Posts Tagged ‘Narrow Band UVB’

Patient-reported outcomes of adalimumab, phototherapy, and placebo in the Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis Trial: A randomized controlled study

Ultralite Enterprises Phototherapy Systems

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Williamsville, New York; Dallas, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Norfolk, Virginia; and Bethesda, Maryland J AM ACAD DERMATOL OCTOBER 2019 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…

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Why NB-UVB?

In most cases, it is preferable to use narrow band UVB (NB-UVB) light, since there is no need for systemic drugs like Methoxsalen and treatment times are short. Recent studies show that the use NB-UVB results in faster responses and longer remissions than with UVB broadband. Using narrowband UVB, results are similar to a PUVA…

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Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for the Treatment of Psoriasis

With approximately 150,000 newly diagnosed cases of psoriasis each year, this chronic skin disease affects approximately 2% of the US population and causes considerable morbidity.(1) First-stage treatment of patients with moderate- to-severe psoriasis often starts with topical agents and then progresses to phototherapy (UVB) for more extensive disease. Extensive disease that cannot be controlled adequately…

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