Psoriasis Cure Now Releases New Podcast Discussing Remicade as a Psoriasis Treatment
Kensington, MD (PRWEB) October 5, 2006
“Psoriasis Cure Now,” a nonprofit patient advocacy group, has released the newest in its series of psoriasis podcasts, this one focused on Remicade (infliximab) for the treatment of psoriasis. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Centocor’s Remicade for the treatment of adults with severe psoriasis. The free podcast is available on the Psoriasis Cure Now website at http://www.psoriasis-cure-now.org/podcasts.php , or through iTunes.
The podcast includes a pair of interviews. Alan Menter, M.D., Chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center and a renowned dermatologist, speaks about Remicade’s efficacy and safety profile. Dr. Menter was the lead investigator for Remicade’s U.S. psoriasis study. The podcast also includes an interview with Mike Hills, a Remicade patient from Virginia, who shares his experience with the treatment and walks us through an infusion from the patient perspective. Remicade is delivered via intravenous infusion in a medical setting, a procedure with which many patients are not yet familiar.
“Remicade is an important new treatment option for people with severe psoriasis, so we put together interviews with a top psoriasis expert and a man treating his psoriasis with Remicade to help people understand what Remicade is and whether it might be appropriate for them,” said Michael Paranzino, president of Psoriasis Cure Now. “That psoriasis patient waited a quarter century to clear his skin, and many psoriasis patients have been waiting even longer than that. People who are not satisfied with their current condition owe it to themselves to speak with their physician about all the new treatment options that have appeared in recent years.”
Remicade is also approved for several other diseases, including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Previous Psoriasis Cure Now podcasts have covered topics including strategies for treating children with psoriasis, and the future of psoriasis treatments. The next one, to be released near the end of October, will be an introduction to psoriatic arthritis. They are all available free from the Psoriasis Cure Now website and via iTunes.
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Diagnosis of Psoriasis
There is no recommended blood test or specific procedure to diagnose Psoriasis. Often, scraping or performing a skin biopsy maybe needed to eliminate any other skin disease other than Psoriasis. Often, results of a skin biopsy will reveal pegs which resemble clubbed. If this is found, then it indicates Psoriasis. If plaques appear scraped the pinpoint will be bleeding. This is another typical diagnosis sign of Psoriasis.
It can be difficult for the doctor to diagnose psoriasis in the early stages, when the disease may be limited to rough patches on the elbows. Certain symptoms, such as a dandruff-like scalp condition or what looks like a fungal infection, may be hard to recognize as psoriasis. Nail pits may be a sign of early psoriasis, but they may also be a sign of other conditions. The diagnosis is straightforward if the doctor examines the skin and sees thick, red, flaky patches-the plaques characteristic of psoriasis.
Common places of occurrence where psoriasis occurs in the body
Common body parts where Psoriasis occurs include the knees and elbows. However, other areas such as genitals and the scalp can be affected by Psoriasis. Unlike eczema, in the case of Psoriasis, the condition occurs on extensor portion of a joint. The extent of Psoriasis occurrence can vary from specific spots to the entire body. In a specific case of Psoriasis called Psoriatic Nail Dystrophy the toenails and fingernails are commonly infected. This condition occurs in isolation to the rest of the body.
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Although anti-inflammatory solutions could relieve symptoms of the disease they do not solve the underlying cause and may not be the right option for cure. There can be serious variation between individuals in the effectiveness of specific psoriasis treatments and, thanks to this, dermatologists sometimes use a trial-and-error approach to finding the most appropriate treatment for their patient. It has long been proven that frequent, short, non-burning exposure to sunlight is known to slow down or improve psoriasis. Psoriasis is frequently a lifelong problem; there is currently no cure but various treatments can help to alleviate the symptoms that affect the sufferer. Psoriasis can get worse over time but it is not possible to predict those that will go on to develop serious psoriasis or those in whom the disease may appear to recede.
The herpes is actually a sexually transmitted disease and is very well known in the countries like the US and other parts of the world. The disease occurs due to the infection of Herpes Simplex virus or HSV. The Herpes Simplex Virus is actually of two categories, HSV 1 and HSV 2. The HSV 1 can spread through the connection of saliva. This infection can create cold sores inside the mouth. These cold sores are known as ‘fever blisters’. The infection of HSV 2 spread through an unsafe sexual contact with the person who has an infection of HSV 2. The people who have a weak immune system due to an extreme intake of alcohol, drugs or any kind of sickness have a high risk of herpes infection because these people have a very fragile immune system. The herpes can occur after two to twenty days of the infection. In the initial stage, the symptoms may be completely un-noticed. The main herpes symptoms will be small bumps in and around the genital area. These bumps can also occur in other parts of the body in outbreaks, severe itching and burning sensation. The person will also have swelling in other lymph glands, headache, fever and pain in the muscles and yellow-green discharges from the penis or vagina.
A lower back pain will also be there. A herpes infection in women many times can lead to cervical cancer. The woman who is pregnant can pass on the infection to the unborn baby. For pregnant women a Cesarean section is conducted to have a safe delivery. The skin disease named as Psoriasis is very common among a number of people around the world. This is not an infectious skin condition and the person gets the infection will have a quick reproduction of skin cells, which results in bulky or solid skin with dry and red patches. The disease generally affects the scalp, knees and elbows. The disease has many types like psoriasis vulgaris, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and palmoplantar psoriasis. Psoriasis symptoms can take years to spread. The skin conditions are mostly non-curable. It has been observed that the skin condition can go worsen in the winter seasons. The medical experts say that the skin condition can get some improvements in the warm atmosphere. The disease can affect the people of any and every age groups. Studies and researches say that the disease generally occurs due to a genetic disorder in a human body. Currently, a light therapy has been introduced in the treatment process for the disease.
Like Psoriasis, eczema also creates inflammation or swelling on the skin. The disease is also known as dermatitis. Eczema is of various types and subtypes. The disease can affect the people of all age groups and do not spread the infections in others. The medical experts have not yet found the exact cause of eczema; however, they say that some defects in the immune system can lead to the illness. Many people have a query about what does eczema look like? The appearance of Eczema can be different in different people. The disease leads to redness and dryness on the skin with itching and burning sensation. Itching is the main symptom for the disease. The illness can also lead to swellings and blisters. These blisters can release discharges. It can also lead to scratches on the skin. These scratches can occur repeatedly. The affected skin can turn crusty and thick. The disease occurs on the cheeks, foreheads, scalp, neck, legs and forearms. Eczema can also be chronic. Many times a reaction of soap, jewelry, cloths, cosmetics, detergent can cause eczema on body. There are also some ecological allergies that can lead to eczema.