Methodology and potential pitfalls in allergic diseases study designs: measurements for the assessment of the overall severity of atopic dermatitis--the four step severity score (FSSS), SCORAD-related, electronic system, for the simple and rapid evaluation of the skin and mucosal allergic inflammation.

@article{Mastrandrea2005MethodologyAP,
  title={Methodology and potential pitfalls in allergic diseases study designs: measurements for the assessment of the overall severity of atopic dermatitis--the four step severity score (FSSS), SCORAD-related, electronic system, for the simple and rapid evaluation of the skin and mucosal allergic inflammation.},
  author={Fulvio Mastrandrea and Silvia Pecora and Cristian Scatena and Gianni Cadario},
  journal={European annals of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={357-61}
}
Medical statistics may contribute to ameliorate research by improving the design of studies and identifying the optimal method for the analysis of results. Sometimes, nevertheless, it could be misemployed flawing the benefit potential. Allergic diseases pathogenesis is recognized to be systemic but global initiatives such as GINA and ARIA documents define allergic asthma and rhinitis as organ diseases; such an asymmetrical view raises a set of known and unknown confounding that could influence… CONTINUE READING