There is not actually a turf war [on the ground].”. RACGP Victoria chair Dr Cameron Loy urged patients to stay away from pharmacy health checks, telling Fairfax media they were a lure to get patients into the store to buy products. The risk of cutaneous malignancies in psoriasis is difficult to measure given treatments such as phototherapy and immunosuppressive medications may increase the risk. An enlarged prostate gland. Prevalence and phenotype of concurrent psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. Patients with dementia are more likely to have had psoriasis than patients without dementia. QoL scores such as the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Health-related quality of life (HRQOL), Psoriasis Disability Index (PDI) and Skindex can be used to assess the impact of psoriasis. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2017.1329511. IBD occurs more commonly in patients with both psoriasis and PsA when compared with patients with psoriasis alone.10, This is important to consider when choosing therapies, as TNF-inhibitors and IL-17 inhibitors have been reported to induce IBD in patients with psoriasis.12, Social stigmatisation and cosmetic and financial impacts, in addition to the psychological distress of a chronic disease, result in psychiatric and mental health issues with psoriasis. These cancers are usually slow to grow. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153038. Individual drug monographs with succinct descriptions of mode of action, indications and precautions, adverse effects, brand names and products, PBS information and off-label uses, patient counselling and practice points, among other things. But both the PSA and Pharmacy Guild believe the RACGP is provoking a turf war that is putting patients at risk. PSA tests are unreliable and can suggest prostate cancer when no cancer exists (a false-positive result). PsA typically starts as a mild oligoarticular disease, although for 20% of affected patients it progresses to a severe form that comprises polyarticular disease and joint destruction.2 It is more asymmetrical than rheumatoid arthritis.2 Symptoms include pain and stiffness at rest that improve with movement, and morning stiffness that lasts for longer than 30 minutes.3 Enthesitis represents inflammation around the insertion of the tendon or ligament into the bone. The pathophysiology of depression and psoriasis may be similar, with elevation of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 and IL-6 suggesting biochemical and physiological interdependence rather than physical consequence.13, The prevalence of depression in patients with psoriasis has been reported as high as 18% in some studies,5,14 although anxiety has been reported in up to 30% of patients.6 Anxiety does not correlate with the severity of the skin disease. Welcome to AusDoc.Plus, the new home of Australian Doctor, Medical Observer, 6minutes and How to Treat. Periodontitis a common Gram-negative bacterial infection affecting the teeth that is more common in patients with psoriasis than in the general population.26, It is difficult to determine whether the presence of infections causes psoriasis or is a result of immune changes that make the lesions more susceptible to infectious colonisation. The risk of lymphoma in patients with psoriasis. Alcohol intake is an independent risk factor for the development of psoriasis and PsA.17 One study found that high-risk drinking occurred in 24% of the study population, compared with 14% of the general population. doi: 10.1038/sj.jid.5700410. It is characterised by salmon pink plaques with adherent scale, and the most common locations include the elbows, knees, intergluteal cleft, nails and scalp. As an example, he says local GPs supported his pharmacy’s involvement in the recent diabetes screening trial. doi: 10.1136/ard.2004.032482. Dermatol Clin 2015;33(1):127–48. RACGP Victoria chair Dr Cameron Loy urged patients to stay away from pharmacy health checks, telling Fairfax media they were a lure to get patients into the store to buy products. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.03.037. The impact of psoriasis on QoL is reported as similar to, if not worse than, the impact of cancer or diabetes.6, Avoiding intimacy and close relationships because of stigmatisation and social isolation can worsen psychiatric conditions. firstname.lastname@example.org, Inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease, Substance abuse (including alcohol and smoking). Int J Dermatol 2016;55(2):e72–78. Harmful, hazardous and dependent drinking can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Refer a patient to an allied health professional as part of a care plan and team care arrangement Complete a diabetes annual cycle of care. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18245. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2019.01.011. But most of these cancers do not cause problems. A recent, long bike ride.Up to 25% of men with high PSAs may have prostate cancer, depending on age and PSA level. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12895. Addiction: An underestimated problem in psoriasis health care. Br J Dermatol 2017;177(3):837–44. The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test to see if you might have prostate cancer and to monitor treatment for prostate cancer.. Epidemiology of mental health comorbidity in psoriasis. longer recommended in addition to PSA testing. A clinical practice narrative. The PSA said the changes mean electronic prescriptions are quickly expected to be in wide use across the whole metropolitan area by prescribers and pharmacies. “The average pharmacist and the average GP out there treating patients get along very well. doi: 10.1111/jdv.13619. For this test, a blood sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis. There are several reasons for this. 2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory spondyloarthropathy that affects up to 42% of patients with psoriasis1 and up to 1% of the general population.2 Moll et al described five types of PsA, namely oligoarticular asymmetrical arthritis, symmetrical polyarthritis, distal arthritis, arthritis mutilans and spondyloarthropathy (which can affect the spine and sacroiliac joints).1, PsA affects men and women equally; in contrast, rheumatoid arthritis has a female preponderance.2 In the majority of cases, psoriasis precedes PsA; however, PsA can occur concomitantly or precede the cutaneous signs. A biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostatic tissue are removed. In addition to treating the skin, it is important to assess patients for psoriasis-related comorbidities by taking a simple history (eg asking about arthralgia and arthritis, alcohol and drug intake/abuse, sexual dysfunction), performing clinical examinations (eg measuring waist circumference, weight, body mass index), performing QoL scales (eg depression and anxiety scales) and ordering laboratory investigations (eg lipid profile, blood sugar levels, liver and renal function).6 A multidisciplinary team approach to patients with psoriasis may include non-GP specialists such as dermatologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and psychiatrists as well as allied health practitioners (eg psychologists and dietitians). Lin C-C, Lin H-C, Chiu H-W. Association between psoriasis and dementia: A population-based case-control study. Newer systemic therapies aimed at reducing inflammation have been shown to reduce the risk of developing CVD.8, Psoriasis has also been reported to occur with peripheral vascular disease, uveitis, fatty liver and renal disease.9, Patients with psoriasis are at higher risk of having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than the general population. Five of the best AusDoc stories of the year, Long COVID: 'I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy', Doctors split over compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for health workers. This increases to 1.49 times in patients with severe disease.7 The risk of T2D is almost two times greater in patients with psoriasis when compared with patients without psoriasis.8 Proinflammatory cytokines and systemic inflammation compounded by lifestyle and social circumstances are thought to be responsible for the increased risk.8 Obesity alone with inflammatory cytokines increases the risk of developing and worsening psoriasis.6 Weight loss can therefore improve psoriasis and the effect of therapies. Br J Dermatol 2013;169(1):47–52. Joint damage starts early in the disease, manifesting in dactylitis, enthesitis and spondylitis.3 Tendons, ligaments, joints, synovium and bone can all be inflamed in PsA.3. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2019;25(1):122–32. It is possible, although rare, to have prostate cancer without raised PSA levels in the blood. doi: 10.1080/13696998.2019.1638788. Alcohol dependency was four times as likely in patients with psoriasis.18, Alcohol consumption in young male patients with psoriasis is associated with depression and anxiety.17 Although alcohol and drug intake might be a response to the impaired QoL associated with psoriasis, it also promotes a cytokine inflammatory response that worsens psoriasis, with evidence showing that alcohol abstinence improves psoriasis.17, Gambling is also more likely to occur in patients with psoriasis.18 Patients with psoriasis are more than 30 times likely to gamble than the general population.18, Smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with the development of psoriasis.19 Patients with psoriasis are also more likely to be smokers, which adds to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.20 One study showed that 49% of patients with psoriasis were smokers, compared with 30% of the general population.18. Preus HR, Khanifam P, Kolltveit K, Mørk C, Gjermo P. Periodontitis in psoriasis patients: A blinded, case-controlled study. Hepatitis C infection typically occurs before the development of psoriasis, possibly due to upregulation of cytokines.24, Immune modifiers, immunosuppressive agents and biological therapies predispose patients to develop infections or exacerbate existing infections. RACGP is the latest medical college to endorse the guidelines, which provide health professionals with evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk and manage test-detected patients. Armstrong AW, Harskamp CT, Armstrong EJ. PSA president Shane Jackson says recent findings by a Victorian coroner highlighted the importance of pharmacists and GPs working together. It is common for older men to have some cancer cells in their prostate glands. Counsel a patient with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. PsA is considered a spondyloarthropathy because of the extra-articular features and spondylitis that occur in up to 40% of patients.2 It is also associated with HLA-B27.2 Nail involvement affects approximately 87% of patients with PsA.3 Typical changes include pitting, crumbling, onycholysis, leukonychia, subungual hyperkeratosis and splinter haemorrhages. The Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) is the most commonly used tool in Australia for the assessment of psoriasis. These toxins are associated with a more severe type of psoriasis.25 There is no evidence to date to support tonsillectomies to reduce the incidence of guttate psoriasis. A prostate infection. It is speculated that reducing the amount of circulating cytokines will improve the systemic manifestations and complications associated with psoriasis.27. Psoriasis and smoking: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biochemical recurrence (BCR) occurs in 27–53% of patients after primary curative therapy and is defined differently depending on the modality of primary treatment: following radiotherapy, PSA needs to be >2 ng/mL higher than the PSA nadir level; after prostatectomy, any detectable PSA represents the presence of disease. Australian
There is a higher incidence of lymphoproliferative malignancies and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) in patients with psoriasis when compared with the general population. Acta Odontol Scand 2010;68(3):165–70. There is an increased risk of herpes zoster with tumour necrosis factor–a inhibitors and Candida spp. Australas J Dermatol 2019;60(2):91–98. Many patients don’t have a regular GP and pharmacy checks lead to a referral back to their doctor, whom they may not have seen for a long time. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017;31(12):1999–2009. The coroner called for the two professions to trust and respect each other while maintaining their independence after an elderly man died after being prescribed the wrong dose of methotrexate. Navigators can help you find a health care provider, learn about treatments and health insurance, locate programs that may lower the cost of treatments, and connect with other people living with psoriatic disease. Measure blood glucose levels Test urine for glucose and ketones RACGP. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14460. This article outlines the common comorbidities of psoriasis in the hopes of facilitating discussion between general practitioners (GPs) and patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2017;23(10):1783–89. Practice, Formerly Australian Family Physician (AFP). J Dermatolog Treat 2018;29(1):13–18. While psychiatric conditions can be the result of psoriasis, it has recently been shown that they can also induce or worsen the disease. 3. Dactylitis, which is inflammation of the entire digit, can present as a ‘sausage finger’ because of inflammation of the joints and tendons.2,4 Both enthesitis and dactylitis are common in PsA. Higher incidence rates of comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis compared with the general population using US administrative claims data. He says the RACGP’s stance is out of step with what’s happening on the ground and in his experience, GPs welcome pharmacist health checks, as long as they are evidence-based, delivered to PSA standards and there is a clear referral pathway. A holistic approach to a patient with psoriasis that includes evaluating and assessing comorbidities and risk of morbidity is essential, as psoriasis should be considered a systemic disease rather than cutaneous condition alone. PsA questionnaires include but are not limited to Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life (PsAQoL) and Psoriatic Arthritis Impact of Disease (PsAID). Wu JJ, Feldman SR, Koo J, Marangell LB. Patients with severe psoriasis were more likely to have suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and completed suicide than the general population.13,14 Clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of newer medications for psoriasis typically incorporate QoL and depression questionnaires to assess the impact on psychiatric health. Mr Tassone says there was similar push-back when pharmacy-based flu vaccinations — now an “accepted and beneficial” part of the health system — were introduced. The guideline recommendations must be referenced and graded to help guide clinical management, in the context of the patient’s setting. Zink A, Herrmann M, Fischer T, et al. Gladman DD, Antoni C, Mease P, Clegg DO, Nash P. Psoriatic arthritis: Epidemiology, clinical features, course, and outcome. Summer long reads: 6 of our best in-depth stories from 2020. Though some of these comorbidities occur commonly in clinical practice, they should not be overlooked in a patient with psoriasis as they may cause a psychological and physical impact if left untreated. The development of hypertension is 1.3 times more likely in patients with mild psoriasis than in patients without psoriasis. Tintle SJ, Gottlieb AB. Despite treatment-attributable risk, there seems to be a moderately increased risk of NMSCs but not melanomas,22,23 so regular skin checks and vigilance are prudent, especially for patients who have had immunosuppressive therapy or phototherapy. The guidelines have also received formal endorsement from the Urological Society of Australia Whilst the RACGP recommends against prostate cancer screening (as detailed in our Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice) we recognise many men will be asking their GPs about screening. With the advent of newer biological and immunosuppressive agents in the armamentarium to treat psoriasis, it is essential to monitor for other infections, malignancies and side effects. J Invest Dermatol 2006;126(10):2194–201. Lønnberg AS, Skov L, Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Pedersen OB, Thomsen SF. Veale DJ, Fearon U. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15497. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2014.09.010. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2017.1395800. The RACGP (2012) advise: GPs need not raise this issue, but if men ask about prostate screening they need to be fully informed of the potential benefits, risks and uncertainties of prostate cancer testing. Geller S, Xu H, Lebwohl M, Nardone B, Lacouture ME, Kheterpal M. Malignancy risk and recurrence with psoriasis and its treatments: A concise update. The management of the comorbidities is not discussed as it is beyond the scope of this article. The results are usually reported as nanograms of PSA per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14204. AMH is jointly owned by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT). The location and duration of psoriasis – as well as patient factors such as age, sex and occupational and relationship status – contribute to the impact on QoL. Psoriatic arthritis for the dermatologist. Psoriasis and infection. PsA is often underdiagnosed, with a delay in therapy resulting in morbidity and impaired quality of life (QoL). J Dermatolog Treat 2018;29(5):487–95. Management of psoriasis as a systemic disease: What is the evidence? Live vaccines must also be avoided given the risk of dissemination. Candida superimposed on flexural psoriasis makes treatment difficult, resulting in persistent and severe plaques. Malassezia spp., a common yeast, is associated with scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and sebopsoriasis. Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated skin condition that affects at least 2% of the Australian population. It is a criterion for the initiation and continuation of biological therapy. Am J Clin Dermatol 2018;19(3):363–75. The RACGP information for GPs and patients Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Dedicated Electronic Prescriptions Support Line for pharmacies: 1300 955 162. It calculates a score between 0 and 72 on the basis of the erythema (redness), induration (thickness) and desquamation (scaling) on the various locations of the body. General practice management of type 2 diabetes https://www.racgp. Of the 80 people screened, five were ultimately referred and started treatment for diabetes. A guideline that has received RACGP endorsement will be issued with the RACGP … Smoking and risk for psoriasis: A population-based twin study. GPs are in a prime position to screen, diagnose and manage comorbidities in a patient with psoriasis. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13073. Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tend to have more severe psoriasis. Treating a patient with psoriasis should encompass education about lifestyle changes and evaluating their risk of other comorbidities. AMH is compiled .. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12322. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2014.09.004. Hepatitis C virus and Candida albicans are known triggers of psoriasis. It is needed to confirm whether prostate cancer is present. The PSA blood level is also increased in other conditions. Shah K, Mellars L, Changolkar A, Feldman SR. RACGP is the latest medical college to endorse the guidelines, which provide health professionals with evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk and manage test-detected patients. “So we’d like to see this kind of rivalry put aside so we can all be making the best possible contribution to our health system.”. Guild Victoria president Anthony Tassone says pharmacies work closely with local GPs and health checks are an important way to identify at-risk patients. The RACP will close from Thursday 24 December 2020 and re-open Monday 4 January 2021 (Australia) and Tuesday 5 January 2021 (Aotearoa New Zealand). In patients with psoriasis, the prevalence of hyperlipidaemia is 46%, hypertension 42%, type 2 diabetes (T2D) 17% and obesity 14%.5 The more severe the psoriasis, the greater the risk and severity of metabolic syndrome.6 Therefore, it is critical that patients with psoriasis are evaluated for the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. infections with secukinumab and ixekizumab.24. Lewis DJ, Chan WH, Hinojosa T, Hsu S, Feldman SR. Mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the role of the skin microbiome in psoriasis: A review. Oliveira Mde F, Rocha B de O, Duarte GV. It reiterates that for men aged 50–69 without a family history of prostate cancer, the decision to have prostate cancer screening must be an informed and personal one. Beta-haemolytic streptococcus is known to trigger and exacerbate psoriasis. J Med Econ 2019;22(12):1290–97. Patients with psoriasis are more likely to have cardiovascular mortality than patients without psoriasis,6 so it is important that risk factors are screened for and treated. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0337-2. Psoriasis: Classical and emerging comorbidities. These comorbidities may be missed unless specifically looked for. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood. You can use your existing login credentials for any of these sites to gain entry. doi: 10.18553/jmcp.2018.17421. Br J Dermatol 2020;182(4):840–48. The association between psoriasis and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. doi: 10.1007/s40257-018-00420-8. Semin Arthritis Rheum 1973;3(1):55–78. Do you know the symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy? Prostate cancer resource Prostate cancer accounted for the second highest number of male cancer deaths in Australia. doi: 10.1016/0049-0172(73)90035-8. and Cutibacterium spp., though there are some conflicting reports.25 Staphylococcus aureus colonises psoriasis in approximately 60% of cases, with the majority secreting staphylococcal toxins. The economic burden of psoriasis is accentuated by the presence of psychiatric disorders when taking into account emergency department and outpatient visits, time off work and prescription costs.15. Egeberg A, Thyssen JP, Gislason GH, Skov L. Skin cancer in patients with psoriasis. Depression and suicidality in psoriasis: Review of the literature including the cytokine theory of depression. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12670. Br J Dermatol 2014;170(2):304–14. Gelfand JM, Shin DB, Neimann AL, Wang X, Margolis DJ, Troxel AB. “We cannot afford to ignore this call for GPs and pharmacists to continue building respectful working relationships,” Dr Jackson says. Fry L, Baker BS, Powles AV, Fahlen A, Engstrand L. Is chronic plaque psoriasis triggered by microbiota in the skin? General
The pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis. Most men with high PSAs don’t have prostate cancer. PSA screening. Clin Dermatol 2019;37(2):160–66. A prostate biopsy may be recommended if there is an elevated PSA or a rapid rise in PSA. 1 Infections can induce psoriasis or be associated with or caused by medications that treat psoriasis.24 Chronic plaque psoriasis and guttate psoriasis are both associated with Streptococcus pyogenes infection activating T cells through superantigens. Therefore, it is important to screen for conditions such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis and strongyloidiasis before commencing and, if at high risk, during such therapies. Ryan C, Kirby B. Psoriasis is a systemic disease with multiple cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities. High prevalence of alcohol use disorders in patients with inflammatory skin diseases. 18 A proportion of men with BCR will progress to metastases and death; others will have … Al-Jefri K, Newbury-Birch D, Muirhead CR, et al. A higher-than-normal PSA level doesn’t automatically indicate prostate cancer either. “A collaborative approach between pharmacists and GPs is needed now more than ever to focus on patient outcomes and impacts rather than attempts to undermine one another,” he said. It is part of the normal skin flora and is found in areas with a high density of sebaceous glands.26 Treatment of Malassezia spp. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000001169. Moll JM, Wright V. Psoriatic arthritis. Recent sexual activity. Eppinga H, Poortinga S, Thio HB, et al. Patients with psoriasis typically have a large habitus, an unhealthy diet and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30830-4. The prevalence of psoriasis in patients with IBD can be up to 10%.10 IBD occurs in 0.4% of the general population, compared with 1.6% of patients with psoriasis.10 The risk of developing psoriasis in patients with Crohn’s disease has been reported to be five times greater than the risk for controls.11 Crohn’s disease and psoriasis have similar peak ages of onset, findings of intestinal permeability, immunopathogenesis and responses to therapies. Dermatol Clin 2015;33(1):41–55. doi: 10.3109/00016350903583678. Though psoriasis was often considered a cutaneous condition alone, more recent literature has shown other organ involvement. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32835bcce1. There are reports of perianal streptococcus with psoriasis, and streptococcal infections with palmoplantar psoriasis.24 Other microorganisms that have been linked with psoriatic lesions include Staphylococcus spp., Corynebacterium spp. Patient Global Assessment (PGA) and Body Surface Area (BSA) are also used. View a sample of the … J Am Acad Dermatol 2017;77(2):287–92.e4. Lancet 2018;391(10136):2273–84. Serum rheumatoid factor is elevated in 13% of patients with PsA, compared with 80% of those with rheumatoid arthritis.2 Radiographic changes include pencil-in-cup deformity, with digit shortening and bone lysis.2 These changes can occur within two years of disease onset. 2 Moll et al described five types of PsA, namely oligoarticular asymmetrical arthritis, symmetrical polyarthritis, distal arthritis, arthritis mutilans and spondyloarthropathy (which can affect the spine and sacroiliac joints). Autoimmune conditionsDermatologyPsoriasis, Australian Journal of General Practice published by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
GPs have a broad understanding of and exposure to general medicine and are in a privileged position of seeing many patients with psoriasis within the spectrum of the disease. Korman NJ. But both the PSA and Pharmacy Guild believe the RACGP is provoking a turf war that is putting patients at risk. Wellona Pharma is a leading supplier, exporter & dropshipper of Pharma finished formulation & generic Wellona Pharma is a reputed and fast growing Manufacturing Company in Pharmaceutical. Journal of
J Hypertens 2013;31(3):433–42;discussion 442–43. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is the peak national professional pharmacy organisation, representing Australia's 32,000 pharmacists in all sectors and across all locations, working in or towards a career in pharmacy. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(Suppl 2):ii14–17. Koo J, Marangell LB, Nakamura M, et al. Hohenberger M, Cardwell LA, Oussedik E, Feldman SR. Interleukin-17 inhibition: Role in psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released new guidelines for prostate cancer screening in General Practice. Suicidal ideation occurs in 7–17% of patients with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory spondyloarthropathy that affects up to 42% of patients with psoriasis 1 and up to 1% of the general population. Like acute rheumatic fever ( arf ), psa is a reactive arthritis characterized by a pharyngeal streptococcal infection, a symptom-free interval and subsequent aseptic inflammation of one or more joints. Pharmacy advocates have responded to a new RACGP smear campaign by accusing the GP college of putting patient health at risk with its criticism. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017;31(8):1308–15. RACGP President Dr Frank R Jones says the list was created as part of Choosing Wisely Australia to encourage GPs and their patients to think about and discuss medical tests, treatments and procedures where evidence shows they provide no overall benefit and, in some cases, may lead to harm. Their high PSAs might be due to: 1. When a patient chooses screening, both [prostate specific antigen] PSA and [digital rectal examination] DRE should be performed. The aim of this article is to outline the well-recognised comorbidities associated with psoriasis to facilitate a discussion for general practitioners (GPs) to have with their patients about lifestyle changes, the need to screen for other diseases and management of comorbidities. Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated skin disorder that affects approximately 2% of the population. GPs are in a prime position to screen and diagnose these common comorbidities and have the experience and knowledge to manage them accordingly. Pharmatren 50. is a pharmaceutical company whose mission is to commercialize innovative, patient-centric treatment options to improve the lives of patients and caregivers. To ensure you get the right membership, please select your vocation: Login or join to access theAusDoc website, They say the doctors' college is putting patients at risk, © Australian Doctor 2021 - All Right Reserved. 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