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Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy
Objective This study tests the hypothesis that stress reduction methods based on mindfulness meditation can positively influence the rate at which psoriasis clears in patients undergoing phototherapyExpand
Clinical classification of itch: a position paper of the International Forum for the Study of Itch.
Chronic itch is a common and distressing symptom that arises from a variety of skin conditions and systemic diseases. Despite this, there is no clinically based classification of pruritic diseases toExpand
Clinical practice. Chronic pruritus.
Copyright © 2013 Massachusetts Medical Society. An otherwise healthy 55-year-old man reports that he has been itchy all over for 6 months. The itch interferes with falling asleep and wakes himExpand
Topical imiquimod or fluorouracil therapy for basal and squamous cell carcinoma: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVES To conduct a systematic review to determine clearance rates and adverse effects of topical imiquimod or fluorouracil therapy in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basalExpand
Antipruritic treatment with systemic μ-opioid receptor antagonists: a review.
During the past two decades, systemic μ-opioid receptor antagonists (MORA) have been used in the treatment of various forms of chronic pruritus. In a number of case reports, case series, andExpand
Itch: Mechanisms and Management of Pruritus
Itching (pruritis) is the classic symptom in skin disease, yet the identification of its cause remains a common and frustrating problem for the dermatologist and non-dermatologist alike. This book isExpand
Gabapentin treatment for brachioradial pruritus
To the Editor: Brachioradial pruritus is an uncommon dermatosis characterized by itching and dysesthesia of the extensor surfaces of the upper extremities and, sometimes, the upper back [l]. It isExpand
Brachioradial pruritus: Cervical spine disease and neurogenic/neurogenic pruritus
Abstract Background: The main cause of brachioradial pruritus (BRP) is not known but there is evidence to suggest that BRP may arise in the nervous system. Cervical spine disease may be an importantExpand
Gabapentin treatment for notalgia paresthetica, a common isolated peripheral sensory neuropathy
1440 © 2007 The Authors JEADV 2007, 21, 1413–1450 Journal compilation © 2007 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology RF Magalhães,*† PENF Velho,† A Machado de Moraes,† ML Cintra,‡ AC Biral,§Expand