A panel of physician assistants and a nurse practitioner discuss the treatment landscape for the management of plaque psoriasis (PP). They review available and emerging treatment options using patient cases.
EP. 1: The Role of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Managing Plaque Psoriasis
Alexa Hetzel, MS, PA-C, leads a discussion on the role both physician assistants and nurse practitioners play in diagnosis and management of plaque psoriasis, commenting on the dermatology environment vs the primary care environment.
EP. 2: Evolution of Plaque Psoriasis
Experts discuss how the understanding of plaque psoriasis has changed over the years and, with that, how the treatment landscape has expanded.
EP. 3: Efficacy of Deucravacitinib in Plaque Psoriasis
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, reviews the mechanism of action of deucravacitinib, commenting on its efficacy in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
EP. 4: Approaches to Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, Terry Faleye, MPAS, PA-C, and Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, comment on approaches to treatment selection in managing plaque psoriasis, highlighting topical treatment in combination with other therapies.
EP. 5: Importance of Quick Response to Treatment for Patients With Plaque Psoriasis
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, discusses how speed of treatment response guides treatment selection for the patient, taking patient preference into consideration. Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, comments on treatment failure in plaque psoriasis.
EP. 6: Metrics to Determine Disease Clearance in Plaque Psoriasis
Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, and Terry Faleye, MPAS, PA-C, discuss metrics to determine clearance in plaque psoriasis and how the provider’s expectations may be different from the patient’s expectations.
EP. 7: Addressing Unmet Needs in Psoriasis Treatment
Five nurse practitioners and physician assistants review patient case presentations and discuss unmet needs in the psoriasis landscape.
EP. 8: Patient Case #1: 50-Year-Old Female With Plaque Psoriasis
Experts in dermatology review a case of a patient with plaque psoriasis concentrated on her hands and discuss taking the patient’s preferences into consideration when selecting treatment.
EP. 9: Escalating Treatment From Topical to Systemic in Plaque Psoriasis
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, and Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, comment on approaches to escalating treatment of plaque psoriasis from topical therapy to systemic therapy and initiating that conversation with the patient.
EP. 10: Systemic Treatment Options in Plaque Psoriasis
Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, provides an overview of systemic treatment options for patients with plaque psoriasis, highlighting the follow-up process once treatment has been implemented.
EP. 11: Importance of Long-Term Safety Data in Plaque Psoriasis Treatment
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, comments on the implications of long-term safety data in patients who may not have responded to initial treatment of plaque psoriasis.
EP. 12: Patient Case #2: 23-Year-Old Female With Plaque Psoriasis
Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, and Terry Faleye, MPAS, PA-C, review a case of a young adult female with plaque psoriasis on the elbows, thighs, and scalp, and discuss switching systemic treatments to accommodate her lifestyle.
EP. 13: Use of Systemic Treatment in Plaque Psoriasis
Dermatology experts discuss the use of systemic therapy in plaque psoriasis and determining patient response to treatment, also commenting on the use of PASI scoring in the clinical setting.
EP. 14: Safety Profile of TYK2 Inhibitors in Plaque Psoriasis Treatment
Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, and Terry Faleye, MPAS, PA-C, reviews the safety data of TYK2 inhibitors compared to other systemic agents in the same class.
EP. 15: Role of Advanced Practice Providers in Plaque Psoriasis Treatment Follow-Up
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, comments on the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in plaque psoriasis treatment management. Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, reviews the long-term considerations with systemic therapy.
EP. 16: Patient Case #3: 40-Year-Old Woman With a 10-Year History of Plaque Psoriasis
Experts in dermatological conditions review the case of a 40-year-old female with a long history of plaque psoriasis, highlighting the psychosocial impact of the disease and the importance of multidisciplinary care.
EP. 17: Treating Comorbidities With Plaque Psoriasis
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, and Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C, share treatment approaches to metabolic syndrome as a comorbidity with plaque psoriasis.
EP. 18: Unmet Needs in the Treatment Spectrum of Plaque Psoriasis
Experts in dermatology review unmet needs in the plaque psoriasis treatment landscape, as well as ongoing studies coming down the pipeline.
EP. 19: Take-Home Pearls on the Management of Plaque Psoriasis
Alexa Hetzel, MS, PA-C; Jennifer Conner, MPAS, PA-C; Terry Faleye, MPAS, PA-C; Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C; and Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, share take-home messages regarding the treatment of patients with plaque psoriasis, highlighting listening to and educating patients.
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