Surgical gloves, psoriasis studies top dermatology reads for August
Study results finding that there were no major differences in the rates of postoperative surgical site infection in outpatient cutaneous surgical procedures performed with sterile gloves vs. nonsterile gloves was among the most-read articles in August on Healio.com/Dermatology.
Other widely read articles included findings that there were no statistically significant differences found in efficacy between Otezla and methotrexate for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, and patients with psoriasis being treated with Remicade had no significant change in clinical response when switching to an infliximab biosimilar:
Surgical site infection rate similar with sterile, nonsterile glove use in outpatient surgery
There were no major differences in the rates of postoperative surgical site infection in outpatient cutaneous surgical procedures performed with sterile gloves vs. nonsterile gloves, according to study results recently published in JAMA Dermatology.
Jerry D. Brewer, MD, of the division of dermatologic surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a search of Ovid Medline (1946-present), Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (1991-present), Ovid Embase (1988-present), EBSCO Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (1980-prsent), Scopus (1996-present) and the Web of Science (1975-present) for studies to include in a systematic review and meta-analysis. Read more
No significant difference found between Otezla, methotrexate in treating psoriasis
There were no statistically significant differences found in efficacy between Otezla and methotrexate for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to recently published study results.
April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, of the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and colleagues conducted a literature review to identify trials that included patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who reported 75% improvement in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score (PASI 75) from baseline to week 16. Read more
Color Doppler ultrasound categorizes fistulous tracts in hidradenitis suppurativa
Color Doppler ultrasound was used to categorize fistulous tracts in hidradenitis suppurativa, which could help with earlier disease management, according to recently published study results.
Researchers in Chile conducted a retrospective analysis of color Doppler ultrasound images of 52 patients (mean age, 26 years; 36 female) with hidradenitis suppurativa. Read more
Autologous fat grafting achieves volume, patient satisfaction in cosmetic breast augmentation
Autologous fat grafting achieved cosmetic breast augmentation with satisfactory levels of volume retention and satisfaction rates in some studies, according to a literature review recently published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
“Autologous fat grafting is increasingly used in cosmetic surgery,” the researchers wrote. “However, its efficacy and safety are still ambiguous.” With Perspective. Read more
Patients with psoriasis effectively switch from Remicade to infliximab biosimilar
Patients with psoriasis being treated with Remicade had no significant change in clinical response and experienced minor adverse events when switching to an infliximab biosimilar, according to recently published study results.
Researchers studied two cohorts of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who were treated between July 1, 2015, and Jan. 20, 2016 at the University of Turin in Italy. Read more