BACKGROUND: Prurigo nodularis (PN) is an understudied, pruritic inflammatory skin disease. Little is known about the effect of PN on quality of life and its associated economic burden. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the impact of PN on quality of life and its economic implications. METHODS: A cohort study of PN patients (n = 36) was conducted using
The impact of symptom severity on the humanistic and economic burden of inflammatory bowel disease: a real-world data linkage study
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) severity, and humanistic, and economic burden. We addressed this gap using a unique real-world data source that links self-reported patient data from the US National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) to claims data. METHODS: This cross-sectional study linked the 2015-2018 US NHWS data with medical, and pharmacy claims. Patients (≥18 years)
Financial toxicity is the term for problems our patients suffer related to the cost of medical care. It differs from both direct and indirect costs and is surprisingly common in patients that most would consider well-insured. This editorial discusses steps we can take to limit our patients’ suffering.
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory condition. OBJECTIVE: To measure emotional well-being in HS patients and compare to other populations, assess if there is an effect of disease severity on emotional well-being, and determine if emotional well-being is correlated with quality of life and depression. METHODS: A total of 153 HS subjects were recruited, and 66 Positive and Negative Affect
Mechanisms of life-course socioeconomic inequalities in adult systemic inflammation: Findings from two cohort studies
Disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions in childhood heighten systemic inflammatory levels in adulthood; however, life-course mechanisms underlying this association are largely unknown. In the present observational study, we investigated the roles of adulthood socioeconomic and lifestyle factors in mediating this association. Participants were from two prospective Swiss population-based cohorts (N = 5,152, mean age 60 years). We