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

Many patients with psoriasis try complementary, alternative therapies

June 28, 2019
Complementary and alternative medicines in psoriasis are typically employed by patients for who traditional treatment regimens are unsuccessful, and…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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Psoriasis Symptom Inventory enhances physician-patient conversation, guides treatment

June 27, 2019
Physicians received new information about their patients with psoriasis by employing the Psoriasis Symptom Inventory, a patient-reported measure of…
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Generic prices remain high in topical medications

June 27, 2019
In a cross-sectional analysis of price increases in topical medications, among generics, antineoplastics, retinoids and topical corticosteroids had…
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Survey: Rheumatologists, dermatologists lack consensus on lupus management

June 26, 2019
An online survey of dermatologists and rheumatologists managing patients with systemic lupus erythematosus revealed areas of consensus in laboratory…
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‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
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Glucocorticoid discontinuation plan recommended for juvenile-onset dermatomyositis

June 24, 2019
A group of international researchers writing in Pediatric Rheumatology have proposed a plan for tapering and discontinuing glucocorticoids in…
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Researchers propose use of ‘chronic pruritus of unknown origin’ designation

June 24, 2019
Researchers recommend new nomenclature of “chronic pruritus of unknown origin,” or CPUO, a diagnostic workup and classification to help…
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No conclusive evidence found on optimum antibiotic treatment for cellulitis

June 21, 2019
Researchers were unable to identify the most effective antibiotic treatment for cellulitis, as no one antibiotic was superior over another based on…
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Computer-aided design in melanoma would enhance care, not replace dermatologists

June 20, 2019
Melanoma detection and diagnoses with computer-aided systems showed similar sensitivities when compared with those from dermatologists; however, the…
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