Successful audits in Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Spain and India

We are glad to welcome the newest members to the UCARE family

We are glad to welcome the newest members to the UCARE family:

Centro de Urticária do Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Vitória of Faradiba Sarquis Sera, Brazil; Department of Dermatology, Kayseri City Hospital of Kemal Özyurt and Ragıp Ertaş, Turkey; Allergy Center Hessen, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Center Gießen and Marburg of Wolfgang Pfützner, Germany; Medical Center Excelsior Ltd. of Todor Popov, Bulgaria; King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Department of Medicine of Rand Arnaout, Saudi Arabia; Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona of Ignasi Figueras Nart, Spain.

We also want to announce the successful re-audit of the Dr.D.Y.Patil Medical college & Hospital of Kiran Godse, India. The audits were conducted by Solange Valle, Marcus Maurer, Thilo Jakob, Martin Church, Marcus Maurer, Ana Giménez-Arnau and Torsten Zuberbier respectively.

Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by Dr Emek Kocatürk Göncü who addresses concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 infection in patients with chronic urticaria and summarises the results of the recent UCARE project, PREG-CU.



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For many years, antihistamines have been a cornerstone of chronic urticaria therapy, but is there room for improvement? In this episode, Professor Martin Church reflects on the enormous progress that has been made in the field of urticariology over the course of his career and discusses what is yet to come for patients with this devastating disease.


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Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by “UCARE father”, Dr Luis Felipe Ensina, to discuss the frequently underestimated burden of urticaria, which Dr Ensina explains is not limited to the patients themselves, but may indirectly impact numerous friends and family members as well.

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With the sixth consensus meeting on the international EAACI/GA²LEN/EuroGuiDerm guideline for urticaria fast approaching, Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by guideline development group member, Professor Torsten Zuberbier, who explains what we can expect from this new edition.

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Patients with chronic conditions are increasingly seeking information from information and communications technologies (ICTs) to manage their health. As of yet, it is not known which general or specific ICTs patients use to obtain information on health-related topics and specifically on CU, or how patients perceive the currently available information via ICTs. Gaining knowledge on this is...

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In cooperation with many experts, scientists and medthority, a podcast series on the subject of Urticara has been created under the title: All things urticaria. Further episodes are constantly being created. At Apple Podcasts you can currently find all available episodes. You can listen to them in your browser or in Apple Podcasts. Have fun with it....

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The 5th GA²LEN Global Urticaria Forum is an international meeting about urticaria.

In 2020, the meeting will again be held in Berlin (Germany) from Wednesday 1 to Thursday 2 December 2020, with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday.

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For UrticariaDay2020, we recorded a pilot series of podcasts “All things urticaria” with three episodes.

They are available on Spotify and medthority


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Review the best practices for chronic spontaneous urticaria and ensure your treatment plan is up-to-date.

You’ll earn CPD credit from @Medscape Education.


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In these podcasts our host, Professor Marcus Maurer, is joined by his friends and colleagues, Professor Ana Giménez-Arnau, Professor Karsten Weller and Professor Martin Metz, to discuss all things urticaria.

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