Successful audits in Greece and Spain

We are happy to welcome on board our new UCAREs: The Allergy Unit "D. Kalogeromitros", 2nd Dpt. of Dermatology and Venereology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Hospital "Attikon" of Dr Michael Makris in Greece and the Dermatology Department of the Hospital Sant Pau of Dr Esther Serra-Baldrich.

Prof. Torsten Zuberbier audited the center in Athens and the center in Barcelona was audited by Prof. Ana Gimenéz-Arnau.

We would like to thank the auditors and are looking forward to working together with our new centers!

In this newsletter we share:

  • The Chronic Urticaria Self-Evaluation APP, CRUSE® and the advantages for physicians and patients in using it.
  • Urticaria Conference 2021 and expand on some of the program’s highlights
  • Insightful physicians views on treatment of Chronic Inducible Urticaria (CIndU)
  • Interview with Dr. Ivan Cherrez about PROMUSE
  • Updates on the latest happening in LevelUp, 4U and the world of...
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In part two of this very special episode, Professor Marcus Maurer is joined once again by his colleagues, Laura, Julia, Reinhardt and Rebekka from the UCARE office to discuss the UCARE LevelUp and UCARE 4U programmes, which aim to inform and educate patients and physicians on the management of chronic urticaria.


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 Dear UCARE friends and colleagues,


We are launching a new project, which is called CU-TIGER, The Characterization of urticaria markers including anti-TPO and IgE in serum.


Background/ rationale

Two endotypes of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) have been recently described, ie Type I autoimmune CSU (aiCSU), which is also called autoallergic CSU and mediated by IgE autoantibodies and...

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We are delighted to share the UCARE endorsed, touchIME, accredited touchPANEL DISCUSSION® - "Unlocking the pathogenesis of chronic spontaneous urticaria to inform the future treatment landscape'' has now launched on the touchIMMUNOLOGY® site in the CME zone.
You can view the activity here: touchIMMUNOLOGY® -
In this activity, the expert...

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Congratulations to Ivan Cherrez Ojeda, Marcus Maurer and the UCARE physicians on successfully completing the UCARE Project CURICT.

The aim of CURICT was to assess the frequency and preference of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs).  The results show that almost all patients with chronic spontaneous and chronic (CSU) and inducible urticaria have access to ICTs and more the majority sees the...

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In this very special two-part episode, Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by not one, but four of his UCARE office colleagues, Laura Schwenner, Julia Föll, Rebekka Locke and Reinhardt Britz, to give listeners exclusive insight into the inner workings of the UCARE network, including advice on how to become a UCARE center and updates on exciting new UCARE initiatives. 


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In this episode of the “All Things Urticaria”-Podcast, the host Dr. Marcus Maurer is joined by Dr Christian Vestergaard, who offers expert insight into the results of the AWARE study and highlights the urgent need for wider dissemination of the guidelines for CSU management.


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In this episode, Dr Sophia Neisinger joins the podcast to introduce the CRUSE CONTROL app, which has been developed to help support chronic spontaneous urticaria self-evaluation and aims to improve patient quality of life. 


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We are pleased to welcome Jason Fok representing the Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to the UCARE and ACARE network. As this is our second UCARE and first ACARE center in Australia, we are confident that there will be many UCAREs and ACAREs to follow in Australia and we are looking forward to an intensive collaboration.

You will find:

  • an overview of all...
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In this episode, Dr Désirée Larenas-Linnemann joins our host to discuss the importance of providing better education on urticaria for patients and physicians around the world. Dr Larenas-Linnemann also highlights international differences in educational needs and the role of UCARE programmes in addressing these.


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