Per-capita expenditures also varied by ethnicity, with white patients spending approximately three times what black or Hispanic patients spent (US$210 vs. US$63 or US$73, respectively). These ethnic disparities in expenditure persisted after the researchers controlled for controlled for education level, income, insurance status and sex.
“We recommend all physicians give appropriate advice on UVA avoidance including year-round sun protection for their patients on azathioprine,” said study co-author Dr. Charlotte Proby, dermatology professor at the University of Dundee. “It is important that sun protection, skin surveillance and early diagnosis [as well as] lesion removal are part of the routine management of patients on azathioprine.”
"Our study found there are significant differences in the skin of people with AD than in those without the condition. Furthermore, we found African Americans with AD have more inflammation than European Americans with the condition," said Dr. Emma Guttman-Yassky.
“From the findings of this survey, consistent and sustained long term efficacy and safety from large clinical studies, no pain at injection site or efficacy in all manifestations of psoriatic disease could be influential when choosing a treatment for moderate-to-severe psoriasis,” said Professor Matthias Augustin, Director Institute of Health Care Research in Dermatology and Nursing, University of Hamburg, a...
Published in Health and Social Care in the Community (July 30, 2018, online ahead of print), the study also revealed that more than one-quarter of surveyed patients wanted more information on their medications and a greater say in the brands of medications they use. A similar proportion was concerned about paying for their medication.
To mark the event, EFA has also released a new report titled Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people living with severe atopic eczema in Europe. The report highlights the reality of AD, which come from the largest-ever Quality of Life survey about the condition.
Conventional germicidal UV light, with a wavelength of 254 nm, is also effective at killing bacteria, but it cannot be used in health care settings around people because it can harm the skin and eyes. Far-UVC light is safe for people because even though it is deadly for bacteria, it cannot penetrate the outer layer of dead skin.
When investigators vaccinated mice with CAMP factor, they found the vaccination considerably reduced the growth of P. acnes and production of an inflammatory cytokine known as MIP-2, which is similar to the human interleukin (IL)-8.
Overall, 54% of laypeople who responded said they did not want to have romantic relationships with psoriasis patients. Thirty-nine per cent reported that they did not want to shake hands with someone who has psoriasis, while 32% said they did not want to have someone with psoriasis in their homes.