Elke Weisshaar

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Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Multicentre study 'rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases -optimization and quality assurance of inpatient management (ROQ)'-results from 12-month follow-up
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Centre of Health Systems Research, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 68:169-74. 2013
  2. doi "The itching hand"- important differential diagnoses and treatment
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 11:31-42. 2013
  3. doi Questionnaires to assess chronic itch: a consensus paper of the special interest group of the International Forum on the Study of Itch
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Dermatology, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 92:493-6. 2012
  4. doi [Pruritus and psoriasis : an important but frequently underestimated relation]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitat Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 63:547-52. 2012
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi [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
  9. doi [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
  10. doi [Pruritus - an important adverse drug reaction]
    Elke Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Ther Umsch 68:41-6. 2011

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Publications71

  1. ncbi Multicentre study 'rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases -optimization and quality assurance of inpatient management (ROQ)'-results from 12-month follow-up
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Centre of Health Systems Research, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 68:169-74. 2013
    ..It was positively evaluated for a period of 4 weeks after return to work...
  2. doi "The itching hand"- important differential diagnoses and treatment
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 11:31-42. 2013
    ..Therapy should follow the current guidelines for chronic pruritus and hand eczema. This article reviews over the differential diagnosis and therapy of "itching hands"...
  3. doi Questionnaires to assess chronic itch: a consensus paper of the special interest group of the International Forum on the Study of Itch
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Dermatology, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 92:493-6. 2012
    ..This first consensus paper addresses what domains and structure of itch questionnaires need to be implemented to better assess chronic itch and guide therapy...
  4. doi [Pruritus and psoriasis : an important but frequently underestimated relation]
    E Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitat Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 63:547-52. 2012
    ..The presented suggest we should not underestimate pruritus in psoriasis and must consider this symptom in planning therapy...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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
    ....
  8. ncbi [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...
  9. doi [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...
  10. doi [Pruritus - an important adverse drug reaction]
    Elke Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Ther Umsch 68:41-6. 2011
    ..In view of the demographic development of the population and the frequent polypharmacy especially in the elderly, drugs should always be considered as a possible cause for pruritus...
  11. ncbi 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)...
  12. ncbi [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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi [Hydroxyethylstarch-induced pruritus: an understimated side effect of its application also in ENT diseases]
    Elke Weisshaar
    Abteilung Klinische Sozialmedizin, Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg
    Laryngorhinootologie 88:604-8; quiz 609-11. 2009
    ..HES-induced pruritus is severe, protracted and mostly therapy-refractory. Limiting the dose and the duration of HES application may help reducing this intractable side effect...
  15. doi Epidemiology of itch: adding to the burden of skin morbidity
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, DE 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 89:339-50. 2009
    ..Published studies show that the symptom of itch is highly prevalent; it should therefore receive adequate attention from physicians and other healthcare providers, including healthcare planners...
  16. doi [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...
  17. doi How do nephrologists in haemodialysis units consider the symptom of itch? Results of a survey in Germany
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:1328-30. 2009
    ....
  18. ncbi 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
    ....
  19. doi [Pruritus, erythema and others. Dermatology of the ear]
    E Weisshaar
    Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Abt Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Thibautstraße 3, 69115, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    HNO 59:301-9; quiz 310. 2011
    ..Therapy comprises treatment of the underlying disease and symptomatic anti-pruritic treatment...
  20. ncbi Plasma serotonin and histamine levels in hemodialysis-related pruritus are not significantly influenced by 5-HT3 receptor blocker and antihistaminic therapy
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Clin Nephrol 59:124-9. 2003
    ..Elevated serotonin levels in patients on dialysis therapy have also been described but the effects of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists on hemodialysis-related pruritus remain controversial...
  21. doi 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...
  22. doi [Development of a German language questionnaire for assessing chronic pruritus (AGP-questionnaire): background and first results]
    E Weisshaar
    Abt Klinische Sozialmedizin, Schwerpunkt Berufs und Umweltdermatologie, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Deutschland
    Hautarzt 62:914-27. 2011
    ..The validity and sensitivity of this new pruritus questionnaire will require examination in further studies...
  23. ncbi Antipruritic effects of two different 5-HT3 receptor antagonists and an antihistamine in haemodialysis patients
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Exp Dermatol 13:298-304. 2004
    ..We conclude that 5-HT3 receptor blockers such as tropisetron and ondansetron and the antihistamine cetirizine do not sufficiently reduce serotonin- and histamine-induced itching in haemodialyis patients...
  24. ncbi [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...
  25. ncbi [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...
  26. ncbi [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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. doi Incidence and determinants of chronic pruritus: a population-based cohort study
    Uwe Matterne
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 93:532-7. 2013
    ..Findings suggest a considerable 12-month incidence and lifetime prevalence and provide important directions for future research. ..
  29. doi Multicenter study "Medical-Occupational Rehabilitation Procedure Skin--optimizing and quality assurance of inpatient-management (ROQ)"
    Christoph Skudlik
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabruck, Sedanstrasse 115, Osnabruck, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 7:122-6. 2009
    ..The study is being funded by the German Statutory Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung [DGUV])...
  30. doi Prevalence, correlates and characteristics of chronic pruritus: a population-based cross-sectional study
    Uwe Matterne
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstr 3, DE 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 91:674-9. 2011
    ..Despite its limitations (self-report and potential self-selection) this study indicates a high burden of chronic pruritus in society...
  31. doi First results from the multicentre study rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases--optimization and quality assurance of inpatient management (ROQ)
    Christoph Skudlik
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrueck, D 49090 Osnabrueck, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 66:140-7. 2012
    ..In 2005, a prospective cohort multicentre study was started in order to evaluate TIP...
  32. doi Health-related quality of life in health care workers with work-related skin diseases
    Uwe Matterne
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 61:145-51. 2009
    ..Occupational skin diseases (OSDs) are common among health care workers (HCWs). Little is known about how OSD impacts on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in HCWs with suspected OSD and associated factors...
  33. doi 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. doi 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...
  36. ncbi Topical capsaicin therapy in humans with hemodialysis-related pruritus
    Elke Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 345:192-4. 2003
    ..In summary, topical capsaicin showed some antipruritic potency in HD patients in this experimental model and may therefore be considered as a co-medication in HD patients...
  37. doi CARPE: a registry project of the German Dermatological Society (DDG) for the characterization and care of chronic hand eczema
    Christian Joachim Apfelbacher
    Division of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 9:682-8. 2011
    ....
  38. doi Educational multidisciplinary training programme for patients with chronic pruritus
    Anja Bathe
    Department for Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 89:498-501. 2009
    ....
  39. doi Chronic pruritus--more than a symptom: a qualitative investigation into patients' subjective illness perceptions
    Anja Bathe
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Adv Nurs 69:316-26. 2013
    ..This article is a report of a study exploring the subjective illness perceptions of patients with chronic pruritus (>6 weeks)...
  40. ncbi Clinical classification of itch: a position paper of the International Forum for the Study of Itch
    Sonja Ständer
    Clinical Neurodermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Munster, Von Esmarch Strasse 58, Munster, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 87:291-4. 2007
    ..It is intended to serve as a diagnostic route for better evaluation of patients with chronic pruritus and aims to improve patients' care...
  41. ncbi Neurophysiological and neurochemical basis of modern pruritus treatment
    Sonja Ständer
    Clinical Neurodermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Exp Dermatol 17:161-9. 2008
    ..In summary, these recent developments show that highlighting the basis of pruritus offers modern neurophysiological and neurochemical therapeutic models and the possibility to treat patients with refractory itching of different origin...
  42. ncbi 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
    ....
  43. ncbi Medical treatment of pruritus
    Sonja Ständer
    Competence Center Chronic Pruritus, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Munster, Germany
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 17:335-45. 2012
    ..However, research on pruritus has been disregarded for a long time, most likely because pruritus used to be considered as a subtype of pain...
  44. doi Informed consent affects prevalence estimates in an epidemiological study on chronic pruritus: lessons learned from a pretest
    Christian J Apfelbacher
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Ann Epidemiol 19:754-6. 2009
    ..It was the purpose of this study to compare prevalence estimates of chronic pruritus as obtained from two population-based samples, one being asked and one not being asked to provide written informed consent...
  45. doi Pathogenesis of pruritus
    Sonja Ständer
    Competence Center Chronic Pruritus, Department of Dermatology, University of Munster, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 9:456-63. 2011
    ..For example, kappa-opioid receptor agonists and neurokinin-1 antagonists have been found to relieve chronic pruritus...
  46. doi 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...
  47. ncbi Can a serotonin type 3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist reduce experimentally-induced itch?
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Magdeburg, Germany
    Inflamm Res 46:412-6. 1997
    ..Serotonin type 3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists have been reported to be a novel therapeutic principle for the treatment of cholestatic and uremic pruritus...
  48. ncbi The antipruritic effect of a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (tropisetron) is dependent on mast cell depletion--an experimental study
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    Exp Dermatol 8:254-60. 1999
    ....
  49. doi A longitudinal application of three health behaviour models in the context of skin protection behaviour in individuals with occupational skin disease
    Uwe Matterne
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychol Health 26:1188-207. 2011
    ..The findings are discussed in light of future interventions and research...
  50. doi Polyvalent type IV sensitizations to multiple fragrances and a skin protection cream in a metal worker
    Zita Tanko
    Department of Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 7:541-3. 2009
    ..This case report demonstrates that fragrance contact allergy has to be searched for and clarified individually, which requires a thorough history and a detailed analysis of the work place...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. doi [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...
  53. ncbi Effect of topical capsaicin on the cutaneous reactions and itching to histamine in atopic eczema compared to healthy skin
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Arch Dermatol Res 290:306-11. 1998
    ..The diminished itch sensations and the absence of alloknesis in atopic individuals indicate that histamine is not the key factor in itching in AE...
  54. ncbi [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...
  55. ncbi [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...
  56. ncbi 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
    ....
  57. ncbi Intractable chronic pruritus in a 67-year-old man
    Elke Weisshaar
    Clinical Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Thibautstrasse 3, Heidelberg, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 88:488-90. 2008
    ..Most pruritus patients need consecutive or combined aetiological and symptomatic (topical and systemic) therapy...
  58. ncbi 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...
  59. ncbi Neurophysiology of pruritus: cutaneous elicitation of itch
    Sonja Ständer
    Department of Dermatology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Arch Dermatol 139:1463-70. 2003
    ..This review focuses on the peripheral generation of itch, including neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and inflammatory mediators...
  60. ncbi Experimentally induced pruritus and cutaneous reactions with topical antihistamine and local analgesics in atopic eczema
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology, University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Skin Pharmacol 10:183-90. 1997
    ..The diminished elicitation of alloknesis in these patients may be a result of central nervous system alteration...
  61. ncbi Psoriasis predisposition and occupational triggering factors in the appraisal of occupational medical expertises
    Vera Mahler
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Erlangen
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 12:519-29. 2014
    ..Causative occupational factors have to be distinguished from the spontaneous course of psoriasis in occupational medical evaluations. The objective of this work is to demonstrate the medico-legal grounds for a homogenous assessment...
  62. ncbi Lack of efficacy of topical capsaicin in serotonin-induced itch
    E Weisshaar
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
    Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol 13:1-8. 2000
    ..In conclusion, topical CAP application is not effective in serotonin-induced itching in healthy volunteers. Serotonin is most unlikely to play a role in the mechanism of action of CAP...
  63. ncbi Lung carcinoma with congenital plantar keratoderma as a variant of Clarke-Howel-Evans syndrome
    Jens Uwe Grundmann
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Int J Dermatol 42:461-3. 2003
    ..He complained of abdominal pain, severe weight loss, and nausea. Generalized metastases showed substantial progression. Chemotherapy could not be continued because of a Karnowsky index below 20%. The patient died 2 weeks later...
  64. ncbi Prescribing errors in patients with documented drug allergies: comparison of ICD-10 coding and written patient notes
    Arwa Benkhaial
    Department of Internal Medicine VI, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharm World Sci 31:464-72. 2009
    ..Allergies to drugs are a major cause for hospitalisation and inappropriate prescriptions to patients. However, allergies can be prevented if the patient's history of drug allergy is known and coded...
  65. ncbi The "strip" patch test: results of a multicentre study towards a standardization
    Heinrich Dickel
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, and Health Theory, University of Osnabruck, Sedanstr 115, 49090 Osnabrück, Germany
    Arch Dermatol Res 296:212-9. 2004
    ..Penetration of the substances is enhanced by repeated applications of adhesive tape prior to their application to the skin. However, no guidelines exist for standardized performance of the SPT...
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