Hyperkalemia with spironolactone in older women, more top dermatology news from last week

August 27, 2019
Women aged 46 to 65 years prescribed spironolactone for acne had a higher rate of incident hyperkalemia compared with younger women, which warrants…

ASDS: Sun damage treatments up 63% in 2 years

August 23, 2019
Skin cancer and sun damage procedures, along with laser-, light- and energy-based procedures, have all increased since 2017, according to…

In the Journals

Society for Investigative Dermatology prioritizes diversity via representation, scholarship

August 22, 2019
Measures taken by the Society for Investigative Dermatology to improve gender inequality and the underrepresentation of minorities have been…

In the Journals

Aggressive surgery appears to achieve negative margins, intensify radiation volume in CSCC

August 21, 2019
The use of salvage limited-field irradiation in aggressive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with microscopic residual disease resulted in a…

Sunscreen density, private equity and other top dermatology stories in August so far

August 16, 2019
Private equity-based dermatology practice consolidation increased at a mean rate of 65% each year from 2012 to 2017, according to researchers from…

In the Journals

Avoid skin markings in dermoscopic images for analysis, training by convolutional neural networks

August 16, 2019
Melanoma probability scores increased due to standard skin markings from surgical ink and were associated with a significant reduction in the…

In the Journals

Cleveland Clinic teledermatology program helps patients gain access to providers

August 14, 2019
A teledermatology program at the Cleveland Clinic resulted in a reduction in visits and diagnostic concordance comparable to previously reported…

In the Journals

Nearly all patients report adequate pain control after Mohs surgery

August 13, 2019
After Mohs micrographic surgery, patients report adequate pain control in 97% of all 8-hour increments based on pain diary results, indicating…

AAD: More education needed around dangers of UV exposure

August 12, 2019
The rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are increasing exponentially, with research presented at the American Academy of…

In the Journals

Antibiotics thwart disease activity in advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

August 11, 2019
Antibiotics administered to treat Staphylococcus aureus appeared to inhibit disease activity among patients with advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma…

In the Journals

Aerosol sunscreen application density higher than lotion in practical use

August 9, 2019
Application density for aerosol sunscreen is higher than that of lotion in practical use, according to a cross-sectional study. “Based on our…


Research initiative aims to better understand link between immunotherapy, type 1 diabetes

August 7, 2019
The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in collaboration with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Helmsley Charitable Trust, have…

NCI awards $11 million grant to NYU Langone to develop immunotherapy biomarkers

August 3, 2019
NCI awarded a 5-year, $11 million grant to NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology to develop biomarkers that can…

Monitor all patients with psoriasis for nonmelanoma skin cancer

August 2, 2019
There is a small but statistically significant increased risk for cancer in patients with psoriasis, which is mainly driven by lymphoma and…

In the Journals

Vitamin A intake lowers risk for SCC

August 2, 2019
Increased intake of dietary vitamin A decreases the risk of incident squamous cell carcinoma, according to a large, prospective study. “We…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to NKTR-214 in combination with Opdivo for advanced melanoma

August 1, 2019
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab for initial treatment of unresectable or…

Meeting News

Dermatologists can limit skin, hair, nail side effects from cancer therapy

July 29, 2019
NEW YORK — While new drugs for cancer are helping patients fight the disease, they also produce side effects that can affect the hair, skin and…

In the Journals

Hairdressers willing to learn more about skin cancer detection

July 25, 2019
“Hairdressers have been considered a potential resource for skin cancer surveillance, and previous studies suggest that hairdressers are…

Dermatologists historically on sidelines in hospital medicine, says new president of USC Care

July 24, 2019
Keck Medicine of USC announced that David Peng, MD, MPH, has been named president of USC Care Medical Group, a faculty practice plan of Keck…

In the Journals

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma guidelines encourage high-quality care

July 24, 2019
The Committee on Invasive Skin Tumor Evidence-Based Recommendations published clinical practice guidelines to improve clinical decision-making for…

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