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

Melanoma treatment at high-volume centers improves long-term survival

April 12, 2019
Treatment for primary nonmetastatic melanoma at high-volume facilities is associated with improved long-term patient survival, with academic centers…
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Probiotic treatment through 6 months of age helps prevent atopic dermatitis in infants

April 11, 2019
Infants who received probiotics through 6 months of age had a significantly lower incidence of atopic dermatitis compared with controls, according to…
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Dermatologists’ role critical in depoliticizing climate change

April 11, 2019
Dermatologists can help reduce the carbon footprint in their communities and practices by joining efforts to broaden awareness of the health…
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Adiposity may have protective effect in young adults with acne

April 10, 2019
Overweight and obesity in young adults were inversely associated with acne, leading researchers to suggest that metabolically active adipose tissue…
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Laser, electrosurgery justified when other anogenital wart treatments fail

April 10, 2019
In treatment for anogenital warts, the complete clearance rate was higher in provider-administered therapies than patient-administered therapies;…
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Suture spacing yields similar cosmetic outcomes during linear wound closures

April 9, 2019
Researchers reported no statistically significant difference in wound cosmesis or total complications between running cutaneous sutures spaced 2 mm…
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Dermatologists prescribe more oral antibiotics after surgical procedures

April 9, 2019
Increased use of postoperative courses of oral antibiotics prescribed by dermatologists after surgical procedures may put patients at risk for…
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E-cigarettes harmful alternative to tobacco regarding dermatological issues

April 8, 2019
Researchers explored the skin-related conditions associated with electronic cigarette use in a literature review and concluded that e-cigarettes are…
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Cardiac device allergy rare but should be considered

April 8, 2019
Contact allergy to cardiac devices is not common but should be considered when there is concern for infection, a history of device extraction, a…
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Baricitinib may provide oral alternative treatment in atopic dermatitis

April 5, 2019
Patients with atopic dermatitis who received baricitinib 4 mg plus a topical corticosteroid achieved 50% improvement in the Eczema Area and Severity…
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