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Optimising Treatment Outcomes in Psoriasis: Improving Patient Adherence (2nd Edition) (eBook)

Every patient has his/her own psoriasis story and individualised therapy remains key to the success of the management of psoriasis both short term and long term.

Optimising Treatment Outcomes in Psoriasis- Improving Patient Adherence has been written to provide help and support to dermatologists, other medical specialists, general practitioners, specialised nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It will also provide a very useful aide-memoire for physicians in training in the management of patients with psoriasis.

This book offers a refreshingly different approach from existing books on psoriasis in that practical day-to-day management and individualised care of psoriasis patients is at the heart of our thinking.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD FROM THE AUTHORS

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: PSORIASIS OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Course of psoriasis
  • Phenotypes of psoriasis
  • Spectrum of psoriasis involvement and severity
  • Co-morbidities
  • Genetics
  • Quality of Life
  • Approach to a patient with psoriasis

CHAPTER 2: TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS

  • Therapeutic goals
  • Scope of treatment
  • Topical
  • Phototherapy
  • Systemic biological Agents
  • Algorithm for mild psoriasis
  • Algorithm for moderate to severe psoriasis

CHAPTER 3: UNDERSTANDING ADHERENCE IN PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT

  • Treatment adherence- A critical issue
  • Importance of treatment adherence
  • Barriers to medication adherence
  • Promoting medication adherence
  • Factors affecting adherence in patients with psoriasis
  • Assessment of adherence to treatment
  • Asking the patient about adherence
  • Monitoring the patient’s failure to keep appointments
  • Lack of therapeutic response and drug level;
  • Electronic monitoring (e.g., with medication event monitoring systems)
  • Patient preferences
  • Physician factors e.g. poor communication
  • Impact of co-morbidities
  • Cost of treatment
  • Quality of life issues
  • Third party and government payer impact

CHAPTER 4: PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF ADHERENCE IN PSORIASIS

  • Interventions to improve medication adherence
  • Improving patient physician communication – communicating with the patient
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Patient education
  • The role of nurses and allied health professionals
  • Strategies to improve adherence

CHAPTER 5: THE EMERGING ROLE OF TELEMEDICINE IN PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT

  • Technical equipment
  • Store and forward (S&F) tele-dermatology
  • Live video teleconference (VTC) tele-dermatology
  • Methodology
  • Advantages of telemedicine in patients with psoriasis

CHAPTER 6: Incorporating THE GUIDELINES IN PSORIASIS

  • American Academy of Dermatology guidelines
  • British Association of Dermatology guidelines
  • European S3 guidelines for systemic therapy of psoriasis
  • Latin American Guidelines
  • Canadian guidelines for plaque psoriasis

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