Charles W. Lynde

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BACKGROUND Hyperhidrosis can have profound effects on a patient's quality of life. Current treatment guidelines ignore disease severity. OBJECTIVE The objective was to establish clinical guidelines for the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS A working group of eight nationally recognized experts(More)
The objective of this systematic literature review was to determine the association between cardiovascular events (CVEs) and antirheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)/psoriasis (Pso). Systematic searches were performed of MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases (1960 to December 2012) and proceedings from major relevant(More)
Alefacept (AMEVIVE or LFA#TIP, Biogen) is the newest effective systemic therapy for chronic plaque psoriasis and was approved by the US FDA in January 2003. Clinical studies have shown that alefacept, given via weekly IM or IV injections for 12 weeks, was well tolerated, with no reported serious adverse events. Most significantly, it was found that(More)
In the past few years there have been significant advances which have changed the face of chronic urticaria. In this review, we aim to update physicians about clinically relevant advances in the classification, diagnosis and management of chronic urticaria that have occurred in recent years. These include clarification of the terminology used to describe(More)
There have been recent advances in the classification and management of chronic urticaria. The new term chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) has replaced chronic idiopathic urticaria and chronic autoimmune urticaria. In addition, chronic inducible urticaria (CINDU) has replaced physical urticaria and includes other forms of inducible urticaria, such as(More)
Background. Controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of antihistamines in the treatment of chronic idio-pathic urticaria. Second-generation antihistamines are recommended as first-line therapy for chronic idiopathic urticaria. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of desloratadine, a newer, nonsedating, second-generation(More)
Disclaimer: As in the original guidelines, physicians should use their best clinical judgment when determining whether and how to apply treatment recommendations in the individualized care of patients. This document is not intended to replace the guidance found in the relevant Canadian product monographs or other official information available for the(More)
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