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

Methotrexate not a superior therapy for chronic spontaneous urticaria

August 23, 2019
Methotrexate may be used as a third-line therapy for treating chronic spontaneous urticaria, but it was not superior to placebo added to…
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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…
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Older adults poorly represented in trials for plaque psoriasis treatment

August 22, 2019
Older adults are more likely to be poorly represented in randomized controlled trials of systemic treatment for plaque psoriasis, according to…
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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…
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Phase 2 trial supports weight-based Otezla dosing in pediatric patients with psoriasis

August 20, 2019
An improvement in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index scores occurred as early as week 2 in a phase 2 trial of adolescent patients with moderate to…
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Fungal preparations sometimes skipped due to discomfort performing microscopy

August 19, 2019
Numerous barriers prevent the common use of fungal preparations in the dermatology setting, such as the belief that clinical diagnosis is sufficient…
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Hyperkalemia risk higher in older women taking spironolactone for acne

August 19, 2019
In women prescribed spironolactone for acne, the rate of incident hyperkalemia at follow-up was significantly higher for those aged 46 to 65 years…
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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…
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Specific genotypes may affect alopecia severity in congenital ichthyosis

August 15, 2019
Patients with congenital ichthyosis and TGM1 and ABCA12 genotypes may be prone to more extensive alopecia, according to a research letter in JAMA
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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…
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