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Eczema in the News

September 21 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) has awarded Dr. Aaron Drucker, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at Brown University, with the NEA Burden of Disease Research Audit grant, the findings of which will help to raise the profile of eczema as a serious disease, to deliver stronger, more united messages to insurers, medical providers and policy-makers on behalf of the eczema community.

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May 22, 2015 – “Eczema keeps me from doing things that other people enjoy all the time, like going to the beach, riding my bike, going for a walk, and enjoying being outside,” says 13-year-old eczema patient, Isaiah Dixon. But that didn’t stop Isaiah from testifying in March at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing in Silver Spring, MD, on behalf of the National Eczema Association.

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March 31, 2015 – A ninth-century remedy for eye infections has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA and disrupt naturally antibiotic-resistant biofilms in tests conducted by researchers.

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March 10, 2015 – On March 9, 2015, NEA CEO Julie Block, 13-year old eczema patient Isaiah, 17-year old eczema patient Gracie, and their parents were present at an important Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) hearing regarding the unmet medical need for atopic dermatitis therapies in pediatrics.

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March 5, 2015 – Check out this NPR piece on an important new study about how eczema affects the lives of people who have it by NEA Scientific Advisory Committee member Jonathan Silverberg, MD. Data from this study demonstrates the burden of living with eczema, which helps further the case for more eczema research.

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February 24, 2015 – Introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy, a clinical trial has found.

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February 10, 2015 – Efficacy of topical application of human breast milk on atopic eczema healing among infants.

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January 9, 2014 – A basic skin care regimen should focus on the fundamental aspects of atopic dermatitis. In atopic dermatitis there’s a skin barrier function problem.

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January 6, 2015 – For the first time, a team led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has proven that atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an immune-driven (autoimmune) disease.

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December 15, 2014 – Patients on subcutaneous dupilumab at 300 mg once weekly showed nearly an 80% reduction from baseline in Eczema Area and Severity Index scores after 16 weeks of treatment.

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