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Interviews with the leading scientists and innovators, hosted by Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER), a non-profit led by parents of children with eczema.

Learn more about GPER and subscribe to this podcast at: parentsforeczemaresearch.org

Eczema Breakthroughs Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER)

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Interviews with the leading scientists and innovators, hosted by Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER), a non-profit led by parents of children with eczema.

Learn more about GPER and subscribe to this podcast at: parentsforeczemaresearch.org

    The Evolving Medicine Cabinet: What do we know about steroid creams and ointments? Plus a look at new “topical” medications on the horizon!

    The Evolving Medicine Cabinet: What do we know about steroid creams and ointments? Plus a look at new “topical” medications on the horizon!

    In this episode we talk about parents’ concerns with topical steroids and what we do and don’t know about the risks and benefits of using this mainstay of treatment. We also explore NEW topical treatments for eczema that may be safer to use long term. Our guest is Dr. Elaine Siegfried, Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology At Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and our co-host is parent Angela Tiru. Join us for a deep dive into all the controversial questions and more.
    Research referenced in this episode:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4895880/ (Long-term safety of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors)
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01256-2 (Bacteriotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis)
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674919313260 (Treatment of Eczema with a JAK inhibitor cream)

    It Takes Two To Tango: Exploring the Relationship Between Food Allergies and Eczema

    It Takes Two To Tango: Exploring the Relationship Between Food Allergies and Eczema

    In this episode we explore the bi-directional relationship between food allergies and eczema with two leading pediatric allergists. Our guests are Dr. Anne Marie Singh, an allergy and immunology specialist with a focus in pediatrics with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Dr. Peck Ong, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and attending physician in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Our conversation explores how and when food allergies can trigger eczema as well as how eczema can serve as the gateway to food allergies; new approaches to treating food allergy; and future directions for preventing both conditions.
    Research referenced in this episode:
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213219818307293?via%3Dihub (Controversies in allergy: food testing and dietary avoidance in atopic dermatitis)
    https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/scratching-skin-primes-gut-allergic-reactions-food-mouse-study-suggests (Scratching the skin primes the gut for allergic reactions to food)
    This podcast episode was produced in collaboration with the http://revolutionizingad.com/ (Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis Conference) with support from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron.

    Defining Eczema Types and Preparing for the Precision Medicine Revolution with Dr. Thomas Bieber

    Defining Eczema Types and Preparing for the Precision Medicine Revolution with Dr. Thomas Bieber

    How close are we to targeted treatments designed to each person with eczema? As parents, we often hear from people about a miracle approach that “cured” their or their child’s eczema, only to find that this same approach doesn’t work for us. We are continually reminded of the many different ways that eczema can appear and feel, and how people respond differently to different treatments. Right now, we have a largely “trial and error” approach to treating eczema but what will the future look like as we begin to understand eczema variation, subtypes, and personalized medicine? In this episode of the Eczema Breakthroughs podcast we chat with Professor Thomas Bieber who is chair and director of the department of dermatology and allergy at the University of Bonn in Germany. His cutting edge research focuses on biomarker discovery and precision medicine in allergic skin diseases, and he was a speaker on the topic of risk stratification at the recent http://www.revolutionizingad.com/ (Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis global conference) in April.
    Research referenced in this episode:
    https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(17)30148-3/fulltext (Eczema types: Where are we and where should we go? )

    Tales from the Frontlines: Parents Share their Eczema Stories and Insights for World Atopic Eczema Day

    Tales from the Frontlines: Parents Share their Eczema Stories and Insights for World Atopic Eczema Day

    In this episode six parents of children with eczema from around the world share common experiences, challenges and silver linings from their eczema journeys, and dispel myths and misperceptions about the condition. Join us for this special edition of Eczema Breakthroughs recorded for World Atopic Eczema Day (#atopiceczemaday), which takes place annually on September 14th. Episode 7 is co-hosted with Keri Kelley.

    Natural Killer Cells

    Natural Killer Cells

    What do the Iditarod and the immune system have in common? How can we harness the body’s defenses for fighting off infections and invaders to tackle eczema and its complications, including eczema herpeticum. Our guest for this episode of Eczema Breakthroughs is Dr. Brian Kim, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Anesthesiology, Pathology and Immunology, and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His laboratory focuses on the immune mechanisms that underlie skin inflammation and the sensation of itch, and his groundbreaking translational research is showing new ways for addressing eczema by priming – rather than discouraging – the immune system.
    Research referenced in this episode: https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/revving-up-immune-system-may-help-treat-eczema/ (Revving up the immune system may help treat eczema)

    Dispatches from the frontlines of the "Battle of the Bacteria" with Dr. Richard Gallo

    Dispatches from the frontlines of the "Battle of the Bacteria" with Dr. Richard Gallo

    There’s a battle underway on the skin between bacteria that make eczema worse and bacteria that can improve eczema symptoms. This fascinating discussion with Dr. Richard Gallo, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of California-San Diego, explains his ground-breaking research approach which amplifies the presence of “good” bacteria in order to control overgrowth of problematic strains, like Staph aureus, and ultimately help people with eczema.

    This podcast was recorded in 2018 as part of GPER’s research meetup series.

    Research referenced in this podcast:
    Eczema-associated bacteria may be kept in check by a different microbe
    https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(18)31664-6/abstract (The microbiome in patients with atopic dermatitis)
    https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/378/eaah4680 (Antimicrobials from human skin commensal bacteria protect against Staphylococcus aureus and are deficient in atopic dermatitis)

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