Psoriasis

Publication Title: 
Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)

BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence for the extensive use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by patients with psoriasis. Clinical research in the arena of CAM and psoriasis treatment is evolving and includes some randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To study CAM use among patients with psoriasis attending a dermatology clinic in a major university hospital in northern Israel. Prevalence, reasons for CAM use and its relevance to doctor-patient communication were emphasized.

Author(s): 
Ben-Arye, E.
Ziv, M.
Frenkel, M.
Lavi, I.
Rosenman, D.
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis affects 1-3% of the population, in some people causing changes to the nails and joints in addition to skin lesions. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of systemic drug treatments, topical drug treatments, and non-drug treatments (other than ultraviolet light) for chronic plaque psoriasis? What are the effects of ultraviolet light treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis?

Author(s): 
Naldi, Luigi
Rzany, Berthold
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis affects 1-3% of the population, in some people causing changes to the nails and joints in addition to skin lesions. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of systemic drug treatments, topical drug treatments, and non-drug treatments (other than ultraviolet light) for chronic plaque psoriasis? What are the effects of ultraviolet light treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis?

Author(s): 
Naldi, Luigi
Rzany, Berthold
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: There has be a large body of evidence on the pharmacological treatments for psoriasis, but whether nonpharmacological interventions are effective in managing psoriasis remains largely unclear. This systematic review conducted pairwise and network meta-analyses to determine the effects of acupuncture-related techniques on acupoint stimulation for the treatment of psoriasis and to determine the order of effectiveness of these remedies.

Author(s): 
Yeh, Mei-Ling
Ko, Shu-Hua
Wang, Mei-Hua
Chi, Ching-Chi
Chung, Yu-Chu
Publication Title: 
Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC

Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2).

Author(s): 
Mahovi?, Darija
Mrsi?, Fanika
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementarmedizin (2006)

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapies in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. Embase, CENTRAL, PubMed, AMED, CINAHL, CNKI, CQVIP, CBM, and Wanfang databases were searched from inceptions to May 2013 for prospective randomized controlled trials evaluating acupuncture therapies for psoriasis vulgaris. No language limitations were applied. Studies were assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool. The primary outcome was Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) score.

Author(s): 
Coyle, Meaghan
Deng, Jingwen
Zhang, Anthony Lin
Yu, Jingjie
Guo, Xinfeng
Xue, Charlie Changli
Lu, Chuanjian
Publication Title: 
BMJ open

INTRODUCTION: The described systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for psoriasis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will electronically search for randomised controlled trials in the following databases from inception to 31 March 2015: OVID MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese Medical Current Content, Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP database), Wan-Fang Database and China National Knowledge Infrastructure.

Author(s): 
Wang, Lei
Yang, Haoyu
Li, Nuo
Wang, Weiming
Bai, Yanping
Publication Title: 
Ayu

INTRODUCTION: The journals that publish on Ayurveda are increasingly indexed by popular medical databases in recent years. However, many Eastern journals are not indexed biomedical journal databases such as PubMed. Literature searches for Ayurveda continue to be challenging due to the nonavailability of active, unbiased dedicated databases for Ayurvedic literature. In 2010, authors identified 46 databases that can be used for systematic search of Ayurvedic papers and theses. This update reviewed our previous recommendation and identified current and relevant databases.

Author(s): 
Aggithaya, Madhur G.
Narahari, Saravu R.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Secter, I. I.
Barthelemy, C. G.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Frankel, F. H.
Misch, R. C.

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