistance.

Humans , Psoriasis/therapy , Dermatology , Outpatients , Quality of Life , Referral and Consultation , Severity of Illness Index , Cross-Sectional Studies , Health Expenditures , Colombia
Rev. cuba. med. gen. integr ; 37(1): e1326, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1280308


Introducción: La Medicina Natural y Tradicional constituye hoy en día una necesidad, no como opción terapéutica, sino por su valor intrínseco, al tratar al paciente de forma holística, además de su inocuidad y bajo costo. Objetivo: Evaluar la evolución clínica en pacientes tratados con Esencias florales de Bach y costo del tratamiento. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de evaluación de la evolución de pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de Psoriasis, Vitíligo y Liquen plano, los cuales fueron tratados con Esencias florales de Bach en el período de marzo del 2016 a marzo del 2018, en Consulta Multidisciplinaria Dermatología- Medicina Natural Tradicional- Psicología, del Policlínico Docente Héroes del Moncada; del municipio de Cárdenas, Matanzas. Los datos fueron recopilados y procesados en el software Excel, atendiendo a variables demográficas, se tuvieron en cuenta los criterios de inclusión, exclusión y consentimiento informado de pacientes vírgenes de tratamiento convencional. Las esencias florales utilizadas fueron: Crab Apple, Willow, Verbain, Impatiems, Walnut, Cherry Plum, Sweet Chestnut, Chicory, Clematis, Beech, Star of Bethlehem, While Chestnut y Larch de forma oral y tópica. Resultados: En el sexo femenino predominó el Vitíligo y Psoriasis. La ansiedad estuvo presente en 17 pacientes, en cuanto a la evolución, 14 pacientes asintomáticos y 14 mejorados. El costo de las Esencias florales oral fue gratuito y el tópico muy bajo. Conclusiones: La evolución clínica fue favorable y el costo del tratamiento muy bajo, lo cual demostró la efectividad de la terapia floral en la muestra(AU)

Introduction: Natural and traditional medicine is nowadays a necessity, not as a therapeutic option, but because of its intrinsic value, since it allows to treat the patient holistically, in addition to its innocuousness and low cost. Objective: To assess the clinical evolution and cost of treatment in patients treated with Bach flower essences. Methods: A study was carried out to assess the evolution of patients with a clinical diagnosis of psoriasis, vitiligo and lichen planus, who were treated with Bach flower essences in the period from March 2016 to March 2018, at a multidisciplinary consultation of dermatology, traditional natural medicine and psychology from Héroes del Moncada Teaching Polyclinic in Cárdenas Municipality, Matanzas Province. The data were collected and processed in the EXCEL software, taking into account demographic variables, together with inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as informed consent of patients who had not received any conventional treatment. The flower essences used, orally and topically, were crab apple, willow, verbain, impatiens, walnut, cherry plum, sweet chestnut, chicory, clematis, beech, star of Bethlehem, white chestnut and larch. Results: The female sex predominated in cases of vitiligo and psoriasis. Anxiety was present in seventeen patients. Regarding evolution, fourteen patients were asymptomatic and the same amount achieved improvement. The cost of the oral flower essences was free and that of the topical ones was very low. Conclusions: Clinical evolution was favorable and the cost of treatment was very low, which demonstrated the effectiveness of flower therapy in the sample studied(AU)

Humans , Male , Female , Psoriasis/therapy , Vitiligo/therapy , Clinical Evolution/trends , Flower Essences/therapeutic use , Lichen Planus/therapy
Clin. biomed. res ; 41(4): 313-318, 2021. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1349510


Introdução: Diversas diretrizes enfatizam as vantagens do manejo multidisciplinar no cuidado ao paciente com psoríase (PSO) e artrite psoriásica (PSA). O diagnóstico precoce de PSA se relaciona com melhores desfechos em 5 anos. No entanto, o diagnóstico precoce de PSA ainda é um desafio. Métodos: Estudo transversal retrospectivo de pacientes com diagnóstico prévio ou suspeito de PSO e/ou PSA atendidos em ambulatório conjunto de dermatologia e reumatologia do sul do Brasil de janeiro de 2013 a janeiro de 2017. Resultados: Entre os 55 pacientes previamente diagnosticados com PSO, 30,9% (n = 17) foram diagnosticados com PSA. Alterações do tratamento foram feitas em 58,5% (n = 48) dos pacientes, principalmente devido ao mau controle da pele e das articulações. Os imunobiológicos foram a classe de medicamentos mais comumente iniciada, correspondendo a 35,4% (n = 17) das modificações terapêuticas. O metotrexato foi o segundo medicamento mais comumente iniciado (18,8%, n = 9) ou com modificação da dose ou via de administração (20,8%, n = 10), totalizando 39,6% (n = 19) de modificações terapêuticas. Houve um aumento na proporção de pacientes em uso de tratamento sistêmico (79,3%, n = 65). Conclusão: Este estudo reforça a importância da abordagem multidisciplinar no diagnóstico precoce da PSA e demonstra que a abordagem conjunta entre dermatologia e reumatologia é possível de ser realizada no Brasil, com resultados semelhantes aos reportados na literatura internacional. (AU)

Introduction: Several guidelines emphasize the advantages of multidisciplinary management of patients with psoriasis (PSO) or psoriatic arthritis (PSA). Early diagnosis of PSA is associated with better outcomes in 5 years. However, early diagnosis of PSA remains a challenge. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of patients with previous or suspected diagnosis of PSO and/or PSA treated at a combined dermatology and rheumatology outpatient clinic in southern Brazil from January 2013 to January 2017. Results: Of 55 patients previously diagnosed with PSO, 30.9% (n = 17) were diagnosed with PSA. Changes in treatment were made in 58.5% (n = 48) of patients, mainly due to poor control of cutaneous and articular symptoms. Immunobiological agents were the most commonly prescribed class of drugs, corresponding to 35.4% (n = 17) of changes in medical therapy. Methotrexate was the second most commonly prescribed drug (18.8%; n = 9) and the second drug to undergo most changes in dose or route of administration (20.8%; n = 10), accounting for 39.6% (n = 19) of changes in medical therapy. There was an increase in the number of patients undergoing systemic therapies (79.3%; n = 65). Conclusions: This study reinforces the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the early diagnosis of PSA and demonstrates that a collaborative approach between dermatology and rheumatology is feasible in Brazil, with outcomes similar to those reported in the international literature. (AU)

Patient Care Team , Psoriasis/therapy , Rheumatology , Arthritis, Psoriatic/diagnosis , Dermatology , Ambulatory Care Facilities
Gac. méd. Méx ; 156(5): 454-462, sep.-oct. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249945


Resumen En los últimos años, la introducción de diversos medicamentos biológicos para el tratamiento de la psoriasis ha aumentado considerablemente el arsenal terapéutico del médico, con lo cual se ha logrado un fuerte impacto positivo en el control de la enfermedad. Con el fin de proveer de las mejores recomendaciones para el uso de estos biológicos en los pacientes afectados de psoriasis, el grupo mexicano de expertos en psoriasis PSOMEX ha formulado recomendaciones para mejorar la comprensión y el posicionamiento terapéutico de este tipo de medicamentos.

Abstract In recent years, the introduction of a series of biological drugs for the treatment of psoriasis has considerably increased the therapeutic armamentarium of doctors, and thus a strongly positive impact on the control of this condition has been achieved. With the purpose to provide the best recommendations for the use of these biological agents in patients with psoriasis, the Mexican group of psoriasis experts, PSOMEX, has developed recommendations in order to improve the understanding and therapeutic positioning of this type of medications.

Humans , Male , Female , Pregnancy , Psoriasis/therapy , Biological Factors/therapeutic use , Pregnancy Complications/therapy , Societies, Medical , Age Factors , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/antagonists & inhibitors , Mexico
Multimed (Granma) ; 24(supl.1): 266-276, 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, MTYCI | ID: biblio-1282218


Introducción: la psoriasis consiste en trastorno de la proliferación celular epidérmica, caracterizada clínicamente, por una excesiva descamación cutánea y la presencia de lesiones en forma de placas hiperqueratosicas y pruriginosas localizadas en el tronco, las articulaciones y el cuero cabelludo. Presentación de casos: caso 1: paciente femenina de 62 años de edad de procedencia urbana que acude a la consulta de dermatología, presentando proliferación celular epidérmica, con excesiva descamación cutánea y placas hiperqueratosica, pruriginosas localizadas en todo el cuerpo, incluyendo el cuero cabelludo. Caso 2: paciente femenina de 26 años de edad, procedencia rural que acude a la consulta de dermatología de su área de salud, paciente que desde el embarazo comenzó con una lesión eritomatoescamosa en abdomen y luego se generalizo, acompañado de prurito y que a pesar del tratamiento tópico no mejoraba. Discusión: Seguimiento de las pacientes por psoriasis vulgar. Se indicó tratamiento con acupuntura y auto hemoterapia en puntos seleccionados de acupuntura, en varios ciclos programados. Conclusiones: se logró evolución altamente satisfactoria con desaparición progresiva de las lesiones en la piel, debido a la respuesta clínica obtenida.

Introduction: psoriasis consists of a disorder of epidermal cell proliferation, clinically characterized by excessive skin peeling and the presence of lesions in the form of hyperkeratosic and pruritic plaques located on the trunk, joints and scalp. Presentation of cases: case 1: 62-year-old female patient of urban origin who comes to the dermatology consultation, presenting epidermal cell proliferation, with excessive skin desquamation and hyperkeratosic, pruritic plaques located throughout the body, including the scalp. Case 2: 26-year-old female patient, rural origin who comes to the dermatology consultation of her health area, patient who, since pregnancy, began with an erythematous squamous lesion in the abdomen and then generalized, accompanied by itching and which, despite topical treatment, did not improve. Discussion: Follow-up of patients with vulgar psoriasis. Treatment with acupuncture and auto hemotherapy was indicated at selected acupuncture points, in several programmed cycles. Conclusions: highly satisfactory evolution was achieved with progressive disappearance of the skin lesions, due to the clinical response obtained.

Humans , Female , Aged , Psoriasis/therapy , Acupuncture Therapy , Autohemotherapy , Scalp Dermatoses , Skin Diseases , Complementary Therapies
Int. j. morphol ; 37(4): 1541-1550, Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040167


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that presents skin rashes which can arise through plaques. The aim of this work was to compare the effectiveness of short-term physical agents treatment on macroscopic morphology (area and erythema) in patients with plaque psoriasis. This prospective randomized experimental study included fourteen subjects, medically diagnosed with psoriasis, with more than one plaque in the skin and voluntarily without topical treatment. All subjects completed the study that consisted of 12 treatment sessions divided in control (C), artificial balneotherapy (AB), phototherapy (PT) or balneophototherapy (BPT) groups. After session 12, there was a significant reduction of the plaque area by all treatments when compared to C group and BPT was the most effective one. However, only AB and PT presented a reduction of erythema. Regarding severity, 9 patients changed to a lower category on the PASI test, and 5 of them maintained a mild psoriasis, but lowered their score. Finally, 13 of 14 subjects improved their quality of life. The physical agents used reduced the severity of psoriasis and improved quality of life of patients after 12 sessions of treatment during a onemonth period. The BPT was the more effective in controlling psoriasis by diminishing its area and PT by attenuating the erythema.

La Psoriasis es una enfermedad inflamatoria crónica que presenta irritación cutánea que puede derivar a placas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar la efectividad del tratamiento a corto plazo con agentes físicos en la morfología macroscópica (área y eritema) en pacientes con placas de psoriasis. Estudio experimental, prospectivo, randomizado. Catorce sujetos participaron con diagnóstico médico de psoriasis, con más de una placa en la piel y sin tener tratamiento tópico de forma voluntaria. Todos los sujetos completaron el estudio, el cual consistió de 12 sesiones de tratamiento dividido en grupo control (C), BA, FT y BFA. Posterior a la sesión 12, se observó una reducción significativa en toda el área de las placas que recibieron tratamiento al compararlas al grupo C y el grupo BFA fue el más efectivo. Sin embargo, solo los grupos BA y FT presentaron una reducción del eritema. Respecto a la severidad, 9 pacientes cambiaron de la baja categoría en el test de PASI y 5 de ellos se mantuvieron en el nivel medio, pero disminuyeron su puntaje. Finalmente, 13 de 14 sujetos mejoraron su calidad de vida. Los agentes físicos usados redujeron la severidad de la psoriasis y mejoraron la calidad de vida de los pacientes después de 12 sesiones de tratamiento durante el período de un mes. La BFA fue la más efectiva en controlar la psoriasis por la disminución en el área y la FT por la atenuación del eritema.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Phototherapy/methods , Psoriasis/therapy , Balneology/methods , Psoriasis/pathology , Psoriasis/psychology , Quality of Life , Time Factors , Severity of Illness Index , Prospective Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Treatment Outcome
An. bras. dermatol ; 94(2,supl.1): 76-107, Mar.-Apr. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011088


Abstract: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects 1.3% of the Brazilian population. The most common clinical manifestations are erythematous, scaling lesions that affect both genders and can occur on any anatomical site, preferentially involving the knees, elbows, scalp and genitals. Besides the impact on the quality of life, the systemic nature of the disease makes psoriasis an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, especially in young patients with severe disease. By an initiative of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, dermatologists with renowned clinical experience in the management of psoriasis were invited to form a work group that, in a partnership with the Brazilian Medical Association, dedicated themselves to create the Plaque Psoriasis Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines. The relevant issues for the diagnosis (evaluation of severity and comorbidities) and treatment of plaque psoriasis were defined. The issues generated a search strategy in the Medline-PubMed database up to July 2018. Subsequently, the answers to the questions of the recommendations were devised, and each reference selected presented the respective level of recommendation and strength of scientific evidence. The final recommendations for making up the final text were worded by the coordinators.

Humans , Male , Female , Psoriasis/diagnosis , Psoriasis/therapy , Phototherapy/methods , Psoriasis/epidemiology , Societies, Medical , Time Factors , Vitamin D/analysis , Severity of Illness Index , Brazil , Comorbidity , Anthralin/therapeutic use , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Dermatology , Drug Combinations , Calcineurin Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Monoclonal/therapeutic use
Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(4): 354-360, July-Aug. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-962731


ABSTRACT CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by abnormal and increased growth of the cells that produce keratin and abnormal functioning of the immune system. We aimed to summarize the evidence available regarding interventions for patients with psoriasis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, developed in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to identify Cochrane systematic reviews that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Two authors screened titles and abstracts that had been retrieved through the search strategy. The results from all the Cochrane systematic reviews that were included were summarized and presented in a narrative synthesis. RESULTS: We included six Cochrane systematic reviews assessing interventions for treating psoriasis. The findings from high-quality evidence were that (a) etanercept reduced the psoriasis severity index, compared with placebo and (b) steroids plus vitamin D, compared with vitamin D alone, improved the skin clearance rate, as assessed by investigators, but was associated with a higher proportion of participants who dropped out due to adverse events. For all other comparisons, the quality of the evidence ranged from moderate to very low. CONCLUSION: This review included six Cochrane systematic reviews that provided evidence ranging in quality from unknown to high, regarding management of psoriasis. Further randomized controlled trials are imperative to reduce the uncertainties relating to several treatments that are already used in clinical practice.

Humans , Psoriasis/therapy , Clinical Trials as Topic , Evidence-Based Medicine , Systematic Reviews as Topic
An. bras. dermatol ; 93(1): 33-38, Jan.-Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887147


Abstract: Background: While phototherapy is a well-established treatment for many dermatoses, data from the literature regarding its use in elderly patients are quite limited. Objective: In this study, we aimed to determine the phototherapy indications in geriatric patients and to evaluate the effectiveness and reliability of phototherapy in this group. Methods: This study included 95 patients of 65 years of age and older who were treated in our phototherapy unit between 2006 and 2015. The data for this study were collected retrospectively from patient follow-up forms in the phototherapy unit. Results: Phototherapy was administered to 28 (29.5%) patients for mycosis fungoides, 25 (26.3%) patients foplaque type psoriasis, 12 (12.6%) patients for palmoplantar psoriasis, 12 (12.6%) patients for generalized pruritus, and 18 (19%) for other dermatoses. Of the patients, 64.2% had received a narrowband UVB (NB-UVB), 21.1% oral psoralen UVA (PUVA), and 14.7% local PUVA treatment. A complete response was achieved in 76.9-85.7% of the mycosis fungoides and in 73.71-100% of the psoriasis vulgaris patients treated with NB-UVB and PUVA, respectively. All the patients with generalized pruritus were treated with NB-UVB, and 80% of these patients achieved significant improvement. The erythema rate was found to be 0.43% per session for NB-UVB treatment and 0.46% per session for PUVA treatment as a side effect. Study limitations: The limitations of our study are that it was retrospective and the remission durations of the patients are not known. Conclusion: This study showed that phototherapy is effective and reliable in the elderly population with proper dose increases and close follow-up.

Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Phototherapy/methods , Pruritus/therapy , Psoriasis/therapy , Skin Neoplasms/therapy , Mycosis Fungoides/therapy , PUVA Therapy/methods , Safety , Reproducibility of Results , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
Nutrire Rev. Soc. Bras. Aliment. Nutr ; 42: 1-6, Dec. 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-881538


Psoriasis is an immune mediated chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and characterized by epidermal hyperplasia and inappropriate immune activation, which affects the skin and joints as well.The immunopathogenesis of psoriasis involves changes in the innate and acquired (T lymphocytes) immune system. The cells of the innate immune system when activated produce growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines that act on cells of the acquired immune system and vice versa, being characterized as atype 1 immune response disease. Fish oil n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA), reduce symptoms in many inflammatory skin diseases. The mechanism of action of fish oil in the treatment of psoriasis is widely based on the alteration of epidermal and blood cell membrane lipid composition. In the present study, we performed a review of the several studies, which analyzed the action of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in patients with psoriasis. Taken together, the majority of the studies showed that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly from marine origin, have beneficial effects and can be utilized as adjuvant therapy in psoriasis treatment. Both oral and intravenous administration of fish oil n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids had positive effects. However, further studies are warranted to answer many intriguing questions, for instance, the ideal quantity of fish oil to be utilized, the effect on different forms and severity of psoriasis and last, but not least, the consequences of using fish oil n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the cardiovascular features of patients with psoriasis.

Humans , Male , Female , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/administration & dosage , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/immunology , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/therapeutic use , Psoriasis/therapy , Fish Oils/therapeutic use
An. bras. dermatol ; 90(1): 9-20, Jan-Feb/2015. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-735727


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory systemic disease. Evidence shows an association of psoriasis with arthritis, depression, inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, several other comorbid conditions have been proposed as related to the chronic inflammatory status of psoriasis. The understanding of these conditions and their treatments will certainly lead to better management of the disease. The present article aims to synthesize the knowledge in the literature about the classical and emerging comorbidities related to psoriasis.

Humans , Psoriasis/epidemiology , Arthritis, Psoriatic/diagnosis , Arthritis, Psoriatic/epidemiology , Arthritis, Psoriatic/etiology , Comorbidity , Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology , Life Style , Metabolic Syndrome/epidemiology , Psoriasis/diagnosis , Psoriasis/psychology , Psoriasis/therapy , Quality of Life , Risk Factors , Severity of Illness Index
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-163481


Ultraviolet light has a wide spectrum of effects on human skin depending on the wavelength. Ultraviolet light often used for therapy of psoriasis comprises of electromagnetic spectrum ranging from 200nm – 400nm. Phototherapy of psoriasis is frequently used in combination regimens to achieve higher clearance rates, longer disease-free intervals, and to reduce the patient`s cumulative radiation dose thereby lowering the carcinogenic risk. Phototherapy may be combined with topical or systemic agents. Topical agents most commonly used are anthralin, tar, vitamin D analogues and tazarotene. Among systemic agents, retinoids are the most widely used. Ultraviolet B wavelengths in the range of 300-313nm is more efficacious than conventional broad-band UV-B [Philips TL 40W/12 lamp] and causes greater remission of psoriatic lesions. 311nm narrow-band UV-B (TL-01) phototherapy is more effective and probably has no greater risk than conventional UV-B (TL-12) phototherapy in the treatment of psoriasis.

Humans , Phototherapy/methods , Phototherapy/therapeutic use , Phototherapy/trends , Phototherapy/statistics & numerical data , Psoriasis/radiotherapy , Psoriasis/therapy , Retinoids/administration & dosage , Retinoids/therapeutic use
Salud(i)ciencia (Impresa) ; 21(1): 51-55, Nov.2014. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-790938


La psoriasis es una enfermedad crónica, inflamatoria, mediada inmunológicamente, con una considerable repercusión en la calidad de vida de los pacientes. Su importancia, además, está dada, entre otros factores, por su elevada prevalencia en la población. Los avances en el conocimiento de la inmunopatología de esta enfermedad y de la biología molecular han permitido el desarrollo de nuevos fármacos que representan una nueva forma de abordar la situación de estos pacientes, y que se encuadran en la denominada terapia biológica. El etanercept se empleó por primera vez en estudios clínicos con seres humanos en 1992 y ya son varios cientos de miles los enfermos tratados en todo el mundo por diferentes afecciones. Actualmente, la Agencia Europea de Evaluación de Medicamentos tiene aprobada la indicación de etanercept en las siguientes enfermedades: 1. Psoriasis en placa en adultos (“adultos con psoriasis en placa, de moderada a grave, que no han respondido o que tienen contraindicada, o no toleran, otra terapia sistémica incluyendo ciclosporina, metotrexato o PUVA”); 2. Psoriasis pediátrica grave en placa. 3. Artritis psoriásica; 4. Artritis reumatoidea; 5. Artritis idiopática juvenil poliarticular; 6. Espondilitis anquilosante. Su utilización en la psoriasis, ya bien conocida, ha hecho que poco a poco empiecen a surgir cuestiones sobre su manejo en situaciones especiales que requieren tener en cuenta las particularidades de su aplicación (lactancia, vacunaciones, infecciones) que abordaremos en este trabajo...

Humans , Psoriasis/therapy , Therapeutics , Biological Therapy , General Surgery , Hepatitis , Lactation , Neoplasms , Pregnancy , Tuberculosis
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol ; 2014 Nov-Dec; 80(6): 497-504
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-154881


Phototherapy with photochemotherapy (PUVA) is a well‑known and well‑studied modality for the treatment of psoriasis, which involves systemic or topical administration of chemicals known as psoralens and administration of ultraviolet light in increasing dosages after requisite time gap. PUVA is also used in the treatment of widespread vitiligo with moderately good results, though it is being surpassed by ultraviolet B (UVB), which is equally or slightly more efficacious with fewer side effects. PUVA induces repigmentation by varying mechanisms such as stimulation of melanogenesis, immunomodulation and activation of growth factors, though the exact mechanism is still speculative. There are various studies evaluating the efficacy of PUVA in psoriasis as well as in vitiligo, either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants like azathioprine and calcipotriene.

Furocoumarins/administration & dosage , Furocoumarins/therapeutic use , Humans , Photochemotherapy/methods , Psoriasis/drug therapy , Psoriasis/radiotherapy , Psoriasis/therapy , Ultraviolet Rays/administration & dosage , Ultraviolet Rays/therapeutic use , Vitiligo/drug therapy , Vitiligo/radiotherapy , Vitiligo/therapy