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By Peter Sonnenreich, Bassem Wolley, Katherine Moody, and Linda Geisler Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. This scientific presentation was given by Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, at a dinner program titled “HANDS…
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Lawrence Green, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and on the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board, reviews current biologic therapies available for psoriasis and shares his methods for selecting the…
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By Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor, The Dermatologist Craig A. Elmets, MD, professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. As more evidence supports the association between psoriasis and comorbid conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression, best…
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This article originally appeared in the April issue of The Dermatologist.  By Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor Within the last decade, advances in the understanding of psoriasis and new therapeutic options have transformed the treatment landscape for this chronic disease. Discovery of the…
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The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recently released two joint guidelines for the management and treatment of psoriasis on February 13, 2019. These two guidelines are the first two of series of six guidelines to be released this year.  We spoke with…
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Psoriasis is a chronic, t-lymphocyte mediated inflammatory disease that effects approximately 2-3% of the US population. It is commonly characterized by silvery white erythemous plaques that vary in presentation. Psoriasis was first described by Hippocrates (460-377 BC), making it one of the oldest…
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Both clinicians and patients living with psoriasis know that this chronic and capricious disease can have deleterious effects on the psyche. The literature is replete with studies that substantiate the contention that psoriasis has negative effects on the way patients feel and function.…
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