Objective To evaluate results of the pSORRIDI' experience (which is a prevention campaign to evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities, multidisciplinary needs and appropriateness of the therapeutic approach for comorbidities) in patients already being treated for psoriasis. Methods Telephone interviews were conducted in patients with psoriasis, who then underwent comprehensive evaluation and investigation of comorbidities. If necessary, patients were referred to specialist cardiology, endocrinology and/or rheumatology services. Results Overall, 72.0% (54/75) of patients required a multidisciplinary consultation. Among patients referred to cardiology, therapeutic adjustment was needed in 33.3% (five of 15) patients and a redefined diagnosis in 26.7% (four of 15) cases. Among patients undergoing endocrinology evaluations, therapeutic adjustment and a redefined diagnosis were needed in 61.1% (11/18) and 33.3% (six of 18) patients, respectively; for rheumatology evaluations, therapeutic adjustment and a redefined diagnosis were needed in 76.2% (16/21) and 19.0% (four of 21) of patients, respectively. Conclusions Among patients with psoriasis, there may be a need for an improvement in the diagnosis of underlying comorbid conditions, and in disease management of both psoriasis and any comorbid conditions.

From patients' needs to treatment outcomes in psoriasis: Results from the 'pSORRIDI' experience

Esposito M;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Objective To evaluate results of the pSORRIDI' experience (which is a prevention campaign to evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities, multidisciplinary needs and appropriateness of the therapeutic approach for comorbidities) in patients already being treated for psoriasis. Methods Telephone interviews were conducted in patients with psoriasis, who then underwent comprehensive evaluation and investigation of comorbidities. If necessary, patients were referred to specialist cardiology, endocrinology and/or rheumatology services. Results Overall, 72.0% (54/75) of patients required a multidisciplinary consultation. Among patients referred to cardiology, therapeutic adjustment was needed in 33.3% (five of 15) patients and a redefined diagnosis in 26.7% (four of 15) cases. Among patients undergoing endocrinology evaluations, therapeutic adjustment and a redefined diagnosis were needed in 61.1% (11/18) and 33.3% (six of 18) patients, respectively; for rheumatology evaluations, therapeutic adjustment and a redefined diagnosis were needed in 76.2% (16/21) and 19.0% (four of 21) of patients, respectively. Conclusions Among patients with psoriasis, there may be a need for an improvement in the diagnosis of underlying comorbid conditions, and in disease management of both psoriasis and any comorbid conditions.
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