PIN becomes SPIN - Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network
2017/06/05 - News from the web office
Starting in 2004 and following the European Congress on Psoriasis in Paris (PSO 2004), many participants showed great interest in developing networking activities in the field of psoriasis. Building on this growing interest, and at the initiative of FRT - Fondation René Touraine, key opinion leaders in psoriasis from some 20 countries decided to create the Psoriasis International Network (PIN).
13 years later, this network has grown to gather around 4700 healthcare professionals involved in the management of psoriasis from some 100 countries, as well as 43 patient organisations. During this period, PIN has successfully:
- organised 5 international congresses on psoriasis and educational symposia during other dermatology meetings
- built a worldwide directory listing psoriasis medical resources for patients
- provided organisational support to the development of dedicated outpatient consultations at the local level
- fostered the development of national and regional networks on psoriasis
- carried out international studies on the current practice of the use of methotrexate and phototherapy in the treatment of psoriasis
- initiated a worldwide survey on the use of therapeutic patient education in psoriasis with the aim of developing a toolbox
- collaborated with the EADV Psoriasis Task Force since 2005.
In 2016, it was decided by the FRT Board of Directors to broaden the scope of the PIN to include other major chronic inflammatory skin diseases. This would allow to benefit from the benchmark of PIN’s actions and achievements in psoriasis and put it to the service of other diseases. With this change, we hope to transfer the know-how acquired on psoriasis (highest standard in issues such as quality of life, high burden and co-morbidities) and build on the collaborations made possible via the PIN network and expand them to other major chronic skin inflammatory diseases.
Following this decision, the former PIN Scientific Committee has decided to change the name of the network to SPIN – Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network. On an operational level, the Committee decided to broaden the network’s scope progressively, one chronic inflammatory skin disease at a time. Starting in 2017, the new SPIN will cover psoriasis and expand its activities to atopic dermatitis.
Consequently, the next congress « SPIN 2019 », to be held on April 25-27, 2019 in Paris, will also include topics on atopic dermatitis. The Spanish Psoriasis Group, who was elected to organise the scientific programme of the 2019 congress, will be supported by a small group of key opinion leaders in atopic dermatitis.
We would also like to inform you that as of May 2017, the new President of the SPIN Scientific Committee is Prof. Jo Lambert (Ghent, Belgium) and the new President-elect is Prof. Phyllis Spuls (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Our website will also be progressively updated to accommodate all the changes related to evolving into SPIN, hopefully by next fall.
Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
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News from the web office
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News from medical groups
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News from patients associations
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Recent publications on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis
JAK-inhibitors in dermatology: current evidence and future applications.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Nov , 30, (7):648-658.
The Janus kinase (JAK) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway is a ubiquitous intracellular signaling network. Selective JAK-inhibitors have anti-inflammatory properties and have been approved in many countries for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (tofacitinib, baricitinib) and myelofibrosis or polycythemia vera (ruxolitinib). The aim of the publication was to summarize and critically analyze the efficacy and safety of JAK-inhibitors in skin diseases, such (...)see on pubmed
Patient preferences for attributes of topical anti-psoriatic medicines.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Nov , 30, (7):659-663.
Patient preferences should be considered when prescribing topical treatments to drive up adherence and improve clinical outcomes. The aim of this work was to identify the most important attributes of topical medicines for psoriasis treatment in the patients' view, and explore the sociodemographic and clinical determinants of these preferences. A questionnaire for the evaluation of the relevancy given to specific attributes of topical medicines used for psoriasis treatment was developed (...)see on pubmed
Salidroside inhibits MAPK, NF-κB, and STAT3 pathways in psoriasis-associated oxidative stress via SIRT1 activation.
Redox Rep.. 2019 Dec , 24, (1):70-74.
To unveil the role of SIRT1 in limiting oxidative stress in psoriasis and to further discuss the therapeutic prospects of salidroside in psoriasis. Literature from 2002 to 2019 was searched with "psoriasis", "oxidative stress", "SIRT1", "salidroside" as the key words. Then, Oxidative stress in psoriasis and the role of SIRT1 were summarized and the potential role of salidroside in the disease was speculated. Oxidative stress might contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. High levels (...)see on pubmed
A case of infective endocarditis associated with atopic dermatitis perioperatively treated with dupilumab.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Nov , 30, (7):674-676.
Several case reports and reviews support a relationship between atopic dermatitis (AD) and infective endocarditis (IE). Here, we present a case of severe AD suspected of causing IE. A 21-year-old man with severe AD was admitted to our hospital due to unidentified fever, syncope, and headache. He was diagnosed with IE with cerebral embolism and mitral regurgitation. Before elective cardiac surgery, he was subcutaneously administered dupilumab for 2 months to control AD. Dupilumab improved (...)see on pubmed
Effect of cinnamamides on atopic dermatitis through regulation of IL-4 in CD4 cells.
J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2019 Dec , 34, (1):613-619.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of cinnamamides on atopic dermatitis (AD) and the mechanisms underlying these effects. To this end, the actions of two cinnamamides, (E)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-N-phenylethyl acrylamide (NCT) and N-trans-coumaroyltyramine (NCPA), were determined on AD by orally administering them to mice. Oral administration of the cinnamamides ameliorated the increase in epidermal and dermal thickness as well as mast cell infiltration. Cinnamamides suppressed serum (...)see on pubmed
Sublingual immunotherapy of atopic dermatitis in mite-sensitized patients: a multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2019 Dec , 47, (1):3540-3547.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy is widely used for allergic rhinitis and asthma treatment worldwide. This study explored the efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with the extracts of ( Drops) on house dust mites (HDM)-induced atopic dermatitis (AD). 239 patients with HDM-induced AD were recruited and exposure to a multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trials for 36 weeks, which were randomly divided into placebo and sublingual Drops (...)see on pubmed