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

Tumor thickness, location of primary melanoma affects recurrence rates

May 9, 2019
Researchers suggest that approximately 13% of patients with a high-risk primary melanoma may develop recurrence within 2 years, and informed clinical…
In the Journals

Short-term psoriasis clearance lowers risk for long-term secukinumab discontinuation

May 9, 2019
Long-term treatment adherence to secukinumab among patients with psoriasis appears to be favorable, with 24% of patients discontinuing treatment over…
In the Journals

Researchers suggest relationship between psoriasis and MS

May 8, 2019
Patients with multiple sclerosis are more likely to have prevalent or incident psoriasis, but the pathway that leads to both psoriasis and MS remains…
In the Journals

Dermatologists can have larger role in hair reduction services for transgender persons

May 7, 2019
Dermatologists can have an advocacy role to ensure access to health care services, such as hair reduction, for transgender patients, according to…
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Alterations in pathway activation found in hidradenitis suppurativa

May 6, 2019
Biological pathways are disrupted among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, which suggests that inflammatory pathways, pathways of leucocyte…
In the Journals

More evidence needed from dermatologic surgical registries to define best practices

May 6, 2019
Better performance measures will improve the quality of care for dermatologic surgery patients, according to researchers in Dermatologic Surgery.
In the Journals

Researchers explore potential of cannabinoids in inflammatory, neoplastic skin diseases

May 3, 2019
The endocannabinoid system is functional in the skin, responsible for many aspects of skin homeostasis, and offers potential targets for the…
In the Journals

Both ivermectin, permethrin yield high clearance rates in scabies

May 3, 2019
In scabies treatment, oral ivermectin at 200 µg/kg may be associated with slightly lower rates of complete clearance after 1 week compared with 5%…
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Time to recurrence of metastatic melanoma not associated with survival rates

May 2, 2019
In patients with metastatic melanoma, the timing of advanced disease was not associated with the timing of first distant recurrence, according to a…
In the Journals

Cyclosporin ‘moderately effective’ at inducing remission of alopecia areata

May 1, 2019
Adults with moderate to severe alopecia areata treated with cyclosporin had a greater reduction in Severity of Alopecia Tool score over time when…
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