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  1. 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

  2. Research article

    Risk factors associated with abscess formation among patient with leg erysipelas (cellulitis) in sub-Saharan Africa: a multicenter study

    Abscess formation is a frequent local complication of leg erysipelas. In this study we aimed at identifying factors associated with abscess formation of leg erysipelas in patients in sub-Saharan African countr...

    Palokinam Vincent Pitché, Bayaki Saka, Ahy Boubacar Diatta, Ousmane Faye, Boh Fanta Diané, Abdoulaye Sangaré, Pascal Niamba, Christine Mandengue, Léon Kobengue, Assane Diop, Fatimata Ly, Mame Thierno Dieng, Alassane Dicko, Maciré Mohamed Soumah, Mohamed Cissé, Sarah Hamdan Kourouma…

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:18

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  3. Research article

    Adherence to drug treatments and adjuvant barrier repair therapies are key factors for clinical improvement in mild to moderate acne: the ACTUO observational prospective multicenter cohort trial in 643 patients

    In acne, several studies report a poor adherence to treatments. We evaluate, in a real-life setting conditions, the impact of compliance to physician’s instructions, recommendations and adherence to the treatm...

    Raúl de Lucas, Gerardo Moreno-Arias, Montserrat Perez-López, Ángel Vera-Casaño, Sonia Aladren and Massimo Milani

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:17

    Published on: 11 September 2015

  4. Research article

    Magnitude and associated factors of Atopic dermatitis among children in Ayder referral hospital, Mekelle, Ethiopia

    Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is now a day’s increasing in prevalence globally. A Prevalence of 5–25 % have been reported in different country. Even if its prevalence is known in most countries especially in developi...

    Abraham Getachew Kelbore, Workalemahu Alemu, Ashenafi Shumye and Sefonias Getachew

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:15

    Published on: 25 August 2015

  5. Research article

    Role models in a preventive program for hand eczema among healthcare workers: a qualitative exploration of their main tasks and associated barriers and facilitators

    Role models often play a role when implementing guidelines in healthcare. However, little is known about how role models perform their respective roles, or about which factors may hamper or enhance their funct...

    Anne M Bruinewoud, Esther WC van der Meer, Joost WJ van der Gulden, Johannes R Anema and Cécile RL Boot

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:14

    Published on: 20 August 2015

  6. Research article

    Perinatal probiotic supplementation in the prevention of allergy related disease: 6 year follow up of a randomised controlled trial

    Perinatal probiotics supplementation has been shown to be effective in the primary prevention of atopic dermatitis (AD) in early childhood, although the long term effects of probiotics on AD and other allergic...

    Melanie Rae Simpson, Christian Kvikne Dotterud, Ola Storrø, Roar Johnsen and Torbjørn Øien

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:13

    Published on: 1 August 2015

  7. Case report

    Small lymphocytic lymphoma with florid perniosis-like features: a case report

    Small lymphocytic lymphoma is a relatively rare B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is considered to be the tissue equivalent of the much more common entity chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cutaneous manifestations ...

    Taylor M. Morris, Rosetta Mazzola, Brian Berry, Douglas Sawyer and David L. Saltman

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:11

    Published on: 23 July 2015

  8. Research article

    Features of human scabies in resource-limited settings: the Cameroon case

    The persistent high prevalence of human scabies, especially in low- and middle-income countries prompted us to research the sociodemographic profile of patients suffering from it, and its spreading factors in ...

    Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Isidore Sieleunou, Defo Defo, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek and Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:12

    Published on: 23 July 2015

  9. Research article

    Topical application of RTA 408 lotion activates Nrf2 in human skin and is well-tolerated by healthy human volunteers

    Topical application of the synthetic triterpenoid RTA 408 to rodents elicits a potent dermal cytoprotective phenotype through activation of the transcription factor Nrf2. Therefore, studies were conducted to i...

    Scott A. Reisman, Angela R. Goldsberry, Chun-Yue I. Lee, Megan L. O’Grady, Joel W. Proksch, Keith W. Ward and Colin J. Meyer

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:10

    Published on: 14 July 2015

  10. Research article

    Effect of etanercept therapy on psoriasis symptoms in patients from Latin America, Central Europe, and Asia: a subset analysis of the PRISTINE trial

    Psoriasis prevalence and characteristics in Asia, Central Europe, and Latin America have not been thoroughly investigated and there are no large trials for biologic treatments for patients from these regions. ...

    L. Kemeny, M. Amaya, P. Cetkovska, N. Rajatanavin, W-R. Lee, A. Szumski, L. Marshall, E. Y. Mahgoub and E. Aldinç

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:9

    Published on: 21 May 2015

  11. Research article

    Effects of tofacitinib on lymphocyte sub-populations, CMV and EBV viral load in patients with plaque psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis is a debilitating skin condition that affects approximately 2% of the adult population and for which there is currently no cure. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor that is being inv...

    Fernando Valenzuela, Kim A Papp, David Pariser, Stephen K Tyring, Robert Wolk, Marjorie Buonanno, Jeff Wang, Huaming Tan and Hernan Valdez

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:8

    Published on: 8 May 2015

  12. Research article

    Topical treatment with fresh human milk versus emollient on atopic eczema spots in young children: a small, randomized, split body, controlled, blinded pilot study

    Public health nurses report on effects of fresh human milk as treatment for conjunctivitis, rhinitis and atopic eczema (AE), the latter being highly prevalent in early childhood. Emollients and topical cortico...

    Teresa Løvold Berents, Jørgen Rønnevig, Elisabeth Søyland, Peter Gaustad, Gro Nylander and Beate Fossum Løland

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:7

    Published on: 4 May 2015

  13. Research article

    Validation of the global resource of eczema trials (GREAT database)

    Eczema (syn. Atopic Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis) is a chronic, relapsing, itchy skin condition which probably results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The Global Resource of EczemA Tria...

    Helen Nankervis, Alison Devine, Hywel C Williams, John R Ingram, Elizabeth Doney, Finola Delamere, Sherie Smith and Kim S Thomas

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:4

    Published on: 14 March 2015

  14. Reviewer acknowledgement

    BMC Dermatology reviewer acknowledgement 2014

    The editors of BMC Dermatology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 14 (2014).

    Hayley Henderson

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:3

    Published on: 27 February 2015

  15. Case report

    Photoallergic reaction in a patient receiving vandetanib for metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma: a case report

    Novel targeted agents have been increasingly developed and tested in clinical trials over the past 5–10 years, many with unknown and unanticipated side effects. We describe here a case of a patient with a hist...

    Jennifer Goldstein, Anisha B. Patel, Jonathan L. Curry, Vivek Subbiah and Sarina Piha-Paul

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:2

    Published on: 13 February 2015

  16. Research article

    Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients

    Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusiona...

    Marianne J Middelveen, Cheryl Bandoski, Jennie Burke, Eva Sapi, Katherine R Filush, Yean Wang, Agustin Franco, Peter J Mayne and Raphael B Stricker

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:1

    Published on: 12 February 2015

  17. Research article

    Digital photography in skin cancer screening by mobile units in remote areas of Brazil

    Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is one of the most common neoplasms in the world. Despite the low mortality rates, NMSC can still cause severe sequelae when diagnosed at advanced stages. Malignant melanoma, th...

    Carlos Eduardo Goulart Silveira, Thiago Buosi Silva, José Humberto Guerreiro Tavares Fregnani, René Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Raphael Luiz Haikel, Kari Syrjänen, André Lopes Carvalho and Edmundo Carvalho Mauad

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:19

    Published on: 24 December 2014

  18. Review

    Innate lymphoid cells and the skin

    Innate lymphoid cells are an emerging family of effector cells that contribute to lymphoid organogenesis, metabolism, tissue remodelling and protection against infections. They maintain homeostatic immunity at...

    Maryam Salimi and Graham Ogg

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:18

    Published on: 26 November 2014

  19. Research article

    Association of variation in the LAMA3 gene, encoding the alpha-chain of laminin 5, with atopic dermatitis in a German case–control cohort

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder caused by complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Besides mutations in the filaggrin gene, leading to impaired skin barrier func...

    Susanne Stemmler, Qumar Parwez, Elisabeth Petrasch-Parwez, Joerg T Epplen and Sabine Hoffjan

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:17

    Published on: 3 November 2014

  20. Study protocol

    Testing the effectiveness of a self-efficacy based exercise intervention for adults with venous leg ulcers: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

    Exercise and adequate self-management capacity may be important strategies in the management of venous leg ulcers. However, it remains unclear if exercise improves the healing rates of venous leg ulcers and if...

    Jane A O’Brien, Kathleen J Finlayson, Graham Kerr and Helen E Edwards

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:16

    Published on: 3 October 2014

  21. Case report

    Tomotherapy concomitant with cetuximab, followed by cetuximab as single-agent therapy for unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the skin: a case report

    Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most frequency of all skin tumors. Incidence of SCC has risen significantly due to an increased sun exposure and the number of immunodeficient patients. Cu...

    Sara Falivene, Francesca Maria Giugliano, Antonio Maria Grimaldi, Rossella Di Franco, Diego Toledo, Matteo Muto, Fabrizio Cammarota, Valentina Borzillo, Paolo Antonio Ascierto and Paolo Muto

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:15

    Published on: 30 September 2014

  22. Research article

    Employment is maintained and sick days decreased in psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis patients with etanercept treatment

    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) impair quality of life, including reduction in employment or job duties. The PRESTA (Psoriasis Randomized Etanercept STudy in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis) study, a...

    Robert L Boggs, Sarolta Kárpáti, Wenzhi Li, Theresa Williams, Ronald Pedersen, Lotus Mallbris and Robert Gniadecki

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:14

    Published on: 5 August 2014

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