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

Graft or flap repair linked to high frequency of symptoms after skin cancer surgery

May 30, 2019
Patients with skin cancer who undergo graft or flap repair reported the most symptoms and those undergoing surgery on the lip reported more long-term…
In the Journals

Researchers encourage use of topical calcineurin inhibitors for vitiligo

May 30, 2019
Topical calcineurin inhibitors may produce a favorable response in patients with vitiligo, with monotherapy appearing to be effective in children and…
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Mortality risk from self-harm, psychiatric diseases higher in patients with alopecia areata

May 29, 2019
Researchers found a greater risk for mortality from self-harm, psychiatric diseases and smoking-associated malignant diseases in patients with…
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CUA skin-related calcifications composed of calcium-phosphate apatite, localized circumferentially

May 24, 2019
In a spectroscopic analysis, researchers found circumferential calcifications, located in the intima and media of skin vessels, were composed of…
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Dupilumab lowers some infection rates in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

May 23, 2019
Dupilumab decreased the risk for serious or severe infection and nonherpetic skin infections in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis…
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Brodalumab effective in patients with psoriasis who failed IL-17A

May 22, 2019
Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who failed treatment with an IL-17A agent, had significant disease improvement with brodalumab, according…
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Homemade sunscreen misinformation prevalent on Pinterest

May 21, 2019
The proliferation of potentially harmful information regarding homemade sunscreens via social media, specifically Pinterest, is following a similar…
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Risk factors differ for lymphatic, hematogenous metastasis

May 16, 2019
As the risk factors associated with lymphatic and hematogenous metastasis differ, follow-up and treatment strategies may need to be adapted…
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Misconceptions about indoor tanning use prevalent among men who have sex with men

May 16, 2019
Men who have sex with men in San Francisco who use indoor tanning had misconceptions about skin cancer risks and the utility of base tans, according…
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New digital technologies may increase skin self-examination for melanoma

May 15, 2019
Participants were often not confident in their skin self-examination ability but value expert opinion from clinicians and are open to using…
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