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Alternative Measurement of Psoriasis Severity Effective in CZP-Treated Psoriatic Arthritis

An alternate psoriasis severity outcome measure that includes the product of a physician's global assessment and body surface area (PGAxBSA) is sensitive to changes in skin manifestations in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who are treated with certolizumab pegol (CZP) and may be a practical alternative to the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI), according to the results of an analysis that used data from the double-blind, placebo-controlled RAPID-PsA trial ( identifier: NCT01087788 ). The study results were published in The Journal of Rheumatology .

The investigators sought to examine the use of PGAxBSA as an alternative to PASI to evaluate the efficacy of CZP in patients with PsA. Study outcomes assessed whether the results with PGAxBSA and PASI were comparable and whether the outcomes were associated with one another or with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI).

In CZP-treated patients, both PGAxBSA and PASI exhibited similar sensitivities to treatment between baseline and 24 weeks, with mean improvements of 77.4% and 69.0%, respectively. PGAxBSA and PASI also demonstrated similar improvements with placebo (3.2% vs 6.1%). Achievement of 75% response criterion was obtained in PGAxBSA and PASI was accomplished by similar percentages of patients treated with CZP (59.0% vs 61.4%) and placebo (15.1% vs 15.1%).

Alternative treatments for psoriasis?

I have a kid that developed psoriasis in several parts of the body. I already got some treatments from a couple of doctors but also researched about it in the net. Still, I feel that the medicine is not working as fast as we would like. I do know that

Rubbing chamonile tea on the body can reduce. Try it one night before the child goes to sleep. You'll see.

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My doctor recommended tanning beds at one time. It worked for my mom, but not for me. Just an idea...

alternative treatments for psoriasis?

I have psoriasis,It flared up month's ago,and there is no sign of it abating.Anybody else suffer with it?

As a child I had bad psoriasis for years on my scalp and nothing helped. I had to use oily creams and was so embarrassed at school. Then my dermatologist told me to use my morning urine, which is sterile and soak a cotton pad with it and apply it to my

my sister suffers from it and she as found when she uses the sunbeds it clears up.

I have it in my head and its awful. I use coal tar and it works for about a week then flares back up. There is nothing really. It is caused by nerves!!!!