Plum-blossom needle plus Chinese herbal medicine for alopecia areata: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis

Conclusions: This systematic review and meta-analysis expects to provide high-quality evidence regarding the synergistic effect of Plum-blossom needle plus Chinese herbal medicine treatment for AA.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research

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Authors: Cakirca G, Manav V, Celik H, Saracoglu G, Yetkin EN Abstract Introduction: Increased oxidative stress (OXS) and a high prevalence of psychiatric disorders are seen in alopecia areata (AA). However, OXS and psychiatric disorders have been studied separately in AA patients. Aim: To determine the effects of anxiety and depression symptoms on OXS in AA patients. Material and methods: The anxiety and depression levels of 33 AA patients and 33 normal controls (NC) were determined using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The oxidative stress index (OSI) was calculated by measuring serum total anti...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
AbstractFemale androgenetic alopecia (FAGA) is a common cause of non-scarring alopecia in women. The onset may be at any age following puberty and the frequency increases with age. Clinically, it shows a diffuse hair thinning over the central scalp, while the frontal hairline is usually retained. FAGA can have a significant psychological impact, leading to anxiety and depression. For this reason, early diagnosis is very important to stop the progression of the disease. The sex hormonal milieu is the main pathogenetic mechanism studied in FAGA. The role of androgens is not clearly defined and only one-third of women with FA...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
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Conclusions: Children and adults with psoriasis had increased hospitalization for multiple MH disorders, which were associated with a considerable financial burden.Dermatology
Source: Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
To date, there is no comprehensive meta-analysis analyzing the association between alopecia areata, anxiety, and depression.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our data highlight changes in both type 17 and 2 cytokines, suggesting that complex systemic cytokine profiles may contribute both to the pathogenesis of AA and to the associated depression This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30980732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
Alopecia areata (AA) is a nonscarring alopecia with an autoimmune etiology, unpredictable course, multiple presentations, and variable psychological distress. We conducted a cross-sectional study which included 126 patients with AA. A complete medical history was documented using the Severity Alopecia Tool (SALT) to assess the severity of the disease, and the following questionnaires were applied to the participants: the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Plutchik Suicide Risk Scale, and the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14) for adults. The Child Dermatology Life Quality Inde...
Source: Skin Appendage Disorders - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Psychologic and social impact of scalp hair is more important than its biologic significance. Etiology of alopecia areata (AA) suggests a predominantly autoimmune reaction. Correlation between AA and psychologic disorders is reciprocal. Psychiatric disorders can trigger the onset of AA and its negative impacts may develop or exacerbate psychologic problems. The high incidence of a neurotic personality, depression, anxiety, and deficiency in coping with stress strengthen the role of psychic factors in the pathogenesis of AA.
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe consequences of atopic dermatitis reach beyond the skin and past childhood. Patients with atopic dermatitis are at risk of developing allergic comorbidities, but less is known about the associations between atopic dermatitis and non-allergic conditions. Understanding these non-allergic comorbidities has the potential to improve patient outcomes and to help mitigate the cost and burdens associated with these conditions. Atopic dermatitis is associated with cutaneous bacterial infections, more severe forms/courses of cutaneous viral infections, and extra-cutaneous infections. Atopic dermatitis is also associated ...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune condition of the skin that causes hair loss from the scalp and body. Recent studies have proposed a relationship between AA and comorbid psychiatric conditions including anxiety and depression. Our aim was to explore the association between depression and AA prospectively. A cohort of 56,079 female nurses from Nurses Health Study (NHS) were followed up from 2002 to 2012 to investigate whether a previous diagnosis of depression (n=36,083) was associated with the risk of self-reported new-onset AA (n=130).
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Epidemiology of Skin Diseases Source Type: research
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