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Investigating the therapeutic potential of a probiotic in a clinical population with chronic hand dermatitis

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, May 2018
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Title
Investigating the therapeutic potential of a probiotic in a clinical population with chronic hand dermatitis
Published in
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/ccid.s164748
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Wayne P Gulliver, Andrew S Hutton, Noam Ship

Abstract

Hand dermatitis or hand eczema (HD) is one of the most common dermatologic conditions. Lesions, scaling, pruritus and pain are chronic and relapsing. Improved HD has been reported with the probiotic composed of Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285, Lactobacillus casei LBC80R and Lactobacillus rhamnosus CLR2 (Bio-K+). Investigation of the therapeutic potential of this probiotic as the sole systemic treatment for adults with nonacute HD. A single-center study documented clinical ratings and patient-reported outcomes in adults with chronic HD. The probiotic was taken orally for 12 weeks, adjunctive to standard topical treatments and preventative measures. Most of the 30 subjects with mild to severe HD were compliant with the probiotic. Around 22 of the 30 subjects were able to complete the study, and of these subjects, an improvement was noted in 19. One required systemic therapy, and one subject was not able to tolerate the probiotic and therefore discontinued the study. 23% of the subjects achieved clear or almost clear hands by the end of 12 weeks. Pruritus, which was a common complaint at baseline, was improved with 59% of symptomatic patients within 2 weeks. It is feasible and safe to administer Bio-K+ for HD. Clinicians saw an improvement in most subjects' hands, and cases of significant improvement in dermatitis were documented. Pruritus was the most rapidly relieved symptom, as reported by patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 17%
Professor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Other 4 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 17%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Chemistry 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Other 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2018.
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#7,564,492
of 13,444,886 outputs
Outputs from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#192
of 339 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#133,337
of 271,581 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#3
of 5 outputs
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