Dermatology

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.

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.

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