Dr. Brian S. Kim said he believes that in addition to improving skin rash associated with AD, boosting the numbers of NK cells could help restore virus immunity in AD patients, noting that people who have very low numbers of NK cells tend to be more susceptible to the herpes virus, pox viruses and HPV viruses, among others.
“The novelty is that [the new lipid vesicles] enable the absorption of a drug of greater size than usual through the skin and opens a route of administration of other substances for therapeutic, diagnostic or even vaccination purposes through the intact skin, without having to be injected," said lead author Ana Melero, PhD.
Senior author Professor Sinéad Langan from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, U.K., said in a press release: “Previous research has shown associations between atopic eczema and osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break, and between atopic eczema and fracture. However, this is the first evidence that eczema precedes fractures and that fracture risk...
“We thought that by having this tool that is very clear, developed with the input of patients to make sure that it will be valuable and useful for them, that this would help patients and caregivers to manage eczema better,” Dr. Michele Ramien said.
Thirty-six of the 100 most-viewed eczema videos on YouTube are potentially harmful, and 46 contain misleading information, according to a study presented at the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Meeting in Liverpool
“Smartphone apps have emerged as a novel approach to support the self-management of conditions that require long-term care, such as eczema,” said Dr. Josip Car. “Our research shows that there is a large variance in the quality of eczema apps. While the assessed eczema self-management apps had shortcomings, certain apps did provide appropriate functions with accurate information and comprehensive tracking of...
Atopic dermatitis can have a negative effect on sleep quality in children. Though pruritus can be worse at night, scratching episodes accounted for less than a quarter of nighttime disruptions in a new study. This has lead researchers to conclude that nighttime scratching is not the only factor in sleep impairment.
First, investigators of this study tracked the diets of about 2,000 pregnant women from their third trimester and examined feeding practices through their babies’ first year of life. Their follow-up inquiry looked at the health, development, and dietary patterns for 1,520 of these children at six years of age.
While the lesional skin of children with both AD and food allergy was indistinguishable from that of children with AD alone, significant differences were found in the structure and molecular composition of the top layer of skin in children with both conditions compared to that of those with AD alone.