Episode 43: What's New and Hot in Psoriasis ManagementRelease Date: January 05, 2023
In Episode 43 of Derms and Conditions, our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO, sits down with Bruce Strober, MD, PhD, a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University. The two discuss some of the newest advances in psoriasis management.
They start with an overview of therapies with new mechanisms of action and discuss other medications that are in the pipeline. Dr. Strober then provides important tips for screening for psoriasis comorbidities. Since at least 1 in 5 patients will get significant psoriatic arthritis, and patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for cardiac events, Dr. Strober emphasizes that working with other specialists is critical to ensure comprehensive care.
Finally, Dr. Strober reviews the many benefits of deucravacitinib (SOTYKTU), including its once-daily oral dosing, excellent safety profile, and lack of lab monitoring. He notes that deucravacitinib is very effective, even more so than methotrexate, and comparable to cyclosporine but without all of the side effects. He discusses the unique mechanism of action of TYK2 inhibition and how this targeted action limits the drug’s side effects and allows it to avoid the black box warning that other JAK inhibitors carry. Tune in to this episode to learn more about this new drug that Dr. Strober believes will revolutionize psoriasis management.