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Multiple switches between GP2015, an etanercept biosimilar, with originator product do not impact efficacy, safety and immunogenicity in patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis


Background EGALITY was a phase III confirmatory efficacy and safety study conducted in patients with plaque-type psoriasis as a part of totality of evidence gathered during the development of GP2015, an etanercept biosimilar. Objective To demonstrate equivalent efficacy and comparable safety and immunogenicity of GP2015 and the etanercept originator product …

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How Safe Are Various Systemic Therapies for Pediatric Psoriasis?

Pediatric Psoriasis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For children with psoriasis, adverse events (AEs) occur less frequently with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors than with methotrexate, but appropriate folic acid administration may mitigate the latter’s gastrointestinal effects, researchers suggest. “Our understanding of the immune changes in skin that lead to psoriasis has …

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Association between circulating prolactin levels and psoriasis and its correlation with disease severity: A meta-analysis


Lee YH, et al. – The correlation between circulating prolactin (PRL) levels and psoriasis, and between serum/plasma PRL levels and psoriasis severity was comprehensively assessed in this trial. Higher circulating PRL levels were discovered in patients with psoriasis. It was inferred that PRL levels could associate with psoriasis severity. Methods …

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IL-23 Blocker for Psoriasis Successful in Extension Trials


GENEVA — Tildrakizumab, an investigational interleukin (IL)-23p19 inhibitor, appears to be effective for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis, according to long-term extensions of two phase 3 trials: reSURFACE1 and reSURFACE2 (Lancet. 2017;390:276-288). More than 80% of patients treated with tildrakizumab 200 mg for 2 years achieved a 75% reduction …

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Apremilast in psoriasis – A prospective real-world study


Vujic I, et al. – This paper strived to characterize psoriasis patients treated with apremilast in a real-world setting. In addition, it estimated the drug survival as a significant measure of efficacy and compliance. Variations were disclosed between real-world and trial patients. Nevertheless, apremilast was found to be safe and …

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Secukinumab safe and effective through 5 years in psoriasis


The improved skin clearance and favorable safety profile achieved with the interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor secukinumab is maintained through at least five years of treatment, new data suggest. The findings, presented here at the 26th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Geneva, are based on the patients originally …

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Biologics combined with conventional systemic agents or phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis


Abstract Background Biologics have greatly improved psoriasis management. However, primary and secondary non-response to treatment requires innovative strategies to optimize outcomes. Objective To describe the use of combined treatment of biologics with conventional systemic agents or phototherapy in daily clinical practice. Methods We collected data on frequency of use, demographics, …

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Efficacy and safety of ixekizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: Results through 108 weeks of a randomized, controlled phase 3 clinical trial (UNCOVER-3)


Blauvelt A, et al. – This paper scrutinized the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab through 108 weeks of treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. It was concluded that ixekizumab was well tolerated. It illustrated persistent efficacy through 108 weeks. Methods The enrollees (N = 1346) were randomized 2:2:2:1 to 80 mg …

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Psoriasis Severity Tied to Death Risk


The more that psoriasis covers the surface area of a body, the greater the risk of the patient’s death, according to a new analysis. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia conducted the first study to link psoriasis severity to an increased risk …

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