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

Moderate to severe atopic dermatitis may increase risk for atrial fibrillation

August 29, 2019
Patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis had a 20% increase in the long-term risk for atrial fibrillation although the absolute risk…
In the Journals

Some patients prescribed biologics also receive topical medications for psoriasis

August 28, 2019
In patients with psoriasis, the median time between first and last biologic prescriptions was between 3.3 and 7 months with up to 50% of patients not…
In the Journals

Surgical practice patterns for melanoma vary widely in U.S.

August 28, 2019
Surgical techniques in Mohs micrographic surgery and Mohs surgery with immunohistochemistry for melanoma widely differ across geographic areas…
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…
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

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…
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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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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