- Choice of Moisturiser for Eczema Treatment (COMET): feasibility study of a randomised controlled parallel group trial in children recruited from primary care. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- BOBMJ Open 2016 Nov 16; 6(11):e012021
- CONCLUSIONS: It is feasible in a primary care setting to recruit and randomise young children with eczema to emollients, follow them up and collect relevant trial data, while keeping observers blinded to their allocation. However, reported use of emollients (study and others) has design implications for future trials.
- Fingolimod hydrochloride gel shows promising therapeutic effects in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis. [Journal Article]
- JPJ Pharm Pharmacol 2016; 68(10):1268-77
- CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that the gels containing 0.50% FNGL and FNGL 0.50% plus 6% colloidal oatmeal have potential for the treatment of AD. The presence of colloidal oatmeal may provide additional benefits.
- Fingolimod Hydrochloride Gel for Dermatological Applications: Optimization of Formulation Strength and Effect of Colloidal Oatmeal (Aveeno®) as Penetration Enhancer. [Journal Article]
- APAAPS PharmSciTech 2016; 17(4):907-14
- Fingolimod (FNGL) is an immune-modulatory agent prescribed for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Because of its mechanism of action, FNGL is potentially a treatment for chronic, non-curable T-ly...
Fingolimod (FNGL) is an immune-modulatory agent prescribed for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Because of its mechanism of action, FNGL is potentially a treatment for chronic, non-curable T-lymphocyte-driven inflammatory skin diseases (TLDISD) such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Since severe side effects limit the systemic administration of FNGL, the objective of this study is to develop a hydroxypropyl cellulose (2%) FNGL gel for dermatological applications. First, the effect of FNGL strength (0.05%, 0.10%, 0.50%, and 1.00%) on skin permeability and retention was investigated. We carried out several permeation studies with vertical Franz diffusion cells and (i) cellulose or (ii) excised dorsal porcine ear skin (EDPES) as membrane. We also quantified FNGL in the stratum corneum and in dermis with the tape-stripping method. Permeability parameters as well as the amount retained in skin increased significantly (p < 0.01) with strength; however, there was no statistically significant difference between the 0.50% and 1.00% gels for both cellulose and EDPES. Therefore, we selected the 0.50% gel to investigate the effect of colloidal oatmeal (0%, 1%, 3%, 6%, and 10%) on FNGL in vitro permeability and skin retention. Colloidal oatmeal has beneficial dermatological properties for TLDISD and may complement FNGL activity. Permeability increased significantly (p < 0.001) with colloidal oatmeal at the 6% and 10% strength with an enhancement ratio of 3.5 and 2.4, respectively, whereas the amount retained in the skin decreased significantly (p < 0.001) compared to the base gel. In conclusion, the 0.50% FNGL(.)HCL gel with 6% Aveeno® has very promising permeability characteristics for delivery of FNGL to the skin.
- Choice of Moisturiser for Eczema Treatment (COMET): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- TTrials 2015; 16:304
- CONCLUSIONS: Recruitment is on-going. At the end of the study, as well as being able to answer the question, 'Is it is possible to recruit and retain children with eczema from primary care into a four-arm randomized trial of emollients?', we will also have collected important data on the acceptability and effectiveness of four commonly used emollients.
- Clinical trials of aveeno foot powder. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Am Podiatry Assoc 1960; 50:470-3