Dermatology

Methotrexate vs tumor necrosis factor inhibitors for pediatric psoriasis

Methotrexate vs tumor necrosis factor inhibitors for pediatric psoriasis

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Medication-related adverse events occur more frequently with methotrexate in children with moderate to severe psoriasis.

Many atopic dermatitis patients have inadequate disease control

Many atopic dermatitis patients have inadequate disease control

Physicians rate a high proportion of patients with atopic dermatitis as having inadequate disease control.

Oxybenzone in lotion linked to dermatological, environmental toxicity

Oxybenzone in lotion linked to dermatological, environmental toxicity

Oxybenzone, found in sunscreens and other products, has harmful dermatological and environmental effects.

Adolescent acne not linked to malignant melanoma in men

Adolescent acne not linked to malignant melanoma in men

Body mass index is linked to malignant melanoma in men.

Methotrexate treatment improves symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis

Methotrexate treatment improves symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis

Methotrexate treatment is associated with a significant improvement in symptoms of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis compared with cyclosporine treatment.

AJCC melanoma staging system is revised

AJCC melanoma staging system is revised

American Joint Commtitee on Cancer melamona staging system revised.

Severe psoriasis linked to higher mortality risk

Severe psoriasis linked to higher mortality risk

Patients with psoriasis whose disease affects >10% of their body surface area (BSA) are at an increased risk for death compared with the general population.

Dermatology guideline authors frequently fail to disclose sizable industry payments

Dermatology guideline authors frequently fail to disclose sizable industry payments

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Discrepancies were observed in disclosure forms of industry payments received by authors of dermatology clinical practice guidelines.

Dermographism: Writing on the skin

Dermographism: Writing on the skin

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The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.

Sleep disturbance in psoriasis leads to psychological and physical predictors

Sleep disturbance in psoriasis leads to psychological and physical predictors

Sleep complaints among individuals with psoriasis warrant greater clinical attention, as they have a greater chance for developing obstructive sleep apnea.

Psoriasis patients have an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality

Psoriasis patients have an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality

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Patients with psoriasis have a greater risk of mortality due to alcohol-related causes, including alcoholic liver disease, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, and mental and behavioral disorders.

Secukinumab well-tolerated in patients with scalp psoriasis

Secukinumab well-tolerated in patients with scalp psoriasis

This study shows that more than 50% of patients can expect a 90% or greater improvement in scalp psoriasis within 12 weeks.

Oral isotretinoin better than topical treatment for warts

Oral isotretinoin better than topical treatment for warts

Oral isotretinoin showed the best response in cases of facial warts

Smoking may be a risk factor for psoriasis

Smoking may be a risk factor for psoriasis

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Researchers observed a positive correlation between the amount and duration of smoking and the occurrence of psoriasis.

Noninvasive test effective for monitoring hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients taking methotrexate

Noninvasive test effective for monitoring hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients taking methotrexate

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NASH FibroSure is useful to monitor for risk of worsening fibrosis during MTX therapy.

Biosimilar ABP 501 and adalimumab safe and effective for plaque psoriasis

Biosimilar ABP 501 and adalimumab safe and effective for plaque psoriasis

Biosimilar ABP 501 has similar clinical efficacy and safety to adalimumab for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

<i>Candida</i> antigen safe and effective treatment for common warts

Candida antigen safe and effective treatment for common warts

The treatment is a promising, effective, and safe immunotherapeutic modality for common warts.

Dalazatide effective for skin lesions in plaque psoriasis

Dalazatide effective for skin lesions in plaque psoriasis

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Dalazatide treatment reduced the plasma levels of multiple inflammation markers and reduced the expression of T cell activation markers on peripheral blood memory T cells.

Screening guidelines for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities

Screening guidelines for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities

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The guidelines are the first to provide recommendations for comorbidity screening in pediatric psoriasis patients.

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.

Herpes zoster linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events

Herpes zoster linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events

The risks of both stroke and myocardial infarction were highest the first year after the onset of herpes zoster and decreased with time.

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

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Symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.

Cardiometabolic comorbidity rates high in psoriasis patients

Cardiometabolic comorbidity rates high in psoriasis patients

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The most common comorbidities found in patients with psoriasis are hyperlipidemia, hypertension, depression, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity.

Biologic treatment for psoriasis shows long-term effectiveness

Biologic treatment for psoriasis shows long-term effectiveness

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Researchers sought to analyze long-term and real-world outcome data in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis after starting biologic treatment.

Antibiotics improve short-term outcomes in small skin abscesses

Antibiotics improve short-term outcomes in small skin abscesses

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Antibiotics in conjunction with incision and drainage improved short-term outcomes compared with incision and drainage alone.

Emergency department visits for herpes zoster increased from 2006-2013

Emergency department visits for herpes zoster increased from 2006-2013

The number of emergency department visits for herpes zoster have increased from 2006 to 2013.

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

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The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

Tofacitinib linked to improvements in nail psoriasis

Tofacitinib linked to improvements in nail psoriasis

Treatment resulted in improvements in nail psoriasis vs placebo at 16 weeks.

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

First-line biologic treatment for psoriasis influenced by specific factors

First-line biologic treatment for psoriasis influenced by specific factors

Presence of psoriatic arthritis, weight, employment status, baseline disease severity affect the selection of first-line biologic treatment.

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