Top stories in dermatology: TCI for vitiligo, quantifying symptoms after skin cancer surgery

Researchers found favorable results in children with vitiligo and in lesions on the face and neck with topical calcineurin inhibitors in a meta-analysis from 46 studies, in the top Healio Dermatology story from last week.

Other highlights included findings from Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that showed flap or graft repair was associated with the highest incidence of symptoms at least 1 year after skin cancer surgery.

 

Researchers encourage use of topical calcineurin inhibitors for vitiligo

TCI treatment should be encouraged in patients with vitiligo who are undergoing phototherapy, as the two therapies have synergistic effects, according to the researchers. Read more.

 

Biological agents may reduce fatigue in adults with psoriasis

Biological drugs have a small to moderate effect in reducing fatigue in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, but research is needed to understand the underlying causes in this relationship. Read more.

 

Graft or flap repair linked to high frequency of symptoms after skin cancer surgery

Patients with skin cancer who undergo graft or flap repair reported the most symptoms and those undergoing surgery on the lip reported more long-term symptoms, which may have a greater effect on quality of life, compared with surgery in other areas, according to a study. Read more.

 

 

Researchers found favorable results in children with vitiligo and in lesions on the face and neck with topical calcineurin inhibitors in a meta-analysis from 46 studies, in the top Healio Dermatology story from last week.

Other highlights included findings from Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that showed flap or graft repair was associated with the highest incidence of symptoms at least 1 year after skin cancer surgery.

 

Researchers encourage use of topical calcineurin inhibitors for vitiligo

TCI treatment should be encouraged in patients with vitiligo who are undergoing phototherapy, as the two therapies have synergistic effects, according to the researchers. Read more.

 

Biological agents may reduce fatigue in adults with psoriasis

Biological drugs have a small to moderate effect in reducing fatigue in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, but research is needed to understand the underlying causes in this relationship. Read more.

 

Graft or flap repair linked to high frequency of symptoms after skin cancer surgery

Patients with skin cancer who undergo graft or flap repair reported the most symptoms and those undergoing surgery on the lip reported more long-term symptoms, which may have a greater effect on quality of life, compared with surgery in other areas, according to a study. Read more.