Last updated on June 2019

Comparison of Two Different Skin Creams and Their Effect on Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) in Pediatric Patients With Atopic Dermatitis


Brief description of study

Prospective, single center, clinical pilot study to test the hypothesis that lipid rich EpiCeram is superior in improving skin barrier function compared to Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion.

Detailed Study Description

Prospective, single center, clinical pilot study to test the hypothesis that lipid rich EpiCeram is superior in improving skin barrier function compared to Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion.

Primary Objective: To compare skin barrier function, assessed by TEWL AUC, between non-lesional areas of the skin treated with EpiCeram, Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion or no emollient use for one week.

Secondary Objectives: To assess lipid and protein profiles of skin tape strips from non-lesional skin, after a week of either EpiCeram, Aveeno Daily Moisturising Sheer Hydration Lotion or no treatment.

Exploratory Objectives :

  • To study whether the effects on TEWL on lesional and non-lesional skin persist 24 hours after cessation of therapy.
  • To evaluate whether baseline food and environmental allergy sensitization (assessed via skin prick testing during screening) affects the outcomes. See protocol section 3.1 for allergen details.
  • A central repository of blood samples will be stored for future use to assess plasma biomarkers to help characterize clinical outcome data.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03663673

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