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M Schochow, F Steger
Documents of the Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR (BStU) show that two percent of the venereologists in the GDR worked for the Ministry of State Security (MfS) [1]. We analyzed documents of two venereologists who were working as unofficial informants with the MfS [2-5]. Both of them, informant "Schneider" and informant "Karl", had insights into the occurrences on closed venereology wards. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 12, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
J S Jensen, M Cusini, M Gomberg, H Moi
Mycoplasma genitalium is a cause of 10-35% of non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis in men and in women, and is associated with cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Transmission of M. genitalium occurs through direct mucosal contact. In women, symptoms include vaginal discharge, dysuria or symptoms of PID - abdominal pain and dyspareunia. In men, urethritis, dysuria and discharge predominates. Asymptomatic infections are frequent. In this review, we present the evidence base for the recommendations in the 2016 European guideline on M...
September 7, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Retno Danarti, Lukman Ariwibowo, Sunardi Radiono, Arief Budiyanto
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangioma (IH) may have implications on parental distress and cosmetic disfigurement. To date, ultrapotent corticosteroids are used as a treatment of choice for superficial IH. However, due to their side effects and sometimes lack of IH regression, it is necessary to find alternative topical therapies. Timolol maleate 0.5% solution and gel are nonselective β-blockers that could inhibit proliferation and trigger regression of IH. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of topical ultrapotent corticosteroids and timolol maleate 0...
September 3, 2016: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
R N Werner, A F Nikkels, B Marinović, M Schäfer, M Czarnecka-Operacz, A M Agius, Z Bata-Csörgő, J Breuer, G Girolomoni, G E Gross, S Langan, R Lapid-Gortzak, T H Lesser, U Pleyer, J Sellner, G M Verjans, P Wutzler, C Dressler, R Erdmann, S Rosumeck, A Nast
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ, shingles) is a frequent medical condition which may severely impact the quality of life of affected patients. Different therapeutic approaches to treat acute HZ are available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this European project was the elaboration of a consensus-based guideline on the management of patients who present with HZ, considering different patient populations and different localisations. This interdisciplinary guideline aims at an improvement of the outcomes of the acute HZ management concerning disease duration, acute pain and quality of life of the affected patients and at a reduction of the incidence of PHN and other complications...
August 31, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Schapoor Hessam, Michael Sand, Nina Mareike Meier, Thilo Gambichler, Lisa Scholl, Falk G Bechara
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is often a therapeutic challenge with relapses and chronicity which can severely impact patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of anti-inflammatory oral zinc gluconate, 90mg/day, combined with topical triclosan, 2% twice daily. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of HS patients in our HS Center of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, Ruhr-University Bochum, regarding change of disease severity and quality of life...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Y Fa, Y Lin, X J Chi, W H Shi, J L Wang, X Guo, J H Geng, H X Liu, F R Zhang
BACKGROUND: The 308-nm excimer laser had been proved to be a time-efficient and potent therapeutic alternative for the management of vitiligo. Different results had been reported in different ethnic populations. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and related contributing factors of 308-nm excimer laser in Chinese vitiligo patients. METHODS: A total of 979 Chinese patients (3478 lesions) with progressive-stage vitiligo who had received 308-nm excimer laser treatment were recruited from the vitiligo clinic of Shandong Provincial Hospital of Dermatology &Venereology from 2012 to 2014...
August 18, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
T Ruzicka, P Thomas, T Herzinger, G Plewig
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July 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
M Schochow, F Steger
BACKGROUND: At least 10 closed venereology wards existed in the GDR. To this date, the history of these wards has not yet been investigated thoroughly. OBJECTIVE: The history of the closed venereology wards in the GDR will be reconstructed by taking those in Halle (Saale) and Leipzig-Thonberg as examples. At the centre of the examination are the daily routines, the medical treatment and the education of the women. METHODS: Extensive archival research was conducted and the historical sources were critically evaluated...
June 10, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Ana Gameiro, João Alves, Irene Santo, Jacinta Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Human papillomavirus infection is the most common sexual transmitted infection in the world, being associated with different diseases, namely anogenital warts, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and anal, cervical, and oropharyngeal cancers. Among sexually active people, approximately 1% has anogenital warts, 90% of cases resulting from genotypes 6 and 11. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with first episode of anogenital warts from 2008 to 2014 in Lisbon's major venereology clinic were identified, and characterized according to sex, sexual orientation, age, warts location, and number of sexual partners...
February 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Sandra Xerinda, Olena Oliveira, Raquel Lucas, João Eurico Fonseca, Paulo Varela, Jose Cotter, Raquel Duarte
Delegates from the Tuberculosis Committee of the Portuguese Pulmonology Society, the Portuguese Rheumatology Society, the Portuguese Dermatology and Venereology Society and the Portuguese Gastroenterology Society, have revised and updated, in 2012, their guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection and active tuberculosis in patients that are candidates for therapy with biologic drugs. In order to identify perceived barriers to tuberculosis screening among patients candidate to anti-TNF treatment, we performed a cross-sectional survey including rheumatologists, gastroenterologists and dermatologists who prescribed anti-TNF agents, identified by the respective Scientific Societies, throughout Portugal...
May 1, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Rashmi Jindal, Akanksha Jain, Samarjit Roy, S D S Rawat, Nancy Bhardwaj
INTRODUCTION: Ageing results in decline of normal functioning in all organ systems including skin. This predisposes the elderly persons to develop various skin ailments. A thorough knowledge of different diseases prevalent in this population in different geographic regions help the health care providers in better health care policy making. AIM: This study was planned to know the common dermatological diseases prevalent in Uttarakhand region of India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospital out patients records maintained in Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy were analysed and information regarding age, sex and diagnosis of patients were recorded...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Anne B Halk, Robert J Damstra
INTRODUCTION: Lipedema is a chronic, progressive condition that can result in considerable disability. In 2011, the Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology organized a task force to create guidelines on lipedema, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of the World Health Organization. GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT: Clinical questions on significant issues in lipedema care were proposed, involving (1) making the diagnosis of lipedema; (2) clinimetric measurements for early detection and adequate follow-up; and (3) treatment...
April 12, 2016: Phlebology
Anja C Rasch
The 24th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7-11 October 2015. It has become Europe's biggest meeting of its kind with roughly 10,000 participants, approximately 3000 abstracts and about 180 exhibitors from all over the world. The organizers offer a venue for the latest cutting edge research and newest developments. Thus, their goal is to foster progress in clinical care and promote scientific excellence related to dermatovenereology for the benefit of patients with skin diseases...
2016: Immunotherapy
James Leyden
A supplement article recently published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by Dréno et al., members of the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne group, summarized the data for the emerging concept that inflammation in general and the innate immune system specifically play a central role in the pathogenesis of acne. This review, entitled "Understanding innate immunity and inflammation in acne: implications for management", also discusses the impact of different treatment options on the innate immune response and inflammation...
2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Shubh M Singh, Tarun Narang, Sunil Dogra, Anant K Verma, Sunil Gupta, Sanjeev Handa
Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that is associated with impairments in quality of life (QOL) and psychological distress. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and determinants of psychiatric morbidity (ie, psychiatric disorders) in 104 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis who presented to the Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology at a tertiary-level teaching hospital in North India. A 2-stage, cross-sectional study using standardized self-assessment questionnaires assessing psoriasis severity and QOL were administered followed by an evaluation conducted by a psychiatrist...
February 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Sukumaran Pradeep Nair, Suja Vidyadharan
BACKGROUND: India has declared leprosy to be eliminated in the country, according to the WHO criteria of attaining a prevalence of less than 1 in 10,000. However, smear-positive leprosy cases are frequently being encountered. METHODS: This is an 18-year retrospective study done in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum. Data were collected from the records of all cases in the study period, and the prevalence of smear-positive cases was determined in the post-elimination phase and this was compared to the pre-elimination phase...
June 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
D Moreno-Ramírez, R Ruiz-Villaverde, M de Troya, V Reyes-Alcázar, M Alcalde, M Galán, E García-Lora, E I García, M Linares, L Martínez, Á Pulpillo, C Suárez, A Vélez, A Torres
Benign skin lesions are a common reason for visits to primary care physicians and dermatologists. However, access to diagnosis and treatment for these lesions varies considerably between users, primarily because no explicit or standardized criteria for dealing with these patients have been defined. Principally with a view to reducing this variability in the care of patients with benign cysts or tumors, the Andalusian Regional Section of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) has created a Process of Care document that describes a clinical pathway and quality-of-care characteristics for each action...
June 2016: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
E Daudén, L Puig, C Ferrándiz, J L Sánchez-Carazo, J M Hernanz-Hermosa
Psoriasis is a highly prevalent disease with a major impact on quality of life; therefore, appropriate patient management is mandatory. Given that many issues in psoriasis are controversial and not clearly defined by evidence-based medicine, management of psoriasis is very variable. Expert consensus can generate practical guidelines for optimization of patient care. Much has changed since 2009, when the Consensus Document on the Evaluation and Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis was published by the Spanish Psoriasis Group (GEP) of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV)...
March 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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