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Dermatology

House dust mites and severe atopic dermatitis: A new connectionPatients with severe atopic dermatitis who have lower serum vitamin D levels have a high sensitivity to house dust mites which can aggravate their condition, a new study shows.
IL-31 pathway may lead to new treatments for pruritusIn early research, subcutaneous nemolizumab significantly reduced pruritus in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis adult patients.
August clinical considerations for NPs and PAsIn this month’s Clinical Considerations, we learn from a new study that laser treatment following isotretinoin therapy can possibly be initiated sooner than we thought; researchers have shown microwave technology may reduce underarm odor, and glean guidance for diagnosing mycosis fungoides.
The many faces of melanoma
The many faces of melanomaBeginning this week, we will publish a series of case studies and quizzes on the subtypes and features of melanoma.
Case study: 20 non-melanomas and now this mysterious lesionIn this case, the clinical diagnosis can be difficult as the features of the lesion overlap in this 90-year-old patient. What is the diagnosis?
Robotic-guided cosmetic treatments more accurate than manAchieving evenness of laser beam irradiation is essential in achieving good outcomes and now a new study offers insight on high precision treatments with robotics.
Microwave energy treatment reduces underarm odorResearchers have found that microwave treatment (miraDry, Miramar Labs) reduces axillary odor in patients treated for underarm sweat or hair, according to data presented at ASLMS.
Back acne responds to laserApplication of a topical photoparticle immediately before non-ablative 810 nm diode laser treatment for acne resulted in a statistically significant reduction from baseline in inflammatory acne counts on the back, according to a small feasibility study presented in April at ASLMS.
Path to cure port-wine stains
Path to cure port-wine stains80% of port-wine stains improve with laser treatment, but less than 20% clear completely. In this article, with Dr. Iris Kedar Rubin, reviews effective treatment strategies.
CMS grants reimbursement cods to RCMThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted reimbursement codes to reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), a noninvasive tool for identifying benign lesions, which can spare patients from needing biopsies, as well as detect malignant lesions.