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Is eczema inevitable for some kids? Breakthrough research from 2022 suggests that testing and intervention for newborns could change the trajectory.
Episode 258th December 2022 • Eczema Breakthroughs • Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER)
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Imagine if doctors could use a non-invasive test on newborns to predict their risk of developing eczema?   Now it might be possible.  What’s more, new research suggests there is something you can do for high risk babies. Join us as we learn about an innovative test for eczema and what you might do with this information.   Our guest speakers are Dr. Anne-Sofie Halling who is completing a PhD on biomarkers of atopic dermatitis at Copenhagen University, Denmark; Prof. Alan Irvine a professor of dermatology at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland; and, Prof. Jonathan Hourihane a professor of pediatrics and child health at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. (If you like our podcast consider supporting it with a tax deductible donation.)

Research discussed in this podcast:

Skin biomarkers predict development of atopic dermatitis in infancy

Early initiation of short-term emollient use for the prevention of atopic dermatitis in high-risk infants—The STOP-AD randomised controlled trial

Skin care interventions in infants for preventing eczema and food allergy

Preventing Atopic Dermatitis and ALLergies in Children-the PreventADALL study.

Daily emollient during infancy for prevention of eczema: the BEEP randomised controlled trial