Research

May 20, 2016 – Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with chronic itch, allergic disease and sleep disturbance, all of which might increase the risk of attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD/ADHD).

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May 2, 2016 – In the study, the research team, comprised of veterinary dermatologists, microbiologists, pathologists, and primary scientists, tracked the bacterial populations, or “microbiomes,” on dogs’ skin, and key properties of the skin’s barrier function during an occurrence of AD, and again after standard treatment with antibiotics.

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April 21, 2016 – United States adults with AD have significantly impaired sleep and fatigue affecting IADLs (instrumental activity of daily living), and sleep disturbances may be under-diagnosed in this population.

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February 29, 2016 – Early weaning, defined as the introduction of solid foods at 4 or 5 months of age, was inversely related to the risk of AD, with children weaned at 4 months having lower AD risk compared to those exclusively breastfed.

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February 23, 2016 – The increased susceptibility of AD patients to skin and soft tissue infections with Staphylococcus aureus makes this an important topic to review with AD patients and their families. The importance of this topic is further underscored by the continued rise of MRSA and other antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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February 22, 2016 – This study compares bleach baths with water baths on skin barrier function in atopic dermatitis using a split-body method as control. Neither bleach baths nor tap water baths were shown to disrupt barrier function.

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February 16, 2016 – Epidermal barrier impairment and altered immune system in atopic dermatitis (AD) may predispose to ultraviolet induced DNA damage.

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February 10, 2016 – An editorial from Peter A. Lio, MD on the Aron Regime.

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February 9, 2016 – Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a highly prevalent condition that may be associated with an altered gastrointestinal microbiota that promotes an immune environment more susceptible to allergic disease. Synbiotics, a mixture of prebiotics and probiotics, have been used for the prevention and treatment of AD.

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February 9, 2016 – People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

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