BioMed Research International

Pruritus: From the Bench to the Bedside


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1Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

2University of Western Brittany, Brest, France

3Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Urayasu, Japan


Pruritus: From the Bench to the Bedside

Description

Pruritus is an unpleasant sensation leading to an urge to scratch. For years this symptom of many dermatological, systemic, neurologic, or even psychiatric conditions was diminished or even neglected by researchers and clinicians. As a consequence, antipruritic treatment options were very limited and many patients could not be adequately treated. Fortunately, over the last decade significant progress has been made in our understanding of pruritus and various new research groups have started investigation on these symptoms, both in laboratories as well as in clinics. Better understanding of the pathophysiology of pruritus resulted in the development of new promising treatment options which are currently tested in clinical trials. Such novel treatment modalities are giving a hope for patients suffering from this disturbing and burdensome ailment.

This special issue aims to create a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion on recent developments in the field of pruritus. Accepted papers will show a diversity of new advances in the area of pruritus. This special issue accepts high quality original articles, clinical studies, and review papers related to pruritus research and it will let the readers of this journal know more about this very important clinical symptom of so many various conditions.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pathogenesis of pruritus
  • In vitro models of pruritus
  • Epidemiology of pruritus
  • Diagnostic procedures in pruritus
  • Measurement of pruritus
  • Treatment options of pruritus
  • Quality of life and psychosocial problems in patients with pruritus
  • Pruritus in different diseases
  • Systemic, neurologic, and psychiatric diseases associated with pruritus

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5742753
  • - Editorial

Pruritus: From the Bench to the Bedside

Adam Reich | Laurent Misery | Kenji Takamori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9625936
  • - Review Article

Pruritus: Progress toward Pathogenesis and Treatment

Jing Song | Dehai Xian | ... | Jianqiao Zhong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2031627
  • - Clinical Study

Do Tonic Itch and Pain Stimuli Draw Attention towards Their Location?

Antoinette I. M. van Laarhoven | Stefaan van Damme | ... | Andrea W. M. Evers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3896423
  • - Research Article

12-Item Pruritus Severity Scale: Development and Validation of New Itch Severity Questionnaire

Adam Reich | Agnieszka Bożek | ... | Jacek C. Szepietowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4238139
  • - Research Article

Prevalence and Relevance of Pruritus in Pregnancy

Justyna Szczęch | Artur Wiatrowski | ... | Adam Reich
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4790810
  • - Review Article

Aprepitant for the Treatment of Chronic Refractory Pruritus

Alice He | Jihad M. Alhariri | ... | Shawn G. Kwatra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5617838
  • - Research Article

Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Itch in Vitiligo and Its Clinical Significance

Vasanop Vachiramon | Woranit Onprasert | ... | Kumutnart Chanprapaph
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5965492
  • - Research Article

The Role of Intereukin-31 in Pathogenesis of Itch and Its Intensity in a Course of Bullous Pemphigoid and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Lilianna Kulczycka-Siennicka | Anna Cynkier | ... | Agnieszka Żebrowska
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