We strive to summarise what is known about treatments for skin diseases through Cochrane Skin Group systematic reviews, and then address research needs by running randomized controlled trials through the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network. The findings are disseminated along with other evidence-based resources through our national electronic library, NHS Evidence-skin disorders. Our main diseases of interest are childhood eczema, non-melanoma skin cancer, cellulitis, acne and vitiligo.
@University of Nottingham
The Cochrane Skin Group is part of a larger international endeavour, the Cochrane Collaboration, with the aim of preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions. The Collaboration is organised into different subject areas and fields, and is supported by national centres. Systematic reviews are of interest to health care providers, consumers, researchers, and other groups.
DermIS.net is a dermatology information service available on the internet. It offers elaborate image atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses, case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases.
A cooperation between the Dept. of Clinical Social Medicine (Univ. of Heidelberg) and the Dept. of Dermatology (Univ. of Erlangen)
DermLexTM is the standardized terminology of dermatologic diagnoses, therapies, procedures, and laboratory tests.
The DermLexTM Work Group mapped a subset of the most commonly used ICD-9-CM codes by the Academy membership to the DermLexTM.
EDEN can be seen as an European initiative aimed at:
promote high quality research into epidemiology and to conduct clinical research
improve the role of epidemiology in dermatology
contact isolated groups and encouraging them to join in
disseminate information by publishing events, collaborative studies, and workers interested in the field
teach, share and train by means of a main triennial meeting and an annual workshop
form project groups which initiate collaborative studies on a multinational basis
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization. It was formed to:
-stimulate the cooperation of societies of dermatology and societies interested in all fields of cutaneous medicine and biology throughout the world;
-encourage the worldwide advancement of dermatological education, care, and sciences;
-promote personal and professional relations among the dermatologists of the world;
-represent dermatology in commissions and international health organizations; and,
-organize a World Congress of Dermatology every four (4) years