T L Diepgen

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Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cost of illness from occupational hand eczema in Germany
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 69:99-106. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Cost-of-illness analysis of patients with chronic hand eczema in routine care in Germany: focus on the impact of occupational disease
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 93:538-43. 2013
  3. doi request reprint [Epidemiology of occupational skin cancer due to UV-irradiation]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 63:769-77. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Occupational skin cancer induced by ultraviolet radiation and its prevention
    T L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 167:76-84. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of alitretinoin for chronic hand eczema under daily practice conditions: results of the TOCCATA open study comprising 680 patients
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, DE 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 92:251-5. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Occupational skin diseases
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 10:297-313; quiz 314-5. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint [Education programs on atopic eczema. Design and first results of the German Randomized Intervention Multicenter Study]
    T L Diepgen
    Institut für klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Gesundheitssystemforschung und Berufsdermatologie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 54:946-51. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term treatment with cetirizine of infants with atopic dermatitis: a multi-country, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (the ETAC trial) over 18 months
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Social Medicine, Center of Dermato Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:278-86. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint [Demographic changes in Germany. Consequences in health policy and dermatology]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Gesundheitssystemforschung, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie des Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 54:804-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint [Rehabilitation after work related skin diseases]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:637-43. 2005

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Publications80

  1. doi request reprint Cost of illness from occupational hand eczema in Germany
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 69:99-106. 2013
    ..There is little knowledge about the costs of occupational hand eczema...
  2. doi request reprint Cost-of-illness analysis of patients with chronic hand eczema in routine care in Germany: focus on the impact of occupational disease
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 93:538-43. 2013
    ..This analysis shows that the costs associated with chronic hand eczema are affected by the correlation of chronic hand eczema with work, with costs being higher for occupational patients with chronic hand eczema. ..
  3. doi request reprint [Epidemiology of occupational skin cancer due to UV-irradiation]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 63:769-77. 2012
    ..There is an urgent need for further studies in outdoor workers on BCC and lentigo maligna melanoma...
  4. doi request reprint Occupational skin cancer induced by ultraviolet radiation and its prevention
    T L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 167:76-84. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of alitretinoin for chronic hand eczema under daily practice conditions: results of the TOCCATA open study comprising 680 patients
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, DE 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 92:251-5. 2012
    ..9%). This observational study demonstrates the effectiveness and tolerability of alitretinoin in everyday clinical practice in addition to the known efficacy and safety obtain-ed by randomized controlled clinical trials...
  6. doi request reprint Occupational skin diseases
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 10:297-313; quiz 314-5. 2012
    ..Therefore, an important criterion for a new occupational disease is fulfilled...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Education programs on atopic eczema. Design and first results of the German Randomized Intervention Multicenter Study]
    T L Diepgen
    Institut für klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Gesundheitssystemforschung und Berufsdermatologie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 54:946-51. 2003
    ..The groups were randomized and compared with a waiting control group. The design and first results will be reported...
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term treatment with cetirizine of infants with atopic dermatitis: a multi-country, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (the ETAC trial) over 18 months
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Social Medicine, Center of Dermato Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:278-86. 2002
    ..However, further studies designed with the primary end-point of AD are clearly indicated to confirm the benefits of the use of H1-antihistamines in the management of AD...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Demographic changes in Germany. Consequences in health policy and dermatology]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Gesundheitssystemforschung, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie des Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 54:804-8. 2003
    ..The demographic changes in our society are becoming an important issue in dermatological health care research...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Rehabilitation after work related skin diseases]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:637-43. 2005
    ..A reason for this success story is the fact that in Germany these organisations are, in contrast to the health insurance companies, responsible for both acute treatment and the rehabilitation...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based medicine and the Cochrane Skin Group]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:251-6. 2005
    ..Some guidance on the four key steps in practising EBM in dermatology will be given. The central role of systematic reviews will be elaborated and the Cochrane skin group introduced. Finally, the limitation of EBD will be discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Therapy of hand eczema. What can we learn from the published clinical studies?]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:224-31. 2005
    ..There is a need for high-quality RCTs on therapy for hand eczema regarding established as well as new treatment options taking different subgroups of hand eczema into consideration...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based evaluation of the effect of Type IV Allergies on the reduction of fitness for work. Survey of occupational skin diseases]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:207-23. 2005
    ..These recommendations might improve the clearance rate and allergological evaluation of the occupational relevance of different delayed type sensitizations or allergens...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of chronic UV-damage]
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Abt Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:S32-5. 2005
    ..Since the percentage of older people is increasing in Germany the therapeutic importance of UV-damage and its relevance for preventive medicine will be of increasing importance in the next years...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Demographic development of the population]
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Abt Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:S36-9. 2005
    ..The demographic changes in our society are becoming an important issue in dermatological health care research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Occupational skin-disease data in Europe
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strasse 58, 99115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:331-8. 2003
    ..7 to 1.5 cases per 1,000 per year as a gross average, while the problem in specific occupational groups is more pronounced. Reliable data on social and economic impact are very scarce...
  17. doi request reprint [Chronic hand eczema: epidemiology and therapeutic evidence]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 59:683-4, 686-9. 2008
    ..Although there are many options, the therapy of chronic HE is difficult and often unsuccessful. Randomized controlled clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of therapeutic options, including established ones, are lacking...
  18. ncbi request reprint Contact dermatitis: epidemiology and frequent sensitizers to cosmetics
    T L Diepgen
    Department of Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:9-13. 2007
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Hand eczema classification: a cross-sectional, multicentre study of the aetiology and morphology of hand eczema
    T L Diepgen
    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 160:353-8. 2009
    ..Randomized controlled trials investigating the treatment of hand eczema are called for. For this, as well as for clinical purposes, a generally accepted classification system for hand eczema is needed...
  20. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of skin cancer
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine and Dermato Epidemiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 146:1-6. 2002
    ..According to recent population-based studies from Australia the incidence rate is over 2% for basal cell carcinoma in males and 1% for squamous cell carcinoma, and there are over 50 new cases of melanoma per 100 000...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Developments in chromate allergy in the German construction industry]
    M Bock
    Klinische Sozialmedizin, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 55:460-4. 2004
    ..Based on our data, it would be desirable if only low-chromate cement was used in the construction industry in Germany as in Scandinavia...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Incidence of occupation-related skin diseases in skin-exposure occupational groups]
    H Dickel
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, , Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 52:615-23. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The descriptive data of the BKH-N highlight occupational groups being at risk for OSD. The results assist in working out prevention measures aiming on lowering the incidence of OSD...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Skin cancer and occupational disease]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 55:22-7. 2004
    ..For the individual risk assessment, an attributive UV radiation >40% due to occupational factors must exist. Under those circumstances, squamous cell carcinoma should be recognized and compensated as an occupational disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Occupational skin diseases in Northern Bavaria between 1990 and 1999: a population-based study
    H Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Centre of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Thibautstr. 3, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 145:453-62. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The BKH-N provides national data based on the notification of OSDs in Germany. The results demonstrate the rank of occupations hazardous for the skin and are helpful for defining target groups for prevention...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Pruritus in pregnancy. A frequent diagnostic and therapeutic challenge]
    E Weisshaar
    Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 56:48-57. 2005
    ..This paper highlights the major aetiologies of pruritus during pregnancy and points out the cornerstones of antipruritic therapy in recognition of our own clinical experiences and the current literature...
  26. ncbi request reprint Occupational relevance of positive standard patch-test results in employed persons with an initial report of an occupational skin disease
    H Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:423-34. 2002
    ..In this study standard patch-test results of employed persons with an initial report of an OSD were analyzed within 24 occupational groups...
  27. doi request reprint [Health services research: the example of hand eczema]
    C J Apfelbacher
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115 Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 62:196-200. 2011
    ..A related task is the assessment of the quality of care in the light of the guidelines for the management of chronic hand eczema...
  28. ncbi request reprint Occupational skin disease in the construction industry
    M Bock
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Centre of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 149:1165-71. 2003
    ..Unfortunately, however, there is little population-based epidemiological data relating to occupational skin diseases (OSD) in the European construction industry that allow assessment of preventive measures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surveillance scheme for occupational skin disease in the Saarland, FRG. First report from BKH-S
    H Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Centre of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 46:197-206. 2002
    ..The second valid surveillance scheme for OSD in the FRG has been introduced and can be made available for further analysis...
  30. doi request reprint Occurrence and prognosis of hand eczema in the car industry: results from the PACO follow-up study (PACO II)
    Christian J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 58:322-9. 2008
    ..Only a few epidemiological studies on hand eczema (HE) in the metalworking industry have been conducted, and no study has attempted a long-term follow-up...
  31. doi request reprint The impact of measures for secondary individual prevention of work-related skin diseases in health care workers: 1-year follow-up study
    Christian J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 60:144-9. 2009
    ..Little is yet known about the outcome of occupational disease and related behavioural patterns following these courses...
  32. doi request reprint [Dermato-epidemiology]
    C J Apfelbacher
    Abt für Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Gesundheitssystemforschung, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 62:859-68; quiz 869-70. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint [Tick bites and borreliosis in children attending forest kindergarten: a challenge for prevention]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Gesundheitswesen 68:775-9. 2006
    ..In addition, we aimed to analyse sources of information and the risk of being bitten more than once...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pruritus as a leading symptom: clinical characteristics and quality of life in German and Ugandan patients
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 155:957-64. 2006
    ..Pruritus is the most frequent and distressing symptom associated with dermatoses and various internal and neurological diseases...
  35. doi request reprint Determinants of eczema: population-based cross-sectional study in Germany
    C J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Allergy 66:206-13. 2011
    ..Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease and is among the most frequent chronic conditions in childhood and adolescence. It is the aim of this study to investigate determinants of eczema in German children and adolescents...
  36. doi request reprint [Medical information systems in the internet : current data about the dermatologic web site www.dermis.net]
    T L Diepgen
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Beruf und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 60:979-83. 2009
    ..www.dermis.net is meanwhile available in German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Turkish language. Current contents of this information system and user behavior are presented in this paper...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of self-reported atopic diseases in a population-based sample of elderly subjects: results of the ESTHER study
    M Wolkewitz
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 156:693-7. 2007
    ..Prevalence studies of atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD), hay fever and allergic asthma have mostly been performed in children. Studies in the adult population are still rare...
  38. ncbi request reprint Impact of atopic skin diathesis on occupational skin disease incidence in a working population
    Heinrich Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 121:37-40. 2003
    ..Empirical evidence supports the importance of surveying atopic skin diathesis as part of an occupational skin disease prevention strategy...
  39. ncbi request reprint Importance of irritant contact dermatitis in occupational skin disease
    Heinrich Dickel
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Clin Dermatol 3:283-9. 2002
    ..Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), provoked by work materials or workflows, is believed to be a frequent cause of occupational skin disease (OSD). Data of incidence rates of ICD within different occupations are inadequate...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the usefulness of Internet searches to identify unpublished clinical trials for systematic reviews
    G Eysenbach
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Inform Internet Med 26:203-18. 2001
    ..We tried to establish whether searches on the World Wide Web (WWW) are useful to identify additional unpublished and ongoing clinical trials...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Internet and occupational dermatology. Quality criteria and useful links]
    M Bock
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin mit Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 55:42-7. 2004
    ..The results revealed deficiencies in the transparency of the data, e.g. often it is not apparent who is responsible for the information or when they were updated...
  42. doi request reprint [Historical aspects concerning the symptom of itch in the German-speaking region (1850-1939)]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Hautarzt 60:137-41. 2009
    ..For example, there is no definite international standard of pruritus. Etiology-oriented classifications have dominated, but have recently been supplemented by a clinical classification...
  43. ncbi request reprint Successful etanercept therapy in therapy refractory acrodermatitis continua suppurativa Hallopeau
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Heidelberg University Clinic, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:489-92. 2007
    ..Two weeks later the first rebound of pustules occurred. Etanercept was restarted and the patient cleared rapidly. Etanercept therapy can be a useful therapeutic approach in refractory acrodermatitis continua suppurativa Hallopeau...
  44. ncbi request reprint Management of chronic hand eczema
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg 69115, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 57:203-10. 2007
    ..There is a strong need for RCTs of existing and new treatment options based on clearly diagnosed subtypes of HE and its severity...
  45. doi request reprint Itch intensity evaluated in the German Atopic Dermatitis Intervention Study (GADIS): correlations with quality of life, coping behaviour and SCORAD severity in 823 children
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 88:234-9. 2008
    ..Quality of life, itch intensity and coping strategies should be considered when treating patients with atopic dermatitis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of tick bites and borreliosis in children attending kindergarten or so-called "forest kindergarten" in southwest Germany
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 126:584-90. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Secondary individual prevention of occupational skin diseases in health care workers, cleaners and kitchen employees: aims, experiences and descriptive results
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:477-84. 2007
    ..Skin protection courses focus on educational aims (e.g. improving skin care habits, influencing the participants' attitudes towards health) and medical aims (e.g. optimising diagnostic procedures, complementing individual therapy)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Mercaptobenzothiazole or the mercapto-mix: which should be in the standard series?
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Department of Occupational Dermatology, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 55:36-8. 2006
    ..All clinics would have missed a significant number of positive reactions if both compounds had not been tested. We conclude, that both the mercapto mix and MBT are required in the standard series...
  49. ncbi request reprint Educational and dermatological aspects of secondary individual prevention in healthcare workers
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 54:254-60. 2006
    ..In the future, similar educational programmes should be offered for employees of other professions with an increased risk for OSD...
  50. doi request reprint Effects of a health-educational and psychological intervention on socio-cognitive determinants of skin protection behaviour in individuals with occupational dermatoses
    Uwe Matterne
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:183-9. 2010
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Determinants of current hand eczema: results from case-control studies nested in the PACO follow-up study (PACO II)
    Christian J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 62:363-70. 2010
    ..Hand eczema is often a result of the interplay of exogenous and endogenous risk factors. Epidemiological studies demonstrating the interrelationship between these factors are lacking...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Skin protection and skin disease prevention courses for secondary prevention in health care workers: first results after two years of implementation]
    Elke Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:33-8. 2005
    ..The major aims are to improve individual skin protection and skin care habits, as well as to optimize diagnostic procedures and therapy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pruritus in pregnancy and childhood--do we really consider all relevant differential diagnoses?
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Dermatol 15:320-31. 2005
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Is nickel allergy an occupational disease? Discussion of the occupational relevance of a type IV allergy to nickel (II) sulfate using case reports
    Zita Tanko
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Center of Occupational and Environmenal Dermatology, University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 6:346-9. 2008
    ..In general, occupationally caused nickel allergy is rare and the occupational relevance of nickel allergy is often overestimated...
  55. doi request reprint [About Itching and scabies. Pruritus in medical history--from ancient world to the French revolution]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 59:1000-6. 2008
    ..Antiquity was dominated by observations and descriptions but during the course of medical history and particularly since the establishment of dermatology, more and more emphasis has been placed on classification and etiologic research...
  56. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis and cancer risk
    H Wang
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Thibaut Str 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 154:205-10. 2006
    ..Epidemiological studies have provided growing evidence of a link between atopy and cancer risk...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Pruritus in childhood. A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge]
    E Weisshaar
    Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Hautarzt 55:855-68. 2004
    ..We want to highlight the major aetiologies of pruritus in children and point out the cornerstones of antipruritic therapy in this challenging group of patients in recognition of our own clinical experiences and the current literature...
  58. doi request reprint Differential effects of a tertiary individual prevention programme for patients with occupational skin disease depending on diagnosis
    U Matterne
    Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 24:1089-93. 2010
    ..Evidence exists that these interventions improve skin protection behaviour related cognitions. However, it is not clear whether these effects generalize to all types of OSD...
  59. ncbi request reprint Occupational skin diseases in cleaning and kitchen employees: course and quality of life after measures of secondary individual prevention
    Stefanie Soder
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:670-6. 2007
    ..Prevention including improving individual skin care and skin protection behavior, health education, optimizing diagnostics and therapy as well as avoidance of occupational skin disease (BK 5101) is important...
  60. doi request reprint Measuring the prevalence of chronic itch in the general population: development and validation of a questionnaire for use in large-scale studies
    Uwe Matterne
    Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 89:250-6. 2009
    ..Preliminary results indicate that itch is prevalent in the general population. We intend to utilize this parsimonious and easy-to-administer questionnaire in a forthcoming population-based study...
  61. ncbi request reprint Health education about occupational allergies and dermatoses for adolescents
    Magdalena Radulescu
    Department of Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:576-81. 2007
    ..Our aim was to inform adolescents about potentially dangerous occupations, risk groups and preventive measures before they started apprenticeships in order to minimize the risk of occupational allergies or skin diseases...
  62. pmc Impact of preventive strategies on trend of occupational skin disease in hairdressers: population based register study
    Heinrich Dickel
    Centre of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital of Heidelberg, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 324:1422-3. 2002
  63. doi request reprint Is story-based blended learning a promising avenue for skin and sexual health education? Results from the PAEDIMED project
    Christian J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 90:152-8. 2010
    ..Evaluation also suggested that health education is highly influenced by cultural background and habits as well as diverse contextual and personal conditions...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Hydroxyethyl starch-(HES)-induced pruritus as secondary complication of an occupational accident]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Hautarzt 55:558-61. 2004
    ..Drug-induced pruritus caused by the plasma expander hydroxyethyl starch can be a secondary consequence of an occupational accident and thus an issue in accident compensation claims...
  65. doi request reprint Are obsessive-compulsive disorders and personality disorders sufficiently considered in occupational dermatoses? A discussion based on three case reports
    Arna Shab
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Clinic of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 6:947-51. 2008
    ..These cases may encourage dermatologists to consider psychological aspects of hand dermatitis e.g. obsessive compulsive washing, overcome their inhibitions and consider these aspects in an integrated way when planning patient's therapy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Occupational skin-care management
    Thomas L Diepgen
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:323-4. 2003
  67. ncbi request reprint Recommendation: dermatologist's procedure. Recommendations for quality assurance of the German Society of Dermatology (DDG) and the Task Force on Occupational and Environmental Dermatology (ABD)
    Swen Malte John
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabruck, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:1146-8. 2007
  68. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous malignant melanoma, sun exposure, and sunscreen use: epidemiological evidence
    Sylvie Bastuji-Garin
    Public Health Department, Paris XII University, Henri Mondor Hospital, 51 Avenue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94000 Creteil, France
    Br J Dermatol 146:24-30. 2002
    ..It has been reported, however, that the use of sunscreens does not protect against melanoma and seems to increase the duration of recreational sun exposure...
  69. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment compared with that of hydrocortisone butyrate ointment in adult patients with atopic dermatitis
    Sakari Reitamo
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital for Skin and Allergic Diseases, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 109:547-55. 2002
    ..Vehicle-controlled studies have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment for patients with atopic dermatitis...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Four years of quality assurance of dermatologic procedures: report from the ABD clearing institution]
    Swen Malte John
    Fachgebiet Dermatologie, Umweltmedizin und Gesundheitstheorie, Universitat Osnabruck
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2:717-21. 2004
    ..Two experienced occupational dermatologists will--separately--give their expert opinion on dermatologist's reports which have been forwarded anonymously by the UVT for expert review...
  71. doi request reprint [Positive patch test reaction without clinical contact dermatitis--what is the best approach in medico-legal evaluation?]
    Manige Fartasch
    Abt Klinische and Experimentelle Berufsdermatologie, BGFA Forschungsinstitut für Arbeitsmedizin der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, and Hautklinik, Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 6:34-9. 2008
  72. ncbi request reprint Seasonal and latitudinal impact of polymorphic light eruption on quality of life
    Tsui C Ling
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1648-51. 2006
  73. ncbi request reprint [UV-induced skin cancers]
    Herbert Hönigsmann
    Klinische Abteilung für Spezielle Dermatologie Umweltdermatosen, Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien, Medizinische Universität Wien, Osterreich
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:S26-31. 2005
    ..Although there is no doubt about a causal role of sun exposure, this relationship is based on mere epidemiological facts...
  74. ncbi request reprint Model-based clustering of binary longitudinal atopic dermatitis disease histories by latent class mixture models
    Oliver Kuss
    Institut of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Halle Wittenberg, Germany
    Biom J 48:105-16. 2006
    ..We feel that the Latent class mixture model is a valuable tool for assessing the course of atopic dermatitis, yielding a wealth of communicable and graphically displayable results...
  75. ncbi request reprint Problems with trials and intervention studies on barrier creams and emollients at the workplace
    Peter Jan Coenraads
    NECOD, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology Unit, University Hospital, P O Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:362-6. 2003
    ..Large numbers of subjects have to be enrolled if a meaningful reduction in incidence of hand eczema is to be detected. One can demonstrate this by calculating the required enrollment in a study among employees in a nursing home...
  76. pmc Age related, structured educational programmes for the management of atopic dermatitis in children and adolescents: multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    Doris Staab
    Department of Paediatric Pulmonology and Immunology, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin
    BMJ 332:933-8. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of age related, structured educational programmes on the management of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in childhood and adolescence...
  77. ncbi request reprint Atopic diseases, immunoglobulin E and risk of cancer of the prostate, breast, lung and colorectum
    Hao Wang
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, and Unit of Health Monitoring, Saarland Cancer Registry, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Int J Cancer 119:695-701. 2006
    ..The effect on cancer risk by atopy, defined by IgE reactivity, may differ from the effect by atopy-related clinically defined diseases such as asthma, hay fever and atopic dermatitis...
  78. ncbi request reprint The occurrence of atopic dermatitis in Greenland
    Finn Schultz Larsen
    Dermatologic Clinic, Fredericia, Denmark
    Acta Derm Venereol 85:140-3. 2005
    ..5%. Taking the response rate of 65% into consideration this study indicates that in 2000 the lifetime prevalence of atopic dermatitis among younger schoolchildren in Greenland was in the range of 10-15%...
  79. ncbi request reprint Glove-derived foreign proteins induce allergen-specific IgE in a mouse model
    Marion Busch
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    J Invest Dermatol 128:890-6. 2008
    ..The substitution of genuine latex proteins by proteins of foreign origin may lead to a shift and de novo increase in sensitization to the finished products...
  80. ncbi request reprint The objective severity assessment of atopic dermatitis score: an objective measure using permeability barrier function and stratum corneum hydration with computer-assisted estimates for extent of disease
    Jeffrey L Sugarman
    Departments of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco 94115, USA
    Arch Dermatol 139:1417-22. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to develop an objective measure of AD severity by measuring stratum corneum (SC) functions and by using computer-assisted estimates of involved body surface areas (BSAs)...