Mark Lebwohl, MD, introduces a video program providing a comprehensive year in review regarding the management of plaque psoriasis, highlighting key therapeutic approvals from 2023. The discussion will highlight pivotal clinical studies supporting these approvals and our discussion will then pivot to have a special focus on addressing the unique challenges faced by treating patients with skin of color and treatment access barriers.
An expert in dermatology reviews the case of a 33-year-old male patient suffering from atopic dermatitis for the past 3 years. He breaks down the panel's conversation on the use of non-steroidal topicals and emphasizes how patient assistance programs can ease burden for patients and providers.
Shawn Kwatra, MD, presents a case involving a 73-year-old African American female seeking treatment for her atopic dermatitis. In this segment Dr Kwatra explains the panels thoughts and rationale behind the prescribed treatments, discussing how each option works and its limitations.
Drs Lisa Swanson and Robert J. Casquejo express their optimism for the future of plaque psoriasis management, sharing their vision for expanded treatment approvals in the pediatric population affected by this condition.
Experts in dermatology highlight the crucial role of setting treatment response expectations and stress the need for discussions on managing mild plaque psoriasis, highlighting the utilization of systemic therapies in this context.
Experts in dermatology emphasize the need to consider patients' overall well-being when evaluating the safety profiles of emerging biologic treatments for plaque psoriasis, taking into account the heightened levels of depression and anxiety in individuals with this condition.
George Han, MD, discusses the latest biologic agents for plaque psoriasis, addressing the balance between efficacy and speed of response. Together with Dr. Leon Kircik, they emphasize the significance of comprehensive data for physician confidence and delve into the clinical utilization of these treatments, stressing the importance of baseline laboratory measurements for all prescribed patients.
Leon Kircik, MD, emphasizes the combined use of emerging topical treatments with systemic or biologic medications and the impact of the treatment vehicle on penetration. He also discusses the potential for longer use of steroidal options by reducing active product quantities through better penetrating vehicles and highlights the potential heightened efficacy of newer topical treatments and the gaps they may fill in the management of this condition.
Lisa Swanson, MD, FAAD and Robert J. Casquejo, PA-C discuss the shifting treatment landscape, shedding light on phosphodiesterase inhibitors-4 (PDE4) and comment on why it holds promise as a therapeutic target for immune-mediated diseases.
An expert in the management of skin conditions highlights the case of a 45-year-old female with severe pruritus, erythematous rash, and lichenification across multiple body areas, worsened by recent work-related stress from a promotion. Dr. Lio offers insights into managing such patients and shares practical tips for a streamlined prescription process.
Peter Lio, MD, presents the case of a 56-year-old female with a history of severe atopic dermatitis and very dry skin. Dr. Lio discusses the significance of accurate disease diagnosis, tools for assessing severity, and the array of treatment options available for this patient. He emphasizes the importance of shared decision-making in managing the condition.