Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Abstract

Background:Health promotion has been defined by the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2005 Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health. One of the most important determinants of health is quality of life. Vitiligo is a common, acquired pigmentary disease of the skin that can adversely affect the quality of life of patients. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life in patients with vitiligo. Methods: This study carried out on 70 patients with vitiligo. All the patients filled out two questionnaires: Short Form 36(SF-36) and (Dermatology Life Quality index) DLQI. Data were compiled and analyzed by using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) software. Results: Scores on the DLQI in patients with vitiligo ranged from 0 to 23(mean +/- SD, 8.40 +/-5.76). After comparing mean total score of QOL (SF-36) with respect to gender, it was found that the difference between men's scores and women's scores but it wasn't statistically significant. (ANOVA, p=0.679) Comparing mean total score of QOL (SF-36) in regard to age using ANOVA indicated that the mean score was different in different age groups, but the difference wasn't significant. (ANOVA, p=0.456) There was a reverse and significant correlation between the scores of different dimensions of QOL obtained from the two questionnaires (SF36 and DLQI). Conclusion: The study findings showed that vitiligo has a significant effect on the quality of life. It seems psychotherapy should also be included in the treatment of vitiligo. Key words: Quality of life, questionnaire, vitiligo

Biography

Professor Reza Ghaderi has completed Specialty board of Dermatology from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (1995). He ranked second among all the graduates of medicine in the comprehensive exam at university and immediately he had been awarded a scholarship by Iranian ministry of health and medical education to continue his postgraduate education leading to the specialty of Dermatology. He had been top resident in throughout Dermatology Specialty training course. He is full professor of Dermatology at Birjand University of Medical Sciences & a member of Medical Toxicology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. He has published more than 100 papers (in reputed journals & meetings) and three books. He has been serving as an editorial board member for Journal of SciTz Dermatology in USA, American Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of surgical Dermatology, the Journal of Birjand U.M.S, the Journal of Modern care and Member of International Advisory Board for Annals of International medical and Dental Research.

Speaker
Reza Ghaderi / Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Abstract

Background: Acne vulgaris is a common dermatosis and its pathogenesis is multifactorial. Oxidative stress in pilosebaceousunits is considered to be an initiator step in pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. This study was conducted to compare oxidative stress markers in patients with acne vulgaris and control groups. Materials and methods: Forty-five consecutivepatients with acne vulgarisand 44healthy controlswere enrolled in thiscase control study. The two groups were matched according to gender and age. The parameters of oxidative stress such asmalondialdehyde (MDA), Total plasma anti-oxidant capacity (TAC) and thiol groupsin the venous blood of cases were measured.The values compared with control group. Data were analyzed by using SPSS package. Results: results of this study showed that MDA plasma levels were significantly higher in patients with acne vulgaris compared with health individuals (7.273.42 versus 5.392.56, P=0.004). In contrast, plasma levels of TAC (1063.8340.14versus 1214.6320.94, P=0.034) and thiol groups (233.872.9 versus 273.576.7, P=0.014) were significantly lower in patients with acne vulgaris compared with healthy individuals. Conclusion: results of this study showthat oxidative stressexists in the patients with acne vulgaris. Key Words: Oxidative Stress, Acne vulgaris, Malondialdehyde, Total plasma antioxidant capacity, Thiol groups.

Biography

Professor Reza Ghaderi has completed Specialty board of Dermatology from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (1995). He ranked second among all the graduates of medicine in the comprehensive exam at university and immediately he had been awarded a scholarship by Iranian ministry of health and medical education to continue his postgraduate education leading to the specialty of Dermatology. He had been top resident in throughout Dermatology Specialty training course. He is full professor of Dermatology at Birjand University of Medical Sciences & a member of Medical Toxicology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. He has published more than 100 papers (in reputed journals & meetings) and three books. He has been serving as an editorial board member for Journal of SciTz Dermatology in USA, American Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of surgical Dermatology, the Journal of Birjand U.M.S, the Journal of Modern care and Member of International Advisory Board for Annals of International medical and Dental Research.

Speaker
Reza Ghaderi / Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

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