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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 22, 2016 – Nathan lives in Chicago where he is a medical student. He was diagnosed with eczema at two months old and suffered from severe eczema in grade school and high school. Through treatment, great doctors and avoidance of triggers he has been under control since graduating college.

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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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April 5, 2016 – We’re one step closer to a new treatment for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis! Dupilimab, the first biologic therapy for AD, has shown in recent clinical trials to significantly clear skin and reduce itch.

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March 30, 2016 – Although psoriasis was once at the forefront of therapeutic advancements in dermatology, atopic dermatitis (AD) is now taking center stage with several new treatments in the pipeline.

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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 – Itch in atopic dermatitis generally originates in the skin. Medical names for itch starting in the skin can be pruritus, dermatological itch, or pruritoceptive itch.

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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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