пятница, 14 сентября 2012 г.

Research on atopic dermatitis discussed by K. Kelsay and co-researchers. - Immunotherapy Weekly

New investigation results, 'Addressing psychosocial aspects of atopic dermatitis,' are detailed in a study published in Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America. According to a study from the United States, 'Moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) negatively affects patients and their families. Pruritus, scratching, and sleep problems are common complaints linked to disturbed quality of life.'

'Treatment is complex, and nonadherence rates are high. This article reviews the effect of AD on patients and their families and intervention strategies that have some success in improving quality of life,' wrote K. Kelsay and colleagues (see also Atopic Dermatitis).

The researchers concluded: 'A treatment model for addressing the psychosocial effect of moderate to severe AD within a multidisciplinary setting is suggested herein.'

Kelsay and colleagues published their study in Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America (Addressing psychosocial aspects of atopic dermatitis. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, 2010;30(3):385-96).

For more information, contact K. Kelsay, National Jewish Health, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206 USA.

Keywords: City:Denver, State:CO, Country:United States, Allergies, Allergy Medicine, Atopic Dermatitis, Dermatology, Psychosocial, Quality of Life, Skin Diseases, Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases.

This article was prepared by Immunotherapy Weekly editors from staff and other reports. Copyright 2010, Immunotherapy Weekly via NewsRx.com.