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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078772/skin-cleansing-and-emolliating-for-older-people-a-quasi-experimental-pilot-study
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Jill Brooks, Fiona Cowdell, Steven J Ersser, Eric D Gardiner
AIMS: The aims of this study were to (i) assess the effect of low-cost hygiene and emollient regimens on the skin barrier function (SBF) of people aged >65 year with xerosis (dry skin) on their lower legs; (ii) to assess the utility of portable measures of skin barrier function in terms of stratum corneum hydration (SCH) and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) in community settings; and iii) to provide evidence for a randomised controlled trial on the treatment of adults in a resource-poor country with dry skin on their lower legs which causes and exacerbates the skin disease podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis)...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070970/influence-of-sunflower-seed-oil-or-baby-lotion-on-the-skin-barrier-function-of-newborns-a-pilot-study
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Varvara Kanti, Malise Günther, Andrea Stroux, Sabine Sawatzky, Wolfgang Henrich, Michael Abou-Dakn, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Natalie Garcia Bartels
BACKGROUND: Skin care influences skin barrier function during the first postnatal weeks. Although the use of natural oils in preterms has been investigated, there are currently no data comparing the effect of sunflower oil to an emollient on barrier development in healthy term newborns. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized clinical study, 50 healthy full-term newborns aged ≤72 h were randomly assigned to two groups: group baby lotion (L, n=22) and sunflower seed oil (SSO, n=24)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025633/childhood-hypopigmented-mycosis-fungoides-a-rare-diagnosis
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Cláudia Patraquim, Maria Miguel Gomes, Carla Garcez, Filipa Leite, Tereza Oliva, António Santos, Armando Pinto
Primary cutaneous lymphomas (PCL) are rare in pediatrics. Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most frequent PCL diagnosed in childhood. There are various clinical variants of MF, including the hypopigmented MF (HMF). We present a 5-year-old boy with an 18-month history of progressive, generalized, nonpruritic hypopigmented lesions with central lacy erythema. He had no improvement with emollients. Skin biopsy showed typical features of HMF. He was treated with topical corticosteroids and tacrolimus and narrow-band ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy, with good response...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997725/efficacy-of-an-emollient-cream-in-the-treatment-of-xerosis-in-diabetic-foot-a-double-blind-randomized-vehicle-controlled-clinical-trial
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J Martini, C Huertas, V Turlier, C Saint-Martory, A Delarue
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuronal impairment compromises foot health in diabetic patients. Clinically, xerosis is the most common mild complication, but it should not be underestimated. An effective treatment must be able to restore the cutaneous barrier and prevent water loss, to maintain adequate hydration and protection. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an emollient cream on foot xerosis in diabetic patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind contralateral vehicle-controlled study in 57 diabetic patients...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990382/general-measures-and-quality-of-life-issues-in-psoriasis
#5
Rashmi Sarkar, Shikha Chugh, Shivani Bansal
Psoriasis generally does not affect survival but has significant detrimental effect on quality of life (QOL), which may be comparable to that of ischemic heart disease, diabetes, depression, and cancer. The foremost important thing in the management of psoriasis is counseling of the patient. The clinician needs to be empathetic and spend adequate time with the patient and educating the patient about psoriasis. Clinicians should make it clear to the patient that the primary goal of treatment is control of the disease rather than cure...
November 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960565/polymorphic-eruption-of-pregnancy-review-of-literature
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Pedro Brandão, Bárbara Sousa-Faria, Carla Marinho, Pedro Vieira-Enes, Anabela Melo, Lurdes Mota
Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy (PEP) is one of the most common dermatosis related to pregnancy. PEP usually consists of pruritic papules and plaques appearing in the third trimester of pregnancy. It is more common in primigravidae and twin pregnancies. Although not associated with poorer foetal or maternal outcomes, it may be hard for pregnant women to endure. The diagnosis is easy if suspected, though sometimes it may be hard to distinguish from other dermatosis such as atopic eczema of pregnancy, pemphigoid gestationis or dermatitis...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956056/chemokine-neutralization-as-an-innovative-therapeutic-strategy-for-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Dayana Abboud, Julien Hanson
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with no specific treatment, affecting 15-30% of children and 2-10% of adults in developed countries. Current therapies alleviate symptoms and include emollients, glucocorticoids and calcineurin inhibitors. The limited efficiency and side-effects of these medicines call for better treatment, and a cure for atopic dermatitis represents an unmet medical need. The chemokine/chemokine-receptor network constitutes an attractive target for drugs in atopic dermatitis...
December 9, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938818/acral-manifestations-of-contact-dermatitis
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Haider K Bangash, Vesna Petronic-Rosic
Contact dermatitis is a broad term that encompasses both nonimmunologic irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) and immunologically mediated allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Both ICD and ACD can negatively affect a patient's quality of life and are a source of exorbitant medical and societal costs. Avoidance of inciting irritants and/or allergens and liberal use of emollients or humectants are the cornerstone of therapy. When an allergic cause is suspected, patch testing is highly encouraged. In this contribution, we highlight both the commonalities and differences of acral contact dermatitis as it relates to specific regions of the body...
January 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936972/fixed-combination-calcipotriol-plus-betamethasone-dipropionate-aerosol-foam-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-rationale-for-development-and-clinical-profile
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Carle Paul, Bo Bang, Mark Lebwohl
Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disorder with a significant negative impact on quality of life. Most patients with mild-to-moderate psoriasis manage their disease with topical therapies; the most commonly used formulations contain corticosteroids and/or vitamin D3 analogues. However, adherence to topical treatment remains a significant issue as the daily treatment regimen can be cumbersome and time consuming and many patients do not obtain complete/almost complete clearance. Areas covered: Published pre-clinical and clinical data evaluating calcipotriol 50 µg/g (Cal) and betamethasone 0...
January 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931974/mathematical-modeling-of-atopic-dermatitis-reveals-double-switch-mechanisms-underlying-four-common-disease-phenotypes
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Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Panayiotis Christodoulides, Kosuke Miyauchi, Alan D Irvine, Mariko Okada-Hatakeyama, Masato Kubo, Reiko J Tanaka
BACKGROUND: The skin barrier acts as the first line of defense against constant exposure to biological, microbial, physical and chemical environmental stressors. Dynamic interplay between defects in the skin barrier, dysfunctional immune responses, and environmental stressors are major factors in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD). A systems-biology modeling approach can yield significant insights into these complex and dynamic processes through integration of prior biological data...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913962/bathing-and-associated-treatments-in-atopic-dermatitis
#11
REVIEW
Julia K Gittler, Jason F Wang, Seth J Orlow
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common complaints presenting to dermatologists, and patients typically inquire as to appropriate bathing recommendations. Although many dermatologists, allergists, and primary-care practitioners provide explicit bathing instructions, recommendations regarding frequency of bathing, duration of bathing, and timing related to emollient and medication application relative to bathing vary widely. Conflicting and vague guidelines stem from knowledge related to the disparate effects of water on skin, as well as a dearth of studies, especially randomized controlled trials, evaluating the effects of water and bathing on the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis...
December 3, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904273/efficacy-and-safety-of-cream-containing-climbazole-piroctone-olamine-for-facial-seborrheic-dermatitis-a-single-center-open-label-split-face-clinical-study
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Hae Jeong Youn, Soo Young Kim, Minji Park, Won Hee Jung, Yang Won Lee, Yong Beom Choe, Kyu Joong Ahn
BACKGROUND: Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a multifactorial disease; Malassezia species play an important role in its pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether a cream containing climbazole/piroctone olamine (C/P cream), antifungal agents with expected efficacy against Malassezia species, could improve SD symptoms. METHODS: We instructed 24 patients with mild-to-moderate SD to apply the C/P cream and emollient cream on the right and left sides of the face, respectively, every morning and evening for 4 weeks...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904185/topical-therapy-in-atopic-dermatitis-in-children
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Dharshini Sathishkumar, Celia Moss
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic childhood skin disorder caused by complex genetic, immunological, and environmental interactions. It significantly impairs quality of life for both child and family. Treatment is complex and must be tailored to the individual taking into account personal, social, and emotional factors, as well as disease severity. This review covers the management of AD in children with topical treatments, focusing on: education and empowerment of patients and caregivers, avoidance of trigger factors, repair and maintenance of the skin barrier by correct use of emollients, control of inflammation with topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors, minimizing infection, and the use of bandages and body suits...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900750/-the-management-of-itching-in-burn-patients-during-the-rehabilitation-stage
#14
Shu-Fen Lo, Li-Jung Chang, Ting-Yuan Shiue, Ching-Yi Pan, Hui-Chuan Wu
Pruritus, a distressing symptom that affects burn patients, not only interferes with activities of daily living but also causes disturbed sleep, which has been associated with anxiety, depression, and other types of negative moods. Furthermore, the uncontrolled scratching that often accompanies pruritus causes tissue damage and may damage or destroy the skin graft. In this paper, the authors first describe the definition and mechanism of pruritus and next use itching-assessment tools to identify the triggering factors...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862339/novel-trpm8-agonist-cooling-compound-against-chronic-itch-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-pilot-study-in-dry-skin
#15
S Ständer, M Augustin, D Roggenkamp, C Blome, T Heitkemper, A C Worthmann, G Neufang
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from chronic pruritus (CP) due to dry skin with are often applying emollients containing menthol. However, topical menthol may be irritating and of weak potency in severe pruritus. Two TRPM8 agonists, (1R,2S,5R)-N-(2-(2-pyridinyl)ethyl)-2-ispropyl-5-methylcyclohexancarboxamide and menthoxypropanediol, combined as cooling compound (CC) have shown stronger activation of TRPM8 than menthol. OBJECTIVES: Objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CC in alleviating pruritus in patients with dry itchy skin...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855723/exceeding-the-recruitment-target-in-a-primary-care-paediatric-trial-an-evaluation-of-the-choice-of-moisturiser-for-eczema-treatment-comet-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kingsley Powell, Victoria J Wilson, Niamh M Redmond, Daisy M Gaunt, Matthew J Ridd
BACKGROUND: Recruiting to target in randomised controlled trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs) in primary care and paediatric populations is notoriously difficult. More evidence is needed for effective recruitment strategies in these settings. We report on the impact of different recruitment strategies used in the Choice of Moisturiser in Eczema Treatment (COMET) study - a feasibility trial comparing the effectiveness of four emollients for the treatment of childhood eczema - recruiting via general practitioner (GP) surgeries...
November 17, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853352/tear-lipid-layer-thickness-with-eye-drops-in-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Jennifer S Fogt, Matthew J Kowalski, P Ewen King-Smith, Alice T Epitropolous, Andrew J Hendershot, Carrie Lembach, John Paul Maszczak, Lisa A Jones-Jordan, Joseph T Barr
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a lipid containing emollient eye drop, Soothe XP, which was reformulated in 2014 with a more stable preservative and buffer system, compared to a control, non-emollient, eye drop (Systane Ultra) in improving lipid layer thickness (LLT) in subjects with dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective single-center, open-label, cross-over, examiner masked-study enrolled subjects aged 30-75 years with lipid-deficient dry eye and a clinical diagnosis of MGD as determined by a slit lamp examination, an evaluation of meibomian gland drop out with meibography, and a standard patient evaluation of eye dryness questionnaire of >5...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852708/choice-of-moisturiser-for-eczema-treatment-comet-feasibility-study-of-a-randomised-controlled-parallel-group-trial-in-children-recruited-from-primary-care
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Matthew J Ridd, Kirsty Garfield, Daisy M Gaunt, Sandra Hollinghurst, Niamh M Redmond, Kingsley Powell, Victoria Wilson, Richard H Guy, Nicola Ball, Lindsay Shaw, Sarah Purdy, Chris Metcalfe
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of 'leave on' emollients for children with eczema. DESIGN: Single-centre, pragmatic, 4-arm, observer-blinded, parallel, randomised feasibility trial. SETTING: General practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: Children with eczema aged 1 month to <5 years. OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcome-proportion of parents who reported use of the allocated study emollient every day for the duration of follow-up (12 weeks)...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832218/guidelines-for-the-management-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-singapore
#19
Yong Kwang Tay, Yuin Chew Chan, Nisha Suyien Chandran, Madeline Sl Ho, Mark Ja Koh, Yen Loo Lim, Mark By Tang, Thamotharampillai Thirumoorthy
INTRODUCTION: Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic pruritic condition affecting both children and adults, which has a negative impact on the quality of life. These guidelines were developed by an expert workgroup appointed by the Dermatological Society of Singapore, to provide doctors with information to assist in the management of their patients with atopic dermatitis. The workgroup members are experienced dermatologists with interest and expertise in eczemas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Workgroup members arrived at a consensus on the topics to be included...
October 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790690/measurements-of-structure-and-function-of-skin-emollient-effects-on-atopic-dermatitis
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C Edwards
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November 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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