A systemic review highlight associations between atopic dermatitis and various cardiovascular outcomes, including myocardial infarction.

Research in Review

Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Eczematous dermatitis is associated with impairment of epidermal barrier function, leading to increased transepidermal water loss. Patient education regarding proper general skin care is a vital component of treatment success. This article reports results from a randomized, comparative, 6-week trial evaluating a branded skin cleanser versus a soap-based cleanser in patients undergoing treatment of eczematous dermatitis with clocortolone pivalate 0.1% cream (Cloderm Cream) (n=50). The duration of treatment ranged from 3 weeks to 8 weeks, depending on response to therapy. A
Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Hyperkeratotic eczema of the hands and/or feet is a well recognized yet poorly understood entity that is typically chronic and refractory to therapy. The eruption is characterized by dry, thick, gray plaques involving the palmar and/or plantar surfaces. Features of acute or subacute eczematous dermatitis are not observed. Pruritus is usually noted, and when present, deep fissuring may lead to pain. Treatment of hyperkeratotic hand-foot eczema is often challenging. Response to topical corticosteroids, with or without occlusion, is not consistent and potent “keratolytic” therapy tends to provid
Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common dermatoses presenting to pediatric dermatologists. In addition to the management of xerosis, pruritus and recurrent flares of dermatitis, there are numerous complications to recognize and manage.
Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008