Research

December 11, 2015 – Atopic disease is associated with chronic inflammation, food allergen avoidance, and use of systemic immunosuppressant medications. All these factors have been shown to be associated with anemia.

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December 11, 2015 – To study the out-of-pocket costs, health care access and utilization in adult eczema in the United States.

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December 3, 2015 – The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a short-term structured educational programme for parents of children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis ( AD), aged 3 months to 7 years, on the clinical course of AD, parental stress, anxiety and the quality of family life.

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December 3, 2015 – A new Northwestern Medicine project, “Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis Validation of PROMIS Pediatric Instruments” (AAD-PEPR), will focus on two common childhood diseases that affect almost 25 percent of American children under age 18.

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November 12, 2015 – A group of scientists led by Ingo Marenholz and Young-Ae Lee at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), working with colleagues from several institutions, has now identified seven genetic risk loci for this course of disease. Two of these loci were previously unknown and mainly influence the connection between atopic dermatitis and asthma.

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November 12, 2015 – The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence, severity, and subtype of coronary artery disease in AD patients without known cardiovascular disease.

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November 12, 2015 – Azathioprine may provide significant symptom relief for those with intractable pruritus, according to the results of a retrospective review of 96 patients.

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November 12, 2015 – Pediatric eczema was significantly associated with a higher risk of speech disorder, reported Dr. Mark A. Strom and his coauthors from Northwestern University, Chicago.

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November 3, 2015 – A research team at Emory University was awarded a NEA Research Grant for their pilot study of the efficacy of meditation for treatment of chronic pruritus (itch). Following is an interview about the study and results, with investigators Mamta Javari, MD, and Suephy Chen, MD.

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September 22, 2015 – A subset of atopic dermatitis is associated with increased susceptibility to eczema herpeticum (ADEH+). We previously reported that common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IFN-γ (IFNG) and IFN-γ receptor 1 (IFNGR1) genes were associated with the ADEH+ phenotype.

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