In the Journals

Patient decisions on dysplastic nevus management vary based on information framing

December 6, 2019
How clinicians frame the information presented to patients about dysplastic nevi diagnosis and management affects patient decision-making on surgical…

In the Journals

Video education, simulation improve surgical training among dermatology residents

December 2, 2019
Among dermatology residents, researchers saw an increase in the Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills instrument after implementing a…

Meeting News

Geronemus receives inaugural Vic Narurkar innovations award

November 19, 2019
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery awarded Roy G. Geronemus, MD, as its inaugural recipient of the Vic Narurkar, MD, Innovations in…

In the Journals

Opioid workgroup guidelines address treatment of dermatologic postop pain

November 19, 2019
The Opioid-Prescribing in Dermatology Workgroup determined that 10% of patients or less undergoing 87 common dermatological procedures require…

Meeting News

Phytonadione may be effective treatment for calciphylaxis in hemodialysis

November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON — Results presented at ASN Kidney Week suggested phytonadione may be a safe and effective way to treat calciphylaxis in patients on…

StrataGraft regenerative tissue meets primary endpoints in phase 3 trial for thermal burns

September 24, 2019
The biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt announced positive top-line results from its phase 3 clinical trial for StrataGraft regenerative tissue…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

Aggressive surgery appears to achieve negative margins, intensify radiation volume in CSCC

August 21, 2019
The use of salvage limited-field irradiation in aggressive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with microscopic residual disease resulted in a…

In the Journals

Fungal preparations sometimes skipped due to discomfort performing microscopy

August 19, 2019
Numerous barriers prevent the common use of fungal preparations in the dermatology setting, such as the belief that clinical diagnosis is sufficient…

In the Journals

Discordant themes exist in skin cancer assessment outcomes among physicians, patients

July 19, 2019
Areas of disagreement between patients and physicians on skin cancer-related outcomes include patient fear of the unknown, recurrence and empowering…

In the Journals

No conclusive evidence found on optimum antibiotic treatment for cellulitis

June 21, 2019
Researchers were unable to identify the most effective antibiotic treatment for cellulitis, as no one antibiotic was superior over another based on…

April’s top dermatology stories: E-cigarette dangers, smartphone use as a Wood’s lamp

May 2, 2019
Researchers explored the skin-related conditions associated with electronic cigarette use in the most popular Healio Dermatology article last month…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

Argentum Medical gets $8.4M BARDA contract for silver-plated antimicrobial dressings

February 3, 2019
Argentum Medical announced that it has been awarded a 3-year, $8.4 million contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Developmental…

FDA News

FDA grants premarket approval to Recell for burn treatments

September 21, 2018
The FDA granted premarket approval to Recell, a spray-on-skin agent, to treat burns in patients aged older than 18 years, its manufacturer…

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