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A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults.

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Chang, ALS; Chen, SC; Osterberg, L; Brandt, S; von Grote, EC; Meckfessel, MH
Published in: Geriatr Nurs
2018

A skin care regimen which significantly improved atopic dermatitis and pruritus was evaluated for its efficacy and acceptability in senior subjects diagnosed with xerosis who also suffer from pruritus. This was an open-label, single-center study, designed to evaluate the daily use of a skin care regimen for 15 days. Assessments were made at baseline, day 8 and day 15 for visual skin dryness, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration, desquamation, subject-perceived itch and quality of life (QoL). Twenty-five subjects, ages 60-73 years, had significantly improved skin visual dryness, hydration, desquamation, itch and QoL at days 8 and 15, relative to baseline (P < .05). TEWL was improved, though not significantly. Subjects expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the results. This regimen provides geriatric patients with an easily incorporated skin routine to help improve a common symptom of aging skin which negatively affects QoL.

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Geriatr Nurs

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EISSN

1528-3984

Publication Date

2018

Volume

39

Issue

1

Start / End Page

24 / 28

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Skin Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Pruritus
  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intermediate Filament Proteins
  • Humans
  • Filaggrin Proteins
  • Female
 

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Chang, A. L. S., Chen, S. C., Osterberg, L., Brandt, S., von Grote, E. C., & Meckfessel, M. H. (2018). A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults. Geriatr Nurs, 39(1), 24–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.05.002
Chang, Anne Lynn S., Suephy C. Chen, Lars Osterberg, Staci Brandt, Erika C. von Grote, and Matthew H. Meckfessel. “A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults.Geriatr Nurs 39, no. 1 (2018): 24–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.05.002.
Chang ALS, Chen SC, Osterberg L, Brandt S, von Grote EC, Meckfessel MH. A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults. Geriatr Nurs. 2018;39(1):24–8.
Chang, Anne Lynn S., et al. “A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults.Geriatr Nurs, vol. 39, no. 1, 2018, pp. 24–28. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.05.002.
Chang ALS, Chen SC, Osterberg L, Brandt S, von Grote EC, Meckfessel MH. A daily skincare regimen with a unique ceramide and filaggrin formulation rapidly improves chronic xerosis, pruritus, and quality of life in older adults. Geriatr Nurs. 2018;39(1):24–28.
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Published In

Geriatr Nurs

DOI

EISSN

1528-3984

Publication Date

2018

Volume

39

Issue

1

Start / End Page

24 / 28

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Skin Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Pruritus
  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Intermediate Filament Proteins
  • Humans
  • Filaggrin Proteins
  • Female