Psoriasis associated with NAFLD in elderly
As reported in the Journal of the American Academy for Dermatology, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is more common in patients > 55 years of age with psoriasis. The prevalence of NAFLD in patients with and without psoriasis was 46.2% and 33.3% (OR = 1.7), respectively.
Risk factors for mortality in patients with pressure ulcers
As reported in the International Wound Journal, 90- and 180-day mortality amongst hospitalized patients with pressure ulcers was associated with diabetes, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, and metastatic cancer. Ninety-day, but not 180-day mortality, was associated with myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, liver disease, and HIV/AIDS. The only laboratory parameter associated with mortality rates was albumin.
sCD40L suggests sub-clinical atherosclerosis in psoriasis
As reported in the International Journal of Dermatology, sCD40L levels are elevated and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation is decreased in patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis (n=56) without known cardiovascular disease compared to healthy controls.