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Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases

World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology and is part of the global Cochrane network that carries out systematic reviews of primary research covering all areas of health and health policy. Cochrane is internationally recognised as setting the highest standards in evidence-based health care resources .The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic diseases.“By systematically reviewing and summarising all relevant clinical trials, Cochrane Skin tries to drive up the quality of primary research into skin disease prevention and treatments,” says Professor Hywel Williams, the visionary founder of Cochrane Skin. “A lot of dermatology clinical trial...
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Abstract Alopecia is typically viewed as a localized process, and comorbidities are not usually analyzed. The authors examine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients attending an alopecia clinic during a 3-month period. The data showed that 79% of patients had vitamin D deficiency, and the average value of low vitamin D was 19.1 mg/mL in patients. Vitamin D levels have not been examined extensively in skin disorders, and it is not clear whether vitamin D levels are correlative or causative in alopecia. The co-occurrence of both findings at such a dramatic level suggests the need for evaluation of thi...
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