Katerina Damevska

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Despite the growing attention on safety and efficacy of conventional treatments, there is little information available on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) used in psoriasis. In order to collect comprehensive information on CAM use, we conducted a face-to-face interview with 122 patients with psoriasis. All unconventional treatments for psoriasis(More)
BACKGROUND Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) has been successfully used in the treatment of venous ulcers, although the optimal setting of pressure, inflation and deflation times has not yet been established. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two different combinations of IPC pump settings (rapid vs slow) in the healing of venous(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic and therapeutic features of scleredema are poorly documented. OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of patients with scleredema regarding demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities, therapeutic interventions and course. METHODS We conducted a retrospective multicentre study. RESULTS We identified 44 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Previous studies have shown a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with psoriasis compared to controls. However, little attention has been paid to the effect of systemic anti-psoriatic drugs on the metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between psoriasis and the metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is common in elderly and is a risk factor for pressure ulcers. AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in geriatric and palliative patients hospitalised in long-term care facility, and to examine the influence of nutritional status on the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PU). MATERIAL AND(More)
Beau lines are transverse, band-like depressions extending from one lateral edge of the nail to the other and affecting all nails at corresponding levels (1). Onychomadesis is considered an extreme form of Beau line with subsequent separation of the proximal nail plate from the nail bed. Both fall along a spectrum of nail plate abnormalities that occur(More)