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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498669/quality-of-life-aspects-of-patients-with-psoriasis-using-a-series-of-herbal-products
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K França, M Tirant, J Hercogovấ, F Novotny, M Fioranelli, S Gianfaldoni, A A Chokoeva, G Tchernev, U Wollina, M G Roccia, T Lotti
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting 1-3% of the general population. Due to the chronic nature of the disease, patients suffer from substantial psychosocial impact and impaired quality of life. Dr Michaels® (also branded as Soratinex®), an Australian series of topical herbal products, has been showing promising results for the treatment of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis and consequent improvement in their quality of life. This study aims to access the changes in quality of life of patients with Psoriasis using an Australian series of herbal skin-care products Dr Michaels® (Soratinex®) for psoriasis...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27165166/bioelectrical-phase-angle-and-psoriasis-a-novel-association-with-psoriasis-severity-quality-of-life-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Luigi Barrea, Paolo Emidio Macchia, Carolina Di Somma, Maddalena Napolitano, Anna Balato, Andrea Falco, Maria Cristina Savanelli, Nicola Balato, Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano
BACKGROUND: Obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and psoriasis, largely driven by environmental factors, show multiple bidirectional associations, with important metabolic implications in psoriatic patients. Besides body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, data on phase angle (PhA), a direct measure by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), used as a marker of cellular health and a predictor of morbidity and mortality in various diseases, are still lacking in psoriasis. In this case-control, cross-sectional study, we investigated the PhA in 180 pairs of adult psoriatic patients and healthy controls, evaluating also the potential use of the PhA as marker of the clinical severity, the quality of life, and the presence of the MetS in psoriatic patients...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22158607/dermatology-life-quality-index-time-to-move-forward
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Tamar Nijsten
Since its introduction in 1994, the Dermatology Life Questionnaire Index (DLQI) has played an important role in assessing dermatology-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and has affected several medical decision-making processes. However, the psychometric requirements for instruments have evolved over the years, and the DQLI is failing these new standards. Therefore, it is time to move forward and use valuable alternatives because the DLQI's scientific limitations outweigh the practicalities of its use...
January 2012: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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