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

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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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

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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Long-term dupilumab treatment safe, effective for atopic dermatitis

August 14, 2019
Dupilumab showed consistent and sustained efficacy in an open-label extension study in adults previously enrolled in 12 parent studies assessing…
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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…
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Private equity-backed groups acquiring more dermatology practices

August 12, 2019
One hundred eighty-four dermatology practices were acquired by private equity-backed groups from 2012 to 2018, with more acquisitions occurring over…
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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…
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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…
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