L A A Gerbens

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BACKGROUND Patients with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema (AE) often require photo- or systemic immunomodulatory therapies to induce disease remission and maintain long-term control. The current evidence to guide clinical management is small, despite the frequent and often off-label use of these treatments. Registries of patients on photo- and systemic(More)
BACKGROUND The red-yellow-black-scheme (RYB) is a well-known and validated scheme to classify chronic and acute wounds, based on wound color and moistness. We investigated whether this RYB-scheme is also useful to classify donor site wounds uniformly (DSW). METHODS Twenty-three digital photographs of DSWs in various stages of wound healing were presented(More)
This article is a report of the fourth meeting of the Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative held in Malmö, Sweden on 23-24 April 2015 (HOME IV). The aim of the meeting was to achieve consensus over the preferred outcome instruments for measuring patient-reported symptoms and quality of life for the HOME core outcome set for atopic eczema(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms have been identified as a core outcome domain for atopic eczema (AE) trials. Various instruments exist to measure symptoms in AE, but they vary in quality and there is a lack of standardization between clinical trials. Our objective was to systematically evaluate the quality of the evidence on the measurement properties of AE symptom(More)
BACKGROUND Donor site wounds after split-skin grafting are rather 'standard' wounds. At present, lots of dressings and topical agents for donor site wounds are commercially available. This causes large variation in the local care of these wounds, while the optimum 'standard' dressing for local wound care is unclear. This protocol describes a trial in which(More)
BACKGROUND The Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative has defined four core outcome domains for a core outcome set (COS) to be measured in all atopic eczema (AE) trials to ensure cross-trial comparison: clinical signs, symptoms, quality of life and long-term control. OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is to report on the consensus process(More)
'Symptoms' is a core outcome domain for atopic eczema (AE) trials, agreed by consensus as part of the Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative. To standardize and validate the core domain symptoms and symptom instruments for AE trials the HOME roadmap is followed. Its first step is to establish if and how symptoms have been measured in(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic treatment is indicated for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), refractory to topical treatment. Long-term evidence, up to 5 years, of off-label prescribed methotrexate (MTX) and azathioprine (AZA) is lacking. OBJECTIVES To investigate long-term effectiveness, safety and drug survival of MTX and AZA. METHODS In an open-label(More)
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