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BACKGROUND People with chronic plaque psoriasis often have lesions on the scalp. Hair makes the scalp difficult to treat and the adjacent facial skin is particularly sensitive to topical treatments. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and safety of topical treatments for scalp psoriasis. SEARCH METHODS We searched the following databases up to August(More)
The time necessary for a treatment to become effective is crucial for patients and physicians but has been largely neglected in the reporting and comparison of clinical trials in dermatology. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the time until the onset of action (TOA) of systemic agents approved for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Doctors are more likely to implement guidelines in their everyday practice if the recommendations contained in them are understandable. So far, there has been little standardization in the wording of guideline recommendations. It would be important to know how certain terms are understood by guideline users. In this study, doctors were asked in a(More)
This review assessed the efficacy of isoflavone supplements to reduce vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women by reviewing all published randomized controlled trials. Systematic literature searches were carried out in 70 databases. Randomized and placebo controlled studies were included if they investigated the treatment of isoflavone supplements derived(More)
BACKGROUND There is little evidence that short-acting opioids as rescue medication for breakthrough pain is an optimal long-term treatment strategy in chronic non-malignant pain. We compared clinical studies of long-acting opioids that allowed short-acting opioid rescue medication with those that did not, to determine the impact of opioid rescue medication(More)
Mutations in the XNP gene have been reported in alpha thalassemia/mental retardation (MR) syndrome (ATR-X) and other severe X-linked MR conditions with facial dysmorphisms. In this report, we describe a missense mutation in exon 18 in a family with borderline to moderate MR. Like other disorders associated with an XNP mutation, skewed X-inactivation was(More)
The maintenance of the restrictive component of the Fobi pouch gastric bypass is essential for permanent weight control. Dilatation of the pouch-outlet and of the pouch itself is responsible for substantial weight gain by an increased volume per meal and binge-eating due to the rapid emptying. An endoscopic over-the-scope clip (OTSC®; Ovesco AG, Tübingen,(More)
Psoriasis as a chronic inflammatory disease often requires effective long-term treatment; a comprehensive systematic evaluation of efficacy and safety of systemic long-term treatments in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis is lacking. Twenty-five randomized clinical trials were included. Results were pooled and quality of evidence was assessed using(More)
Published research findings are the basis for health care decisions or further medical research. However, reporting of research methods and findings is often incomplete and of insufficient quality. Poor reporting hampers the assessment of reliability and validity of study results. Strengths and weaknesses of the investigation cannot be completely evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence syntheses, and in particular systematic reviews (SRs), have become one of the cornerstones of evidence-based health care. The Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) tool has become the most widely used tool for investigating the methodological quality of SRs and is currently undergoing revision. The objective of this paper is(More)