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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409557/randomised-controlled-trial-of-silk-therapeutic-garments-for-the-management-of-atopic-eczema-in-children-the-clothes-trial
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Kim S Thomas, Lucy E Bradshaw, Tracey H Sach, Fiona Cowdell, Jonathan M Batchelor, Sandra Lawton, Eleanor F Harrison, Rachel H Haines, Amina Ahmed, Taraneh Dean, Nigel P Burrows, Ian Pollock, Hannah K Buckley, Hywel C Williams, Joanne Llewellyn, Clare Crang, Jane D Grundy, Juliet Guiness, Andrew Gribbin, Eileen V Wake, Eleanor J Mitchell, Sara J Brown, Alan A Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a chronic, itchy, inflammatory skin condition that affects the quality of life of children and their families. The role of specialist clothing in the management of AE is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of silk garments for the management of AE in children with moderate to severe disease. DESIGN: Parallel-group, observer-blind, randomised controlled trial of 6 months' duration, followed by a 2-month observational period...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403533/towards-satisfying-performance-of-an-o-w-cosmetic-emulsion-screening-of-reformulation-factors-on-textural-and-rheological-properties-using-general-experimental-design
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M Filipovic, M Lukic, S Djordjevic, V Krstonosic, I Pantelic, G Vuleta, S Savic
OBJECTIVE: Consumers' demand for improved products' performance, alongside with the obligation of meeting the safety and efficacy goals, presents a key reason for the reformulation, as well as a challenging task for formulators. Any change of the formulation, whether it is wanted - in order to innovate the product (new actives and raw materials) or necessary - due to, e.g., legislative changes (restriction of ingredients), ingredients market unavailability, new manufacturing equipment, etc...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385424/treatment-of-human-scabies-with-oral-ivermectin-eczematous-eruptions-as-a-new-non-reported-adverse-event
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J Sanz-Navarro, C Feal, E Dauden
BACKGROUND: Oral ivermectin is an alternative therapy for human scabies infection due to its ease of administration and good safety profile. However, there is no definitive consensus on the optimal dosing regimen. OBJECTIVE: To describe the treatment of human scabies with different dosages of oral ivermectin and the possible adverse events. METHODS: 23 patients with human scabies were treated with oral ivermectin: 10 patients received a single oral dose of 200μg/kg and 13 a dose of 400μg/kg...
April 3, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371727/spreading-properties-of-cosmetic-emollients-use-of-synthetic-skin-surface-to-elucidate-structural-effect
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Marine Douguet, Céline Picard, Géraldine Savary, Fabien Merlaud, Nathalie Loubat-Bouleuc, Michel Grisel
The study focuses on the impact of structural and physicochemical properties of emollients on their spreadability. Fifty-three emollients, among which esters, silicones, vegetable and mineral oils, have been characterized. Their viscosity, surface tension, density and spreadability have been measured. Vitro-skin(®), an artificial skin substitute, was used as an artificial porous substrate to measure spreadability. Two different methods have been selected to characterize spreadability, namely contact angle and spreading value...
March 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371078/efficacy-of-an-emollient-containing-diethylene-glycol-dilinoleic-acid-copolymer-for-the-treatment-of-dry-skin-and-pruritus-in-patients-with-senile-xerosis
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Runa Izumi, Osamu Negi, Tamie Suzuki, Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Atsuko Kamo, Yasushi Suga, Shoko Matsukuma, Kenji Takamori
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pruritus frequently reduces quality of life (QOL) in patients with senile xerosis. This study investigated the moisturizing and antipruritic effects of a topical emollient containing a diethylene glycol/dilinoleic acid copolymer (D/DC) in patients with pruritic senile xerosis. METHODS: This single-blind study involved 50 subjects, aged 50-75 years. Patients were randomized to self-applied treatment of the lower legs with 10% (n = 20) or 20% (n = 20) D/DC-containing cream, white petrolatum (n = 5), or no treatment (n = 5) thrice daily for four weeks...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333952/adjuvant-treatment-with-the-bacterial-lysate-om-85-improves-management-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-study
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Christine Bodemer, Gerard Guillet, Frederic Cambazard, Franck Boralevi, Stefania Ballarini, Christian Milliet, Paola Bertuccio, Carlo La Vecchia, Jean-François Bach, Yves de Prost
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors play a major role on atopic dermatitis (AD) which shows a constant rise in prevalence in western countries over the last decades. The Hygiene Hypothesis suggesting an inverse relationship between incidence of infections and the increase in atopic diseases in these countries, is one of the working hypothesis proposed to explain this trend. OBJECTIVE: This study tested the efficacy and safety of oral administration of the bacterial lysate OM-85 (Broncho-Vaxom®, Broncho-Munal®, Ommunal®, Paxoral®, Vaxoral®), in the treatment of established AD in children...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329579/habit-tic-nail-deformity-a-rare-presentation-in-an-8-year-old-boy
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S El-Heis, Al Abadie
Habit tic nail deformity is a nail dystrophy resulting from habitual, repetitive trauma to the nail. It is usually acquired in adulthood, however, we report a case of habit tic nail deformity in an 8 year old boy. The diagnosis was made clinically with further history revealing that the boy repeatedly rubbed his thumbnails and pushed the cuticles. Emollient cream (Balneum®) was recommended twice daily and both the patient and his mother were educated on the behavioral nature of this condition. There was marked improvement at 6 months of treatment and further improvement at 12 months...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329545/darier-white-disease
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Mitalee P Christman, Evan Reider, Randie H Kim, Nooshin Brinster, Elisa Femia, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
We present a 58-year-old woman with bipolardisorder and with a longstanding history of yellowbrown,hyperkeratotic papules in a seborrheicdistribution and nail changes. Her father andpaternal grandmother had similar eruptions and alsohad psychiatric disease. Histopathologic examinationshowed acantholysis and dyskeratosis, which wasconsistent with Darier-White disease. Darier-Whitedisease is a rare, hereditary disorder that is inheritedin an autosomal dominant manner and that usuallypresents in adolescence or early adulthood dueto mutations in the SERCA2 calcium pump...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329477/second-degree-burn-to-mustard-powder
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Danielle M Tartar, Victoria R Sharon
Mustard seeds and powder are commonly used inhomeopathic and traditional medicines, in whichthey are believed to have both anti-microbial andanti-inflammatory properties. They are thereforeutilized in the treatment of conditions ranging fromarthritis to respiratory congestion. Herein, we presenta patient with a second degree burn who usedmustard powder in the form of a mustard plasterto treat chest congestion. She experienced seconddegree burn wounds to the lower neck and chest, andrecovery with complete re-epithelialization followingtopical silver sulfadiazine, liberal emollient therapy,and triamcinolone ointment...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301621/treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-data-from-the-national-ambulatory-medical-care-survey
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Sean P McGregor, Michael E Farhangian, Karen E Huang, Steven R Feldman
<p>Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects both adult and pediatric patients, and multiple practitioners encounter and manage AD. However, differences with regard to the treatment of AD between specialties are not well characterized. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine if there is a difference between dermatologists and non-dermatology specialties with regard to treatment strategies for AD and to describe those differences. METHODS: Data from the 1993-2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Care (NHAMCS) Surveys were used to characterize outpatient visits made for AD...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300440/review-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-topical-therapies
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Julia N Mayba, Melinda J Gooderham
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders in the developed world, affecting up to 20% of children and 1% to 3% of adults. This review concisely explains the pathophysiology and epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, as well as potential challenges facing its successful treatment. Furthermore, mainstay topical treatment modalities are evaluated, such as emollients, topical corticosteroids, and topical calcineurin inhibitors. The use of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors in combination is discussed, as studies have indicated encouraging results...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290976/jet-fuel-associated-occupational-contact-dermatitis
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James J Contestable
INTRODUCTION: Occupational contact dermatitis is a ubiquitous problem. Sailors onboard U.S. Navy vessels are at high risk given the multitude of potential workplace exposures. Solvents, petrochemicals, and fuels are abundant and can cause irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Symptoms of contact dermatitis can cause inability to work and, if chronic, may require a change in rating or job. Prevention of this issue requires patient education about the risks and correct personnel protective equipment...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289111/oral-and-topical-antibiotics-for-clinically-infected-eczema-in-children-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ambulatory-care
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Nick A Francis, Matthew J Ridd, Emma Thomas-Jones, Christopher C Butler, Kerenza Hood, Victoria Shepherd, Charis A Marwick, Chao Huang, Mirella Longo, Mandy Wootton, Frank Sullivan
PURPOSE: Eczema may flare because of bacterial infection, but evidence supporting antibiotic treatment is of low quality. We aimed to determine the effect of oral and topical antibiotics in addition to topical emollient and corticosteroids in children with clinically infected eczema. METHODS: We employed a 3-arm, blinded, randomized controlled trial in UK ambulatory care. Children with clinical, non-severely infected eczema were randomized to receive oral and topical placebos (control), oral antibiotic (flucloxacillin) and topical placebo, or topical antibiotic (fusidic acid) and oral placebo, for 1 week...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281298/children-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-frequent-emollient-use-have-increased-urinary-levels-of-low-molecular-weight-phthalate-metabolites-and-parabens
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L E K Overgaard, K M Main, H Frederiksen, S Stender, P B Szecsi, H C Williams, J P Thyssen
BACKGROUND: Parabens may be added to cosmetic and personal care products for preservation purposes. Low-molecular weight (LMW) phthalate diesters function as plasticizers, fixatives or solvents in such products, but may also be found in small quantities as contaminants from plastic containers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between emollient use, atopic dermatitis and FLG mutations, respectively, with urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and parabens in Danish children...
March 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271540/prevention-of-flares-in-children-with-atopic-dermatitis-with-regular-use-of-an-emollient-containing-glycerol-and-paraffin-a-randomized-controlled-study
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George Sorin Tiplica, Andrzej Kaszuba, Laura Malinauskienė, Pille Konno, Franck Boralevi, Eric Garrigue, Markéta Saint-Aroman, Alain Delarue
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Emollients are part of the standard treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD), although there is limited evidence that regular use of emollients as management therapy reduces the frequency of flares and corticosteroid consumption. The objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of emollient use in the management of mild to moderate AD in children by assessing the ability of two different emollients (particularly V0034CR) to prevent flares and to reduce the use of corticosteroids...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258632/methylprednisolone-aceponate-for-atopic-dermatitis
#16
Antonio Torrelo
BACKGROUND: The 4th generation topical corticosteroids (TCS) have demonstrated a most favorablerisk-benefit ratio. Methylprednisolone aceponate (MPA) is a non-halogenated corticosteroid with a methyl group at C6, which confers higher intrinsic activity. MPA is included in the group of potent TCS (category III/IV). METHODS: A literature review is carried out of the clinical efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and adverse effects of MPA, especially for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238742/molecular-signatures-order-the-potency-of-topically-applied-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Emma Guttman-Yassky, Benjamin Ungar, Kunal Malik, Daniel Dickstein, Maria Suprun, Yeriel D Estrada, Hui Xu, Xiangyu Peng, Margeaux Oliva, Dan Todd, Tord Labuda, Mayte Suarez-Farinas, Robert Bissonnette
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) presents a large unmet need for treatments with better safety and efficacy. To facilitate development of topical therapeutics, we need an efficient model for assessing different formulations and concentrations. The "plaque model" has been successfully implemented in patients with psoriasis, another common inflammatory disease, to assess the efficacy of topical treatments. This model has not been validated for AD, which has higher placebo responses and less stable lesions than psoriasis...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225974/do-you-know-this-syndrome-hand-foot-syndrome
#18
Cintia Santos Braghiroli, Rodrigo Ieiri, Juliana Polizel Ocanha, Rafael Bispo Paschoalini, Hélio Amante Miot
Hand-foot syndrome is a common cutaneous adverse effect associated with certain systemic chemotherapy drugs. It is characterized by erythema, edema, and burning sensation, especially over palmoplantar surfaces. We report the case of an elderly patient undergoing chemotherapy after a breast cancer surgery who developed symptoms two months after the start of the regimen. There are no studies that explore specific therapies. Suggestive therapy include reducing agent dosage, increasing the interval between cycles, or even stopping chemotherapy...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216166/exposure-assessment-of-family-cosmetic-products-dedicated-to-babies-children-and-adults
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M P Gomez-Berrada, A S Ficheux, Z Dahmoul, A C Roudot, P J Ferret
Very few consumption and exposure data is available for family cosmetic products. The aim of the present study was to assess the consumption and the exposure to family cosmetic products used by babies, children and adults. 10 categories of products were studied: shampoo, shower gel, solid soap, cleansing lotion, emollient foam, emollient bath, cream, milk, balm and lip balm. Consumption data were obtained from 2994 participants (789 babies aged 0-3 years, 837 children aged 4-12 years and 1368 adults aged more than 18 years) included in 87 clinical safety studies...
February 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205205/regression-of-cutaneous-xerosis-with-emollient-treatment-in-sub-saharan-african-patients
#20
Franck Boralevi, Alain-Patrice Meledie N'Djong, Pauline Yao Yoboue, Ousmane Faye, Mame Thierno Dieng, Sophie Coniquet, Félix Atadokpede, Pascal Antoine Niamba, Alain Delarue, Christine Cazeau
Emollients have proven effective in improving cutaneous xerosis in various populations; however, no clinical data are available for African patients. The observational study "Xerafrica" was conducted by dermatologists in seven sub-Saharan countries to assess the evolution of xerosis after an 8-week treatment with an emollient. Patients were children above 3 years or adults. Secondary objectives were to assess pruritus, improvement in symptoms, quality of life, satisfaction, and tolerance. An analysis of 185 patients was made...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
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