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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050445/what-s-new-in-the-treatment-of-eczemas
#1
Massimo Gola, Antonio Carpentieri, Francesco Loconsole
BACKGROUND: We have conducted an open label, non-comparative study in order to assess the efficacy and tolerability of Dexyane Med in combination with corticosteroids in patients with chronic hand eczema (CHE) and contact eczema (CE) in a real-life setting. METHODS: Twenty patients, 10 with CHE and 10 with CE, have been enrolled in the study. After the enrollment and the baseline evaluation, patients were treated with topical mometasone once daily and Dexyane Med once daily for one week, followed by Dexyane Med twice daily for three weeks...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24751514/nanoencapsulation-in-lipid-core-nanocapsules-controls-mometasone-furoate-skin-permeability-rate-and-its-penetration-to-the-deeper-skin-layers
#2
Ana Melero, Aline Ferreira Ourique, Silvia Stanisçuaski Guterres, Adriana Raffin Pohlmann, Claus-Michael Lehr, Ruy Carlos Ruver Beck, Ulrich Schaefer
AIMS: The influence of nanoencapsulation of mometasone furoate (MF) in poly(ε-caprolactone) lipid-core nanocapsules (LNC) on its in vitro human skin permeation and penetration was evaluated. METHODS: Semisolid formulations were prepared by increasing the viscosity of LNC using a carbomer (Carbopol(®) Ultrez at 0.5% w/v). Two complementary techniques (the static Franz diffusion cell model and the Saarbrücken penetration model) were used to evaluate skin permeation/penetration...
2014: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024734/clinical-and-dermoscopic-characterization-of-pediatric-and-childhood-melanomas-multicenter-study-of-52-cases
#3
Cristina Carrera, Alon Scope, Stephen W Dusza, Giuseppe Argenziano, Gianluca Nazzaro, Alice Phan, Isabelle Tromme, Pietro Rubegni, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig, Ashfaq A Marghoob
BACKGROUND: Knowledge regarding the morphologic spectrum of pediatric melanoma (PM) is sparse and this may in part contribute to delay in detection and thicker tumors. OBJECTIVE: to analyze the clinical-dermoscopic characteristics of PM. METHODS: retrospective study of 52 melanomas diagnosed before age of 20. RESULTS: Based on clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological characteristics, PM can be classified as Spitzoid and Non-Spitzoid Non-Spitzoid (37, 72...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432721/emollients-and-moisturizers-for-eczema-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review-including-grade-assessments
#4
REVIEW
E J van Zuuren, Z Fedorowicz, B W M Arents
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder with considerable impact on quality of life. Emollients or moisturizers are widely recommended, but are these effective and safe? We searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Skin Register, CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, the GREAT database and five trial registers to December 2015. We included 77 RCTs with 6603 participants. Seven studies (9%) were at low risk of bias, 34 (44%) had unclear risk and 36 (47%) were at high risk...
April 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318681/updated-recommendations-on-the-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-dermatologic-practice
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REVIEW
Anthony P Fernandez
Hydroxychloroquine has unique immunomodulatory properties and an attractive adverse effect profile. Over the past 10 years, research has led to significant updates in clinical recommendations concerning the optimal use of hydroxychloroquine and monitoring of patients taking it. We discuss updated recommendations concerning hydroxychloroquine daily dosing, retinopathy screening, serologic monitoring, use in smokers, use in pregnant women, and adverse effect risk and monitoring. This review can hopefully serve as an aid to dermatologists and help ensure they continue using hydroxychloroquine safely and effectively...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303481/morphea-and-eosinophilic-fasciitis-an-update
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REVIEW
Jorre S Mertens, Marieke M B Seyger, Rogier M Thurlings, Timothy R D J Radstake, Elke M G J de Jong
Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, encompasses a group of idiopathic sclerotic skin diseases. The spectrum ranges from relatively mild phenotypes, which generally cause few problems besides local discomfort and visible disfigurement, to subtypes with severe complications such as joint contractures and limb length discrepancies. Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF, Shulman syndrome) is often regarded as belonging to the severe end of the morphea spectrum. The exact driving mechanisms behind morphea and EF pathogenesis remain to be elucidated...
August 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220468/the-hair-shedding-visual-scale-a-quick-tool-to-assess-hair-loss-in-women
#7
María Abril Martínez-Velasco, Norma Elizabeth Vázquez-Herrera, Austin John Maddy, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Antonella Tosti
INTRODUCTION: Hair shedding is a common consequence of the normal hair cycle that changes with internal and external factors. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is difficult to assess in terms of shedding severity as the conscious perception of hair shedding varies according to each individual, and most utilized methods are semi-invasive or very time consuming. In this study, we establish and validate a hair-shedding scale for women with thick hair of different lengths. METHODS: A visual analog scale was developed for thick hair of short, medium, and long lengths by dividing a bundle of hairs of each length into nine piles of increasing hair amount that were then photographed and arranged in order of size...
March 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035217/the-possible-role-of-diet-in-the-pathogenesis-of-adult-female-acne
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REVIEW
Krystyna Romańska-Gocka, Magdalena Woźniak, Elżbieta Kaczmarek-Skamira, Barbara Zegarska
Acne in adults is a chronic, increasingly common disease, especially among women. It differs in pathogenesis and clinical presentation from adolescent acne. Acne in adults is associated with Western diet, defined as high consumption of milk, high glycemic load and high calorie intake. Metabolic signals of this diet result in a significant increase in insulin/insulin growth factor 1 serum level and consequently in the molecular interplay of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 kinase (mTORC1)/forkhead box protein 1 (FoxO1) mediated nutrient signaling, leading to increased proliferation of keratinocytes, increased lipogenesis and sebum production and finally to aggravation of acne...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26987767/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-possible-association-with-leave-on-facial-skin-care-products-and-sunscreens-a-questionnaire-study
#9
MULTICENTER STUDY
N Aldoori, K Dobson, C R Holden, A J McDonagh, M Harries, A G Messenger
BACKGROUND: Since its first description in 1994, frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) has become increasingly common, suggesting that environmental factors are involved in the aetiology. OBJECTIVES: To identify possible causative environmental factors in FFA. METHODS: A questionnaire enquiring about exposure to a wide range of lifestyle, social and medical factors was completed by 105 women with FFA and 100 age- and sex-matched control subjects...
October 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613297/dermoscopy-in-general-dermatology-a-practical-overview
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REVIEW
Enzo Errichetti, Giuseppe Stinco
Over the last few years, dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful tool in assisting the noninvasive diagnosis of various general dermatological disorders. In this article, we sought to provide an up-to-date practical overview on the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology by analysing the dermoscopic differential diagnosis of relatively common dermatological disorders grouped according to their clinical presentation, i.e. dermatoses presenting with erythematous-desquamative patches/plaques (plaque psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), papulosquamous/papulokeratotic dermatoses (lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, papulosquamous sarcoidosis, guttate psoriasis, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, classical pityriasis rubra pilaris, porokeratosis, lymphomatoid papulosis, papulosquamous chronic GVHD, parakeratosis variegata, Grover disease, Darier disease and BRAF-inhibitor-induced acantholytic dyskeratosis), facial inflammatory skin diseases (rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, discoid lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, lupus vulgaris, granuloma faciale and demodicidosis), acquired keratodermas (chronic hand eczema, palmar psoriasis, keratoderma due to mycosis fungoides, keratoderma resulting from pityriasis rubra pilaris, tinea manuum, palmar lichen planus and aquagenic palmar keratoderma), sclero-atrophic dermatoses (necrobiosis lipoidica, morphea and cutaneous lichen sclerosus), hypopigmented macular diseases (extragenital guttate lichen sclerosus, achromic pityriasis versicolor, guttate vitiligo, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, progressive macular hypomelanosis and postinflammatory hypopigmentations), hyperpigmented maculopapular diseases (pityriasis versicolor, lichen planus pigmentosus, Gougerot-Carteaud syndrome, Dowling-Degos disease, erythema ab igne, macular amyloidosis, lichen amyloidosus, friction melanosis, terra firma-forme dermatosis, urticaria pigmentosa and telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans), itchy papulonodular dermatoses (hypertrophic lichen planus, prurigo nodularis, nodular scabies and acquired perforating dermatosis), erythrodermas (due to psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, pityriasis rubra pilaris and scabies), noninfectious balanitis (Zoon's plasma cell balanitis, psoriatic balanitis, seborrheic dermatitis and non-specific balanitis) and erythroplasia of Queyrat, inflammatory cicatricial alopecias (scalp discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia and folliculitis decalvans), nonscarring alopecias (alopecia areata, trichotillomania, androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium) and scaling disorders of the scalp (tinea capitis, scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis amiantacea)...
December 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688361/safety-of-oral-propranolol-for-the-treatment-of-infantile-hemangioma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Christine Léaute-Labrèze, Olivia Boccara, Caroline Degrugillier-Chopinet, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier, Sorilla Prey, Geneviève Lebbé, Stéphanie Gautier, Valérie Ortis, Martine Lafon, Agnès Montagne, Alain Delarue, Jean-Jacques Voisard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Given the widespread use of propranolol in infantile hemangioma (IH) it was considered essential to perform a systematic review of its safety. The objectives of this review were to evaluate the safety profile of oral propranolol in the treatment of IH. METHODS: We searched Embase and Medline databases (2007-July 2014) and unpublished data from the manufacturer of Hemangiol/Hemangeol (marketed pediatric formulation of oral propranolol; Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, Lavaur, France)...
October 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682637/primary-scalp-alopecia-new-histopathological-tools-new-concepts-and-a-practical-guide-to-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Athanassios Kolivras, Curtis Thompson
The diagnosis of primary scalp alopecia remains one of the most challenging fields in dermatopathology. In this review, we would like to connect the established classification of primary alopecia into scarring (cicatricial) and non-scarring (non-cicatricial) with current concepts. We introduce a simplified pathway for the diagnosis of the most common causes of alopecia, including a discussion of tissue processing techniques and use of immunohistochemistry.
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717620/cyclosporine-treatment-for-stevens-johnson-syndrome-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-retrospective-analysis-of-a-cohort-treated-in-a-specialized-referral-center
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Haur Yueh Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Hong Yi Koh, Tharmotharampillai Thirumoorthy, Shiu Ming Pang
BACKGROUND: Treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the impact of cyclosporine on hospital mortality in patients with SJS/TEN. METHODS: All patients with SJS and TEN admitted to our center from 2011 to 2014 were treated under a standardized protocol that allowed for cyclosporine therapy if the inclusion and exclusion criteria were met. Clinical data were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556757/evidence-based-scar-management-how-to-improve-results-with-technique-and-technology
#14
REVIEW
Ibrahim Khansa, Bridget Harrison, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: Scars represent the visible sequelae of trauma, injury, burn, or surgery. They may induce distress in the patient because of their aesthetically unpleasant appearance, especially if they are excessively raised, depressed, wide, or erythematous. They may also cause the patient symptoms of pain, tightness, and pruritus. Numerous products are marketed for scar prevention or improvement, but their efficacy is unclear. METHODS: A literature review of high-level studies analyzing methods to prevent or improve hypertrophic scars, keloids, and striae distensae was performed...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26973097/the-wound-burn-guidelines-5-guidelines-for-the-management-of-lower-leg-ulcers-varicose-veins
#15
Takaaki Ito, Ryuichi Kukino, Masakazu Takahara, Miki Tanioka, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yoshihide Asano, Masatoshi Abe, Takayuki Ishii, Taiki Isei, Yuji Inoue, Shinichi Imafuku, Ryokichi Irisawa, Masaki Ohtsuka, Mikio Ohtsuka, Fumihide Ogawa, Takafumi Kadono, Tamihiro Kawakami, Masakazu Kawaguchi, Takeshi Kono, Masanari Kodera, Keisuke Sakai, Takeshi Nakanishi, Akira Hashimoto, Minoru Hasegawa, Masahiro Hayashi, Manabu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Takeo Maekawa, Koma Matsuo, Naoki Madokoro, Osamu Yamasaki, Yuichiro Yoshino, Andres Le Pavoux, Takao Tachibana, Hironobu Ihn
Varicose veins are treated at multiple clinical departments, but as patients often visit the dermatology clinic first due to leg ulcers, the present Guidelines for the Management of Lower Leg Ulcers/Varicose Veins were prepared in consideration of the importance of the dermatologist's role. Also, the disease concept of chronic venous insufficiency or chronic venous disorders and the CEAP classification of these disorders are presented. The objective of the present guidelines is to properly guide the diagnosis and treatment of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins by systematically presenting evidence-based recommendations that support clinical decisions...
August 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26853180/comparative-effectiveness-of-biologic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-in-a-real-world-setting-results-from-a-large-prospective-observational-study-psoriasis-longitudinal-assessment-and-registry-psolar
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Bruce E Strober, Robert Bissonnette, David Fiorentino, Alexa B Kimball, Luigi Naldi, Neil H Shear, Kavitha Goyal, Steven Fakharzadeh, Stephen Calabro, Wayne Langholff, Yin You, Claudia Galindo, Seina Lee, Mark G Lebwohl
BACKGROUND: Comparing effectiveness of biologics in real-world settings will help inform treatment decisions. OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare therapeutic responses among patients initiating infliximab, adalimumab, or etanercept versus ustekinumab during the Psoriasis Longitudinal Assessment and Registry (PSOLAR). METHODS: Proportions of patients achieving a Physician Global Assessment score of clear (0)/minimal (1) and mean decrease in percentage of body surface area with psoriasis were evaluated at 6 and 12 months...
May 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26852728/systematic-review-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-acne-an-increasing-topical-and-oral-threat
#17
REVIEW
Timothy R Walsh, John Efthimiou, Brigitte Dréno
Topical and oral antibiotics are routinely used to treat acne. However, antibiotic resistance is increasing, with many countries reporting that more than 50% of Propionibacterium acnes strains are resistant to topical macrolides, making them less effective. We reviewed the current scientific literature to enable proposal of recommendations for antibiotic use in acne treatment. References were identified through PubMed searches for articles published from January, 1954, to March 7, 2015, using four multiword searches...
March 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26801356/interventions-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-cochrane-systematic-review-incorporating-grade-assessment-of-evidence-quality
#18
REVIEW
J R Ingram, P N Woo, S L Chua, A D Ormerod, N Desai, A C Kai, K Hood, T Burton, F Kerdel, S E Garner, V Piguet
More than 50 interventions have been used to treat hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and so therapy decisions can be challenging. Our objective was to summarize and appraise randomized controlled trial (RCT) evidence for HS interventions in adults. Searches were conducted in Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, LILACS, five trials registers and abstracts from eight dermatology conferences until 13 August 2015. Two review authors independently assessed study eligibility, extracted data and assessed methodological quality...
May 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26801523/the-2016-international-league-of-dermatological-societies-revised-glossary-for-the-description-of-cutaneous-lesions
#19
A Nast, C E M Griffiths, R Hay, W Sterry, J L Bolognia
BACKGROUND: In order to facilitate effective communication in dermatology, a clearly defined glossary with precise descriptions is essential. The International League of Dermatological Societies' (ILDS) 'Glossary of basic dermatology lesions' was first published in 1987. A quarter of a century later, the ILDS made the decision to revise and expand this nomenclature. OBJECTIVES: Revision and expansion of an international nomenclature for the description of cutaneous lesions...
June 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26843523/artificial-white-light-vs-daylight-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratoses-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Susan M O'Gorman, Julianne Clowry, Michael Manley, Jackie McCavana, Linda Gray, Ann Kavanagh, Aoife Lally, Paul Collins
IMPORTANCE: Daylight photodynamic therapy using topical methyl 5-aminolevulinic acid (MAL) for actinic keratoses (AKs) is as effective as conventional photodynamic therapy but has the advantage of being almost pain free. Daylight photodynamic therapy, however, requires dry and warm weather conditions. OBJECTIVE: To establish if topical MAL photodynamic therapy using a white light light-emitting diode (LED) lamp is as effective and well-tolerated as daylight photodynamic therapy for the treatment of AKs...
June 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
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