Elizabeth A. Brezinski

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OBJECTIVE To identify whether nutrient supplementation with probiotics, prebiotics, formula, or fatty acids prevents the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) or reduces the severity of AD in newborns to children younger than 3 years. DATA SOURCES We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean(More)
OBJECTIVES While off-label dosing of biologic treatments may be necessary in selected psoriasis patients, no systematic review exists to date that synthesizes the efficacy and safety of these off-label dosing regimens. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate efficacy and safety of off-label dosing regimens (dose escalation, dose reduction, and(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic data support the association of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Shared pathogenesis in endothelial dysfunction may underlie psoriasis and atherosclerosis. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors may modulate endothelial dysfunction seen in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. (More)
IMPORTANCE The total cost of psoriasis in the United States is unknown. Defining the US economic burden of psoriasis is needed because it provides the foundation for research, advocacy, and educational efforts. OBJECTIVE To determine the US economic burden of psoriasis from a societal perspective. EVIDENCE REVIEW PubMed and MEDLINE databases were(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing literature suggests that patients with psoriasis who have severe disease appear to have increased frequency of cardiovascular (CV) diseases. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends screening for CV risk factors as early as 20 years of age. The extent to which these screening guidelines are implemented in practice is unclear. (More)
BACKGROUND Whether systemic treatments for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis affect cardiovascular comorbidities is a clinically significant question. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of biologic agents and other Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) used to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis on cardiovascular risk factors and adverse(More)
Achieving treatment success among patients with moderate to severe psoriasis is a clinically relevant and important issue facing clinicians and patients. Despite advances in systemic therapy, most patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are not satisfied with their treatment. We will discuss strategies to maximize treatment success through the(More)
Importance. Cutaneous and systemic plasmacytosis are rare conditions of unknown etiology with characteristic red-brown skin lesions and a mature polyclonal plasma cell infiltrate within the dermis. Perineural plasma cell infiltrates may be a histologic clue to the diagnosis of cutaneous plasmacytosis. Observations. Our patient had a five-year history of(More)
Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder that is clinically characterized by a heterogeneous constellation of symptoms and signs. Though an evanescent eruption is the classic cutaneous finding, recent literature has highlighted atypical rashes associated with Still disease. A second emerging concept in presentations of AOSD is(More)
Foreign bodies are rarely retained in the skin after puncture wounds or impalement injuries and are even less commonly initially detected several months after penetration. Sewing needles are most frequently reported in the literature as foreign bodies in cases of ingestion, inoculation of the cranium and heart, and penetration of the knee. Herein we(More)