CLINICAL

Does breastfeeding protect children against asthma?While breastfeeding has been thought to decrease children’s risk of developing allergies and asthma, a new study counters that belief.
First childhood eczema, then adult-onset atopic dermatitisAdult AD may be influenced by childhood eczema, though most adults have no memory of childhood eczema.
Diet and lifestyle factors may trigger psoriasisEnvironmental and lifestyle factors, such as certain foods and infections, may trigger onset of psoriasis and account for approximately 30% of the risk of the condition in people with a genetic preposition, research presented in London shows.
Impaired taste and smell may explain poor nutrition in psoriasis patientsPsoriasis has long been linked with poor nutrition, high body mass index and metabolic disorders. New research suggests a reduced sense of taste and smell, caused by inflammation, may explain why.
Genetic variation may explain why biologics help some patients, but fail othersPsoriasis patients carrying a specific gene experience a significantly better early response to ustekinumab, but are less likely to achieve high rates of response to anti-TNFs.
Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Acute Bacterial Skin Infections
Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Acute Bacterial Skin InfectionsDelafloxacin (Baxdela) for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections including cellulitis, wound infection, major cutaneous abscess, and burn infection.
Cardiovascular disease in psoriasis may be due to a cardiosplenic axisThe spleen may have a role in driving the higher rate of cardiovascular disease seen in psoriasis patients through a spleen–atherosclerotic axis, suggests research presented at a meeting in London.
AD drug development driven by symptom and disease controlDrug development for established atopic dermatitis focuses on both managing flares and long-term disease control.
False moisturizer claims may worsen skin conditionsMost moisturizes contain ingredients that are not advertised and could potentially harm some patients, study shows.
Restarting TNFi treatment after a break proves beneficial in psoriasisSwitching from adalimumab to etanercept or vice versa after interruption can improve treatment response, data presented in London suggests.

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