Archive for the ‘psoriatic arthritis’ Category

Opioid use “substantial” among people with moderate to severe psoriasis

A recent study looked at a database of privately insured people that included about 9,000 psoriasis patients, of whom just over 2,000 were identified as having moderate to severe psoriasis. It found that about 25% of those 2,000 received opioids, compared to 16% of otherwise-comparable people without psoriasis. The figure Continue Reading…

Big Mac please, hold the broccoli
Big Mac please, hold the broccoli

Today we report a study merely as a reminder that just because it is in a scientific journal does not make it the Gospel. It was a very small study, out of Japan, based on self-reported dietary history questionnaires. (The accuracy of self-reported dietary histories is probably right up there Continue Reading…

Study finds startling rates of joint surgery in psoriatic arthritis patients

There’s a psoriatic arthritis study out of Denmark with some troubling statistics. The researchers looked at the Danish National Patient Registry from 1996 to 2017, and compared joint surgery rates between almost 12,000 psoriatic arthritis patients, and more than 100,000 people without psoriatic arthritis used as “controls” for comparison purposes. Continue Reading…

AbbVie, maker of Humira and Skyrizi, getting closer to third product to fight psoriatic disease

AbbVie, the North Chicago company behind the longtime blockbuster biologic Humira (adalimumab) and a new biologic Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa), moved closer this week to having its new rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pill, Rinvoq (upadacitinib), approved for psoriatic arthritis. Rinvoq is a JAK inhibitor being studied for psoriatic arthritis as a once-daily pill. Continue Reading…

New Website … New Era

It’s a new era for psoriasis patients, with a variety of psoriasis treatments now making major improvement possible for most people with psoriasis. And it’s a new era for Psoriasis Cure Now, with a new website reflecting our mission to make sure these advances reach everyone with psoriasis and psoriatic Continue Reading…

Kim Kardashian continues to expose psoriasis to millions … usually for the best

Since first going public about her psoriasis in 2011, cultural phenomenon and wildly successful businesswoman Kim Kardashian West has given her psoriasis a recurring role in her family’s television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK), as well as in her social media messaging. Her every move is also chronicled Continue Reading…

Methotrexate by injection, rather than by pill, getting more attention as treatment option

Methotrexate, the decades-old psoriasis treatment still commonly prescribed for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, is getting more attention recently as evidence seems to be building that injecting methotrexate under the skin may be superior to oral administration for psoriasis patients. But as with so many other treatment issues, it is not Continue Reading…

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