Dermatology

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations.

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

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Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8

Psoriasis Treatment With Biologics Often Requires Multiple Courses, Treatment Changes

Psoriasis Treatment With Biologics Often Requires Multiple Courses, Treatment Changes

The final analysis set comprised biologic-naïve individuals — individuals who had filled an initial prescription for etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, or ustekinumab after 2 years without using any biologic agent during the study period.

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

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A smartphone application is a more effective learning tool for accurately diagnosing melanoma compared with traditional, rule-based methods.

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

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Alternative sun protection products, including pills and dietary supplements, are misleading consumers through false marketing and advertising.

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk

Risk of cardiovascular outcomes was greatest for those with the most active atopic eczema.

Microneedling Plus Bleomycin Spraying Superior for Plantar Wart Treatment

Microneedling Plus Bleomycin Spraying Superior for Plantar Wart Treatment

Microneedling combined with bleomycin was associated with higher clearance rates and was less painful than the use of intralesional bleomycin injections.

AAPA Responds to <i>JAMA Dermatology</i> Study

AAPA Responds to JAMA Dermatology Study

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AAPA and SDPA respond to a recent article published in JAMA Dermatology.

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

No Clinical Benefit Seen for Bath Emollients in Childhood Eczema

POEM scores didn't meet minimal clinically important difference after adjustment for confounders

Chronic Aspirin Exposure Linked to Melanoma Risk in Males

Chronic Aspirin Exposure Linked to Melanoma Risk in Males

Significantly increased risk of malignant melanoma in males, but not females, on once-daily aspirin

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

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Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants perform more skin biopsies but detect fewer melanomas.

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy

Case Study: Mottling and Infection in an Adult

Case Study: Mottling and Infection in an Adult

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A 44-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department after 5 days of persistent fever, productive cough, and worsening dyspnea on exertion.

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention: USPSTF Updated Recommendations

Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention: USPSTF Updated Recommendations

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The USPSTF has updated both the 2012 recommendation on behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of skin cancer and the 2009 recommendation on screening for skin cancer with skin self-examination.

Dupilumab treatment in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Dupilumab treatment in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Researchers assessed whether the administration of dupilumab improves signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis in patients with or without comorbid asthma.

Skin hypersensitivity in infants decreased with yogurt consumption

Skin hypersensitivity in infants decreased with yogurt consumption

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When testing for sensitivity to histamine, larger swelling sizes were recorded for infants with eczema and atopic dermatitis compared with infants without those conditions.

Case Study: A gradually progressive rash after a URI

Case Study: A gradually progressive rash after a URI

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A 33-year-old man presents to the emergency department for 6 small spots on his chest, arms, and legs that gradually grew in diameter after using a topical cream and cephalexin.

Guidelines for basal, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma management

Guidelines for basal, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma management

Guidelines were provided for basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Patients with atopic dermatitis may have a greater risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.

Dermatologists often underestimate mood disorders in patients

Dermatologists often underestimate mood disorders in patients

Dermatologists across Europe tend to underestimate mood disorders in their patients.

Drug combo reduces female pattern hair loss

Drug combo reduces female pattern hair loss

Taking minoxidil and spironolactone once a day proves to be safe and effective against female PHL.

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.

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