Author Archives: OMRC

Heart Attacks and Psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, it places you at a higher risk for having a heart attack when compared to someone who doesn’t have psoriasis. The old saying from a 1970’s TV commercial, “the heartbreak of psoriasis,” is true! If you have a little bit of psoriasis, then the risk is a little bit. If you […]


Dupixent

In a December 2016 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, and a May 2017 issue of Lancet, two of the world’s most prominent medical journals, OMRC’s Dr. Andrew Blauvelt and colleagues reported the results of phase 3 studies using dupilumab (also known as Dupixent) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (also known as […]


Biosimilars

Biosimilars are biologic medications that are near identical, or similar, copies of original FDA-approved biologic medications. Some people view them as “generic biologics,” although technically they are not generic drugs, since generics are 100% identical to original medications. In this article published in the magazine Dermatology World, the current state of biosimilars is discussed, especially […]


Immunodermatology: Part 2: Practical Immunology

Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA Practical immunology is important for dermatologists to understand as it relates to a wide variety of pipeline drugs currently under investigation. In Dr Blauvelt’s view, there are three major cell types involved in psoriasis pathogenesis: 1) dendritic cells (upstream/initiating immune responses); 2) T cells (making pro-inflammatory cytokines); and 3) keratinocytes. Targeting […]


Immunodermatology: Part 1

Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA Immunodermatology is an important content area for dermatologists to consider when managing patients with psoriasis. The genetics of psoriasis has been an exciting and complex area of research over the last few years, especially in terms of how genetics relate to the immunology of psoriasis. A recent paper highlighted how psoriasis […]