In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in dermatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Consensus treatment plans streamline therapy, outcomes for pediatric rheumatic diseases

January 15, 2018
Consensus treatment plans can help reduce variation in treatment approaches, identify effective treatment strategies and standardize outcomes for…
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Obesity in children with psoriasis contributes to comorbidities

January 11, 2018
Although children with psoriasis are at greater risk for developing various comorbidities than children without psoriasis, obesity is a stronger…
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Stem cell transplant improves overall, event-free survival in scleroderma

January 3, 2018
Myeloablative autologous stem cell transplantation improved long-term clinical outcomes, including overall survival and event-free survival, among…
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Adverse event rates greater in first year of psoriatic arthritis treatment with systemic therapies

December 1, 2017
Overall adverse event rates were greater in the first year of treatment compared with subsequent years for all drugs used to treat patients with…
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Breast-feeding in infancy linked to decreased risk of eczema in teens

December 1, 2017
Exclusive and prolonged breast-feeding during infancy can reduce the risk of eczema in teenagers, according to research published in JAMA
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Low rate of disease remission reported for vulval lichen planus

November 29, 2017
Among 11 patients with vulval lichen planus who achieved disease remission, nine were treated primarily by a dermatologist. According to the…
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Non-Hispanic black children reported less health care utilization for eczema

November 28, 2017
Non-Hispanic black children in the United States were less likely to report ambulatory health care visits to treat eczema than non-Hispanic white and…
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Study shows population estimates of melanocytic lesions

November 27, 2017
A diagnosis of melanocytic proliferation was reported in almost 25% of skin biopsies, according to results of a large population-based study. …
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Drinking coffee reduces risk for death, negative health outcomes

November 22, 2017
Consuming coffee lowered the risk for death and a broad spectrum of health outcomes, according to a report recently published in BMJ. “It is…
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Parent-taken smartphone photographs may have utility in pediatric dermatology

November 22, 2017
Accurate diagnoses of pediatric dermatologic conditions may be made using photographs taken by parents on smartphones, according to recent findings…
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