Dermatology

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Early treatment of both visible AK lesions and nonvisible sun-damaged skin can eliminate the potential for malignant transformation and decrease the burden of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

A study was conducted to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of methyl estradiolpropanoate, a topical soft estrogen cosmeceutical for the treatment of estrogen-deficient skin.

Oral Food Challenge Failures Frequent in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

Oral Food Challenge Failures Frequent in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

Investigators examined whether excessive food allergy testing in patients with atopic dermatitis might lead to food intolerance when certain foods are removed from the diet.

Widespread Erythematous Rash

In Case 1, a 24-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with complaints of new-onset sore throat and fatigue. In Case 2, a 50-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic complaining of a fast-developing pruritic rash after being stung by a wasp.

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Prediction independent of traditional risk factors such as MetS, glucose, HbA1c in general population.

Novel Scoring System Can Up Access to Biologics in Psoriasis

Novel Scoring System Can Up Access to Biologics in Psoriasis

DLQI-R allows more patients to achieve threshold for becoming candidates for biologic treatment.

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.

Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis 7.3% in U.S. Adults

Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis 7.3% in U.S. Adults

The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3% among US adults, and patients with atopic dermatitis and more severe disease have worse quality of life.

AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma

AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma

New guidelines have been released for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, according to a report from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Treating Chronic Itch: Therapeutic Review

Treating Chronic Itch: Therapeutic Review

Itch is "learned" in the nervous system, said Dr Berger, with involvement by both central and peripheral neural processes.

Solutions for Hyperhidrosis: Newly Approved Treatments and Research Update

Solutions for Hyperhidrosis: Newly Approved Treatments and Research Update

Newly approved treatment options for axillary hyperhidrosis give more opportunities for clinicians to provide personalized treatment for patients.

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea

Significant inverse association for caffeinated coffee consumption; no link for decaffeinated coffee.

Asymptomatic Hyperpigmented Plaques

A patient presents with asymptomatic hyperpigmented plaques on the neck and upper trunk that have persisted for several weeks despite rigorous scrubbing with soap and water.

Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Most studies evaluated fish oil, acupuncture, indigo naturalis, curcumin, meditation.

Prurigo Nodularis More Likely in African-Americans

Prurigo Nodularis More Likely in African-Americans

PN linked to chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, congestive heart failure, HIV, psychiatric comorbidities.

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

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Although the American Academy of Dermatology recommends the direct application of emollients to the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis, the addition of oils, emollients, or other additives to bath water is not recommended due to insufficient evidence regarding their efficacy.

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section

Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site.

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

The most common procedures that APPs performed in 2015 were destructions of benign neoplasms, biopsies, and destructions of malignant neoplasms.

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Short intervention associated with more sunscreen use, improved patient satisfaction.

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Impaired Quality of Life, Overall Health

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Impaired Quality of Life, Overall Health

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Research shows that patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis experience feelings of dissatisfaction with regard to lifestyle, as well as impaired health and wellness.

Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan

Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan

Aids include simplifying treatment, creating reminders, sharing success stories.

Nemolizumab Effective for Moderate, Severe Atopic Dermatitis Inadequately Controlled With Topical Therapy

Nemolizumab Effective for Moderate, Severe Atopic Dermatitis Inadequately Controlled With Topical Therapy

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For patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis inadequately controlled with topical therapies, the anti-IL-31 receptor A humanized monoclonal antibody nemolizumab may provide benefit.

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

10 autoantibody biomarkers together display high sensitivity, specificity.

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

The use of multiple sun protection measures was defined as the use of 2 or more of these measures more than 50% of the time when the individual was outdoors.

Link Between Bullous Pemphigoid and Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors

Link Between Bullous Pemphigoid and Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors

The relationship between bullous pemphigoid and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes.

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.

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