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Christine R Totri published latest article in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology entitled Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 27855965 and it is published in 2017. The coauthors of this article are Totri CR, Eichenfield LF, Logan K, Proudfoot L, Schmitt J, Lara-Corrales I, Sugarman J, Tom W, Siegfried E, Cordoro K, Paller AS, Flohr C.


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Article Title: Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey.

Co-Author(s): Totri CR, Eichenfield LF, Logan K, Proudfoot L, Schmitt J, Lara-Corrales I, Sugarman J, Tom W, Siegfried E, Cordoro K, Paller AS, Flohr C

Affiliation(s): Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

PMID 27855965, Year 2017

Abstract: There is a paucity of literature to direct physicians in the prescribing of immunomodulators for patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD).To survey systemic agent prescribing practices for severe childhood AD among clinicians in the United States and Canada.The TREatment of severe Atopic dermatitis in children Taskforce (TREAT), US&CANADA, a project of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), developed an online multiple-response survey to assess clinical practice, gather demographic information and details of systemic agent selection, and identify barriers to their use in patients with recalcitrant pediatric AD.In total, 133 of 290 members (45.9%) of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology completed the survey, and 115 of 133 (86.5%) used systemic treatment for severe pediatric AD. First-line drugs of choice were cyclosporine (45.2%), methotrexate (29.6%), and mycophenolate mofetil (13.0%). The most commonly used second-line agents were methotrexate (31.3%) and mycophenolate mofetil (30.4%); azathioprine was the most commonly cited third-line agent. The main factors that discouraged use of systemic agents were side-effect profiles (82.6%) and perceived risks of long-term toxicity (81.7%).Investigation of the sequence of systemic medications or combination systemic therapy was limited. Recall bias may have affected the results.Great variation exists in prescribing practices among American and Canadian physicians using systemic agents for treatment of pediatric AD.

Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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