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Anti-psoriatic effect of myeloid-derived suppressor cells on imiquimod-induced skin inflammation in mice.

Scand J Immunol 2018 Dec 13:e12742. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Pharmicell Co, Ltd, 484, Dunchon-daero, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) play an important role in controlling the immune response against cancer and in suppression of autoimmunity and allergic inflammation. However, the beneficial effects of MDSCs on the experimental mouse model of psoriasis have not been reported. Therefore, we investigated the anti-psoriatic effect of MDSCs on IMQ-induced skin inflammation in mice and explored the mechanisms involved. Read More

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December 2018
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Calprotectin strongly and independently predicts relapse in rheumatoid arthritis and polyarticular psoriatic arthritis patients treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors: a 1-year prospective cohort study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 Dec 13;20(1):275. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Carrer Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Calprotectin is a biomarker of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and predicts relapse in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Higher drug trough serum levels are associated with a good response in patients treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi). Power Doppler ultrasound synovitis is predictive of relapse and structural damage progression in patients in clinical remission. Read More

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December 2018
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Complete clinical and functional recovery following low-dose methotrexate related paraparesis in a patient with compound c.1298A>C AND c.677C>T MTHFR polymorphism: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13350

Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena and Clinical Genetics Usl Sudest, Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy.

Rationale: The mechanisms of action of MTX (methotrexate) in the treatment of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and PsA (psoriatic arthritis) is related to its antifolic activity, due to the high affinity for enzymes that require folate cofactors as dihydrofolate reductase and to the anti-inflammatory activity derivated from the inhibition of thymidylate synthetase that leads to the over-production of adenosine.

Patient Concerns: Our patient was a 41-year-old female, affected by PsA in treatment since 2 years with low-dose methylprednisolone and low-dose subcutaneous MTX. The treatment was effective. Read More

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December 2018

Endothelial Dysfunction in Children with Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis.

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 2018 ;61(3):79-85

Department of Dermatology, A. Reiman's Hospital, Prešov, Slovakia.

Background: To evaluate the presence of endothelial dysfunction in Slovak children with juvenile psoriatic arthritis in the absence of classic cardiovascular risk factors in order to assess its relationship to the disease activity and disability.

Methods: 25 juvenile psoriatic arthritis patients (JPSA) and 25 healthy controls aged 6-19 years were enrolled into this study. In all subjects vascular measurements over a period of three years (January 2013 - January 2016) were performed, in accordance with the guidelines for ultrasonographic evaluation of FMD% (flow-mediated endothelial dependent vasodilatation) of the brachial artery. Read More

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January 2018

Spanish Registry of Recent-onset Psoriatic Arthritis (REAPSER study): Aims and methodology.

Reumatol Clin 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Departamento de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, España.

Aims: To describe the methodology of REAPSER (Spanish Registry of Recent-onset Psoriatic Arthritis), its strengths and limitations. The aim of this study is to identify prognostic factors for the clinical and radiographic course in a cohort of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) diagnosed within 2years of symptom evolution.

Methods: Multicenter, observational and prospective study (with 2-year follow-up including annual visits). Read More

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December 2018

Improved patient-reported outcomes in patients with psoriatic arthritis treated with abatacept: results from a phase 3 trial.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 Dec 6;20(1):269. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Swedish Medical Center and University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: To explore the effect of abatacept treatment on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Methods: Patients with PsA were randomised (1:1) to subcutaneous abatacept 125 mg weekly/placebo for 24 weeks with early escape (EE) to open-label abatacept (week 16). Adjusted mean changes from baseline to weeks 16 (all patients) and 24 (non-EE responders) in Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), Short Form-36 (SF-36; physical and mental component summary and domains), Dermatology Life Quality Index and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F) were evaluated. Read More

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December 2018
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Outcome of pregnancy in women with psoriatic arthritis compared to healthy controls.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objectives: The mean age at onset of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) ranges between the 4th-6th decades of life. However, little is known about fertility and pregnancy outcome in PsA patients. The aim of this study was to examine whether fertility and pregnancy outcome of PsA patients are different from healthy controls and to evaluate PsA and psoriasis disease activity perception during pregnancy and the year postpartum. Read More

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December 2018
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Preliminary validation of the Simplified Psoriatic Arthritis Radiographic Score (SPARS).

Skeletal Radiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Radiology Department, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Objective: To develop and validate in a preliminary way a novel radiographic scoring system for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), called Simplified Psoriatic Arthritis Radiographic Score (SPARS).

Materials And Methods: Radiographs of hands and feet were obtained from consecutive PsA patients and assessed by two readers. For each joint (30 joints in the hands, ten joints in the feet), the combination of the erosions, joint narrowing space (JNS) and bony proliferation (BP) has been assessed, giving a value of 1 for erosions presence, 1 for JNS presence, and 1 for BP presence (SPARS score range, 0-120). Read More

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December 2018
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To what extend is nail ultrasound discriminative between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and healthy subjects?

Rheumatol Int 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Social Psychology and Methodology, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

To assess the discriminative utility of nail features detected by B-mode (BM) and color Doppler (CD) ultrasound (US) between patients with psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and healthy controls. Sixty patients with PsA, 21 patients with PsO, and 20 healthy controls were prospectively included. All patients underwent a dermatologic assessment and PsA patients also a rheumatologic assessment. Read More

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December 2018

Delayed Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis Mutilans due to Arthritis Prior to Skin Lesion.

Case Rep Rheumatol 2018 4;2018:4216938. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis characterized by cutaneous psoriasis, peripheral joint damage, axial joint damage, and enthesitis and is usually diagnosed after the appearance of psoriatic skin disease. PsA mutilans is relatively rare in Japan. In the present case, the patient was diagnosed with PsA with foot mutilans deformity only. Read More

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November 2018

The IL-1 pathway is hyperactive in Hidradenitis suppurativa and contributes to skin infiltration and destruction.

J Invest Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Interdisciplinary group Molecular Immunopathology, Dermatology / Medical Immunology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Psoriasis Research and Treatment Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS; also designated as acne inversa) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by painful purulent skin lesions and progressive destruction of skin architecture. Despite the high burden for the patients, pathogenetic pathways underlying HS alterations remain obscure. Investigating the lesional HS cytokine pattern, IL-1β turned out as a highly prominent cytokine, being overexpressed even compared to psoriatic lesions. Read More

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December 2018

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Induce Human Th17 Cells: Effect of Psoriasis-Associated TRAF3IP2 Genotype.

J Invest Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States; Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, United States. Electronic address:

Psoriasis lesions are rich in IL-17-producing T-cells as well as neutrophils, which release webs of DNA-protein complexes known as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Because we and others have observed increased NETosis in psoriatic lesions, we hypothesized that NETs contribute to increased Th17 cells in psoriasis. After stimulating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with anti-CD3/CD28 beads for 7 days, we found significantly higher percentages of CD3+CD4+IL-17+ (Th17) cells in the presence vs. Read More

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December 2018
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Smoking, but not alcohol, is associated with risk of psoriasis in a Taiwanese population-based cohort study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Public Health and Department of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Alcohol consumption and smoking have long been suspected of increasing the risk of developing psoriasis. Most evidence to date has derived from cross-sectional or case-control studies.

Objective: We sought to investigate the effects of alcohol and smoking on incident psoriasis. Read More

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December 2018
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Increased risk of incident thyroid diseases in people with psoriatic disease: A cohort study.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan; College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: The association between psoriasis and thyroid diseases was unclear.

Objective: To examine the risk of thyroid diseases in psoriasis patients.

Methods: We used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to conduct a nationwide cohort study. Read More

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December 2018
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Update on the epidemiology, risk factors, and disease outcomes of psoriatic arthritis.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2018 04 5;32(2):295-311. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Division of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa, 1967 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7W9, Canada; The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 1967 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7W9, Canada. Electronic address:

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects different structures of the musculoskeletal system in addition to the skin and the nail. The complexity of the disease had been a barrier to understand the pathogenesis and define valid outcome tools; however, our understanding about the disease has considerably increased with time mainly because of the advances in imaging, new discoveries in genetics and underlying inflammatory pathways, and better understanding of the epidemiology of the disease and environmental risk factors. The purpose of this review is to summarize developments and changes in epidemiology, risk factors for developing PsA, and outcome measures with a focus on data obtained in the last 10 years. Read More

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TRPV1 mediates inflammation and hyperplasia in imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasiform dermatitis (PsD) in mice.

J Dermatol Sci 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is known to mediate itch and neurogenic inflammation, but the role of TRPV1 in psoriasiform dermal inflammation is poorly understood.

Objective: To investigate the function of TRPV1 in imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasiform dermatitis (PsD) in mice.

Methods: Following daily treatment of topical IMQ cream for consecutive 5 days in C57BL/6 wide-type (WT) and TRPV1 gene knockout (KO) mice, we assessed the psoriasis severity index (PSI) scores, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), dermal inflammatory infiltrates, as well as gene expression levels for psoriasis related genes in mouse skin lesions. Read More

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November 2018

Secukinumab provides sustained PASDAS-defined remission in psoriatic arthritis and improves health-related quality of life in patients achieving remission: 2-year results from the phase III FUTURE 2 study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 Dec 7;20(1):272. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Secukinumab has demonstrated sustained improvement in the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) over 2 years in the FUTURE 2 study (NCT01752634). This post hoc analysis assessed the ability of secukinumab to achieve Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS)-based remission or low disease activity (LDA) through 2 years among patients with PsA in the FUTURE 2 study.

Methods: PASDAS (cut-off scores: remission ≤ 1. Read More

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December 2018
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Secukinumab in the therapy of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: a safe choice in clinical practice.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Dec 8:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

a Dermatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Translational Medicine , University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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December 2018
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Nail Psoriasis: An Updated Review and Expert Opinion on Available Treatments, Including Biologics.

Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 1, IT-40138 Bologna, Italy.

Nail psoriasis affects 50-79% of patients with skin psoriasis and up to 80% of patients with psoriatic arthritis, and can also represent a negative prognostic factor in individuals with plaque psoriasis. Treatments for nail psoriasis are limited, as nails are often difficult to treat with topical therapies alone, and relapse is common. Among different systemic agents, secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin (IL)-17A, is the only antibody supported by a trial specifically conducted in patients with nail psoriasis (the TRANSFIGURE trial) and has the longest follow-up available to date. Read More

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December 2018
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Spotlight on risankizumab and its potential in the treatment of plaque psoriasis: evidence to date.

Psoriasis (Auckl) 2018 13;8:83-92. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal,

Psoriasis is a common chronic immune-mediated skin disease, with systemic involvement and significant impact in patients' quality of life. Several highly specific treatments have been developed over the years, such as tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors, a nonselective IL-23 inhibitor (ustekinumab), and most recently IL-17 inhibitors. Risankizumab is a monoclonal antibody which targets IL-23p19 without binding IL-12. Read More

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November 2018
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Analysis of drug utilization and health care resource consumption in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis before and after treatment with biological therapies.

Biologics 2018 12;12:151-158. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Objectives: To describe the therapeutic pathways of patients with psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) before and after treatment with biological therapies in a real-world setting and to determine the relative consumption of health care resources.

Design: Retrospective observational study.

Setting: Real-life clinical setting in 5 Italian local health units. Read More

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November 2018
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A Drug with Lipophilicity-Dependent Potency Can Be Metabolically Stable: Discovery of a Potent and Selective Retinoic Acid Receptor-Related Orphan Receptor C2 (RORC2) Inverse Agonist as an Orally Bioavailable Anti-Inflammatory Agent.

J Med Chem 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

State Key Laboratory of Drug Research , Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Shanghai 201203 , China.

IL-17 drives an amplification mechanism in inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The production of IL-17 depends on the activity of RORC2 in immune cells, which suggests that RORC2 inverse agonists are capable of anti-inflammatory therapy by reducing IL-17 levels. However, oral delivery of inverse agonists remains a challenge since the binding pocket of RORC2 prefers to accommodate lipophilic ligands, which tend to have poor metabolic stability. Read More

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December 2018
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Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Microvessel Density in Psoriatic Skin Lesions.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):418-421

Department of Dermatology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India.

Background: Psoriasis is a common chronic and immune-mediated skin disorder having a significant impact on the patient's quality of life. An analysis of the role of angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density in psoriatic skin lesions may help in better understanding of the disease pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and microvessel density using CD34 antibodies in psoriatic skin lesions by immunohistochemical examination using normal skin of healthy individuals as controls. Read More

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December 2018
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Sleep disorders in patients with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.

Reumatologia 2018 31;56(5):301-306. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Clinical Immunology, School of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland.

Objectives: To assess and measure occurrence of sleep disorders in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis (Ps).

Material And Methods: The study included 62 patients with psoriatic arthritis and 52 patients with psoriasis. The measurement of sleep quality was conducted using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the evaluation of fatigue by the fatigue subscale of the FACIT-F questionnaire and the patient's quality of life by the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). Read More

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October 2018
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A Case of Ostraceous Psoriasis with Psoriatic Arthritis in an AIDS Patient.

Indian J Dermatol 2018 Nov-Dec;63(6):512-514

Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may present with severe and atypical cutaneous diseases. Psoriasis also can develop in HIV patients associated with immune dysfunction and be presented as more severe and atypical manifestation. Furthermore, treatment of psoriasis in HIV patients can be complex and challenging. Read More

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December 2018
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What Is Axial Psoriatic Arthritis?

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec;45(12):1611-1613

Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2018
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Histologic evidence that mast cells contribute to local tissue inflammation in peripheral spondyloarthritis by regulating interleukin-17A content.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center.

Objectives: Synovial mast cells contain IL-17A, a key driver of tissue inflammation in SpA. A recent in vitro study showed that tissue-derived mast cells can capture and release exogenous IL-17A. The present study aimed to investigate if this mechanism could contribute to tissue inflammation in SpA. Read More

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December 2018
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Validation of new potential targets for remission and low disease activity in psoriatic arthritis in patients treated with golimumab.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Medical Affairs, Janssen Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Objectives: Treat to target recommendations for PsA state that the target of treatment should be remission or, at the very least, low disease activity. Different clinical indexes have been proposed to define these disease states including the minimal disease activity criteria and the Disease Activity Index for PsA (DAPSA) scores, which have 7 and 4-5 domains, respectively. Using a Canadian cohort, the objectives were to calculate the proportion of patients achieving these criteria, their prognostic value and the overall patient impact of these disease states. Read More

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December 2018
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Stat3 activation in epidermal keratinocytes induces Langerhans cell activation to form an essential circuit for psoriasis via IL-23 production.

J Dermatol Sci 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Dermatology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan.

Background: Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease associated with aberrant crosstalk between the epidermis and immune system. However, the role of Langerhans cells (LCs) in psoriasis remains controversial.

Objectives: To elucidate whether LCs are functionally involved in the development of psoriasis using a mouse model. Read More

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November 2018
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Sarcopenia in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors.

J Clin Med 2018 Dec 1;7(12). Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Rheumatology Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy.

The prevalence of sarcopenia in rheumatic diseases has been evaluated in single diseases using various diagnostic approaches, generating conflicting data on the pathogenetic mechanism(s). Herein, we evaluated both muscle mass index (MMI) and muscle strength to assess sarcopenia and presarcopenia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Moreover, we evaluated the possible impact of disease/patient-related characteristics, therapeutic regimens, and nutritional aspects on sarcopenia. Read More

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December 2018
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PSORI-CM02 alleviates IMQ-induced mouse dermatitis via differentially regulating pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines targeting of Th2 specific transcript factor GATA3.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 1;110:265-274. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China; The Second Clinical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

The IL-17-producing CD4+ T cell and γδT cells play critical roles in the pathogenesis of psoriasis (PS). PSORI-CM02 is a representative herbal formula for the treatment for PS in South China. It was confirmed to improve PS without obvious side effects in the clinic. Read More

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December 2018
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Treating psoriatic arthritis to target: discordance between physicians and patients' assessment, non-adherence, and restricted access to drugs precluded therapy escalation in a real-world cohort.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Serviço de Reumatologia, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos 2350, Porto Alegre, CEP 90035-903, Brazil.

The treat-to-target strategy (T2T) was associated with better outcomes in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) compared to standard care in clinical trials. This study aimed to analyze factors precluding treatment optimization in a T2T strategy conducted in a real-world cohort of PsA patients. A retrospective cross-sectional study nested in a cohort was conducted. Read More

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December 2018
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Toll-Like Receptor 7 Agonist-Induced Dermatitis Causes Severe Dextran Sulfate Sodium Colitis by Altering the Gut Microbiome and Immune Cells.

Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019 25;7(1):135-156. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, AMED, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

Background & Aims: Psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are both chronic inflammatory diseases occurring in the skin and gut, respectively. It is well established that psoriasis and IBD have high concordance rates, and similar changes in immune cells and microbiome composition have been reported in both conditions. To study this connection, we used a combination murine model of psoriatic dermatitis and colitis in which mice were treated topically with the Toll-like receptor 7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) and fed dextran sulfate sodium (DSS). Read More

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September 2018
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Born to run: The paradox of biomechanical force in spondyloarthritis from an evolutionary perspective.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2017 12 1;31(6):887-894. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Rheumatology - MRB2, Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, BE-9000, Ghent, Belgium; VIB Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) refers to a group of chronic inflammatory arthritic diseases that can be severely debilitating. The most common form of SpA affecting the peripheral skeleton is psoriatic arthritis, while that affecting the axial skeleton is ankylosing spondylitis. SpA has a multifactorial nature, with both genetic and environmental factors initiating and maintaining the disease. Read More

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December 2017
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Gut inflammation in spondyloarthritis.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2017 12 27;31(6):863-876. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica, University of Palermo, Piazza delle Cliniche 2, 90127, Palermo, Italy. Electronic address:

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a group of related diseases sharing common etiopathogenic mechanisms and clinical manifestations supported by a complex genetic predisposition. Gut inflammation is present in patients with SpA including patients showing clinically evident intestinal inflammation in the form of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and patients who despite the absence of signs and symptoms of intestinal inflammation display a subclinical gut inflammation. Emerging evidence suggests that subclinical gut inflammation in patients with SpA, apparently driven by intestinal dysbiosis, is not the consequence of the systemic inflammatory process but rather an important pathophysiological event actively participating in the pathogenesis of the disease. Read More

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December 2017
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Uveitis and spondyloarthropathies.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2017 12 25;31(6):846-862. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Oxford Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Uveitis is a frequently occurring extra-articular manifestation of spondyloarthropathies (SpAs), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), reactive arthritis (ReA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), occurring in both adults and children with SpA. Uveitis occurs with varying frequency according to the SpA subtype (33% in AS, 6-9% in PsA, 25% in ReA, 13% in undifferentiated SpA and 2-5% in IBD), the presence of HLA-B27 and with increasing duration of disease. The majority of cases of uveitis in SpA are attributed to acute anterior uveitis but a minority of uveitis cases occur in the posterior segment of the eye. Read More

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December 2017
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Anti-IL17 therapies for psoriasis.

Expert Opin Biol Ther 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a Division of Dermatology , Baylor Scott and White - Dallas , Dallas , TX , USA.

Introduction: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a proinflammatory cytokine considered to play a significant role in the immunopathogenesis of plaque psoriasis. As a result, focus in clinical trials has undergone a shift towards disease specific targets, with the goals of more effective treatment and reduction in the incidence of serious adverse events. Areas Covered: Two monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-17A (secukinumab, ixekizumab) and one against the IL-17 receptor (brodalumab) are approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Read More

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November 2018
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Combination Therapy of Apremilast and Biologic Agent as a Safe Option of Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis.

Curr Rheumatol Rev 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Rheumatology , Covina Arthritis Clinic, Covina, CA. United States.

Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory dermatologic condition that is often associated with psoriatic arthritis. There are multiple regimens for the treatment of psoriasis including disease modifying anti rheumatics drugs, biologic agents, phototherapy, topical retinoid and steroids creams, as well as apremilast. Apremilast is an oral phosphodiesterase inhibitor that was approved by the FDA in March 2014 for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and September 2014 for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Read More

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November 2018
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2018 American College of Rheumatology/National Psoriasis Foundation Guideline for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Objective: To develop an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as a collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).

Methods: We identified critical outcomes in PsA and clinically relevant PICO (population/intervention/comparator/outcomes) questions. A Literature Review Team performed a systematic literature review to summarize evidence supporting the benefits and harms of available pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for PsA. Read More

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November 2018
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2018 American College of Rheumatology/National Psoriasis Foundation Guideline for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Objective: To develop an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as a collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).

Methods: We identified critical outcomes in PsA and clinically relevant PICO (population/intervention/comparator/outcomes) questions. A Literature Review Team performed a systematic literature review to summarize evidence supporting the benefits and harms of available pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for PsA. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparison Between INSPIRE and Domjan method for measuring lumbar lateral flexion in patients of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and correlation with radiographic damage.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: Assessment of spinal lateral flexion (SLF) is important in spondyloarthritis (SpA). The INSPIRE method of measuring SLF requires one set of measurements, is faster, feasible, and correlates with the mSASSS in ankylosing spondylitis. The present study aimed to compare the INSPIRE to Domjan method in PsA patients and correlate with radiographic changes. Read More

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November 2018
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DAPSA and ultrasound show different perspectives of psoriatic arthritis disease activity: results from a 12-month longitudinal observational study in patients starting treatment with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

RMD Open 2018 5;4(2):e000765. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Objectives: Disease Activity index for PSoriatic Arthritis (DAPSA) (sum score 68/66 tender/swollen joint counts (68TJC/66SJC), patient's global assessment, pain and C-reactive protein (CRP)) is recommended for clinical assessment of disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Ultrasound (US) (grey scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD)) detects inflammation in joints and extra-articular structures. The present objectives were to explore the longitudinal relationships between DAPSA, clinical assessment as well as patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) with US in patients with PsA initiating biological DMARDs and the associations between DAPSA and US remission. Read More

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November 2018
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Mandatory, cost-driven switching from originator etanercept to its biosimilar SB: possible fallout on non-medical switching.

Ann Rheum Dis 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Rheumatology Clinic, Azienda USL Toscana Centro, Nuovo S Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Florence, Italy.

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November 2018
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Evaluation of the occurrence of sexual dysfunction and general quality of life in female patients with psoriasis.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):801-806

Initial Rheumatoid Arthritis Outpatient Clinic, Hospital Universitário de Brasília, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília (DF), Brazil.

Background: Psoriasis has a significant impact on quality of life (QoL). Sexual life can also be affected, with sexual dysfunction being reported by 25-70% of patients.

Objectives: To determine the occurrence of sexual dysfunction and evaluate QoL in women with psoriasis. Read More

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The role of PI3K/AKT/FOXO signaling in psoriasis.

Arch Dermatol Res 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Dermatology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China.

Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and protein kinase B (AKT) signaling pathway play a central role in multiple cellular functions such as cell proliferation and survival. The forkhead box O (FOXO) transcription factors are negatively regulated by the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway and considered to have inhibitory effect on cell proliferation. Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease with a strong genetic background and characterized by hyperproliferative keratinocyte. Read More

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November 2018
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Serum YKL-40 in patients with psoriasis vulgaris treated by narrow-band UVB phototherapy.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Nov 28:1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

b Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology , Aswan University , Aswan , Egypt.

Background: Psoriasis is a common chronic and immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease.

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the serum levels of Chitinase-3-like protein 1 (YKL-40) in patients with psoriasis vulgaris before and after narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy.

Methods: This study was designed as a cross-sectional case-control. Read More

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November 2018
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Membrane-enriched solute carrier family 2 member 1 (SLC2A1/GLUT1) in psoriatic keratinocytes confers sensitivity to 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) treatment.

Exp Dermatol 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R. China.

Psoriasis is a common chronic disease with accelerated epidermal cell growth. Solute carrier family 2 member 1 (SLC2A1), also named GLUT1, transports glucose and its analogues into cells. With elevated membrane-bound GLUT1, psoriatic keratinocytes uptake more glucose with increased glucose metabolism. Read More

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November 2018
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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis with psoriatic skin manifestations in a 12-year-old female.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2018 Oct 31;8(4):297-298. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany.

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October 2018
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Cost-effectiveness analysis of secukinumab versus other biologics and apremilast in the treatment of active Psoriatic arthritis: a Finnish perspective.

Cost Eff Resour Alloc 2018 16;16:56. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

4School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Objective: To study cost-effectiveness of an interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitor secukinumab, with other biologics and apremilast in patients with Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) from payer perspective in Finland.

Methods: In this semi-Markov model, subcutaneous (SC) secukinumab was compared with SC treatments etanercept and its biosimilar, certolizumab pegol, adalimumab and its biosimilar, golimumab, ustekinumab, intravenous (IV) treatment infliximab, as well as oral non-biologic apremilast. Patients without prior exposure (naïve) to biologics and without moderate to severe psoriasis were considered for secukinumab 150 mg group. Read More

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November 2018
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