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

Immunosuppression independent risk factor for poor outcomes when adjusted for tumor stage

April 25, 2019
Immunosuppression was associated with a threefold to fourfold increase for disease-related poor outcomes, including local recurrence, nodal…
In the Journals

PDGFRB gain-of-function mutations most prominent in pediatric myofibroma

April 24, 2019
In myofibroma and myofibromatosis, researchers found that gain-of-function mutations of PDGFRB only affect children, according to a retrospective…
In the Journals

Smartphone may be readily available alternative to Wood’s lamp

April 22, 2019
In vitiligo, visualization and accentuation of lesions using blue light emitted from a smartphone was comparable to a Wood’s lamp and may be…
In the Journals

Dermatologists may be most prepared to help patients with melanoma

April 18, 2019
Individuals with early-stage melanoma require information, resources and emotional/mental health-focused care, all which dermatologists may be best…
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VEGFR-TKIs significantly increase risk for hand-foot skin reactions

April 18, 2019
The use of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors significantly increased the risk for developing all-grade and…
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Differences in BCC subtype reporting suggest gap in delivery of care

April 17, 2019
A lack of histologic subtyping in basal cell carcinoma may put patients at risk for inadequate or inappropriate therapy, according to researchers who…
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Negative HLA-C*06:02 status should not deter ustekinumab use in psoriasis

April 17, 2019
Researchers found no need to exclude patients with psoriasis from ustekinumab treatment because of a negative HLA-C*06:02 genotype status. The…
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Scabies outbreak in NICU reveals challenges with diagnosis

April 17, 2019
The rare occurrence of a scabies outbreak in the NICU of a children’s hospital underscored just how difficult the disease is to diagnose and…
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Age a key factor when considering melanoma treatment

April 16, 2019
As people age, the pattern, timing and extent of distant metastasis change and should be considered when treating melanoma. “It has become…
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Acetaminophen may increase risk for eczema in children

April 16, 2019
Based on a meta-analysis, children exposed to acetaminophen in early life seem to have an increased risk for eczema, according to a research letter…
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