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Uwe Gieler, Stefanie Schoof, Tanja Gieler, Sibylle Scheewe, Christina Schut, Jörg Kupfer
This study investigated the extent to which single mothers of children with atopic eczema experience disease-related stress. A total of 96 mothers were divided into 4 groups, as follows: mothers living with a partner, who had or did not have a child with atopic eczema, and single mothers, who had or did not have a child with atopic eczema. The following questionnaires were used to assess psychological burden: Short Stress Questionnaire (Kurzer Fragebogen zur Erfassung von Belastung; KFB), Quality of Life Questionnaire (Fragebogen zur Lebenszufriedenheit; FLZ), General Depression Scale (Allgemeine Depressions-Skala; ADS), and the Questionnaire for Parents of Children with Atopic Eczema (Fragebogen für Eltern von Neurodermitis kranken Kindern; FEN)...
May 12, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Eva M J Peters
In den 70er Jahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts wurde zum ersten Mal ein pathogenetisch relevanter Zusammenhang zwischen Stress, im Sinne von psychosozialem Stress, und Krankheit am Beispiel von viralen Erkrankungen der Schleimhäute (wie Rhinovirus-, Coxsackie-Infektion) nachgewiesen. Seither nehmen Publikationen, die diese Zusammenhänge bis auf die molekulare Ebene erforschen, jährlich zu. Dennoch sind die Evidenzen für einen Einfluss von psychosozialer Belastung auf chronisch-entzündliche Hauterkrankungen und auf Hauttumoren wenig bekannt...
March 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Thomas Werfel, Werner Aberer, Frank Ahrens, Matthias Augustin, Tilo Biedermann, Thomas Diepgen, Regina Fölster-Holst, Uwe Gieler, Annice Heratizadeh, Julia Kahle, Alexander Kapp, Alexander Nast, Katja Nemat, Hagen Ott, Bernhard Przybilla, Martin Roecken, Martin Schlaeger, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Jochen Schmitt, Thomas Schwennesen, Doris Staab, Margitta Worm
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January 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Thomas Werfel, Annice Heratizadeh, Werner Aberer, Frank Ahrens, Matthias Augustin, Tilo Biedermann, Thomas Diepgen, Regina Fölster-Holst, Uwe Gieler, Julia Kahle, Alexander Kapp, Alexander Nast, Katja Nemat, Hagen Ott, Bernhard Przybilla, Martin Roecken, Martin Schlaeger, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Jochen Schmitt, Thomas Schwennesen, Doris Staab, Margitta Worm
Bei dem Krankheitsbild der Neurodermitis handelt es sich um eine chronische oder chronisch-rezidivierende, nichtkontagiöse, entzündliche Hauterkrankung mit in der Regel starkem Juckreiz. Darüber hinaus besteht ein Risiko für komplizierte Verläufe mit bakteriellen oder viralen Superinfektionen. Sowohl die genetische Prädisposition als auch zahlreiche Auslösefaktoren spielen für die Erstmanifestation und das Auftreten der Erkrankungsschübe eine wichtige Rolle, so dass auch die Therapiekonzepte vielfältig sind...
January 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Shengyu Zhang, Jing Yang, Xiaofeng Jin, Shuyang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Thalidomide has been reported to cause numerous thromboembolic events. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are more common. It can also cause bradycardia and even total atrioventricular block. Rarely, it causes coronary artery spasm and even myocardial infarction. But almost simultaneous onset of myocardial infarction, third degree atrioventricular block and pulmonary embolism in one patient has not been reported so far. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year old man presented because of chest pain, nausea and then syncope for several minutes...
2015: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Josef Finsterer, Adam Bastovansky
Non-syndromic, multi-organ mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) are frequently missed if treating physicians are not aware of them. We report a 85 years old Caucasian male, referred for tonic-clonic seizures, presenting with a plethora of abnormalities, including neurodermitis, atopic dermatitis, diabetes, hypertension, renal insufficiency, non-specific colitis, urine bladder lithiasis, bilateral cataracts, atrial fibrillation, diverticulosis, polyneuropathy, vitamin-D-deficiency, renal cysts, left anterior hemi-block, right bundle branch block, pulmonary artery hypertension, and heart failure...
September 2015: Revista Médica de Chile
A Tsibadze, E Chikvaidze, A Katsitadze, I Kvachadze, N Tskhvediani, A Chikviladze
Biological effect of a visible light depends on extend of its property to penetrate into the tissues: the greater is a wavelength the more is an effect of a radiation. An impact of a visible light on the skin is evident by wave and quantum effects. Quanta of a visible radiation carry more energy than infrared radiation, although an influence of such radiation on the skin is produced by the light spectrum on the boarder of the ultraviolet and the infrared rays and is manifested by thermal and chemical effects...
September 2015: Georgian Medical News
I C Görsch, J Steinberg, G Richard, T Katz, S Linke
This case report describes a patient with keratoconus and neurodermitis suffering from a significantly prolonged postoperative time interval to re-epithelisation after corneal cross-linking. The development of corneal calcifications and vascularisations additionally inhibited proper re-epithelisation. Therefore the patient received four subsequent subconjunctival injections of Bevacizumab and an additional keratectomy to remove the calcifications. This therapeutic scheme led to a significant reduction of corneal vascularisation and finally a full rehabilitation of the epithelium...
June 2014: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
B Koller, T Neuhann, I Neuhann
BACKGROUND: The Boston keratoprosthesis (BKP) is a surgical therapeutic option in patients with corneal disease and poor prognosis for penetrating keratoplasty. The purpose of this study was to summarize our results with this surgical technique which we have employed at our institution since November 2009. METHODS: All patients who underwent the BKP procedure at our institution between November 2009 and August 2011 were identified retrospectively and the data were analyzed...
May 2012: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
E Stavridis, Z Gatzioufas, A Hasenfus, M Sauter, S Smola, B Seitz
BACKGROUND: Primary corneal graft failure (PCGF) after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) despite good endothelial cell count of the transplant in organ culture rarely occurs in young patients. A herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1) infection (transmission through the donor or reactivation by the patient) can lead to PCGF. METHODS: We report on a 43-year-old man with pellucid marginal corneal degeneration and neurodermitis, who was underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) on the left eye after acute corneal hydrops in both eyes...
October 2012: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Martin Marziniak, Ngoc Quan Phan, Ulrike Raap, Dorothee Siepmann, Funda Schürmeyer-Horst, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Thomas Niederstadt, Sonja Ständer
BACKGROUND: Brachioradial pruritus (BRP) describes a rare form of itching occurring at the dorsolateral part of the forearms. Recent case reports suggest that BRP may be attributed to cervical lesions or spine neoplasms. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the incidence of cervical spine changes in BRP and to correlate the localization of spinal lesions with the dermatomal presence of pruritus. METHODS: Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) of the cervical spinal cord, a chest x-ray, and a skin biopsy were performed in 41 patients (28 female, 13 male; 59...
October 2011: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
A Hoyer, E Spörl, L E Pillunat
PURPOSE: Since 1998 collagen cross-linking is used for patients with progressive keratoconus. Today it can almost be considered as the standard therapy. METHODS: Patients with progressive keratoconus and minimal corneal thickness of 400 µm have been cross-linked within a study - (EK 310 499) approved by the ethical committee since 1998. An increase of the maximum K-value by ≥ 1 D within the last year, patient's statement of deteriorating visual acuity or the necessity of new contact len fitting more than once in 2 years were considered as progression...
September 2010: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
G Daeschlein, O Assadian, A Arnold, H Haase, A Kramer, M Jünger
To reduce pruritus and colonization with Staphylococcus aureus, textiles containing silver are increasingly used as therapeutic option for patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). While wearing such textiles, the contained silver is in close contact with the patient's skin. The silver serves two purposes: to reduce bacterial colonization of the skin, and to prevent contamination of the textile with ensuing growth of microorganisms. It is unknown whether the silver impregnation is able to reduce bacterial contamination of the textile during wearing and to prevent bacterial growth within the textile...
2010: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
R Hakimi
Acupuncture originates from China and has developed out of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Since the 1970s acupuncture has been carried out more and more in Germany - especially within the context of pain-relief therapy. Acupuncture is more or less considered to be a medically necessary measure in the case of chronic knee or back pains and of chronic headaches, even if the German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) leave some issues regarding its effectiveness unresolved. Less known is the fact that acupuncture is not only used for pain-relief therapy, but that a lot more indications have emerged over the last 20 years...
March 1, 2009: Versicherungsmedizin
Milivoj Boranić, Ante Sabioncello, Jelka Gabrilovac
Innate and acquired immune reactions are controlled by their intrinsic regulatory mechanisms, ie. by an array of cytokines that mediate communication among cells of the immune system itself and with other cells and tissues, e. g. in areas of inflammation. In addition, the immune system is also subjected to systemic regulation by the vegetative and endocrine systems since immune cells express receptors for neurotransmitters and hormones. Neuroendocrine signals may enhance or suppress the immune reaction, accelerate or slow it, but do not affect specificity...
March 2008: Lijec̆nic̆ki Vjesnik
J O Steiss, P Strohner, K P Zimmer, H Lindemann
BACKGROUND: Current data from clinical studies show that patients with severe allergic asthma experience a significant improvement from omalizumab. The early and late allergic reactions are inhibited by formation of complexes with free circulating immunoglobulin E (IgE), independent of which antigen activates the allergic cascade. The dosage of omalizumab depends on body weight and IgE level, yet no parameter has been established to guide dosage changes during therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of the determination of total IgE by ADVIA Centaur assay to monitor the therapy progress...
April 2008: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Miriam Kolko, Jan U Prause, Nicolas G Bazan, Steffen Heegaard
PURPOSE: Secretory phospholipases A(2) (sPLA(2)) are enzymes involved in lipid turnover. We recently identified sPLA(2) group IB (GIB) in the rat retina as well as in cerebral neurons and found upregulation to occur in response to light damage and seizures, respectively. The purpose of the present study was to identify human GIB (hGIB) in the normal human eye and investigate the pattern of expression in patients with eye diseases involving hGIB-rich cells. METHODS: Human GIB mRNA was identified in the human retina by means of in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction...
May 2007: Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
F E Bleeker, W R van Furth, C M A M van der Horst, C B L M Majoie, R W Koot
Three patients, aged 2, 2.5 and 24 years, presented with a skin lesion in the median or paramedian area at the nose, in the lumbar region and between the shoulders, respectively. The first patient suffered from recurrent infection, the skin lesion of the second patient was a coincidental finding, and the third patient had cosmetic problems. Although there were no signs of neurological deficits, neurodermal closing defects were found by MRI. Two patients underwent surgery to prevent infection and neurological complaints in the future...
September 23, 2006: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
J M Costa, L de Reina, A Guillén, E Claramunt
Congenital dermal sinuses are tubular tracts which communicate the skin with deeper structures. It is a manifestation of defective separation of the ectoderm and neuroderm. The incidence is 1/2500-3000 births alive. Almost 10 % of congenital dermal sinuses are localized in the occipitocervical region. They are usually asymptomatic, unless an infectious process is concurrent (meningitis, abscess). We are presenting the case of a 12 months girl with unnoticed cutaneous stigmata in the occipital region, who was admitted with a meningeal syndrome and secondary neurological impairment...
October 2004: Neurocirugía
H M Lilie, S W Wassilew
The primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is manifest clinically as varicella. It is a common very contagious disease, normally appearing in childhood. VZV is a ubiquitous virus with a high prevalence. Clinically it is characterized by pleomorphic skin lesions. Normally antiviral therapy is necessary only in severe cases, in adults or in immunosuppressed patients. Herpes zoster, also caused by (VZV), is a neurodermal disease representing the endogenous relapse of the primary varicella infection...
September 2004: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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