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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128463/objective-outcome-measures-collecting-meaningful-data-on-alopecia-areata
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Elise A Olsen, Janet Roberts, Leonard Sperling, Antonella Tosti, Jerry Shapiro, Amy McMichael, Wilma Bergfeld, Valerie Callender, Paradi Mirmirani, Ken Washenik, David Whiting, George Cotsarelis, Maria Hordinsky
BACKGROUND: Although alopecia areata is a common disorder, it has no FDA approved treatment and evidence-based therapeutic data is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, assessment, response criteria and endpoints for alopecia areata. METHODS: Literature review and expert opinion of a group of dermatologists specializing in hair disorders. RESULTS: Standardized methods of assessing and tracking hair loss and growth including new scoring techniques, response criteria and endpoints in alopecia areata are presented...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105836/pediatric-severity-of-alopecia-tool
#2
Elena Bernardis, Jonathan Nukpezah, Ping Li, Theresa Christensen, Leslie Castelo-Soccio
The Severity of Alopecia Tool serves as a tool for alopecia research and a clinical guideline for following progression of disease. The original Severity of Alopecia Tool score does not take into account pediatric age groups. As new clinical trials for alopecia areata include more children, a more accurate tool should be available for this population. By collecting images from patients 2-21 years of age and aligning the hair-bearing regions of the scalp, we created an adaptation of the Severity of Alopecia Tool for scoring hair loss percentage of the top, parietal, and occipital scalp in individuals 2-5, 6-11, and 12-21 years of age...
November 6, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055953/an-open-label-randomized-multicenter-study-assessing-the-noninferiority-of-a-caffeine-based-topical-liquid-0-2-versus-minoxidil-5-solution-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia
#3
Rachita Dhurat, Jill Chitallia, Theodor W May, Ammani M Jayaraaman, Jithendriya Madhukara, Subbu Anandan, Pradyumna Vaidya, Adolf Klenk
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia is a condition with a high prevalence worldwide and affects both males and females. Currently, only 2 approved treatments exist: finasteride (males only) and minoxidil 2 or 5% solution (males and females). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, open-label, multicenter noninferiority study to determine whether a caffeine-based 0.2% topical liquid would be no less effective than minoxidil 5% solution in males (n = 210) with androgenetic alopecia...
October 21, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976026/scalp-hypothermia-as-a-preventative-measure-for-chemotherapy-induced-alopecia-a-review-of-controlled-clinical-trials
#4
REVIEW
Vidhi V Shah, Tongyu C Wikramanayake, Gina M DelCanto, Corina van den Hurk, Shenhong Wu, Mario E Lacouture, Joaquin J Jimenez
Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) is a temporary, yet psychologically devastating form of hair loss that affects 65% of patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. In the 1970s, scalp hypothermia was introduced as a preventative measure against the development of CIA. Numerous studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of scalp cooling to prevent CIA, although results varied because of differences in chemotherapy regimen, cooling technique, mode of administration, and patient factors. However, many of the existing studies are uncontrolled or consist of small sample sizes, and data from randomized, randomized studies are limited...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973128/screening-guidelines-for-thyroid-function-in-children-with-alopecia-areata
#5
Deepa Patel, Ping Li, Andrew J Bauer, Leslie Castelo-Soccio
Importance: The incidence of thyroid disease in children with alopecia areata (AA) has been widely studied with no consensus on whether a true association with AA exists. In addition, screening practices for thyroid dysfunction in children with AA vary widely among clinicians. Objective: To reduce health care costs, eliminate unnecessary testing, and standardize clinical practices, we sought to to characterize thyroid function in children with AA to establish guidelines for screening...
September 27, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939291/scalp-hypothermia-for-preventing-alopecia-during-chemotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
Hope S Rugo, Jeffrey Voigt
BACKGROUND: Alopecia is a side effect of chemotherapy and affects a patient's quality of life. Cooling the scalp during chemotherapy might reduce alopecia. The objective of this systematic and meta-analysis was to examine the effects of scalp cooling on the end point of alopecia in randomized controlled trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed. Electronic searches of databases were undertaken through February 2017...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748378/validation-of-an-egyptian-arabic-version-of-skindex-16-and-quality-of-life-measurement-in-egyptian-patients-with-skin-disease
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Nagwa Essa, Sara Awad, Mariam Nashaat
PURPOSE: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Skindex-16, a brief skin-disease-specific QoL questionnaire, into Arabic for Egyptians and to evaluate its measurement properties in Egyptian patients with skin disease. METHOD: Translation and cultural adaption were performed following guidelines for cross-cultural adaption of health-related quality of life measures. Subsequently, Skindex-16 was administered to 500 consecutive dermatological patients and 500 healthy persons for verification of its reliability and validity...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716242/a-novel-pathogenic-variant-in-an-iranian-ataxia-telangiectasia-family-revealed-by-next-generation-sequencing-followed-by-in-silico-analysis
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Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Paria Alipour, Azam Pourahmadiyan, Najmeh Fattahi, Laleh Shariati, Neda Golchin, Javad Mohammadi-Asl
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a neurodegenerative autosomal recessive disorder with the main characteristics of progressive cerebellar degeneration, sensitivity to ionizing radiation, immunodeficiency, telangiectasia, premature aging, recurrent sinopulmonary infections, and increased risk of malignancy, especially of lymphoid origin. Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated gene, ATM, as a causative gene for the A-T disorder, encodes the ATM protein, which plays an important role in the activation of cell-cycle checkpoints and initiation of DNA repair in response to DNA damage...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378336/review-of-treatment-for-alopecia-totalis-and-alopecia-universalis
#9
REVIEW
Sama Kassira, Dorota Z Korta, Lance W Chapman, Francis Dann
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease directed at the hair follicle. Although usually limited to patchy hair loss over the scalp (focalis), AA can present as total loss of scalp hair (totalis; AT) or as total loss of both scalp and body hair (universalis; AU). Management of AT and AU can be challenging, and although multiple treatment modalities have been explored, no therapy is currently FDA-approved. This review focuses on the evidence for current treatment options for AT and AU. The PubMed database was searched from January 1, 2000, to September 1, 2016, for clinical trials, retrospective studies, and case reports of treatments for AT and AU...
August 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182134/differential-pharmacology-and-clinical-utility-of-sonidegib-in-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma
#10
REVIEW
Mohd Wahid, Arshad Jawed, Sajad Ahmad Dar, Raju K Mandal, Shafiul Haque
Patients suffering from advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have very limited treatment options. Sonidegib selectively inhibits the growth of Hedgehog pathway-dependent tumors and can treat locally advanced BCC patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. The BOLT clinical trials were conducted to evaluate the efficacy/potency of sonidegib in the treatment of advanced BCC or metastatic BCC. The patients were randomized in 1:2 ratios to receive 200 or 800 mg oral sonidegib daily, stratified by disease, histological subtype and geographical region...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150447/chemotherapy-induced-alopecia-management-clinical-experience-and-practical-advice
#11
Alfredo Rossi, Maria Caterina Fortuna, Gemma Caro, Giulia Pranteda, Valentina Garelli, Umberto Pompili, Marta Carlesimo
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) is probably one of the most shocking aspects for oncological patients and underestimated by physicians. Among hair loss risk factors, there are treatment-related aspects such as drug dose, administration regimen, and exposure to X-rays, but also patient-related characteristics. To the best of our knowledge, no guidelines are available about CIA management. AIMS AND METHODS: With this study, based on literature background and our clinical experience, we would like to propose a list of actions in order to estimate the risk of hair loss before starting chemotherapy and to manage this condition before, during, and after drug administration and to create a sort of practical guide for dermatologists and oncologists...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094753/quantifying-cutaneous-adverse-effects-of-systemic-glucocorticoids-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jonna Amann, Anne-Marie Wessels, Friederike Breitenfeldt, Dörte Huscher, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Johannes W G Jacobs, Frank Buttgereit
OBJECTIVES: EULAR guidelines state that adverse effects (AEs) of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy should be considered and discussed with the patient before treatment is initiated. However, reliable quantitative data, especially on cutaneous AEs of low-to-medium dose GCs are lacking. We performed a study assessing the occurrence of cutaneous AEs of GCs and its association with current and cumulative GC doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study performed in 2 outpatient rheumatology centres, 381 RA patients were enrolled...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#13
C Chiaverini, E Bourrat, J Mazereeuw-Hautier, S Hadj-Rabia, C Bodemer, J-P Lacour
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases characterized by fragile skin and/or mucous membrane, and it may be either local or generalized. It is caused by mutations in genes encoding different proteins involved mainly in the structure and function of the dermal-epidermal junction. Nineteen genes have so far been identified. They are classified by level of skin cleavage (from top to bottom) into four groups: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome...
January 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789379/a-new-label-free-screen-for-steroid-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-using-lc-ms
#14
Jukkarin Srivilai, Karma Rabgay, Nantaka Khorana, Neti Waranuch, Nitra Nuengchamnong, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
Steroid 5α-reductase (S5αR) plays an important role in metabolizing testosterone into active androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is involved in many androgen dependent disorders, such as androgenic alopecia, benign prostatic hyperplasia and acne. The method for screening for S5αR inhibition is key in finding new antagonists. In this study, the label-free S5αR inhibitory assay using LC-MS was developed. S5αR type 1 enzyme was obtained from LNCaP prostate cancer cells. The enzymatic assay was optimised for enzyme-substrate (testosterone) concentration, NADPH-cofactor concentration, solvent tolerance, enzyme activity stability and incubation time...
December 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601857/female-pattern-hair-loss-a-retrospective-study-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
#15
Tee Wei Siah, Llorenia Muir-Green, Jerry Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a very common problem in women. The underlying pathophysiology remains unclear, and there are no universally agreed treatment guidelines. OBJECTIVE: We explored the clinical features, relevant medical and family history, laboratory evaluation, and treatment and compliance of 210 patients with FPHL. METHODS: Data analysis from case notes was performed on 210 patients with a diagnosis of FPHL seen from January 2011 to December 2011...
April 2016: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581783/adverse-effects-of-voriconazole-over-a-decade-of-use
#16
REVIEW
Miriam T Levine, Pranatharthi H Chandrasekar
Voriconazole use has increased since the drug's introduction in 2002, and new and unique adverse effects are emerging as patients undergo prolonged therapy. Most concerning is the increased risk of cutaneous malignancies, primarily squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); this risk is duration dependent and the associated malignancies tend to be more aggressive and multifocal. Voriconazole is also associated with phototoxicity (which may be a precursor to malignancy), periostitis, hallucinations and encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, alopecia, nail changes, hyponatremia, and other adverse effects...
November 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530764/micro-needling-depth-penetration-presence-of-pigment-particles-and-fluorescein-stained-platelets-clinical-usage-for-aesthetic-concerns
#17
Gordon H Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Aesthetic micro-needling (MN) has demonstrated skin permeability to cosmeceutical ingredients and platelet-rich plasma by creating reversible micro-channels in the skin. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to determine: (1) actual needle depth-penetrations by adjusting needle lengths in a disposable tip of an electric MN device; (2) time-dependent passage of pigment and platelets; and (3) safety and efficacy profiles in patients. METHODS: Excised micro-needled pre-auricular skin was used to determine actual depths of tissue penetration with six needle lengths, and the presence of massaged pigment particles (histological examination) and fluorescein-labeled platelets (confocal laser microscopy) in 1 mm depth micro-channels over an hour...
January 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504707/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hair-and-scalp-diseases
#18
Hans Wolff, Tobias W Fischer, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi
BACKGROUND: Hair loss is caused by a variety of hair growth disorders, each with its own pathogenetic mechanism. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, on the current German and European guidelines, and on the authors' clinical and scientific experience. RESULTS: Excessive daily hair loss (effluvium) may be physiological, as in the postpartum state, or pathological, due for example to thyroid disturbances, drug effects, iron deficiency, or syphilis...
May 27, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502902/chromatographic-method-for-clobetasol-propionate-determination-in-hair-follicles-and-in-different-skin-layers
#19
Tamara Ângelo, Marcílio S S Cunha-Filho, Guilherme M Gelfuso, Tais Gratieri
Clobetasol propionate (CLO) is a potent steroid used for the treatment of several dermatological diseases. Recent studies suggest its additional use in alopecia topical treatment, generating a demand for novel formulations with specific delivery into hair follicles. Hence, a selective analytical method for drug quantification in follicular structures and skin layers is required. For this, a simple HPLC-UV method was developed. Quantification was performed using a RP-C18 column (4.6 mm × 15 cm, 5 μm), with a mixture of methanol-acetonitrile-water (50:15:35 v/v) as mobile phase, a flow rate of 1...
February 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377548/use-and-misuse-of-common-terminology-criteria-for-adverse-events-in-cancer-clinical-trials
#20
Sheng Zhang, Fei Liang, Ian Tannock
BACKGROUND: Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, Version 3.0 (CTCAE v3.0) were released in 2003 and have been used widely to report toxicity in publications or presentations describing cancer clinical trials. Here we evaluate whether guidelines for reporting toxicity are followed in publications reporting randomized clinical trials (RCTs) for cancer. METHODS: Phase III RCTs evaluating systemic cancer therapy published between 2011 and 2013, were reviewed to identify eligible studies, which stated explicitly that CTCAE v3...
July 4, 2016: BMC Cancer
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