Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, improves patient-reported outcomes in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis: results of two phase III randomized, controlled trials.
D Thaçi, A Kimball, P Foley, Y Poulin, E Levi, R Chen, SR Feldman
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, has an acceptable safety profile and is effective for treatment of plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of apremilast on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), general functioning and mental health using patient-reported outcome (PRO) assessments among patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the ESTEEM 1 and 2 trials. METHODS: A total of 1255 patients were randomized (2 : 1) to apremilast 30 mg BID or placebo for 16 weeks; all received apremilast through Week 32. PRO assessments included the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey version 2 ment..View full abstract