“This research study has confirmed that eczema is a very diverse disease, and it’s provided evidence of distinctly different trajectories, including a group that hadn’t previously been recognized, in whom eczema develops for the first time around six years of age and is often associated with asthma."
Based on the comparatively unique presentation of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and its known psychological impacts, an international team has developed a HS-specific quality of life (QoL) measure.
Part of the rationale for developing this measure is that research into development of new treatments of HS will require measures of improvement that address patient-reported outcomes, rather than just clinical out...
Ideally the goal would be to develop treatments that interrupt pain or itch closer to their source, said Dr. Mishra. “If we can block the sensation at the peripheral level, in the skin, that is a much friendlier way than to try to target the sensation once it reaches the brain.”
An article in the August, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy (New therapies offer options for patients with IH, page 11) incorrectly described two elements of oral propranolol 3.75 mgmL (Hemangiol, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique Canada Inc.).
The article should have noted that the branded product Hemangiol became available in the Canadian marketplace in the second quarter of 2017.
“It is not easy to treat deep wrinkles by intradermal injection of HA. We wanted to maximize short- and long-term outcomes of [HA injections in these wrinkles],” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Kotaro Yoshimura, professor and chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University in Tochigi, Japan, in an email interview with Derm.city.
Using medicines that have been available for more than two decades, we think we have shown that this class of medicines holds great promise in effectively healing chronic wounds that are prevalent in diabetic and aged patients.
A Penn-led team identified new genes associated with skin colour variations. Their study of more than 2,000 Africans from diverse ethnic backgrounds sheds light on ancient human migrations, the biology of skin pigmentation, and health and disease risks. (Photos: Alessia Ranciaro and Simon Thompson)
A study of diverse African groups led by University of Pennsylvania geneticists has identified new genetic varia...