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Follow-up survey of 308-nm laser treatment of psoriasis.
Lasers Surg Med 2002; 31(3):202-6LS

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

UVB treatment with a 308-nm excimer laser is a new treatment modality for localized psoriasis. The purpose of this study is to assess patients' impressions and satisfaction with 308-nm laser treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis.

STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS

Telephone survey data were obtained from patients after participation in a case series study of 124 patients with mild to moderate psoriasis treated with 308-nm UVB laser treatment for a target plaque and other lesions. The survey included information on changes in the target plaque, remission time, changes in other areas of psoriasis, satisfaction with the result, side effects of treatment, and efficacy relative to other treatments.

RESULTS

Patients (55% of total) reported overall satisfaction with the treatments, and 63% of patients thought they needed additional laser treatments, including for maintenance. Subjects (25%) reported that the laser treatments were better than any other treatment they had tried. Adverse effects were mild and had either disappeared or were significantly decreased in 86% of patients. Self reported length of remission compared favorably to those for other therapies for localized disease.

CONCLUSIONS

UVB laser treatments provide a well-tolerated means to clear psoriasis plaques. The treatment provides a high level of patient satisfaction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1071, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12224094

Citation

Rodewald, Erin J., et al. "Follow-up Survey of 308-nm Laser Treatment of Psoriasis." Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 31, no. 3, 2002, pp. 202-6.
Rodewald EJ, Housman TS, Mellen BG, et al. Follow-up survey of 308-nm laser treatment of psoriasis. Lasers Surg Med. 2002;31(3):202-6.
Rodewald, E. J., Housman, T. S., Mellen, B. G., & Feldman, S. R. (2002). Follow-up survey of 308-nm laser treatment of psoriasis. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 31(3), pp. 202-6.
Rodewald EJ, et al. Follow-up Survey of 308-nm Laser Treatment of Psoriasis. Lasers Surg Med. 2002;31(3):202-6. PubMed PMID: 12224094.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Follow-up survey of 308-nm laser treatment of psoriasis. AU - Rodewald,Erin J, AU - Housman,Tamara Salam, AU - Mellen,Beverly G, AU - Feldman,Steven R, PY - 2002/9/12/pubmed PY - 2002/12/20/medline PY - 2002/9/12/entrez SP - 202 EP - 6 JF - Lasers in surgery and medicine JO - Lasers Surg Med VL - 31 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: UVB treatment with a 308-nm excimer laser is a new treatment modality for localized psoriasis. The purpose of this study is to assess patients' impressions and satisfaction with 308-nm laser treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Telephone survey data were obtained from patients after participation in a case series study of 124 patients with mild to moderate psoriasis treated with 308-nm UVB laser treatment for a target plaque and other lesions. The survey included information on changes in the target plaque, remission time, changes in other areas of psoriasis, satisfaction with the result, side effects of treatment, and efficacy relative to other treatments. RESULTS: Patients (55% of total) reported overall satisfaction with the treatments, and 63% of patients thought they needed additional laser treatments, including for maintenance. Subjects (25%) reported that the laser treatments were better than any other treatment they had tried. Adverse effects were mild and had either disappeared or were significantly decreased in 86% of patients. Self reported length of remission compared favorably to those for other therapies for localized disease. CONCLUSIONS: UVB laser treatments provide a well-tolerated means to clear psoriasis plaques. The treatment provides a high level of patient satisfaction. SN - 0196-8092 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12224094/Follow_up_survey_of_308_nm_laser_treatment_of_psoriasis_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.10095 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -