In the Journals

Skin microbiota in rosacea differs from healthy skin

September 19, 2019
Individuals with rosacea showed changes from that of healthy skin, indicating that more research is warranted to understand the pathophysiology of…
In the Journals

Patient-reported outcome measures with Skindex may yield more comprehensive data

September 19, 2019
Relying primarily on patient global assessments falls short in determining comprehensive disease severity, but by adding the Skindex instrument or…
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3-year-old female presents with black lesions on mouth

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
James H. Brien, DO
A previously healthy 3-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with dehydration caused by poor oral intake due to painful sores in her mouth and…
In the Journals

Tofacitinib plus oral minoxidil promotes hair regrowth in severe alopecia

September 18, 2019
Combination tofacitinib and oral minoxidil therapy in alopecia areata may be superior to tofacitinib alone, according to findings published in the…
In the Journals

Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel reduces atrophic acne scars, lesions up to 48 weeks

September 18, 2019
After 24 weeks of treatment with adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel, atrophic acne scarring and lesions were reduced, and results were maintained after…

Topical solution from Aclaris clears warts by day 29 in phase 3 study

September 17, 2019
Aclaris Therapeutics announced positive results from a phase 3 clinical trial of A-101 45% topical solution, an investigational new drug for the…
In the Journals

No increased risk for psychiatric illness in those with psoriasis taking biologics

September 17, 2019
Patients with psoriasis prescribed biologic agents are less likely to develop psychiatric illnesses compared with patients not prescribed biologic…
In the Journals

Newly diagnosed cases of AS at increased risk for IMIDs, lower risk for RA

September 16, 2019
Newly diagnosed patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Taiwan demonstrate increased risks for multiple immune-mediated inflammatory diseases…
In the Journals

Platelet-rich plasma may facilitate ulcer healing

September 16, 2019
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, appears to yield healing in ulcers as it changes the matrix metalloproteinase and cytokine expression shortly after…

Mohs surgery offers greater survival and other top dermatology stories

September 16, 2019
In the top Healio Dermatology story last week, melanomas of the head and neck treated with Mohs micrographic surgery had a significantly higher…
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Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…
In the Journals

Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa at higher risk for long-term opioid use

September 13, 2019
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa had a 53% increased risk for long-term opioid use compared with a control population, according to researchers…

Massachusetts General Hospital creates Lancer Endowed Chair of Dermatology

September 13, 2019
Harold Lancer, MD, announced the Lancer Endowed Chair of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, which will recognize the talent…
In the Journals

Guselkumab shows superior long-term efficacy vs. secukinumab based on PASI 90

September 12, 2019
A significantly greater proportion of patients with psoriasis receiving guselkumab achieved a 90% reduction or more in the Psoriasis Area and…
In the Journals

Women of childbearing age with psoriasis require pregnancy friendly treatment plan

September 11, 2019
As half of all pregnancies go unplanned, patients and providers must understand the implications of therapeutic options in all women with psoriasis…
In the Journals

Long-term trifarotene safe, effective for facial, truncal acne

September 11, 2019
Trifarotene cream was safe and well tolerated in the treatment of moderate facial and truncal acne in a multicenter, open-label phase 3 clinical…
In the Journals

Chronic graft-versus-host disease of the hair follicle may be a form of alopecia

September 10, 2019
In a prospective cohort study published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, researchers described four patterns of hair loss observed…
In the Journals

Atopic eczema linked with increase in new depression, anxiety

September 10, 2019
Treated atopic eczema was associated with a 14% increase in the risk for newly diagnosed depression and a 17% increase in a subsequent anxiety…
In the Journals

Mohs surgery offers greater survival benefit vs. wide local excision in head and neck melanoma

September 9, 2019
Melanomas of the head and neck treated with Mohs micrographic surgery had a significantly higher overall survival at 5 years after melanoma diagnosis…

Hospital readmission costs, dermatitis updates: Top four stories in dermatology last week

September 9, 2019
In the most popular article last week on Healio Dermatology, researchers tallied the cost of all dermatology-related hospital admissions at $27.8…
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