Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a chronic, relapsing, familial, symmetric and pruritic inflammatory skin disease that commonly presents during early infancy and childhood, but can persist or start in adulthood.
It is commonly associated with elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels and a personal or family history of allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
It is one of the most common skin diseases afflicting both children and adults.
There is a high burden of paediatric eczema in the primary care setting. Dr Liew Hui Min, a consultant dermatologist from SOG-HM Liew Skin & Laser Clinic at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, shares her insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage paediatric eczema in the primary care setting.
Upadacitinib monotherapy improved symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in adolescents and adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), according to the phase III Measure Up 1 and 2 studies presented at EADV 2020.
The search for chronic hand eczema relief has led to two different Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, one topical and the other oral, with both performing well in phase IIb trials reported during the 29th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Virtual Congress.
Continuous treatment with baricitinib maintains clear or almost clear skin in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) over 68 weeks, according to long-term results from the BREEZE-AD3 study presented during EADV 2020.
Post hoc analyses of the LIBERTY AD SOLO 1 & 2* and ADOL** trials demonstrated significant reductions in pruritus, anxiety, and depression with dupilumab in adults and adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).
Treatment with baricitinib led to clinically meaningful improvements in itch and skin symptoms in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), even in those with additional comorbid atopic conditions, according to a pooled analysis of two phase III studies released in the AAAAI 2020 Meeting.
A 300 mg QW or Q2W maintenance dupilumab regimen is less likely to result in worsening of atopic dermatitis (AD) than switching to a Q4W or Q8W regimen, results of the phase III LIBERTY AD SOLO-CONTINUE* trial show.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
While antibody titres against SARS-CoV-2 wane with time, the immune system is capable of producing memory B-cells that can last for at least 6 months after infection, suggesting that the body will be able to protect itself in the case of re-exposure, according to a new study.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.