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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432437/an-italian-multicentre-study-on-adult-atopic-dermatitis-persistent-versus-adult-onset-disease
#1
Matteo Megna, Cataldo Patruno, Anna Balato, Franco Rongioletti, Luca Stingeni, Nicola Balato
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease which predominantly affects children. However, AD may persist until adulthood (persistent AD), or directly start in adults (adult-onset AD). AD often shows a non-flexural rash distribution, and atypical morphologic variants in adults and specific diagnostic criteria are lacking. Moreover, adult AD prevalence as well as detailed data which can characterize persistent vs adult-onset subtype are scant. The aim of this study was to investigate on the main features of adult AD particularly highlighting differences between persistent vs adult-onset form...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429245/assessing-pruritus-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Allard R J V Vossen, Annelien Schoenmakers, Kelsey R van Straalen, Errol P Prens, Hessel H van der Zee
BACKGROUND: Pruritus is still a forgotten aspect of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and, to date, has never been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, and explore the characteristics, of pruritus in a well-defined cohort of HS patients. SETTING: An academic hospital-based cross-sectional study in The Netherlands. METHODS: A numerical rating scale (NRS, 0-10) was used to determine the prevalence of HS-related itch (NRS score ≥3)...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410268/long-term-anti-itch-effect-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-a-is-associated-with-downregulation-of-trpv1-and-trpa1-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglia-in-mice
#3
Lei-Fang Cao, Meng Si, Ya Huang, Li-Hua Chen, Xiao-Yan Peng, Ya-Qin Qin, Teng-Teng Liu, Yan Zhou, Tong Liu, Wei-Feng Luo
Itch is a common symptom in patients with skin and systemic diseases, but the effective treatment is limited. Here, we evaluated the anti-itch effects of the botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) using acute and chronic dry skin itch mouse models, which were induced by compound 48/80, chloroquine, and a mixture of acetone-diethylether-water treatment, respectively. Pretreatment of intradermal BoNT/A exerted long-term inhibitory effects on compound 48/80-induced and chloroquine-induced acute itch on days 1, 3, 7, and 14, but not on day 21, in mice...
April 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405955/cutaneous-adverse-reaction-during-lithium-treatment-a-case-report-and-updated-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#4
Martina Pinna, Mirko Manchia, Sergio Puddu, Giampaolo Minnai, Leonardo Tondo, Piergiorgio Salis
OBJECTIVES: To present a new case of adverse cutaneous reaction during lithium treatment and to update the systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of this adverse reaction. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search (performed in September 2016) for peer-reviewed articles in English indexed in Medline (2011-present). Meta-analytical estimates were obtained using the "Metafor" package. CASE PRESENTATION: Ms. H., a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with BD1, was admitted to the inpatient unit for a full-blown psychotic episode and treated with carbamazepine 400 mg q...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402557/effect-of-parathyroidectomy-and-cinacalcet-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-related-hyperparathyroidism-a-systematic-review
#5
Willemijn Y van der Plas, Roderick R Dulfer, Anton F Engelsman, Liffert Vogt, Martin H de Borst, Tessa M van Ginhoven, Schelto Kruijff
Background.: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a decreased quality of life (QoL), which is attributable in part to ESRD-related hyperparathyroidism (HPT). Both cinacalcet and parathyroidectomy (PTx) are treatments for advanced HPT, but their effects on QoL are unclear. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the impact of cinacalcet and PTx on QoL. Methods.: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed and EMBASE databases to identify relevant articles...
April 10, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401489/chemokine-receptor-cxcr3-in-the-spinal-cord-contributes-to-chronic-itch-in-mice
#6
Peng-Bo Jing, De-Li Cao, Si-Si Li, Meixuan Zhu, Xue-Qiang Bai, Xiao-Bo Wu, Yong-Jing Gao
Recent studies have shown that the chemokine receptor CXCR3 and its ligand CXCL10 in the dorsal root ganglion mediate itch in experimental allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). CXCR3 in the spinal cord also contributes to the maintenance of neuropathic pain. However, whether spinal CXCR3 is involved in acute or chronic itch remains unclear. Here, we report that Cxcr3 (-/-) mice showed normal scratching in acute itch models but reduced scratching in chronic itch models of dry skin and ACD. In contrast, both formalin-induced acute pain and complete Freund's adjuvant-induced chronic inflammatory pain were reduced in Cxcr3 (-/-) mice...
April 11, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401454/use-of-flash-glucose-sensing-technology-for-12%C3%A2-months-as-a-replacement-for-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes
#7
Thomas Haak, Hélène Hanaire, Ramzi Ajjan, Norbert Hermanns, Jean-Pierre Riveline, Gerry Rayman
INTRODUCTION: Published evaluations of sensor glucose monitoring use in insulin treated type 2 diabetes are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of flash glucose-sensing technology as a replacement for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) over a 12-month period in participants with type 2 diabetes who were on intensive insulin therapy. METHODS: An open-label, randomized, controlled study in adults with type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy from 26 European diabetes centers aimed at assessing flash glucose sensing technology was conducted...
April 11, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395376/-rehabilitation-of-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-skin-diseases
#8
R Stachow, M Küppers-Chinnow, S Scheewe
Chronic skin diseases are a common indication for inpatient rehabilitation in children and adolescents. Atopic eczema and psoriasis play the most important role. But other rare congenital dermatoses such as ichthyoses or epidermolysis bullosa can also be rehabilitated. Patients with skin diseases are often considerably stigmatized and report a limited quality of life and participation. The somatic and psychosocial development of the children is also often severely affected by severe forms of the diseases. The concept of inpatient rehabilitation is, on the one hand, the development of an individually adapted topical therapy plan, which often follows a step concept and is adapted to the severity of the skin symptoms...
April 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392649/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptom-syndrome-induced-by-lamotrigine
#9
Song Hee Han, Min Seok Hur, Hae Jeong Youn, Nam Kyung Roh, Yang Won Lee, Yong Beom Choe, Kyu Joong Ahn
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom (DRESS) syndrome is a type of severe adverse drug-induced reaction. Dermatologists should make a quick diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment for DRESS syndrome to reduce mortality rates, which can be as high as 10%. We present the case of a 47-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder treated with lamotrigine who developed DRESS syndrome to emphasize the importance of close observation of patients with drug eruption. He was consulted for erythematous maculopapular rashes on the trunk that developed 3 weeks after starting lamotrigine...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384276/short-term-effects-of-weather-and-air-pollution-on-atopic-dermatitis-symptoms-in-children-a-panel-study-in-korea
#10
Young-Min Kim, Jihyun Kim, Youngshin Han, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Kangmo Ahn
INTRODUCTION: The effects of weather and air pollution on the severity and persistence of atopic dermatitis (AD) are important issues that have not been investigated in detail. The objective of our study was to determine the short-term effects of meteorological variables and air pollution on AD symptoms in children. METHODS: We enrolled 177 AD patients with 5 years or younger from the Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea, and followed for 17 months between August 2013 and December 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382655/effectiveness-of-topical-clove-oil-on-symptomatic-treatment-of-chronic-pruritus
#11
Ibrahim M Ibrahim, Mohamed L Elsaie, Abdelraouf M Almohsen, Mahmoud H Mohey-Eddin
BACKGROUND: Pruritus is a frequent symptom in the general population and in many skin and systemic diseases. Its frequency demonstrates a high burden and an impaired quality of life. AIM: Assessment of the efficacy of topically applied clove oil alone in the treatment of chronic pruritus. METHODS: Fifty selected subjects diagnosed with chronic pruritus due to either hepatic, renal, or diabetic causes were studied and divided into two groups of 25 patients each...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379607/randomized-clinical-trial-of-autologous-skin-cell-suspension-for-accelerating-re-epithelialization-of-split-thickness-donor-sites
#12
Z Hu, D Guo, P Liu, X Cao, S Li, J Zhu, B Tang
BACKGROUND: Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) is used frequently, but may result in complications at the donor site. Rapid healing of donor-site wounds is critical to relieving morbidity. This study investigated whether autologous skin cell suspension could improve healing of STSG donor-site wounds. METHODS: Between September 2014 and February 2016, patients requiring STSGs were randomized to receive autologous skin cell suspension plus hydrocolloid dressings (experimental group) or hydrocolloid dressings alone (control group) for the donor site...
April 5, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377424/the-ca2-permeable-cation-trpv3-channel-an-emerging-pivotal-target-for-itch-and-skin-diseases
#13
Gongxin Wang, Kewei Wang
Temperature-sensitive transient receptor potential (thermo-TRP) channels such as TRPA1 and TRPV1 have been indicated as downstream ion channel targets in transduction of itch. As a member of thermos-TRPs, Ca2+-permeable nonselective cation TRPV3 channels are expressed abundantly in the skin keratinocytes. Recent identification of gain-of-function mutations of human TRPV3 from patients with Olmsted Syndrome characterized by severe itching and palmoplantar and periorificial keratoderma unveils its crucial role in chronic itch and skin diseases...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365861/tnf-%C3%AE-tnfr1-signaling-is-required-for-the-full-expression-of-acute-and-chronic-itch-in-mice-via-peripheral-and-central-mechanisms
#14
Xiuhua Miao, Ya Huang, Teng-Teng Liu, Ran Guo, Bing Wang, Xue-Long Wang, Li-Hua Chen, Yan Zhou, Ru-Rong Ji, Tong Liu
Increasing evidence suggests that cytokines and chemokines play crucial roles in chronic itch. In the present study, we evaluated the roles of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and its receptors TNF receptor subtype-1 (TNFR1) and TNFR2 in acute and chronic itch in mice. Compared to wild-type (WT) mice, TNFR1-knockout (TNFR1-KO) and TNFR1/R2 double-KO (DKO), but not TNFR2-KO mice, exhibited reduced acute itch induced by compound 48/80 and chloroquine (CQ). Application of the TNF-synthesis inhibitor thalidomide and the TNF-α antagonist etanercept dose-dependently suppressed acute itch...
April 1, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358871/post-licensure-safety-evaluation-of-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-in-the-three-major-ecological-zones-across-ghana
#15
Abraham R Oduro, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Margaret Gyapong, Isaac Osei, Alex Adjei, Abena Yawson, Edward Sobe, Rita Baiden, Martin Adjuik, Fred Binka
BACKGROUND: Uncommon and rare adverse events (AEs), with delayed onset may not be detected before new drugs are licensed and deployed. The present study examined the post licensure safety of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHP) as an additional treatment for malaria in Ghana. The relationship between the incidence of AEs, treatment completion rate, participant characteristics and concomitant medications are reported. METHODS: A study conducted from September 2013 to June 2014 in Navrongo, Kintampo and Dodowa health research centres in Ghana is presented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355943/atopic-eczema
#16
Stephen M Bauer
Atopic eczema (AE), or atopic dermatitis (AD), is a common inflammatory skin disease with a disrupted epidermal barrier and an allergic immune response. AD/AE is prominently characterized by a symptomatic itch and transient skin lesions. Infants compose a significant percentage affected. Two models have been proposed to explain AD/AE skin pathology: the gut microbiome-focused inside-outside model and the outside-inside model concentrating on the disrupted skin barrier/skin microbiome. Gene disruptions contributing to epidermal structure, as well as those in immune system genes, are implicated...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355223/pre-control-relationship-of-onchocercal-skin-disease-with-onchocercal-infection-in-guinea-savanna-northern-nigeria
#17
Michele E Murdoch, Ian E Murdoch, Jennifer Evans, Haliru Yahaya, Ngozi Njepuome, Simon Cousens, Barrie R Jones, Adenike Abiose
BACKGROUND: Onchocerca volvulus infection can result in blindness, itching and skin lesions. Previous research concentrated on blindness. METHODS: A clinical classification system of the cutaneous changes in onchocerciasis was used for the first time in this study within the context of an early ivermectin drug trial in the savanna region of Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. Skin examinations were performed in 6,790 individuals aged 5+ years in endemic communities and 1,343 individuals in nonendemic communities...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353035/the-roles-of-opioid-receptors-in-cutaneous-wound-healing
#18
Mei Bigliardi-Qi, Paul Bigliardi
The process of recovery from skin wounding can be protracted and painful, and scarring may lead to weakness of the tissue, unpleasant sensations such as pain or itch, and unfavorable cosmetic outcomes. Moreover, some wounds simply fail to heal and become a chronic burden for the sufferer. Understanding the mechanisms underlying wound healing and the concomitant sensory disorders and how they might be manipulated for therapeutic benefit has attracted much interest in recent years, and here we discuss the latest developments in the field, focusing on the emergent roles of the peripheral opioid receptor (OPr) system...
March 29, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342195/a-simple-self-diagnosis-tool-to-assess-the-prevalence-of-dermatoporosis-in-france
#19
Jean-Hilaire Saurat, Valérie Mengeaud, Victor Georgescu, Christine Coutanceau, Khaled Ezzedine, Charles Taïeb
IMPORTANCE: The term dermatoporosis has been proposed to describe clinical signs and functional consequences of age-related extreme skin fragility. OBJECTIVE: To create a simple dermatoporosis self-diagnosis tool (IDA: Index Dermatoporosis Assessment) and to use this tool to estimate the prevalence of dermatoporosis in France. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A specific dermatoporosis questionnaire was developed with the help of senior dermatologists and survey experts...
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339462/safety-of-a-topical-insect-repellent-picaridin-during-community-mass-use-for-malaria-control-in-rural-cambodia
#20
Somony Heng, Vincent Sluydts, Lies Durnez, Vanna Mean, Koh Polo, Sochantha Tho, Marc Coosemans, Johan van Griensven
BACKGROUND: While community distribution of topical repellents has been proposed as an additional malaria control intervention, the safety of this intervention at the population level remains poorly evaluated. We describe the safety of mass distribution of the picaridin repellent during a cluster-randomised trial in rural Cambodia in 2012-2013. METHODS: The repellent was distributed among 57 intervention villages with around 25,000 inhabitants by a team of village distributors...
2017: PloS One
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