Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: The Role of Nerve Sensitization and Defining Pain Outcomes
Pain is the most important cause of disability and reduced quality of life (QoL) in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). This proposal consists of (1) a prospective cross-sectional study using quantitative sensory testing to determine the contribution of nerve dysfunction to HS pain severity, and (2) a prospective cohort study to characterize how patient-reported outcomes relate to HS pain, for use in future clinical trials.
— Lauren Orenstein, M.D.
- Emory University
- Public Health Career Development Award
Exploring Gene Expression Patterns and Biomarkers of Disease Severity in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), which has been associated with uterine fibroids, is unlike other scarring alopecias because fibrosis rather…
Vulvar lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory condition that leads to scarring, obliteration of normal vulvar architecture, dyspareunia, and significant…
Cell Signaling Changes Induced by Surgical Debulking May Improve Response to Smoothened Inhibitor Therapy
Smoothened (SMO) inhibitors, such as vismodegib, are effective treatments for locally advanced basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). However, recurrences are frequent…