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

Isotretinoin, spironolactone may be safe acne treatments in patients with lupus

September 27, 2019
Patients with lupus should avoid combined oral contraceptive pills and tetracycline-class medications for acne, whereas isotretinoin and…
In the Journals

Patients with dermatologic immune-related adverse events benefit from dermatology consult

September 27, 2019
Dermatology consultation may improve the long-term implications of hospitalization for suspected dermatologic immune-related adverse events…
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Tremfya shows efficacy for palmoplantar pustulosis

September 26, 2019
Tremfya at 100 mg and 200 mg doses showed therapeutic and quality-of-life improvement through week 52 in a phase 3 clinical trial of Japanese…
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Recurrent tonsillitis linked with pediatric psoriasis

September 26, 2019
Recurrent tonsillitis during ages 10 to 11 years was associated with pediatric psoriasis, according to a population-based analysis published in…
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Remicade 10 mg reasonable starting dose for hidradenitis suppurativa

September 25, 2019
For most patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, a dosage of at least 10 mg/kg of Remicade every 8 weeks will optimize treatment, according to…
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Early ustekinumab levels may be useful in psoriasis treatment strategy

September 25, 2019
Researchers found a statistically significant association between early ustekinumab levels and 6-month Psoriasis Area and Severity Index-75 response…
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Dermatologists perform fewest biopsies to diagnose skin cancer

September 24, 2019
For all skin cancers and nonmelanoma skin cancer, dermatologists performed the fewest number of biopsies to diagnose one skin cancer compared with…
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Elderly patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer more likely to go untreated

September 23, 2019
Patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer aged 85 years or older had significantly higher odds of being untreated, according to an analysis. “To…
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Researchers recommend Medicare Advantage for nonmelanoma statistics in US

September 20, 2019
Researchers estimate that in 2014 there were more than 3.4 million treated nonmelanoma skin cancers in the U.S. population aged 65 years and older…
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Cohort study finds 8% risk for second primary melanoma within 5 years

September 20, 2019
Researchers identified an 8% 5-year risk for second primary melanoma in a cohort of patients with melanoma and confirmed the utility of total body…
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