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

Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Calcinosis linked to greater disease severity, duration in juvenile dermatomyositis

January 17, 2019
Among patients with juvenile dermatomyositis, calcinosis was associated with longer active disease duration, disease severity and clinical features…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
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Abatacept improves patient-reported outcomes in psoriatic arthritis

December 18, 2018
Weekly doses of abatacept 125 mg for 24 weeks improved patient-reported outcomes in psoriatic arthritis, with better results among patients with…
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Hospitalizations longer, costlier for children with juvenile dermatomyositis

December 10, 2018
Juvenile dermatomyositis increases patients’ hospital stays and inpatient cost of care, particularly among Hispanic and other non-white…
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Eczema more common in older adults than initially thought

December 5, 2018
The prevalence of active atopic eczema is high among older adults and increases with age, according to research published in Annals of Internal
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AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…
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ACP issues guidance for physician-patient partnership in health care

November 27, 2018
Actively partnering with patients and families in care improves health outcomes, but may be challenging to implement; therefore, ACP offered four…
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Psychiatric disorders, CVD, IBD more prevalent in psoriasis with PsA

November 21, 2018
Cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders and inflammatory bowel disease are more prevalent among patients with both psoriasis and psoriatic…
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