WCD: Smoking tied to worse occupational hand eczema

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Occupational hand eczema is worse and more persistent in smokers than nonsmokers, a large prospective cohort study found. “Tobacco smoking is associated with work absenteeism and...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
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WCD: Restoring microbiome might ease atopic dermatitis

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Manipulating the skin microbiome might one day help control atopic dermatitis, Dr. Thomas Bieber said at the World Congress of Dermatology. Scientists used to focus mainly on...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Majority of eczema appears after childhood

Though atopic dermatitis is often regarded as infrequent in adulthood, only 40% of study subjects with current eczema reported onset of the disease in childhood, with most beginning after adulthood,...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Consider combining therapies for atopic dermatitis

Cyclosporine and oral antihistamine therapy showed inconsistent effects on clinical and laboratory markers of atopic dermatitis in older children and adults, based on data from a study of 48...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

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Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

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Date:25 June 2020

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Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
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Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

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