Menno A. de Rie

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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are inflammatory diseases that respond well to anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha therapy. To evaluate the effects of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha treatment on expression of adhesion molecules and angiogenesis in psoriatic lesional skin and synovial tissue, we performed a prospective single-centre study with infliximab(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which of the changes in synovial tissue correlates best with clinical response associated with effective therapy (adalimumab) to facilitate the planning of future studies with therapeutic agents for psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS A total of 24 patients with active PsA were randomised to receive adalimumab (n = 12) or placebo (n(More)
Lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) is a heterodimer composed of an alpha and beta chain that is expressed on the surface of most leukocytes and is an essential molecule for adhesion reactions between cells participating in the immune response. A putative ligand for LFA-1 is the intercellular adhesion molecule ICAM-1 (refs 3-5). Leukocyte(More)
Several reports have indicated that the chemokine receptor CCR5 and its ligands, especially CCL5 (formerly known as RANTES), may play a role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the expression of CCR5 and its ligands in chronic plaque psoriasis and to evaluate the clinical and immunohistochemical effect of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory joint disease associated with psoriasis. Alefacept (a lymphocyte function-associated antigen (LFA)-3 Ig fusion protein that binds to CD2 and functions as an antagonist to T-cell activation) has been shown to result in improvement in psoriasis but has limited effectiveness in PsA. Interleukin-20(More)
INTRODUCTION Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors are widely used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. One of the side effects of TNF-inhibitors is the development of a psoriatiform eruption, also known as paradoxical psoriasis. In this case report, we describe a patient with this side effect after treatment with adalimumab and etanercept. CASE(More)
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cancer diagnosed in white populations worldwide. The rising incidence of BCC is becoming a major worldwide public health problem. Therefore, there is a need for more efficient management. OBJECTIVE The aim of this research is to assess the efficacy and safety of a one-stop-shop (OSS) concept, using(More)
There is limited information available regarding the phenotype and function of leukocytes involved in the earliest stages of psoriatic lesion development. In this study, we examined the presence of different types of leukocytes in psoriatic point lesions collected at three 1-week interval time points from a recent and simultaneously formed group of point(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcome research in dermatology is increasing, especially in the systemic treatment of psoriasis with biologic agents. In other specialties, such as oncology, the application of a HRQoL intervention is considered to be an aid for monitoring disease and treatment over time, for the communication(More)