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Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (2018)
Journal Article
Haines, R. H., Thomas, K. S., Montgomery, A. A., Ravenscroft, J. C., Akram, P., Chalmers, J., …Batchelor, J. M. (2018). Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(4), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018649

Vitiligo is a condition resulting in white patches on the skin. People with vitiligo can suffer from low self-esteem, psychological disturbance and diminished quality of life. Vitiligo is often poorly managed, partly due to lack of high quality evide... Read More about Home interventions and light therapy for treatment of vitiligo (HI-Light Vitiligo Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of daily all over body application of emollient during the first year of life for preventing atopic eczema in high risk children (The BEEP trial): protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2017)
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Chalmers, J. R., Haines, R. H., Mitchell, E. J., Thomas, K. S., Brown, S. J., Ridd, M., …Williams, H. C. (2017). Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of daily all over body application of emollient during the first year of life for preventing atopic eczema in high risk children (The BEEP trial): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2031-3

Background: Atopic eczema (AE) is a common skin problem that impairs quality of life and is associated with the development of other atopic diseases including asthma, food allergy and allergic rhinitis. AE treatment is a significant cost burden for... Read More about Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of daily all over body application of emollient during the first year of life for preventing atopic eczema in high risk children (The BEEP trial): protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Silk garments plus standard care compared with standard care for treating eczema in children: a randomised controlled, observer blind, pragmatic trial (CLOTHES Trial) (2017)
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Thomas, K. S., Bradshaw, L. E., Sach, T. H., Batchelor, J. M., Lawton, S., Harrison, E. F., …Montgomery, A. A. (2017). Silk garments plus standard care compared with standard care for treating eczema in children: a randomised controlled, observer blind, pragmatic trial (CLOTHES Trial). PLoS Medicine, 14(4), doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002280

Background The role of clothing in the management of eczema (syn. atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema) is poorly understood. This trial evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of silk garments (in addition to standard care) for the managem... Read More about Silk garments plus standard care compared with standard care for treating eczema in children: a randomised controlled, observer blind, pragmatic trial (CLOTHES Trial).

Randomised controlled trial of silk therapeutic garments for the management of atopic eczema in children: the CLOTHES trial (2017)
Journal Article
Thomas, K. S., Bradshaw, L., Sach, T. H., Cowdell, F., Batchelor, J. M., Lawton, S., …Montgomery, A. A. (2017). Randomised controlled trial of silk therapeutic garments for the management of atopic eczema in children: the CLOTHES trial. Health Technology Assessment, 21(16), doi:10.3310/hta21160

Background: Atopic eczema (AE) is a chronic, itchy, inflammatory skin condition that affects the quality of life of children and their families. The role of specialist clothing in the management of AE is poorly understood. Objectives: To assess the... Read More about Randomised controlled trial of silk therapeutic garments for the management of atopic eczema in children: the CLOTHES trial.

A multi-centre, parallel group superiority trial of silk therapeutic clothing compared to standard care for the management of eczema in children (CLOTHES Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2015)
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Harrison, E. F., Haines, R. H., Cowdell, F., Sach, T. H., Dean, T., Pollock, I., …Thomas, K. S. (2015). A multi-centre, parallel group superiority trial of silk therapeutic clothing compared to standard care for the management of eczema in children (CLOTHES Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0921-9

Background Eczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition that can have a large impact on the quality of life of patients and their families. People with eczema are often keen to try out non-pharmacological therapies like silk therapeutic garments that... Read More about A multi-centre, parallel group superiority trial of silk therapeutic clothing compared to standard care for the management of eczema in children (CLOTHES Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.