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Research

NEA formed a Scientific Advisory Committee Task Force to conduct a systematic review of topical corticosteroid withdrawal/topical steroid addiction in patients with atopic dermatitis and other dermatoses, and created a NEA education announcement on Topical Steroid Addiction/Withdrawal.

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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 – There seem to be three major reasons why patients seek alternative medicine for atopic dermatitis: First, we simply don’t yet have a cure for this disease. Second, we can’t yet clearly explain why this disease occurs. While doctors try hard to describe factors that play a role in atopic dermatitis, such as cytokines and inflammatory cells, we still can’t pinpoint the root of the disease. Third, the outcomes of conventional atopic dermatitis treatments are not always consistent, and sometimes they are perceived as being unsafe.

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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 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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November 20, 2014 – Contact Dermatitis (CD) is a term used to describe the itchy skin reaction that can occur following topical contact (and sometimes oral, or airborne) with allergy-producing chemicals in the environment.

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