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Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton is president of Words Come Alive, based in Boca Raton, Florida.
Less itch and more sleep with baricitinib
A phase two study of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis shows that once-daily oral Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and 2 inhibitor baricitinib relieved itch and improved sleep, a study shows.
The extent of affected body area in psoriasis may determine mortality
The risk of death for adults with psoriasis that impacts more than 10 percent of body surface area is about 1.8 times greater than adults without psoriasis, according to a new study.
Heart disease and mental health conditions more prevalent in psoriasis
Moderate-to-severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients are more likely than people without these conditions to have cardiovascular and mental comorbidities, as well as higher healthcare utilization and medical costs, primarily from pharmacy-related expenses, according to a recent retrospective study of U.S. Department of Defense patients.
Coordinated care lessons in dermatology
Coordinated care is gaining ground in medicine because it helps defragment a fragmented system, says Dr. Lindsay Strowd. Patients with chronic conditions, such as psoriasis, tend to benefit most.
Insights to improve your psoriasis care plan
Knowledge of outcomes data, adverse events may help physicians formulate effective treatment strategies, Dr. April Armstrong says.
From new vaccines to the advent of new neurotoxins
Physicians weigh in expectations for new developments within all facets of dermatology from pediatric dermatology to dermatopathology.
Methotrexate outperforms cyclosporine in atopic dermatitis study
The duration of methotrexate administration proves to be longer than that of cyclosporine in atopic dermatitis, according to a small study that compared the two first-line immunosuppressive treatments for atopic dermatitis.
The promise of biologic therapy in dermatology
During the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting, physicians addressed the monumental changes that have occurred since the advent of biologic therapy for systemic autoimmune conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Today, some patients are able to achieve complete disease clearance. Although there may be viable treatments for these conditions, access to care and medication adherence remain top issues, physicians say.
The evolution of psoriasis from skin to heart disease
Mounting clinical evidence points to a need for tighter disease control in psoriasis patients, says Dr. Alexander Egeberg.
The best and worst of light therapies for acne
Review shows that research on lasers and other light therapies for acne fails to offer robust evidence on efficacy, say researchers writing in the British Journal of Dermatology.