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Oral probiotic combination shows effectiveness in pediatric, adolescent atopic dermatitis

November 17, 2017

A combination of oral probiotic formulations for atopic dermatitis in young patients was associated with improved SCORAD index scores and reduced use of topical corticosteroids, according to recent study data.

The 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 50 patients accrued at a single outpatient center in Spain. Eligible participants were aged 4 to 17 years and were accrued between March and June of 2016. Clinicians stratified patient groups by sex, age and age at onset of atopic dermatitis.

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FDA approves Stelara for treating adolescents with psoriasis

October 13, 2017
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USPSTF: Evidence lacking to determine benefits, harms of skin cancer self-exams

October 10, 2017
In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said there is insufficient evidence to determine if the benefits outweigh the harms from…
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