SOURCE: Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: May 08, 2009
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
TITLE: Home phototherapy is comparable to hospital-based ultraviolet B treatment for psoriasis patients, researchers have found.
In a randomized controlled trial, home phototherapy was as safe and effective as hospital-based treatment, Mayke Koek, M.D., of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, and colleagues reported online in BMJ.
“We regard home ultraviolet B phototherapy to be a worthy alternative to standard outpatient ultraviolet B phototherapy for patients with psoriasis,” the researchers concluded.