Archives For: August 2000

Cutaneous problems related to glove use in health care workers

August 9, 2000 - 3:18 pm

The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and contact urticaria in health care workers presenting with hand dermatitis thought to be related to glove use. Retrospective chart review of 55 workers with abstraction of clinical information and prick and patch test results.

WSIB dermatitis claims file review

August 9, 2000 - 3:16 pm

The objective of the study was to review the medical information in a compensation claim file and determine the associations between available information and decisions. Fifty WSIB dermatitis claim files were abstracted in 1998.

Follow-up study of dental workers with removal of latex exposure

August 9, 2000 - 2:49 pm

The objective of the study was to determine if the change to non-powered latex gloves led to a decrease in latex sensitivity in dental school staff and students. A survey was conducted including a questionnaire and skin prick testing to natural rubber latex extract. And results compared to a similar survey conducted when powdered latex gloves were in use.

Assessment of quality of life in patients with contact dermatitis

August 9, 2000 - 2:27 pm

We piloted a quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for CD, to gain experience and evaluate this kind of approach. Our questionnaire was based on Finlay, and included both closed and open questions. We surveyed 339 people with CD to assess their quality of life. Standard information was also collected: demographics, clinical history, exposure information, diagnostic information, and patch test results.