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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Skin microbiota in rosacea differs from healthy skin

September 19, 2019
Individuals with rosacea showed changes from that of healthy skin, indicating that more research is warranted to understand the pathophysiology of…
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Patient-reported outcome measures with Skindex may yield more comprehensive data

September 19, 2019
Relying primarily on patient global assessments falls short in determining comprehensive disease severity, but by adding the Skindex instrument or…
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Tofacitinib plus oral minoxidil promotes hair regrowth in severe alopecia

September 18, 2019
Combination tofacitinib and oral minoxidil therapy in alopecia areata may be superior to tofacitinib alone, according to findings published in the…
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Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel reduces atrophic acne scars, lesions up to 48 weeks

September 18, 2019
After 24 weeks of treatment with adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel, atrophic acne scarring and lesions were reduced, and results were maintained after…
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No increased risk for psychiatric illness in those with psoriasis taking biologics

September 17, 2019
Patients with psoriasis prescribed biologic agents are less likely to develop psychiatric illnesses compared with patients not prescribed biologic…
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Newly diagnosed cases of AS at increased risk for IMIDs, lower risk for RA

September 16, 2019
Newly diagnosed patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Taiwan demonstrate increased risks for multiple immune-mediated inflammatory diseases…
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Platelet-rich plasma may facilitate ulcer healing

September 16, 2019
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, appears to yield healing in ulcers as it changes the matrix metalloproteinase and cytokine expression shortly after…
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Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa at higher risk for long-term opioid use

September 13, 2019
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa had a 53% increased risk for long-term opioid use compared with a control population, according to researchers…
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Guselkumab shows superior long-term efficacy vs. secukinumab based on PASI 90

September 12, 2019
A significantly greater proportion of patients with psoriasis receiving guselkumab achieved a 90% reduction or more in the Psoriasis Area and…
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Women of childbearing age with psoriasis require pregnancy friendly treatment plan

September 11, 2019
As half of all pregnancies go unplanned, patients and providers must understand the implications of therapeutic options in all women with psoriasis…
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