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Research summaries
Fri, 30 May 2014
British Journal of Dermatology

Have you found the thought of reading research reports daunting; or get lost in the medical jargon?

For the last few months, the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) has been trialling a new initiative of plain language summaries of research papers, which is aimed at lay reader.

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Help set research priorities for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
Setting the UK research agenda for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

People, who live with a chronic disease, have a unique insight into the issues that are important to managing their condition. We would like to gather these issues together and create a list of priorities that are important to people with psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis.

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Research study needs volunteers
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Dr Henning Holle scratching nylon for research experiment
  • Do you have psoriasis?
  • Would you be interested in taking part in a research study?
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Global psoriasis atlas
Tue, 15 Apr 2014
psoriasis on elbow

The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) have formed a partnership to develop a Global Psoriasis Atlas to fill the gaps in the understanding of the prevalence and... Read More

Ustekinumab accepted by SMC
Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Biologics injection

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ustekinumab for use in patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have failed on, or are unsuitable for, treatment with an anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) drug.

What is the evidence to support this advice?

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New target for psoriasis treatment discovered
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
King’s College London psoriasis research.

Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new gene (PIM1), which could be an effective target for innovative treatments and therapies for the human autoimmune disease, psoriasis.

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Research in plain language
Thu, 16 Jan 2014
BAD logo

The January issue of the British Journal of Dermatology sees the launch of a new initiative: plain language summaries of selected studies. The BJD plain language summaries will open up important research to patients who might otherwise be deterred by medical terms and inscrutable language.

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New psoriasis and phototherapy leaflet
Fri, 20 Dec 2013
Psoriasis and phototherapy

PAPAA made available today the latest in its range of information leaflets aimed at people with psoriasis. The new leaflet called Psoriasis and phototherapy, explains what phototherapy is, what treatments are available and where these treatments take place.

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New edition of Skin 'n' Bones Connection
Tue, 17 Dec 2013
Skin 'n' Bones Connection; Issue: 38, 2013.

Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 38 winter 2013. In our latest edition, we have articles about a study on aggressively treating psoriatic arthritis.

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New action on unlicensed herbal medicines
Fri, 22 Nov 2013
MHRA logo

In a move to help people buy and use safe herbal medicines that meet acceptable standards of safety and quality, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that from 30 April 2014, all manufactured herbal medicines will have to be authorised in order to be sold... Read More

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