study investigated the sex differences of the inflammatory mediator level at
the time of itch onset in patients with chronic venous disease (CVD).
CVD-associated itching was observed in both men and women. In this study, itching was related to increased
tryptase in women and increased adrenocorticotropic hormone and β-endorphin in
men. Our findings could be helpful in the treatment of patients with CVD.
The authors held a seminar for pharmacists about genetic testing for lifestyle-related disease genes, with the aim of contributing to the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases. The authors showed that collaboration between pharmacies and universities is important for developing future seminars for the general public. This is because some pharmacists do not wish to know the results of private genetic testing, and most believe that the support of universities is necessary for the genetic testing of customers.