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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101886/incident-alopecia-areata-and-vitiligo-in-adult-women-with-atopic-dermatitis-nurses-health-study-2
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Aaron M Drucker, Jordan M Thompson, Wen-Qing Li, Eunyoung Cho, Tricia Li, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Abrar A Qureshi
We aimed to determine the risk of AA and vitiligo associated with AD in a large cohort of US women, the Nurses' Health Study 2. We used logistic regression to calculate age- and multivariate-adjusted odds ratios to determine the risk of incident AA and vitiligo associated with AD diagnosed in or before 2009. A total of 87,406 and 87,447 participants were included in the AA and vitiligo analyses, respectively. A history of AD in 2009 was reported in 11% of participants. There were 147 incident cases of AA and 98 incident cases of vitiligo over 2 years of follow-up...
January 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099599/knowledge-beliefs-and-perceptions-of-turkish-vitiligo-patients-regarding-their-condition
#2
Ilteris Oguz Topal, Hatice Duman, Ozgur Emek Kocaturk Goncu, Mustafa Durmuscan, Sule Gungor, Pelin Kuteyla Ulkumen
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary skin disorder that affects 0.5% to 2.0% of the population. OBJECTIVE: Patients' knowledge, opinions, and attitudes about vitiligo were evaluated. METHODS: The team conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive, prospective study between June 2014 and May 2015. The study included 100 patients aged over 12 years who were diagnosed with vitiligo. A questionnaire including items on knowledge, opinions, and beliefs about vitiligo and the Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ) were filled out by the patients, and the results were analyzed...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099532/vitiligo-patients-experience-barriers-in-accessing-care
#3
Teresa Chen, Carmen Grau, Maria Suprun, Nanette B Silverberg
Vitiligo is a loss of pigment occurring in approximately 0.4% to 2% of the worldwide population. The aim of this study was to determine and characterize barriers to access of care in US patients with vitiligo. An Internet-based, deidentified survey consisting of 82 questions about topics including demographics, recommendations for care, and/or barriers to receiving recommended care was designed and distributed to member participants in an online vitiligo support community consisting of patients (and parents/guardians of adolescents)...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097309/association-of-quality-of-life-and-location-of-lesions-in-patients-with-vitiligo
#4
Stephanie Florez Pollack, Gaoxiang Jia, Lucio Zapata, Clifford Rodgers, Katia Hernandez, Linda S Hynan, Amit G Pandya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094061/vitiligo-like-lesions-occurring-in-patients-receiving-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-therapies-are-clinically-and-biologically-distinct-from-vitiligo
#5
Maiana Larsabal, Aurélie Marti, Clément Jacquemin, Jérôme Rambert, Denis Thiolat, Léa Dousset, Alain Taieb, Caroline Dutriaux, Sorilla Prey, Katia Boniface, Julien Seneschal
BACKGROUND: The use of anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 therapies in metastatic tumors is associated with cutaneous side effects including vitiligo-like lesions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize clinically and biologically vitiligo-like lesions occurring in patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies by studying a case series of 8 patients with metastatic tumors and 30 control subjects with vitiligo. METHODS: Eight patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies with features of vitiligo-like lesions seen in our department were recruited...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088907/tofacitinib-an-oral-janus-kinase-inhibitor-perspectives-in-dermatology
#6
Kresimir Kostovic, Sandra Jerkovic Gulin, Zrinka Bukvic Mokos, Romana Ceovic
BACKGROUND: Tofacitinib (formerly known as CP-690,550, CP690550, tasocitinib), a novel selective immunosuppressant, is a small molecule classified as Janus kinase inhibitor. The aim of this review article is to present updated data summary on the tofacitinib in the field of dermatology. METHOD: We undertook a structured search of bibliographic databases for peer-reviewed scientific articles, including review articles, original research articles as well as case report articles based on inclusion/exclusion criteria...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078437/senescence-in-the-lesional-fibroblasts-of-non-segmental-vitiligo-patients
#7
Seema Rani, Supriya Bhardwaj, Niharika Srivastava, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, Davinder Parsad, Ravinder Kumar
Dermal fibroblasts secrete various growth factors which are important for skin pigmentation. Imbalance in the synchronization of epidermal and dermal cells in the skin can play vital role in the pathogenesis of pigmentary disorder vitiligo. Therefore, our objective was to check the lesional fibroblasts for any abnormality and senescence in non-segmental vitiligo patients (NSV). Skin punch biopsies were taken from NSV patients and healthy controls. Explant culture of fibroblast from lesional dermis, non-lesional dermis, and control was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074522/protective-effects-of-tacalcitol-against-oxidative-damage-in-human-epidermal-melanocytes
#8
Qi-Lin Li, Yan-Hua Wu, Mu Niu, Xiao-Juan Lu, Yong-Hua Huang, Dan-Hua He
BACKGROUND: Oxidative damage may lead to the dysfunction of melanocytes (MCs) and is one of the causative mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of vitiligo. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the protective effects of the vitamin D3 analog tacalcitol on oxidative damage induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) in human epidermal MCs. METHODS: Human epidermal MCs were cultured and identified by l-DOPA staining and HMB-45 immunohistochemical staining...
February 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063031/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-afamelanotide-and-its-clinical-use-in-treating-dermatologic-disorders
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Elisabeth I Minder, Jasmin Barman-Aksoezen, Xiaoye Schneider-Yin
Afamelanotide, the first α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) analogue, synthesized in 1980, was broadly investigated in all aspects of pigmentation because its activity and stability were higher than the natural hormone. Afamelanotide binds to the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), and MC1R signaling increases melanin synthesis, induces antioxidant activities, enhances DNA repair processes and modulates inflammation. The loss-of-function variants of the MC1R present in fair-skinned Caucasians are less effectively activated by the natural hormone...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055072/diversity-in-dermatology-clinical-trials-a-systematic-review
#10
Alexandra Charrow, Fan Di Xia, Cara Joyce, Arash Mostaghimi
Importance: Though there have been significant shifts in US demographic data over the past 50 years, research cohorts lack full racial and ethnic representation. There is little data available regarding the diversity of dermatology research cohorts with respect to sex, race, and ethnicity. Objective: To characterize and assess the representation of racial and ethnic minorities and women in randomized controlled trials across a range of dermatologic conditions. Evidence Review: All randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were identified between July 2010 and July 2015 within the PubMed database using the following keywords: "psoriasis," "atopic dermatitis," "acne," "vitiligo," "seborrheic dermatitis," "alopecia areata," and "lichen planus...
January 4, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054375/effects-of-age-of-onset-on-disease-characteristics-in-non-segmental-vitiligo
#11
Berna Solak, Bahar Sevimli Dikicier, Nur C Cosansu, Teoman Erdem
In patients with vitiligo, the clinical and laboratory features of the disease may vary according to time of onset. This is addressed in the literature by only a few studies with conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic and clinical features of patients with non-segmental vitiligo and to establish the association between vitiligo and autoimmune diseases with a focus on time of disease onset. A total of 224 vitiligo patients for whom complete medical records were available were evaluated retrospectively...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052277/unknown-primary-melanoma-worldwide-survey-on-clinical-management
#12
Simone Ribero, Riccardo Pampena, Veronique Bataille, Elvira Moscarella, Luc Thomas, Pietro Quaglino, Concetta Potenza, Alexander C J Van Akkooi, Alessandro Testori, Paul Nathan, Susana Puig, Iris Zalaudek, Giuseppe Argenziano, Caterina Longo
BACKGROUND: How to deal with melanoma of unknown primary (MUP) origin is a debated topic in the literature. OBJECTIVE: We performed a worldwide survey to inquire what clinical and investigational workup is performed as well as the physicians' perception of this disease. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent via mail to clinicians involved in melanoma care from December 2015 to April 2016 using the International Dermoscopy Society website. RESULTS: 119 physicians from 47 different countries answered the questionnaire...
January 5, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029168/trends-in-regenerative-medicine-repigmentation-in-vitiligo-through-melanocyte-stem-cell-mobilization
#13
REVIEW
Stanca A Birlea, Gertrude-E Costin, Dennis R Roop, David A Norris
Vitiligo is the most frequent human pigmentary disorder, characterized by progressive autoimmune destruction of mature epidermal melanocytes. Of the current treatments offering partial and temporary relief, ultraviolet (UV) light is the most effective, coordinating an intricate network of keratinocyte and melanocyte factors that control numerous cellular and molecular signaling pathways. This UV-activated process is a classic example of regenerative medicine, inducing functional melanocyte stem cell populations in the hair follicle to divide, migrate, and differentiate into mature melanocytes that regenerate the epidermis through a complex process involving melanocytes and other cell lineages in the skin...
December 28, 2016: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024126/janus-kinase-jak-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-skin-and-hair-disorders-a-review-of-literature
#14
Aniseh Samadi, Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi, Ashkan Hashemi, Mansour Nassiri-Kashani, Alireza Firooz
Janus kinase family (JAKs) has recently attracted the attention of many researchers, and several JAK inhibitor drugs have been developed targeting different members of the JAK family. Tofacitinib and ruxolitinib are U.S. FDA approved drugs in this family approved for rheumatoid arthritis and myeloproliferative diseases, respectively. Dysregulation of JAK/STAT pathway is also involved in many skin diseases, specifically inflammatory disorders. We overview the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and its involvement in skin diseases...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018522/dysfunction-of-autophagy-a-possible-mechanism-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-vitiligo-by-breaking-the-redox-balance-of-melanocytes
#15
REVIEW
Zhuhui Qiao, Xiuxiu Wang, Leihong Xiang, Chengfeng Zhang
Vitiligo is a common chronic acquired pigmentation disorder characterized by loss of functional melanocytes from the epidermis and follicular reservoir. Among multiple hypotheses which have been proposed in the pathogenesis of vitiligo, autoimmunity and oxidative stress-mediated toxicity in melanocytes remain most widely accepted. Macroautophagy is a lysosome-dependent degradation pathway which widely exists in eukaryotic cells. Autophagy participates in the oxidative stress response in many cells, which plays a protective role in preventing damage caused by oxidative stress...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017282/metabolic-syndrome-in-vitiligo-patients-among-a-semi-urban-maharashtrian-population-a-case-control-study
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Y K Sharma, Prakhar Bansal, Shruti Menon, Naren Prakash
AIM: To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its correlation with the severity and duration of vitiligo. METHODS: One hundred vitiligo patients and 100 age-and-sex matched controls were included, whose waist circumference and blood pressure were measured; fasting serum cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels quantified; disease severity assessed and metabolic syndrome defined by National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) criteria. RESULTS: Metabolic syndrome (24%:12%), hypertriglyceridemia (41%:24%), impaired glucose tolerance (25%:16%) [P<0...
December 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009316/-efficacy-of-combined-use-of-antioxidative-and-phototherapy-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo
#17
N I Tsiskarishvili, A Katsitadze, N V Tsiskarishvili, Ts Tsiskarishvili, L Chitanava
Despite of numerous investigations, carried out practically in all countries of the world for the study of vitiligo and the search for its new effective therapies, pathogenic mechanisms of vitiligo are still poorly understood, and the proposed treatments are not perfect. One of the most accepted theories of the pathogenesis of vitiligo is an oxidative stress theory, according to which a series of biochemical anomalies cause oxidative stress, leading to accumulation of melanocytotoxic substances and inhibition of natural processes of detoxification with subsequent destruction of melanocytes in vitiligo focus...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006880/coexistence-of-erythema-dyschromicum-perstans-and-vitiligo-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Funda Tamer
Erythema dyschromicum perstans is a rare, chronic, pigmentary disorder with unknown etiology. It clinically presents with oval to round, gray, blue, or brown macules of various sizes. The etiology remains unknown; however, cobalt allergy, radio contrast media, intestinal parasites, human immunodeficiency virus, and hypothyroidism have been proposed as causative factors. In addition, vitiligo is characterized by depigmented macules and patches that are widely andsymmetrically distributed. It has been suggested that autoimmune mechanisms play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of vitiligo...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004651/autophagy-a-brief-overview-in-perspective-of-dermatology
#19
REVIEW
Rahul Nagar
Autophagy, literally meaning "self-eating," is an intracellular catabolic process of delivering cytosol and/or its specific content to the lysosomes for degradation.The resulting macromolecular constituents are recycled and utilized again by the cells. Basal level autophagy plays an important role in cellular homeostasis through the elimination of the old or damaged organelles, as well as aggregated intracellular proteins. Autophagy refers to sequestration of intact organelles along with a portion of cytosol, into a double-or multi-membrane structure known as phagophore, which elongates, and after closure, forms a vesicular structure known as the autophagosome...
December 20, 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003945/autologous-epidermal-grafting-using-a-novel-negative-pressure-epidermal-harvesting-system-in-a-case-of-stable-vitiligo
#20
Aarthi Krishna, Vanathi Thirunavukkarasu, Paru Priyadarshini Navaneetha Krishnan, Nithya Gayathri Devi Danasekaran, Ratnavel Rajendrabose
Vitiligo is a common pigmentary disorder of the skin with a great amount of social stigma attached to it. Though various medical modalities are available for the treatment of stable vitiligo, surgical modality remains the treatment of choice for stable and localized vitiligo. The surgical options range from simple punch grafting to the recent epidermal harvesting methods using a negative pressure unit. Although successful use of multiple methods of epidermal grafting has been reported, most of them are cumbersome and time-consuming...
November 15, 2016: Curēus
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