Kourosh Beroukhim

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INTRODUCTION Interleukin-17 inhibitors are the newest class of monoclonal antibodies approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of psoriasis. Preclinical and Phase II studies of ixekizumab, a high-affinity anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody, have proved promising. METHODS We conducted an extensive literature search using the PubMed(More)
INTRODUCTION Interleukin (IL)-17 inhibitors are the most recent class of monoclonal antibodies approved by the FDA for psoriasis treatment. Preclinical and phase II studies of brodalumab, a high-affinity IL-17 receptor monoclonal antibody, have been encouraging. METHODS We conducted a literature search using the PubMed database in order to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Studies investigating the molecular basis of psoriasis have established the central roles of TNFa, interleukin (IL)-12, IL-22 and IL-23, and now there is increasing evidence that IL-17 plays a vital role in the complex pathophysiology of this disease. Preclinical and phase II studies of medications targeting IL-17 and its receptor have thus far(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory condition that affects 2-3% of the population. Apremilast was FDA-approved in March 2014 for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and in September 2014 for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Apremilast appears to have lower efficacy than some biologic agents such as adalimumab and(More)
A common therapeutic modality for psoriasis includes the combination of phototherapy with topical treatments. The recent development of targeted phototherapy with the excimer laser and spray formulations for topical treatments has increased the efficacy and convenience of these combinational therapies. Herein, we aim to assess the efficacy of a novel(More)
Dermal mucinosis is characterized by the deposition of glycosaminoglycans (mucin), either focally or diffusely within the dermis. This may occur as a primary idiopathic disorder or secondary to several dermatoses, most notably lupus erythematous, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis. The authors present an unusual finding of dermal mucinosis in association with(More)
Over the previous decade, several innovative teaching methods have been introduced to overcome the decreasing allotment of time dedicated to dermatology in U.S. medical school curricula. We report our experience of increasing medical student exposure to clinical dermatology thorough involvement in an extracurricular, volunteer-driven dermatology clinic. The(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies into the pathogenesis of psoriasis have identified the importance of interleukin 17 (IL-17) in disease activity and have thus provided a new target for biologic therapy. Ixekizumab, the most recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved anti-IL-17 biologic agent, appears to be a promising medication for patients suffering(More)