Skin Deep - Clinical & Cosmetic Dermatology Blog

Skin Deep is a blog for dermatologists and skin care professionals with focus on theoretical, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology. This blog is associated with ‘Dermatologists Sans Borders’ one of the largest curated groups of skin care professionals on facebook. If you are looking for non-technical information, please visit http://skinhelpdesk.com


Early management in children with burns: Cooling, wound care and pain management

Conclusion Referring physicians of children with burns were overall well informed: they cool the wound after burns and cover it before transport to prevent hypothermia and reduce the pain. Additional studies should be conducted to clarify the duration and temperature for cooling to be effective. Furthermore, there is room and a need for improvement regarding early pain management. (Source: Burns)

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Soothing and anti-itch effect of quercetin phytosome in human subjects: a single-blind study.

CONCLUSION: Quercetin has a skin protective effect against damage caused by a variety of insults, including UV radiation, histamine, or contact with toxic chemical compounds. Indeed, quercetin is able to reduce redness, itching, and inflammation of damaged skin; it may also help restore skin barrier function, increasing hydration, and reducing water loss. PMID: 27013898 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology)

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Vitamin D in Atopic Dermatitis, Chronic Urticaria and Allergic Contact Dermatitis.

Authors: Quirk SK, Rainwater E, Shure AK, Agrawal DK Abstract Vitamin D influences allergen-induced pathways in the innate and adaptive immune system, and its potential immunomodulatory role in allergic skin disorders has been explored. This comprehensive review article provides an overview of the role of vitamin D in three common dermatologic conditions: atopic dermatitis (AD), chronic urticaria, and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Whereas the literature regarding vitamin D and AD has resulted in mixed findings, several studies have described an inverse relationship between vitamin D levels and AD severity, and improvement in AD with vitamin D supplementation. Similarly, several studies report an inverse relationship between vitamin D levels and severity of chronic urticaria. A...

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Optimized dermatopathologic imaging by a smartphone camera

In this era of evidence-based medicine, dermatopathologic imaging warrants equal emphasis as clinical imaging, not only for the diagnostic confirmation but also for medical records, assessment of evolution and prognosis of the disease, monitoring the treatment response, and scientific publication. Imaging of histopathologic sections can be challenging in terms of lack of proper equipment (trinocular teaching microscope with a dedicated digital camera/adapter for attaching a digital single-lens reflex camera) and lack of operator expertise.

By Kingshuk Chatterjee, Anita Chaudhuri, Gautam Chatterjee

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Ivermectin 1% cream extends rosacea remission

Results of a relapse study indicate that patients with moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea experienced longer remission when treated with once-daily ivermectin 1% cream compared with initial treatment with twice daily metronidazole 0.75% cream.

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The effects of aging: can they be reversed?

We can't halt the aging process, but studies suggest it may be possible to reverse the effects. We investigate such research and look at what we can do to promote healthy aging.

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About Me

As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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