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 Research on other skin diseases    

This webpage features our research for other skin conditions including rare diseases
 

This page summarises research not otherwise described elsewhere. We are particularly interested in rare diseases. The evidence-base for such diseases is often poor as relatively few people are affected, making performing clinical trials difficult.  However, we have found that by taking a broad collaborative approach, supported by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network ( UK DCTN), such difficulties can be overcome. 

Information for all of our other research projects is detailed in the table below.

Some projects previously listed here have moved. Please see the web pages for blistering diseases or genital conditions for research related to these conditions. 

 

Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Evaluation Study (THESEUS)

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a long term, painful skin condition that involves boils in areas such as the armpits and groins. The THESEUS study has been developed to inform the design of future hidradenitis suppurativa trials.
 

Developing diagnostic criteria for psoriasis in children (DIPSOC)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition causing red flaky patches which can occur anywhere on the skin. The  DIPSOC Study aims to develop diagnostic criteria for children who have psoriasis.
 

Refining Outcome Measures for trials in Alopecia areata (ROMA)

Alopecia areata, also known is a condition which causes non-scarring hair loss.The ROMA project will determine what is meaningful to measure in treatment trials.

 

Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA)

Acne is a condition which causes skin spots. The SAFA study aims to find out whether spironolactone tablets help women with acne or spots.
 

All Projects

ProjectDescriptionFundingStatus
Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA) study To find out whether spironolactone tablets help women with acne or spots. NIHR HTA 16/13/02 In progress - recruiting
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Evaluation Study (THESEUS) Looking to answer questions that were identified as priority areas for Hidradenitis Suppurativa NIHR HTA In progress - recruiting
Refining Outcome Measures for trials in Alopecia areata (ROMA) Determine what clinical trial measurements are meaningful to people with alopecia areata and those who treat them. UK DCTN Pump Priming Award In progress
Developing diagnostic criteria for psoriasis in children (DIPSOC) To develop diagnostic criteria for children who have psoriasis. NIHR DRF 2016-09-083 In progress
Skin care intervention in Nurses (SCIN) study  A study looking at reducing the occurrence of hand dermatitis among nurses working in the National Health Service.  NIHR HTA 11/94/01  Published
Study of Treatments for Pyoderma Gangrenosum Patients (STOP GAP) trial  A study that compared the use of prednisolone and ciclosporin for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum. NIHR PGfAR RP-PG-0407-10177 Published
Effective Verrucae Treatment (EVerT)  A trial compare the clinical effectiveness of cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts NIHR HTA 05/513/02 Published
Antimicrobial therapy in acne: a randomised controlled trial A trial to determine the relative efficacy and cost-effectiveness of five of the most commonly used antimicrobial preparations for treating mild to moderate facial acne in the community  NIHR HTA Published
Eye protection during dermatological surgery: prospective observational study A Prospective, observational study in a UK hospital skin surgery suite which assessed dermatological surgery procedures and operations. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Published 

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
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Nottingham, NG7 2NR


telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1048
email:cebd@nottingham.ac.uk