Clinical dermatology

This section considers clinical trials for skin disease and the treatment and outcome of common skin diseases in clinics. 

  1. Research article

    A prospective analysis of pinch grafting of chronic leg ulcers in a series of elderly patients in rural Cameroon

    Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) pose serious public health concerns worldwide. They mainly affect the elderly population. Pinch grafting (PG) could be used to treat a variety of CLUs. However, in Cameroon, there is ...

    Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Desmond Aroke, Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Reine Suzanne Mengue Kadia and Alain Chichom Mefire

    BMC Dermatology 2017 17:4

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Knowledge, attitudes and practices of the medical personnel regarding atopic dermatitis in Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing and pruritic inflammatory skin disease whose management remains unclear to most non-dermatologists. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practi...

    Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Alexandra Dominique Ngangue Engome, Sandra Ayuk Tatah and Anne Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek

    BMC Dermatology 2017 17:1

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Treatment of plaque psoriasis with an ointment formulation of the Janus kinase inhibitor, tofacitinib: a Phase 2b randomized clinical trial

    Most psoriasis patients have mild to moderate disease, commonly treated topically. Current topical agents have limited efficacy and undesirable side effects associated with long-term use. Tofacitinib is a smal...

    Kim A. Papp, Robert Bissonnette, Melinda Gooderham, Steven R. Feldman, Lars Iversen, Jennifer Soung, Zoe Draelos, Carla Mamolo, Vivek Purohit, Cunshan Wang and William C. Ports

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:15

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  4. Research article

    A multicenter, randomized, open-label pilot trial assessing the efficacy and safety of etanercept 50 mg twice weekly followed by etanercept 25 mg twice weekly, the combination of etanercept 25 mg twice weekly and acitretin, and acitretin alone in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis

    Etanercept, a soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor, and acitretin have been shown to be effective in treating psoriasis. Acitretin is widely used in Korea. However, the combination of etanercept plus acitret...

    Joo-Heung Lee, Jai-Il Youn, Tae-Yoon Kim, Jee-Ho Choi, Chul-Jong Park, Yong-Beom Choe, Hae-Jun Song, Nack-In Kim, Kwang-Joong Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee and Hyun-Jeong Yoo

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:11

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  5. Research article

    Patch testing in Iranian children with allergic contact dermatitis

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a common disorder in adults and children alike and appears to be on the increase. The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitization trends in Iranian children with con...

    Hossein Mortazavi, Amirhooshang Ehsani, Seyed Sajed Sajjadi, Nessa Aghazadeh and Ebrahim Arian

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:10

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  6. Case report

    Nipple adenoma in a female patient presenting with persistent erythema of the right nipple skin: case report, review of the literature, clinical implications, and relevancy to health care providers who evaluate and treat patients with dermatologic conditions of the breast skin

    Nipple adenoma is a very uncommon, benign proliferative process of lactiferous ducts of the nipple. Clinically, it often presents as a palpable nipple nodule, a visible nipple skin erosive lesion, and/or with ...

    Gina P. Spohn, Shannon C. Trotter, Gary Tozbikian and Stephen P. Povoski

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:4

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  7. Research article

    Estimation of individual cumulative ultraviolet exposure using a geographically-adjusted, openly-accessible tool

    Estimates of an individual’s cumulative ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can be useful since ultraviolet radiation exposure increases skin cancer risk, but a comprehensive tool that is practical for use in ...

    Gefei A. Zhu, Inbar Raber, Sukolsak Sakshuwong, Shufeng Li, Angela S. Li, Caroline Tan and Anne Lynn S. Chang

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:1

    Published on: 20 January 2016