Ultralite Enterprises Phototherapy Systems

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Background: There are limited data about the impact of narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy on patient-reported measures of health-related quality of life.

Objective: To evaluate the impact of adalimumab and phototherapy on health-related quality of life.

Methods: We examined patient-reported outcomes from a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov no. NCT01553058). The Dermatology Life Quality Index and EQ-5D-3L were evaluated every 4 weeks.

Conclusion: Phototherapy and adalimumab both improve skin-related quality of life and overall health-related quality of life compared with placebo in patients with psoriasis; however, patients treated with phototherapy achieved more improvement in overall health-related quality of life compared with patients treated with adalimumab.

( J Am Acad Dermatol 2019;81:923-30.)

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