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

Simple, reliable measurements of itching needed

July 15, 2019
In patients with pruritus, the itch severity scale demonstrated a significantly higher retest reliability and stronger correlation with the…
In the Journals

App-based teledermatology may improve early diagnosis of melanoma

July 12, 2019
Machine-learning systems could improve early melanoma diagnosis based on the implementation of a teledermatology program in Bergamo, Italy, according…
In the Journals

Nonmelanoma skin cancers may be more aggressive than initial biopsy suggests

July 12, 2019
A significant proportion of nonmelanoma skin cancer cases referred for Mohs micrographic surgery showed histologic features of aggressive cancers…
In the Journals

More data needed on link between isotretinoin, psychiatric events

July 11, 2019
Depressive disorders and suicidal ideation accounted for 55.1% of all reported psychiatric adverse events among patients taking isotretinoin from…
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Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa at greater risk for IBD

July 10, 2019
Physicians should inform patients with hidradenitis suppurativa about an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease, according to research in…
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Bimodal distribution found in self-reported onset age of hidradenitis suppurativa

July 8, 2019
Self-reported age at onset of hidradenitis suppurativa has a bimodal distribution, with peak common onset occurring in the late teens and peak late…
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Approach to unregulated CBD skin care products requires caution

July 5, 2019
Studies are beginning to demonstrate that cannabidiol may hold potential for treating various skin conditions, yet clinicians should use caution, as…
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‘Developmentally appropriate’ services needed to better address chronic skin diseases in teens

July 3, 2019
Teens and young adults often lack access to developmentally appropriate specialist dermatology clinics with embedded psychological support, and an…
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Family history of melanoma increases risk for skin cancer

July 3, 2019
Those with a family history of melanoma had a 74% increased risk for melanoma, according to a study that followed white participants for more than 20…
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