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The most commonly used tool for self-report of pruritus intensity is the visual analogue scale (VAS). Similar tools are the numerical rating scale (NRS) and verbal rating scale (VRS). In the present study, initiated by the International Forum for the Study of Itch assessing reliability of these tools, 471 randomly selected patients with chronic itch (200(More)
Some psoriatic patients suffer from intensive itching, however, literature data on its prevalence and especially on clinical manifestation are very limited. This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency and clinical characteristics of itching in patients with psoriasis and to correlate the presence and intensity of pruritus with clinical severity of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the visual analogue scale (VAS) as a method of pruritus assessment. A total of 310 subjects with pruritic dermatoses (148 Caucasian subjects and 162 Asian subjects) were recruited. The patients assessed pruritus intensity using the horizontal and vertical VAS, numeric rating scale (NRS) and verbal rating scale (VRS).(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pruritus is a frequently occurring symptom of various dermatoses that causes a high burden and impaired quality of life. An effective anti pruritic therapy is important for the patient, but its effectiveness is difficult to evaluate. Diverse methods and interpretations of pruritic metrics are utilized in clinical trials and the daily(More)
Sensitive skin is a frequent complaint in the general population, in patients, and among subjects suffering from itch. The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) decided to initiate a special interest group (SIG) on sensitive skin. Using the Delphi method, sensitive skin was defined as "A syndrome defined by the occurrence of unpleasant sensations(More)
Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are undertreated. To solve this persistent problem, the consensus programme was performed to define goals for treatment of plaque psoriasis with systemic therapy and to improve patient care. An expert consensus meeting and a collaborative Delphi procedure were carried out. Nineteen dermatologists from different(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between itch and the well-being of patients with psoriasis. In a study of 102 patients with plaque-type psoriasis, pruritus was found in 91 (89.2%) patients during exacerbation of psoriasis. No significant correlation was found between disease severity and the presence and intensity of pruritus.(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether adding emollients to the standard topical corticosteroid therapy influences the outcome of children with atopic dermatitis. Fifty-two children aged between 2 and 12 yr were divided randomly in two subgroups consisting of 26 children each. Both groups applied 0.1% methylprednisolone aceponate cream on lesional(More)
BACKGROUND Itching is a cardinal symptom of atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE The study aim was to evaluate the relationships between pruritus and stress, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression in adult patients with AD. METHODS Eight-nine patients (30 men and 59 women) with AD were included. Demographic and clinical data were collected.(More)