Utility of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA) in Psoriasis
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA) contributes to the pathogenesis of psoriasis by inhibiting cell apoptosis, exacerbating epidermal hyperplasia and skin inflammation. Three studies have shown a correlation between blood levels of SCCA and the severity of psoriasis. Clinical scores of psoriasis severity are used in consultation to guide treatment of the disease (initiation of systemic therapy, dose escalation) but they suffer from several pitfalls: lack of inter- and intra-observer reproducibility, consumption of medical time. A readily available, inexpensive (24 euros) blood marker could be an interesting alternative to...
Validation of the PsASon ULtrasound Scores in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis Undergoing TReatment With Apremilast
The main purpose of this study is to validate the ultrasound scores PsASon22 and PsASon13 in patients with active psoriatic arthritis undergoing a treatment with Apremilast.
Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis - Apremilast
The purpose of the VIP-A study is to determine the effect of apremilast on aortic vascular inflammation, cardiometabolic biomarkers and body composition in patients with moderate-severe psoriasis.
Videocapillaroscopy Assessment During Systemic Agent Therapy in Psoriasis
The aim of this study is to determine if videocapillaroscopy could be used as an objective and reliable method to assess psoriasis severity and to document improvement during treatment by measuring changes in vascular features.
WORKWELL: Testing Work Advice for People With Arthritis
Background: Inflammatory arthritis (IA) causes work disability, absenteeism (sick leave) and presenteeism (reduced productivity) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation (VR) amongst people with IA in the US showed that VR reduced work disability. However, it is unknown whether this approach transfers to the United Kingdom (UK) with a different social and welfare structure. Previously, we modified the VR for the UK, funded by Arthritis Research UK (the WORKWELL programme) and demonstrated it to be deliverable and acceptable in a feasibility trial. Our aim now is to move to...
Yoga-mindfulness for Pain Management in Inflammatory Arthritis
This study evaluates the potential effects on pain, pain-related symptoms and quality of life of a yoga-mindfulness program, compared to patient education and physiotherapy, for patients with inflammatory arthritis and persistent pain problems.