Evidence Corner: Taking Itch Seriously.

Evidence Corner: Taking Itch Seriously. Wounds. 2018 Jan;30(1):27-28 Authors: Bolton LT Abstract Dear Readers, Itching (pruritus) of a wound, scar, or dermatologic disorder can negatively impact a patient's quality of life, resulting in injurious scratching1 or impeded rehabilitation.2 Like pain, itch can cause the su erer to lose sleep and appetite or even consider suicide.3,4 Clinical measures of pruritus have proved reliable and valid in individuals with burn wounds, dermatologic conditions, or urticaria5-7 or resulting scars,2 allowing studies to clarify its impact on human experience and compare the e ects of interventions to reduce itching. This Evidence Corner explores the e ects on pruritus of interventions applied at 2 very different stages of wound healing: the rst during early healing stages after hemorrhoidectomy8 and the other in postburn hypertrophic scarring with contracture.9 Each condition generates distressing levels of pruritus from which patients eagerly seek relief. PMID: 29406294 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

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