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This study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an oral medicine (called apremilast) for treating skin involvement in patients with the disease dermatomyositis.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Apremilast 20mg PO BID
Stanford University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:02-0400
The purpose of this study is to test if the study drug apremilast is safe, if it helps improve psoriasis, and how subjects tolerate it.
To study how the body absorbs apremilast, and how this absorption is affected when the drug is given as different formulations. Blood samples will be taken to look at the amount of study ...
This study is designed to demonstrate to efficacy and safety of Apremilast 20mg oral administration twice daily over 12 weeks in subjects with moderate to severe lichen planus. The hypothe...
This is a retrospective descriptive cross-sectional and observational multicenter clinical and progressive study of juvenile dermatomyositis. The aim is to determine the clinical, paraclin...
This study is a Proof of Concept study aiming to evaluate the production of anti-IFNα antibodies (immune response) in adult subjects with dermatomyositis
Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, has demonstrated efficacy in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.
Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with a variety of systemic and cutaneous manifestations. The myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSAs) are associated with phenotypic features and ...
The cutaneous manifestations of dermatomyositis range from classical in the case of heliotrope rash and Gottron papules to less common papulosquamous and edematous/vesiculobullous lesions; histopathol...
BACKGROUND: Many patients with moderate plaque psoriasis are undertreated despite broadening treatment options. In the phase IV UNVEIL study, oral apremilast demonstrated efficacy and safety in system...
Amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) represents a substantial subset of dermatomyositis (DM). Patients with this symptom of the disorder may present initially to a dermatologist. Amyopathic dermatomyositi...
A subacute or chronic inflammatory disease of muscle and skin, marked by proximal muscle weakness and a characteristic skin rash. The illness occurs with approximately equal frequency in children and adults. The skin lesions usually take the form of a purplish rash (or less often an exfoliative dermatitis) involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, upper trunk, and arms. The disease is associated with a complement mediated intramuscular microangiopathy, leading to loss of capillaries, muscle ischemia, muscle-fiber necrosis, and perifascicular atrophy. The childhood form of this disease tends to evolve into a systemic vasculitis. Dermatomyositis may occur in association with malignant neoplasms. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1405-6)
Historically, a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, etc. This classification was based on the notion that "collagen" was equivalent to "connective tissue", but with the present recognition of the different types of collagen and the aggregates derived from them as distinct entities, the term "collagen diseases" now pertains exclusively to those inherited conditions in which the primary defect is at the gene level and affects collagen biosynthesis, post-translational modification, or extracellular processing directly. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1494)
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...