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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.
AAD meeting preview for atopic dermatitis treatmentsNew data and status updates for atopic dermatitis treatments in clinical trials will be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in San Diego this week. In this article, we offer some highlights.
Changing perception increases medication adherenceFear associated with perceived pain from injectable biologics has been shown to be successfully addressed by employing anchoring bias interventions, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
Test may reduce the need for liver biopsies in psoriasisA JAMA Dermatology study raises the possibility of adopting the NASH FibroSure test to detect hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients and minimize the number of liver biopsies.
The effect of antibacterials on the skinThe microbiome is one of the most popular areas of skin research at present. Many dermatologic diseases are accompanied by abnormal microbiomes beginning with atopic dermatitis, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly column, Cosmetic Conundrums.
Biomarkers may predict chronic urticaria resolutionChronic urticaria is associated with a low resolution rate, but researchers writing in JAMA point to biomarkers that may help predict the likelihood of resolution.
Stem cell transplant offers long-term hope for severe scleroderma patientsAn intensive stem cell transplant regimen achieved better survival as compared to cyclophosphamide treatment for patients with severe scleroderma, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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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.

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