AAD insights and takeawaysIn this article, Dr. Norman Levine sums up his takeaways from the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, beginning with a presentation by two physicians who addressed the difficulties of managing hidradenitis suppurativa, such as fixed dosing. He also addressed controversies associated with treatments for atopic dermatitis. Apparently, bleach baths are no better than regular baths in improving skin symptoms.
Skin assessment key to identifying internal malignancyBecause skin metastasis is usually asymptomatic, conducting thorough skin assessments is critical for timely diagnosis of internal malignancy, researchers write in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
Inhibitors found to benefit surgically resectable melanomaTreatment significantly improved event-free survival in patients with high-risk, surgically resectable, clinical stage III and IV melanoma, researchers report.
Where do you stand on gender equality?On International Women's Day, it's time to take stock on the state of gender equality.
Seven diseases benefiting from genetic tests
Seven diseases benefiting from genetic testsGenetic testing is playing a growing role in diagnosing and treating diseases, particularly when it comes to certain cancers and rheumatic conditions.
What's your diagnosis? (March 2018)
What's your diagnosis? (March 2018)A 43-year-old man went to the emergency room with a symmetrical rash of palpable purpura on his legs. He also complained of a fever and arthralgia, but denied any headache or neck pain. The patient disclosed a current infection with hepatitis C virus. (Photo courtesy of ©VisualDx 2017)
Dermatology journals among the 50 most cited for cosmetic proceduresThe review notes a rise in first authorships among dermatologists. From 2000-2014, dermatologist first authors accounted for 8% of the most often-cited facelift articles and 5% or less of the top blepharoplasty articles. They also accounted for approximately 12% of the top brow lift articles from 2000-2009.
Recurrent cellulitis treatment can be complexWhile antibiotics are a proven effective treatment for recurrent cellulitis, the effect wears off after treatment which is often done on an inpatient basis. There is little support for ongoing research in this area, researchers report.
Diabetes risk in psoriasis increases with disease severityIn severe psoriasis, every 10 percent increase in affected body surface area increases diabetes risk by 20 percent, researchers find.
Spironolactone prescriptions for acne riseBetween 2004 and 2013, the number of spironolactone courses per 100 females with acne rose from 2.08 to 8.13 among dermatologists and from 1.43 to 4.09 among nondermatologists, researchers report.


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