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

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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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