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Transgender careIncreasing dermatologists' cultural competence in this community can eliminate a barrier to care.
Switching biologic treatments in dermatologyNot all biologic treatments are equal. Side effects, effectiveness, cost and administration style are among factors physicians should consider when switching treatments, experts report at AAD 2018.
Atopic dermatitis: From guidelines to practiceThis week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego, Robert Sidbury, M.D., addressed developments in atopic dermatitis treatments since the publication of treatment guidelines in 2014.
The experts weigh in on pros and cons of biologicsAccess issues due to cost and availability causes disparities in biologics use; cancer risk is minimal and there is much more on the horizon for hidradenitis suppurativa, researchers say at AAD 2018.
Spironolactone for hormonal acneFemale patients with hormonal acne that typically flares before or after menstrual cycles may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, said Emmy M. Graber, M.D., president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston who spoke at AAD 2018 in San Diego this week.
The evolution of psoriasis from skin to heart diseaseMounting clinical evidence points to a need for tighter disease control in psoriasis patients, says Dr. Alexander Egeberg.
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredients
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredientsDermatologists recommend moisturizers for patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Some over-the-counter moisturizers contain allergens patients should avoid. For details, print our table-of-the-month.
Pediatric psoriasis guidelinesPeDRA and NSP authors new consensus statement for pediatric psoriasis. Interdisciplinary care (dermatologist and pediatricians) is critical. Regular screening for common comorbidities is recommended.
Probiotics may improve pediatric AD symptomsA daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.
AD therapy linked to ADHDAll children, but healthy controls, had a higher likelihood of behavioral issues. ADHD symptoms of attention, hyperactivity and impulse control, were higher in AD children. Quality of life lower in affected children.

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