After undergoing surgery at a dermatologic surgery cancer center, patients had significantly less worry regarding cancer recurrence and its impact on daily life.
Additionally, researchers identified social, employment and other factors associated with greater worry in patients.
Continue reading for the top four dermatology stories from last week.
Being single, unemployed and living alone increase cancer worry
Social factors, unemployment and a prior history of melanoma are associated with greater baseline cancer worry among a group of patients with skin cancers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Read more.
Maximizing the full potential of EHR in a dermatology practice
As dermatologists shift to implementing cloud-based electronic health records, a major complaint is how to properly and swiftly train office staff, in addition to utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Read more.
Experts: Be proactive about family planning for women with chronic rheumatic diseases
Researchers discovered differences in clinical support and patient education among women of childbearing age with chronic rheumatic diseases in Asia-Pacific and Europe, from a study presented at European League Against Rheumatism. Read more.
Oral JAK1 abrocitinib shows short-term efficacy in atopic dermatitis
Findings from a 12-week phase 2b study show significant improvement in the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis with once-daily treatment of an oral Janus kinase 1 selective inhibitor, abrocitinib 100 mg or 200 mg. Read more.