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.

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Patients with PsA, psoriasis face psychosocial disruption, harbor unmet treatment expectations

May 1, 2019
Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis severely disrupt patients’ ability to function day-to-day as well as their psycholsocial well-being, with…
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Higher BMI causally linked to greater psoriasis risk

April 29, 2019
Patients with a higher BMI have a greater risk for psoriasis, according to researchers who support healthy lifestyle initiatives for weight…
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Opioid prescribing after micrographic surgery decreases at University of Utah

April 29, 2019
Opioid prescribing patterns after micrographic surgery by surgeons at University of Utah have decreased since 2010, according to a retrospective…
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Drug-free MRSA treatment to be tested in clinical studies

April 26, 2019
Researchers have identified a drug-free approach to treating MRSA using blue light and hydrogen peroxide. “We found that blue light bleaches…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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