CLINICAL

Controlling psoriasis symptoms eludes these patientsOptimal management of psoriasis symptoms falls short for about three in 10 patients with moderate plaque psoriasis and one in five with severe psoriasis, a study shows.
Combination topical treatment reduces psoriasis severityThe fixed combination of halobetasol and tazarotene topicals significantly reduced the severity of localized disease with a favorable safety profile, shows a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Patients rate acne scar subcision techniquesDoctors writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology find blunt cannula subcision (BCS) more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scarring.
Biosimilars safety performance in psoriasisA study that compares the safety, efficacy and drug survival of biologics to biosimilars, finds that switching to a biosimilar had no significant impact on drug survival or safe
Of all acne light therapies, one rises to the topResearchers writing in JAMA Dermatology say that the evidence for light therapies as effective acne treatments remains weak and inconclusive, but one may be worth noting.
Filaggrin degradation products may explain higher rate of dermatitis in the winterA decrease in the levels of natural moisturizing factors and an increase in the density of corneocytes may explain why dermatitis and xerosis are worse in the winter.
More than stubborn diaper rash?An 11-month-old boy was brought to the doctor by anxious parents for the evaluation of persistent diaper dermatitis. Despite trying multiple barrier creams and over-the-counter antifungal products, the rash did not resolve.
FDA approves a new, more powerful psoriasis drug“As we move toward finding a cure for psoriasis, what we are looking for are high performance drugs that provide durable response in between treatments and that lend themselves to patient compliance,” says Dr. George Martin.
Modest increase in risk of death with ADResearchers suggest that an assessment of cardiovascular risk factors in the atopic dermatitis patient population is prudent.
Cosmetic procedures and isotretinoin usePerforming common cosmetic procedures on patients on isotretinoin is safe, according to a new consensus.

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