Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Ixekizumab in Psoriasis Patients
Biologics, such as ixekizumab, are currently the most effective treatment option for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. But they are costly for health care systems and prescribed according to a 'one dose fits all' dosing regimen, leading to potential over- and undertreatment. Within this study the investigators aim to investigate the predictive value of early serum trough levels of ixekizumab and determine the therapeutic window of ixekizumab in psoriasis patients.
Turmeric Based Therapy in the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Clinical Trial
Psoriasis affects around 4% of world population. The disease could be disabling and disfiguring dermatologic condition. World Health Organization (WHO) has recently drawn the attention to the inadequate treatment options psoriasis patients suffer from among other problems. Furthermore, the available treatment options have many side effects. A lot of the effective treatment options are either expensive or not appropriate for hepatic patients who represent a large subset of Egyptian psoriatic patients. This highlights the need for inexpensive and safe alternative. The effectiveness of Turmeric in psoriasis treatment have been addressed...
Ultraviolet Radiation Forecasting Based Heliotherapy For Psoriasis in Bangkok, Thailand
Due to limited number of phototherapy centres and shortage of qualified phototherapy practitioners, heliotherapy has become a promising treatment alternative in Thailand where patients effortlessly receive supervised sun-bathing treatments from their homes whenever they are convenient. We used newly designed deep neural network UV forecasting model developed by using our 10 year-retrospective Solar UV irradiance (280-400 nm) retrieved from a ground based platform at Atmosperic laboratory, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (13.82N 100.04E, 30 m above mean sea level). This model achieved a next-day forecast error of less...
Use of Serum M2BP and MSUS to Predict Arthritis in Psoriatic Patients
Aims of the study: 1. Measurement of serum level of Mac 2 binding protein among patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and subclinical psoriatic arthritis compared with healthy individuals. 2. Evaluation of MSUS findings in patients with PsA and subclinical psoriatic arthritis 3. Evaluation of the role of serum level of Mac 2 binding protein and MSUS in predicting arthritis among psoriatic patients.