In the Spotlight - Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital

Our hospital is located on the European side of Istanbul and is a very central with many referrals every day.

The department of dermatology Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital is a general dermatology clinic with a special focus on urticaria and allergic skin disorders. The Chronic Urticaria policlinic is running on Mondays (during the day) and Thursdays (half day in the morning till noon). Dr. Emek Kocatürk and a resident doctor from the team takes care of the patients usually. We also have a nurse to make the injections and perform skin testings. We in our clinic perform many clinical research to find out the pathomechanism, understand the impact of the disease on patients and response rates of different treatments. We have experience on pregnant urticaria patients. We celebrate WorldUrticariaDay with our patients, coming together with them and making them to join with other urticaria patients.  

Did you know 12-20% of the population will experience acute urticaria sometime in their lifetime? In this episode, Dr Angèle Soria explains the differences between acute urticaria and other urticarias, how to manage the condition and what to look out for and highlights her most recent publication.

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Did you know that not all patients with CSU develop wheals? In this episode, Professor Connie Katelaris explains the unique challenges physicians face when diagnosing and managing CSU patients who have pure angioedema without wheals, and offers advice on how to spot pseudoangioedema.

LINK: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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Join this expert discussion on key challenges in management of chronic spontaneous urticaria in clinical practice.

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Guided by its motto UCARE Conference 2021: A New Era for Urticaria – Advances in its classification and breakthroughs in its treatment, the conference is a three-day hybrid event to learn and exchange ideas on chronic urticaria and related diseases. Eight scientific sessions with oral presentations, overview lectures by international experts, as well as workshops and interactive poster sessions....

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For those just starting out on their UCARE journey, the extensive list of criteria can seem daunting. In this episode, our host is joined by Professor Kanokvalai Kulthanan, who offers her advice on tackling the application process.

LINK: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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Join this expert discussion on the role of IgE in the pathogenesis of CSU and therapies in development.

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Courage&Khazaka has announced that TempTest® is available again

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Since its inception in 2018, COLD-CE has collected data on hundreds of patients with cold urticaria from around the world. In this episode, Dr Mojca Bizjac reflects on her experience of running a UCARE project, offering insight and advice for those hoping to do so in the future.

LINK: https://www.medthority.com/csu-learning-zone/podcast-series/

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5th GA²LEN Global Urticaria Forum (GUF 2020) and 6th Consensus Conference on the Update and Revision of the international EAACI/GA²LEN/EuroGuiDerm/APAAACI Guideline for Urticaria

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Despite affecting up to 5% of the population, symptomatic dermographism remains understudied. Discover more about how our ability to diagnose and treat this common and debilitating condition is improving from urticaria expert, Dr Tomasz Hawro.

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Contact us

GA²LEN coordinating Office
c/o DGAKI
Robert-Koch-Platz 7
10115 Berlin, Germany

UCARE office
Laura Schwenner

info(at)ga2len-ucare.com