STL Index for: Etanercept
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Review of Past and Present Therapeutic Approaches
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is an immune-mediated, severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction characterized by epidermal detachment affecting greater than 30% body surface area.
Janus Kinase and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Dermatology: A Review of Their Utilization, Safety Profile and Future Applications
Currently, JAK inhibitors are only FDA approved for dermatologic, rheumatologic, and hematologic conditions. Recent studies show the utility of JAK inhibitors in treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, vitiligo, and alopecia areata.
Psoriasis Education Tool for Patient-Physician Decision-Making About Biologics: A Pilot Study
Although biologics are well-studied, expertise regarding their use is often lacking. Many biologics have been added to the market in recent years with distinctive characteristics. This study was designed to create a tool to assist physicians involved in the care of patients with psoriasis undergoing biologic treatment.
Certolizumab Pegol in Plaque Psoriasis: Considerations for Pregnancy
Certolizumab Pegol appears to offer a safe and effective psoriasis treatment for patients who are considering pregnancy, pregnant, or lactating based on its pharmacokinetics and available safety data.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2020
This index covers all new skin treatments introduced in Skin Therapy Letter Dermatology Edition articles in 2020.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2019
A variety of new skin treatments introduced in 2019.
Tildrakizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Tildrakizumab is a promising therapeutic option for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The specificity of the drug in targeting the p19 subunit of IL-23 allows for the high efficacy and safety of long-term treatment as demonstrated in clinical trials.
Brief Update on Dermatologic Uses of Methotrexate
Methotrexate has been an important agent in the management of dermatologic conditions for decades. Although first indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, MTX has been shown to be a successful treatment option for a wide array of skin diseases.
Update on Drugs & Devices: July – August 2019
Latest drug update covers Belimumab for IV use (Benlysta, GSK), Etanercept-ykro (Eticovo®, Samsung Bioepis), Halobetasol propionate 0.01% + tazarotene 0.045% lotion (Duobrii™, Bausch Health), Protein replacement therapy for SC injection (PTR-01, Phoenix Tissue Repair), Risankizumab for SC injection (Skyrizi™, AbbVie), Ruxolitinib tablets (Jakafi®, Incyte Corporatio), and Oral MEK inhibitor (PD-0325901, SpringWorks Therapeutics).
Secukinumab in the Treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: A Review of the Literature
Secukinumab demonstrates rapid and robust clinical improvement accompanied by a favorable short- term safety profile. The results of the phase III trials continue to reinforce the theory that the IL-17 pathway is an essential target in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatment.
Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Biologics
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) potentially impact the clinician's ability to manage patients with immunosuppressive medications such as biological therapy. In light of recent literature reviews, patients with HBV and HCV should be referred to a hepatologist.
Tofacitinib in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Tofacitinib is an oral immunosuppressant approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is currently undergoing investigation (Phase III trials) for treating chronic plaque psoriasis.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2016
The list covers new skin treatments for Actinic Keratosis, Hemangioma, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, as well as Anti-acne Agents, Antibacterial Agents, Anti-cancer Agents, Dermal Fillers, Neuromodulator and other treatments and drugs.
A Dermatologist’s Guide to Infection Screening Prior to Initiating Immunosuppressive Therapy
In this review, we summarize the most common immunosuppressant medications currently used in dermatology, and provide recommendations for infection screening prior to initiating treatment.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2017
Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments for Nivolumab + ipilimumab (Opdivo® + Yervoy®), Etanercept for SC injection (Enbre®), Crisaborole 2% ointment (Eucrisa™ ), Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Restylane® (Refyne Restylane® Defyne).
A Review of Ixekizumab, an Anti-Interleukin-17A Monoclonal Antibody, for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Recent advances in our understanding of the innate and adaptive immune systems have led to the identification of interleukin (IL)-17 as a key pro-inflammatory mediator in psoriasis. We review phase 1-3 clinical trials of ixekizumab, for treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2016
Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Brodalumab for SC injection (Lumicef®), Etanercept-szzs for SC injection (Amjevita™), Propranolol hydrochloride oral solution 3.75 mg/ml (Hemangiol®), Calcipotriol 50 mcg/g + betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 mg/g foam (Enstilar®) are covered.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Review with a Focus on Treatment Data
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of the follicular unit that often leads to marked impairment of quality of life. This article reviews various treatment modalities for HS including laser, surgery, retinoids, immunosuppression, biologics, and antibiotics.
Current Management of Scalp Psoriasis
The scalp is involved in up to 80% of individuals with psoriasis. Topical treatment with corticosteroids with or without vitamin D3 analogues is the mainstay of treatment, but other therapies such as light treatment and systemic drugs including biologics are discussed.
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) Inhibitors in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis: A Review
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is believed to be a potent driver of plaque psoriasis. This article reviews efficacy and safety results from Phase 2 and 3 trials with monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-17RA (brodalumab), and IL-17A (ixekizumab and secukinumab) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
The Evolving Role of Biologics in the Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis
The exact role of biologics in the treatment of pediatric psoriasis remains undefined but evolving. This article will provide a summary of the cumulative pediatric safety and efficacy data for the anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) agents and interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 (IL12/23) pathway inhibitor.
Excimer Laser Therapy for Hairline Psoriasis: A Useful Addition to the Scalp Psoriasis Treatment Algorithm
Scalp psoriasis, especially around the hairline, can cause significant impairment in quality of life due to its visibility. This articles makes a case for a combination of 308 nm excimer laser with clobetasol spray for the treatment of scalp psoriasis.
Biologic Therapy and Risk of Infection
Biologic compounds are being used more frequently to treat a multitude of systemic inflammatory conditions. This article discusses the increased risk of opportunistic infections of tuberculosis, herpes zoster, Legionella pneumophila, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Several variants of psoriasis are seen in children, the most prevalent types include plaque, guttate, and psoriatic diaper rash; pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis are less frequently observed. This article discusses genetic susceptibility, and environmental triggers are discussed.
Combination Therapy of Biologics with Traditional Agents in Psoriasis
Biologics plays an important role in treating moderate to severe psoriasis. This article looks at combination treatment with traditional systemics and topicals, and the possible benefits of this approach.
Alefacept Treatment for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Biologic agents were introduced during the past decade as a new class of treatments for chronic psoriasis. This review will discuss data from clinical trials that have provided new insights into the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of alefacept as a treatment for psoriasis.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: December 2008
Update on Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.03% Lumigan®, Ustekinumab (CNTO-1275) Centocor, p53 tumor suppressor therapy ADVEXIN®, Shingles Vaccine Zostavax®, Calcipotriene 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% Xamiol® Gel, and Etanercept Enbrel®.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2008
Update on Adapalene Differin® Gel 0.1%, Methyl Aminolevulinate Hydrochloride Cream Metvixia™ + Aktilite®, and Cross-linked Collagen EVOLENCE®.
Update on Drugs and Drug News – May 2008
Update on Triphendiol (formerly NV-196), Cyclic pentapeptide vascular-targeting agent ADH-1, Certolizumab pegol Cimzia® and drug news from around the world.
Advances in Pemphigus Therapy
The pemphigus variants represent a group of potentially life-threatening autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases. Herein, we focus on the new and emerging therapies in the management of pemphigus.
Etanercept is a TNF-alpha receptor fused onto human IgG and inhibits TNF-alpha activity. Dosage, side-effects, and drug interactions are discussed.
Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment – Immunobiologics
This article provides an important overview of the mechanisms and objectives in using immunobiologics to control psoriatic arthritis.
TNF-a Inhibitors in Dermatology
To date, the US FDA has approved three tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-a inhibitors for use in dermatology. The distinct and targeted mechanism of action of the TNF inhibitors allows dermatologists to customize therapy to match the individual needs and characteristics of patients who are candidates for systemic therapy.
A Review of Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis with Emphasis on Infliximab
Moderate-to-severe psoriasis is known to affect millions of people around the globe. This chronic disease substantially impacts patients by impairing their quality of life. The biologics are the newest and most effective therapeutic weapon in the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
New Systemic Treatments for Psoriasis
Biologics are one of the more effective and relatively safe options for long-term control of psoriasis. They have reduced the time needed to clear the signs of chronic disease, and are effective in maintaining a disease-free state for longer durations. Biologics can safely be used with other treatment modalities (i.e., methotrexate, cyclosporine, acitretin and hydroxyurea).
Dermatological Drug Dosage in the Elderly
The elderly population is increasing and drug dosing requires special considerations for efficacy and decreasing toxicity. This overview provides algorithms for adjusting drug and dosage based on current evidence-based knowledge with emphasis on drugs prescribed in dermatological practice.
Drug Treatments for Skin Disease Introduced in 2005
Skin conditions and treatments introduced in 2005 including Clindamycin Foam 1% Aluma®Skin Renewal System with FACES™, Meropenem for Injection MERREM® AstraZeneca, Moxifloxacin HCl Avelox® Bayer HealthCare Schering-Plough, Tygacycline Tygacil®, and other drugs and conditions.
A Practical Guide to Dermatological Drug Use in Pregnancy
Although the developing fetus was once considered protected from the outside world, we now know that it can potentially be affected by any medication given to the mother. Therapeutic options available for these patients will be discussed.
Update on Drugs and Drug News – March 2006
Update on Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate OintmentTaclonex® Warner Chilcott/LEO Pharma, Etanercept Enbrel® Amgen/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and drug news about Updated Labeling, Dear Doctor Letter and Cleansing Agents.
Etanercept for the Treatment of Psoriasis
Etanercept has recently been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis at a dose of 50mg twice per week for 12 weeks followed by a maintenance dose of 50mg once weekly thereafter. Clinical studies have shown excellent efficacy and a good safety profile in patients with psoriasis.
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