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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921411/differences-in-the-severity-distress-interference-and-frequency-on-cancer-related-symptoms-between-island-hispanic-puerto-ricans-and-mainland-non-hispanic-whites
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Velda J González-Mercado, Leorey N Saligan, Ming Ji, Maureen Groer, Elsa Pedro, Susan McMillan
The knowledge base of cancer-related symptoms is increasing; yet, limited attention has been given to provide evidence on differences in the perception of cancer symptoms between ethnic groups, especially in the Hispanic Puerto Rican (PR) population. To examine whether there are significant differences in the severity, distress, interference, and frequency of cancer symptoms between island Hispanic PR and mainland non-Hispanic whites. In this secondary data analysis, data from 109 Hispanic PR was matched by age, gender and cancer diagnosis with data from non-Hispanic whites...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920589/neuroimmunology-jak-in-the-itch
#2
Yvonne Bordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914233/lessons-from-two-cases-of-radiation-induced-skin-injuries-in-fluoroscopic-procedures-in-bulgaria
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Desislava Kostova-Lefterova, Jenia Vassileva, M M Rehani
Radiation-induced injuries to patient skin as a result of fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures are infrequently reported, often misdiagnosed and there is a need to learn lessons from every injury. Methods: This paper describes two cases of radiation induced skin injuries that are, to the best of our knowledge, the first ever reported cases from Bulgaria and possibly from Eastern Europe, and would thus have educational value. Results: The important messages from the skin injuries reported here are: lack of awareness among part of the interventional specialists about the potential for radiation induced skin injury, misdiagnosis after injury happened because of lack of awareness and knowledge among general physicians, dermatologists and surgeons who followed up cases of skin injuries; lack of system to monitor patients with relatively high exposure; important role played by the medical physicist in diagnosing the injury and overall in initiating actions; role of training and informational material displayed in interventional facilities...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911939/evaluation-of-airborne-sensory-irritants-for-setting-exposure-limits-or-guidelines-a-systematic-approach
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REVIEW
Gunnar Damgaard Nielsen, Peder Wolkoff
Sensory irritation of eyes and upper airways is an important endpoint for setting occupational exposure limits (OELs) and indoor air guidelines. Sensory irritants cause a painful burning, stinging and itching sensation. Controlled chamber studies are the "golden standard" for evaluations. Well conducted workplace studies offer another possibility. For generalization, the number of participants and their age, smoking, gender, and prior exposure, experience and mood has to be considered. Exposure assessments have to be reliable and exposure duration sufficiently long to establish time-response relationships...
September 11, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910291/minimizing-nocebo-effects-by-conditioning-with-verbal-suggestion-a-randomized-clinical-trial-in-healthy-humans
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Danielle J P Bartels, Antoinette I M van Laarhoven, Michiel Stroo, Kim Hijne, Kaya J Peerdeman, A Rogier T Donders, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Andrea W M Evers
Nocebo effects, i.e., adverse treatment effects which are induced by patients' expectations, are known to contribute to the experience of physical symptoms such as pain and itch. A better understanding of how to minimize nocebo responses might eventually contribute to enhanced treatment effects. However, little is known about how to reduce nocebo effects. In the current randomized controlled study, we tested whether nocebo effects can be minimized by positive expectation induction with respect to electrical and histaminic itch stimuli...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905999/validation-of-patient-reported-global-severity-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults
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Paras P Vakharia, Rishi Chopra, Ryan Sacotte, Neha Patel, Supriya Immaneni, Takeshia White, Robert Kantor, Derek Y Hsu, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with a heterogeneous presentation and clinical course. There is a lack of simple and validated severity assessments that are feasible for clinical practice and epidemiological research. OBJECTIVES: We sought to validate patient-reported global AD severity in adults. METHODS: We performed a prospective dermatology practice-based study using questionnaires and evaluation by a dermatologist (n=265)...
September 14, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902951/brachioradial-pruritus-and-notalgia-paraesthetica-a-comparative-observational-study-of-clinical-presentation-and-morphological-pathologies
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Manuel P Pereira, Hannah Lüling, Anette Dieckhöfer, Sabine Steinke, Claudia Zeidler, Sonja Ständer
Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) and notalgia paraesthetica (NP) represent 2 of the most common neuropathic itch syndromes. A total of 58 consecutive patients presenting at the Center for Chronic Pruritus, University Hospital Münster, were analysed with regard to clinical presentation, anatomical and morphological pathologies, impairment in quality of life, and response to treatment with topical capsaicin. Patients with BRP reported stinging and burning more often than those with NP. In the BRP group structural magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities more frequently correlated with localization of the symptoms compared with in patients with NP...
September 13, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901381/anti%C3%A2-allergic-action-of-bacillus-calmette%C3%A2-guerin-extract-in-experimental-mast-cell%C3%A2-mediated-anaphylactic-models
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Mingli Sun, Yong Wang, Haishan Zhao, Weifan Yao, Xiaosong Yu
Allergy is an acquired hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system mediated by IgE‑induced mast cell degranulation. In China, bacillus Calmette‑Guerin extract (BCGE) has been shown to be clinically effective for regulating immunity, which enhances the resistance of the body to anaphylactic disease, infectious diseases and cancer. However, the mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the potential anti‑allergic effects of BCGE in animal models of mast cell‑dependent anaphylaxis and mechanisms of BCGE in mast cells...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899964/the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-coast-guard-cohort-study
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Jennifer Rusiecki, Melannie Alexander, Erica G Schwartz, Li Wang, Laura Weems, John Barrett, Kate Christenbury, David Johndrow, Renée H Funk, Lawrence S Engel
OBJECTIVES: Long-term studies of oil spill responders are urgently needed as oil spills continue to occur. To this end, we established the prospective Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill Coast Guard Cohort study. METHODS: DWH oil spill responders (n=8696) and non-responders (n=44 823) who were members of the US Coast Guard (20 April-17 December 2010) were included. This cohort uses both prospective, objective health data from military medical encounters and cross-sectional survey data...
September 12, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895960/atopic-dermatitis-therapeutic-care-delivery-therapeutic-education-shared-decision-making-and-access-to-care
#10
Jennifer LeBovidge, Jenna Borok, Jeremy Udkoff, Gil Yosipovitch, Lawrence F Eichenfield
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin condition affecting children and adults, with a significant negative impact on patient and caregiver quality of life (QOL). Although effective treatments for AD are available, outcomes are often limited by poor adherence to treatment plans. Effective patient and caregiver education about the disease and its management is a necessary and important component of AD care. Therapeutic patient education (TPE) is a patient-centered process that aims to transfer information and skills necessary to manage and cope with a disease from health care professionals to patients and caregivers...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895957/atopic-dermatitis-addressing-allergy-infection-itch-and-complementary-therapies
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Jusleen Ahluwalia, Dawn Marie Davis, Sharon Jacob, Andrea Waldman, Peter Y Ong, Stuart Cohen, Adam Friedman, Peter Lio, Nathan Jetter, Jeffrey Bienstock, Jennifer LeBovidge, Jonathan Spergel, Luz Fonacier
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex condition that results from the dynamic interplay between genetic predisposition, skin barrier defects, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system. As a result, AD can be complicated by irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and imbalances in the skin microbiome, which can subsequently exacerbate the severity and complicate the course of preexisting atopic disease. Itch is an important symptom of AD, as it plays a large role in the quality of life of patients and their families...
September 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894818/right-dominance-in-the-incidence-of-external-auditory-canal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-japanese-population-does-handedness-affect-carcinogenesis
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Atsunobu Tsunoda, Takuro Sumi, Omi Terasaki, Seiji Kishimoto
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the relationship between handedness and the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in the external auditory canal (EACSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-eight cases of EACSCC were enrolled in this study, and their affected side was checked. Handedness and ear-picking habits were also investigated in 34 EACSCC cases. Handedness was judged based on self-categorization, and the relationship between handedness and the affected side was investigated...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894392/fractional-co2-laser-treatment-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-symptoms-and-vaginal-rejuvenation-in-perimenopausal-women
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César Arroyo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated a novel fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for treatment of symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in perimenopausal women. METHODS: The study included 21 perimenopausal women (mean age 45±7 years) treated three times by CO2 laser resurfacing and coagulation of the vaginal canal tissue and mucosal tissue of the introitus. Vaginal health index (VHI) scores were computed by the investigator at baseline and follow-ups...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890086/sensory-neurons-co-opt-classical-immune-signaling-pathways-to-mediate-chronic-itch
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Landon K Oetjen, Madison R Mack, Jing Feng, Timothy M Whelan, Haixia Niu, Changxiong J Guo, Sisi Chen, Anna M Trier, Amy Z Xu, Shivani V Tripathi, Jialie Luo, Xiaofei Gao, Lihua Yang, Samantha L Hamilton, Peter L Wang, Jonathan R Brestoff, M Laurin Council, Richard Brasington, András Schaffer, Frank Brombacher, Chyi-Song Hsieh, Robert W Gereau, Mark J Miller, Zhou-Feng Chen, Hongzhen Hu, Steve Davidson, Qin Liu, Brian S Kim
Mammals have evolved neurophysiologic reflexes, such as coughing and scratching, to expel invading pathogens and noxious environmental stimuli. It is well established that these responses are also associated with chronic inflammatory diseases, including asthma and atopic dermatitis. However, the mechanisms by which inflammatory pathways promote sensations such as itch remain poorly understood. Here, we show that type 2 cytokines directly activate sensory neurons in both mice and humans. Further, we demonstrate that chronic itch is dependent on neuronal IL-4Rα and JAK1 signaling...
August 26, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887947/therapeutic-pipeline-for-atopic-dermatitis-end-of-the-drought
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REVIEW
Amy S Paller, Kenji Kabashima, Thomas Bieber
Until the past year, our therapeutic armamentarium for treating atopic dermatitis (AD) was still primarily topical corticosteroids and, for more severe disease, systemic immunosuppressants. The pipeline of more targeted topical and systemic therapies is expanding based on our growing understanding of the mechanism for AD and is particularly focused on suppressing the skewed immune activation. Most agents are in phase 2 clinical trials. Crisaborole, a topical phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, became available in late 2016 in the United States for mild-to-moderate AD, with other PDE4 inhibitors, an agonist of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, Janus kinase inhibitors, and commensal organisms also in trials for topical application...
September 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887107/efficacy-of-systemic-treatments-of-psoriasis-on-pruritus-a-systemic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Chloé Théréné, Emilie Brenaut, Thomas Barnetche, Laurent Misery
In the course of the last 30 years, several studies have clearly documented that pruritus is a very frequent symptom of psoriasis and its impact on the patients' quality of life. The variety of available systemic treatments for psoriasis is increasing rapidly. Our objective was to assess their efficacy on pruritus based on a systematic literature review. A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed and Trip Database (from January 1990 to September 2016) to find published clinical trials for the treatments of psoriasis, then a meta-analysis was performed...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886581/skullcapflavone-ii-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-rhinitis-through-the-blocking-of-th2-cytokine-production-and-mast-cell-histamine-release
#17
Thi Tho Bui, Chun Hua Piao, Chang Ho Song, Ok Hee Chai
Allergic rhinitis is a common heterogeneous chronic upper airway disorder and is an IgE-mediated inflammation characterized by one or more nasal symptoms such as sneezing, itching, nasal discharge, rhinorrhea, post nasal drainage and nasal blockage. In the present study, the effects of skullcapflavone II (SCFII) on upper airway inflammation, Th2 cytokines, and NF-κB signaling in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic rhinitis (AR) murine model in vivo were investigated. OVA-induced AR mice increased nasal symptoms, eosinophils and mast cells infiltration into nasal cavity, OVA-specific IgE/IgG1 and histamine in serum, Th2 cytokines including IL-13 and GATA3, and NF-κB signaling in NALF and lung homogenate...
September 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877863/the-paget-trial-a-multicenter-observational-cohort-intervention-study-for-the-clinical-efficacy-safety-and-immunological-response-of-topical-5-imiquimod-cream-for-vulvar-paget-disease
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Michelle van der Linden, Kim Meeuwis, Colette van Hees, Eleonora van Dorst, Johan Bulten, Tjalling Bosse, Joanna IntHout, Dorry Boll, Brigitte Slangen, Manon van Seters, Marc van Beurden, Mariëtte van Poelgeest, Joanne de Hullu
BACKGROUND: Vulvar Paget disease is a rare skin disorder, which is most common in postmenopausal Caucasian women. They usually present with an erythematous plaque that may show fine or typical "cake icing" scaling or ulceration that may cause itching, pain, irritation, or a burning sensation. Although most cases are noninvasive, vulvar Paget disease may be invasive or associated with an underlying vulvar or distant adenocarcinoma. The histological evidence of so-called "Paget cells" with abundant pale cytoplasm in the epithelium confirms the diagnosis...
September 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877392/prevalence-of-pruritus-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Satoshi Oeda, Hirokazu Takahashi, Hisako Yoshida, Yuji Ogawa, Kento Imajo, Masato Yoneda, Yuichi Koshiyama, Masafumi Ono, Hideyuki Hyogo, Takumi Kawaguchi, Hideki Fujii, Ken Nishino, Yoshio Sumida, Saiyu Tanaka, Miwa Kawanaka, Takuji Torimura, Toshiji Saibara, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Nakajima, Yuichiro Eguchi
AIM: Pruritus is a common comorbidity in chronic liver disease. The aim of this study was to clarify the prevalence of pruritus and its characteristics in patients with chronic liver disease. METHODS: A total of 1,631 patients with chronic liver disease, who attended 9 joint-research facilities from January to June 2016 were enrolled. We investigated the prevalence of pruritus, itch location, itch duration, daily itch fluctuation, seasonal itch exacerbation, treatment drug, and therapeutic effect using a medical interview questionnaire...
September 6, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875976/-atopic-dermatitis-risk-factors-and-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Martyna Zaleska, Ewelina Trojacka, Stepan Savitskyi, Agnieszka Terlikowska-Brzósko, Ryszard Galus
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by severe itching and eczematic skin lesions. In Poland from 1.5 to 2.5 million people suffer from AD. The pathophysiologic complexity and the wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes cause diagnostic and therapeutic problems and this is the basis for the division of the disease into subtypes. Heterogeneity of the disease is also confirmed in the study of the genotype of the disease. In relation with AZS more than 1000 loci in chromosomes were demonstrated...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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