The Need for Linguistically and Culturally Adapted Standard Questionnaires to Assess Itch: A Preliminary Study.

The Need for Linguistically and Culturally Adapted Standard Questionnaires to Assess Itch: A Preliminary Study. Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 May 12;: Authors: Kim-Dufor DH, Poulaliou A, Misery L PMID: 28498387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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As well established for patients with chronic pain, patients suffering from chronic itch also exhibit signs of peripheral and central sensitization. This has been linked to parallel neuroplastic sensitization processes. However, for chronic itch, sensitization has not yet been systematically assessed, studied, and hence validated. This review (Prospero CRD42016043002) summarizes and meta-analytically evaluates whether sensory aberrations including sensitization for itch occur in chronic itch. Databases PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched for studies investigating somatosensory sensitivity assessment by quant...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
ASK THE GP: DR MARTIN SCURR: Oestrogen deficiency reduces collagen in the skin. These changes in menopause can cause excessive dryness and widespread itching.
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(Natural News) Having itchy skin can mean a lot of things, but what if it’s more frequent and more severe than normal? A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggested that this may be a sign of a kidney problem. The study’s researchers found that extremely itchy skin, known...
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ConclusionStrategies that have been helpful in addressing implementation challenges include: increasing on-site and remote training opportunities for clinicians and nurses, developing a tiered payment schema, educating patients to combat misconceptions about phototherapy, dynamic phototherapy referral guidelines to accommodate service delivery capacity, and prioritizing the engagement of a multidisciplinary team.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsSpecific ISRs varied among the biologic therapies assessed. The findings presented could be helpful when patients consider switching therapies due to ISRs.FundingEli Lilly and Company.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Stem Cell ReportsAuthor(s): Natacha A. Agabalyan, Holly D. Sparks, Samar Tarraf, Nicole L. Rosin, Katie Anker, Grace Yoon, Lindsay N. Burnett, Duncan Nickerson, Elena S. Di Martino, Vincent A. Gabriel, Jeff BiernaskieSummaryFollowing full-thickness skin injuries, epithelialization of the wound is essential. The standard of care to achieve this wound “closure” in patients is autologous split-thickness skin grafting (STSG). However, patients living with STSGs report significant chronic impairments leading to functional deficiencies such as itch, altered s...
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A 25-year-old man presents with itchy lesions on his legs and arms. He states that the lesions developed over a week and that he has never had anything like this before. What treatment is best?Osmosis
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Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica BAuthor(s): Jing Jin, Nina Xue, Yuan Liu, Rong Fu, Mingjin Wang, Ming Ji, Fangfang Lai, Jinping Hu, Xiaojian Wang, Qiong Xiao, Xiaoying Zhang, Dali Yin, Xiaoguang Chen, Shuan RaoAbstractPsoriasis is characterized by abnormal proliferation of keratinocytes, as well as infiltration of immune cells into the dermis and epidermis, causing itchy, scaly and erythematous plaques of skin. The understanding of this chronic inflammatory skin disease remains unclear and all available treatments have their limitations currently. Here, we showed that IM...
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Call it the 22-year itch: Seth Goldman is leaving Honest Tea Inc., more than two decades after launching the bottled tea company out of his Bethesda kitchen and growing it into a massive global brand. The company co-founder, who has held the title "TeaEO Emeritus" since 2015, will pursue a new venture or ventures, he said in an interview. “It’s a little surreal when you’ve been raising somebody so intensely for so long to take that step back, but I do feel like this offspring… is able …
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In conclusion, OT plays a role in CQ-induced scratching behavior via V1AR binding events. V1AR antagonists could be used as possible treatments for CQ-induced itch.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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