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Uncertainty about cellulitis and unmet patient information needs: a mixed methods study in primary and secondary care (2018)
Journal Article
Teasdale, E., Lalonde, A., Muller, I., Chalmers, J., Smart, P., Hooper, J., …Santer, M. (in press). Uncertainty about cellulitis and unmet patient information needs: a mixed methods study in primary and secondary care. British Journal of General Practice,

Background: Cellulitis is a painful infection of the skin and underlying tissues, commonly affecting the lower leg: approximately a third of people experience recurrence. Patients’ ability to recover from cellulitis or prevent recurrence is likely to... Read More

Strategies for measuring long-term control in atopic dermatitis trials: a systematic review (2016)
Journal Article
Barbarot, S., Rogers, N. K., Abuabara, K., Aubert, H., Chalmers, J., Flohr, C., …Thomas, K. S. (2016). Strategies for measuring long-term control in atopic dermatitis trials: a systematic review. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 75(5), doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.043. ISSN 0022-202X

Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. There are no standardised methods for capturing long-term control of AD. Objective: To identify how long-term control has been captured in published randomised controlled t... Read More

A functional mechanistic study of the effect of emollients on the structure and function of the skin barrier (2016)
Journal Article
Danby, S., Chalmers, J., Brown, K., Williams, H., & Cork, M. (2016). A functional mechanistic study of the effect of emollients on the structure and function of the skin barrier. British Journal of Dermatology, 175(5), 1011-1019. doi:10.1111/bjd.14684

Background: Preventing relapses of atopic dermatitis (AD) through the regular use of topical products to repair the skin barrier defect is an emerging concept. It is still unclear if some commonly used emollients exert a positive effect on the skin b... Read More

Measurement properties of adult quality-of-life measurement instruments for eczema: a systematic review (2015)
Journal Article
Heinl, D., Prinsen, C. A. C., Deckert, S., Chalmers, J. R., Drucker, A. M., Ofenloch, R., …Apfelbacher, C. (2016). Measurement properties of adult quality-of-life measurement instruments for eczema: a systematic review. Allergy, 71(3), 358-370. doi:10.1111/all.12806

Background The Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative has identified quality of life (QoL) as a core outcome domain to be evaluated in every eczema trial. It is unclear which of the existing QoL instruments is most appropriate for... Read More

Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent cellulitis of the leg: economic analysis of the PATCH I & II trials. (2014)
Journal Article
Mason, J. M., Thomas, K., Crook, A. M., Foster, K. A., Chalmers, J., Nunn, A. J., & Williams, H. C. (2014). Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent cellulitis of the leg: economic analysis of the PATCH I & II trials. PLoS ONE, 9(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082694

Background Cellulitis (erysipelas) is a recurring and debilitating bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent the recurrence of cellulitis using low dose... Read More