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Atopic Dermatitis: Practical Recommendations for Step-Up Therapy


Although the step-care approach is the current standard of care, this approach is flawed in several ways with respect to achieving optimal outcomes.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan

Physicians can create an adherence protocol for patients, particularly children and teens, receiving treatment for atopic dermatitis.

Nemolizumab Effective for Moderate, Severe Atopic Dermatitis Inadequately Controlled With Topical Therapy


For patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis inadequately controlled with topical therapies, the anti-IL-31 receptor A humanized monoclonal antibody nemolizumab may provide benefit.

Utility of Antimicrobial Textiles Explored for Atopic Dermatitis


Functional textiles that rapidly lose their deliverable antimicrobial activity in vitro are not advisable for the AD population.

Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients

Atopic dermatitis (AD) dramatically impacts the quality of life of patients.

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Cataract Development


The investigators sought to explore the association of atopic dermatitis with subsequent cataract development and cataract surgery in a Korean pediatric population.

Adolescents With Atopic Dermatitis Often Deviate From Prescribed Medication Regimens


The investigators sought to explore adolescents' experiences with, preferences for, and beliefs about their atopic dermatitis treatment.

High Patient Burden With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Patients with moderate/severe atopic dermatitis have higher patient-reported burden than those with mild atopic dermatitis, regardless of disease control.

Substantial Financial Burden Exists for Emergency Department Visits for Atopic Dermatitis


The investigators sought to determine the prevalence of, risk factors associated with, and cost of ED care among patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema in the United States by analyzing a 20% sample of ED visits throughout the country.

Severe, Active Atopic Eczema Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

The investigators sought to explore whether adults with atopic eczema are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and whether the risk varies based on severity of the disease and the activity of the condition over time.

Elevated Risk of Osteoporosis, Osteopenia in Adults With Atopic Dermatitis


Patients with atopic dermatitis should be encouraged to increase their level of physical activity, partake in adequate weight-bearing exercises, and have a sufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D.

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