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More than a quarter of patients with acne reported nonadherence to treatment

March 31, 2015

Twenty-seven percent of patients with acne reported they did not fill all their prescriptions, with a higher percentage of nonadherence reported when multiple treatments were prescribed, according to data from a recently published study.

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., conducted medical record reviews to identify patients who had an acne diagnosis at a dermatology visit during the prior 3 months and were prescribed one, two, or three or more treatments. One hundred forty-three patients (mean age: 28 years) were divided based on the number of treatments they were prescribed and were asked questions in telephone interviews regarding adherence to their acne regimen; participants included 47, 48 and 48 patients in the one-, two- and three-treatment subgroups, respectively.

Sharon Levy

AAP opposes school-based drug testing due to lack of proven effectiveness

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The AAP recently published a policy statement stating that the organization opposes widespread implementation of school-based drug testing programs due to a lack of…
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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

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Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to research in the…

BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

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Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…
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Instructions to Patients and Families Following Strabismus Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, March 23, 2015
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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