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A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurse working in the National Health Service: results of a cluster randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Rushton, L., Parsons, V., Madan, I., Ntani, G., Coggon, D., Wright, A., …Williams, H. C. (2020). A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurse working in the National Health Service: results of a cluster randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18862

Background Occupational hand dermatitis poses a serious risk for nurses. Objectives To evaluate the clinical and cost‐effectiveness of a complex intervention in reducing the prevalence of hand dermatitis in nurses Trial design Cluster random... Read More about A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurse working in the National Health Service: results of a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Best emollients for eczema (BEE) – comparing four types of emollients in children with eczema: protocol for randomised trial and nested qualitative study (2019)
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Ridd, M. J., Wells, S., Edwards, L., Santer, M., MacNeill, S., Sanderson, E., …Thomas, K. S. (2019). Best emollients for eczema (BEE) – comparing four types of emollients in children with eczema: protocol for randomised trial and nested qualitative study. BMJ Open, 9(11), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033387

Introduction Atopic dermatitis/eczema affects around 20% of children and is characterised by inflamed, dry, itchy skin. Guidelines recommend ‘leave-on’ emollients that are applied directly to the skin to add or trap moisture and used regularly, they... Read More about Best emollients for eczema (BEE) – comparing four types of emollients in children with eczema: protocol for randomised trial and nested qualitative study.

A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurses working in health care: the SCIN cluster RCT (2019)
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Madan, I., Parsons, V., Ntani, G., Wright, A., English, J., Coggon, D., …Williams, H. (2019). A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurses working in health care: the SCIN cluster RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 23(58), https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23580

Background: Although strategies have been developed to minimise the risk of occupational hand dermatitis in nurses, their clinical and cost effectiveness remains unclear. Objectives: The ‘skin care intervention in nurses’ trial tested the hypothesis... Read More about A behaviour change package to prevent hand dermatitis in nurses working in health care: the SCIN cluster RCT.

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Re-excision and Recurrence Rates in the Netherlands Between 1989 and 2016 (2019)
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van Lee, C. B., Kan, W. C., Gran, S., Mooyaart, A., Mureau, M. A., Williams, H., …Hollestein, L. M. (2019). Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Re-excision and Recurrence Rates in the Netherlands Between 1989 and 2016. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3287

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare soft tissue tumour with a very low (less than 0.5%) rate of metastasis. Rates of re-excision and recurrence were determined using data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry between 1989 and 2016. Of the 1,890... Read More about Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Re-excision and Recurrence Rates in the Netherlands Between 1989 and 2016.

Clinical onset of atopic eczema: results from two nationally representative British birth cohorts followed through mid-life (2019)
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Abubara, K., Ye, M., McCulloch, C. E., Sullivan, A., Margolis, D. J., Strachan, D. P., …Langan, S. M. (2019). Clinical onset of atopic eczema: results from two nationally representative British birth cohorts followed through mid-life. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 144(3), 710–719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.05.040

Background Atopic eczema onset is described primarily in early childhood; the frequency and characteristics of adult-onset disease remain controversial. Objective To determine the proportion of individuals who report atopic eczema symptoms between... Read More about Clinical onset of atopic eczema: results from two nationally representative British birth cohorts followed through mid-life.

Different strategies for using topical corticosteroids in people with eczema (2019)
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Chalmers, J. R., Axon, E., Harvey, J., Santer, M., Ridd, M. J., Lawton, S., …Thomas, K. S. (2019). Different strategies for using topical corticosteroids in people with eczema. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013356

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To establish the effectiveness and safety of different ways of using topical corticosteroids in people with eczema.

Association between topical corticosteroid use and type 2 diabetes in two European population-based adult cohorts (2019)
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Andersen, Y. M., Egeberg, A., Ban, L., Gran, S., Williams, H. C., Francis, N. A., …Thyssen, J. P. (2019). Association between topical corticosteroid use and type 2 diabetes in two European population-based adult cohorts. Diabetes Care, 42(6), 1095-1103. doi:10.2337/dc18-2158

Background Topical corticosteroids (CS) are commonly used to treat inflammatory skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. While topical CS package inserts describe hyperglycaemia and glycosuria as adverse drug reactions, it is unclear whether... Read More about Association between topical corticosteroid use and type 2 diabetes in two European population-based adult cohorts.

The burden of childhood atopic dermatitis in the primary care setting: a report from the Meta-LARC Consortium (2019)
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Al-Naqeeb, J., Danner, S., Fagnan, L. J., Ramsey, K., Michaels, L., Mitchell, J., …Simpson, E. L. (2019). The burden of childhood atopic dermatitis in the primary care setting: a report from the Meta-LARC Consortium. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 32(2), 191-200. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2019.02.180225

Background: Little is known about the burden of AD encountered in U.S. primary care practices and the frequency and type of skin care practices routinely used in children. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of AD and allergic comorbidities in... Read More about The burden of childhood atopic dermatitis in the primary care setting: a report from the Meta-LARC Consortium.

Navigating the landscape of core outcome set development in dermatology (2019)
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Prinsen, C. A., Spuls, P. I., Kottner, J., Thomas, K. S., Apfelbacher, C., Chalmers, J. R., …Schmitt, J. (2019). Navigating the landscape of core outcome set development in dermatology. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, 81(1), 297-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2019.03.009

© 2019 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. The development of core outcome sets (COSs; ie, a minimum set of core outcomes that should be measured and reported in all trials or in clinical practice for a specific condition) in dermatology is increas... Read More about Navigating the landscape of core outcome set development in dermatology.

Cochrane reviews and dermatological trials outcome concordance: why Core Outcome Sets could make trial results more usable (2018)
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Schmitt, J., Lange, T., Kottner, J., Prinsen, C. A. C., Weberschock, T., Hahnel, E., …Cochrane Skin Core Outcome Set Initiative (CS-COUSIN), . (2019). Cochrane reviews and dermatological trials outcome concordance: why Core Outcome Sets could make trial results more usable. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 139(5), 1045-1053. doi:10.1016/j.jid.2018.11.019

Evidence-based healthcare requires that relevant outcomes for patients are included in clinical trials which investigating treatment effects allowing subsequent systematic reviews to summarize all relevant evidence to guide clinical practice. Current... Read More about Cochrane reviews and dermatological trials outcome concordance: why Core Outcome Sets could make trial results more usable.