Tapering of Biologics in Inflammatory Arthritis Patients in Remission
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) are types of inflammatory arthritis. They are disabling conditions caused by inflammation in joints that can lead to pain, stiffness, fatigue and joint damage. There is currently no cure but treatment is aimed at reducing joint inflammation. Some of the most promising new therapies work by interfering with the binding of a molecule called tumour necrosis factor (TNF). In recent years, new anti-TNF drugs (such as adalimumab, etanercept and certolizumab) have been developed that block the action of TNF and reduce this inflammation. These drugs are very effective in controlling...
T Cell Repertoire Analysis of Immune Mediated Skin Diseases
This study is designed to identify the cells of the immune system that cause skin disease such as psoriasis and mycosis fungoides. Blood samples from many patients will be compared in hopes of finding common cells and molecules responsible for skin diseases. Results of this study will increase our knowledge about immune mediated skin disease.
The Anti-inflammatory Effects of Harkány Medicinal Water
The study aims to provide evidence on the effectiveness of Harkány medicinal water in psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis patients using subjective and objective methods. It is a cross-over study, so first half of patients will receive medicinal water, the other half will receive tap water treatment, and after 6 months treatments will be repeated, but patients will receive the other type of water.
The Effect of NB-UVB on Interleukin-36 Levels in Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease that affects 1-2 % of the population. Several cytokines have been found to be involved in the complex pathogenesis of this disease. Il- 36 is one of the cytokines sharing in psoriasis pathogenesis, as its levels are elevated in psoriatic plaques. Cathepsin G is known to activate Il- 36 and promote inflammation in psoriasis.NB-UVB is one of the important treatment modalities for psoriasis. The aim of this study is to detect the effect of NB-UVB on the lesional levels of IL-36 in psoriasis.
The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Psoriasis Severity
The study evaluates the effect of oral vitamin D supplementation on the severity of psoriasis measured by Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) in adults with lower vitamin D levels. Half of the participants will receive vitamin D, while the other half receive placebo.
The Epidemiology, Management, and the Associated Burden of Mental Health, Atopic and Autoimmune Conditions in Alopecia Areata
This study series consists of three related studies and aims to explore and describe many important elements of Alopecia areata over three key areas: (i) the current epidemiology of Alopecia areata, (ii) the prevalence and incidence of psychiatric co-morbidities in people with Alopecia areata and (iii) the prevalence and incidence of autoimmune and atopic conditions in people with Alopecia areata.
The Inner Ear Function in Psoriatic Patients
Psoriasis in a systemic disease that effects many systems of the body. few studies examined the hearing function of these patients but the results were inconclusive. No study, however, investigated the vestibular function of psoriatic patients. In a prospective study, the investigators will compare audiovestibular function between psoriatic patients and healthy volunteers. .
The Norwegian Antirheumatic Drug Register
NOR-DMARD is a register-based longitudinal observational study of which the main objectives are to study the effectiveness of treatment of inflammatory joint diseases with biological disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in clinical practice, by measuring disease activity, health related quality of life, function and joint damage, and to study the long-term safety of such treatment. Other objectives include the assessment of cost-effectiveness of treatment, to identify and and validate clinical, genetic and immunological predictors of efficacy and adverse events, to assess the impact of treatment with biological DMARDs on work...
The Psoriasis, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiometabolic Disease Initiative (PACI)
Background: - Cardiometabolic diseases are medical disorders that can occur together and affect the heart. They increase the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. One disorder, psoriasis, is an inflammation that mostly affects the skin but can affect the entire body. Another disorder, atherosclerosis, is a process in which cholesterol is gradually deposited on the wall of arteries. This causes arteries to harden and become less flexible. Many cells that cause psoriasis also cause atherosclerosis. Researchers want to look at the relationship between cardiometabolic diseases and psoriasis. Objectives: - To study the...
The Purpose of This Research Study is to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of SCT630 and Adalimumab (HUMIRA®) in Adults With Plaque Psoriasis
The purpose of this research study is to compare the efficacy and safety of SCT630 and adalimumab (HUMIRA®) in adults with plaque psoriasis.