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Onychomycosis. Baseline results of an observational study.
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PMID:  9397656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The investigators present an analysis of baseline quality-of-life and patient-management approaches from an observational study of 150 patients being treated by podiatric physicians and dermatologists for onychomycosis. The majority (73%) made the initial office visit specifically because of their onychomycosis. Both men and women indicated that they had substantial physical discomfort as well as concerns related to appearance. Women reported significantly more problems than did men as a result of their onychomycosis. Physicians reported that 54% of patients suffered from toenail discomfort, 36% had pain while walking, 40% reported that their condition limited wearing of shoes, and 67% were embarrassed by the condition. The results of this study suggest that the treatment approach of podiatric physicians is more likely to address the palliative concerns of patients with onychomycosis, while the approach of dermatologists is more likely to attempt a definitive cure.
J R Schein; D Gause; D M Stier; D P Lubeck; M M Bates; R Fisk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  87     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-24     Completed Date:  1997-12-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, East Hanover, NJ 07936, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Foot Dermatoses
Hand Dermatoses
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Onychomycosis / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Quality of Life*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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