March 2016 Briefing - Dermatology

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for March 2016. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Omalizumab Effective for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Omalizumab is effective in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) symptoms and angioedema unresponsive to high doses of antihistamine treatment, according to a study published online March 24 in Allergy.

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Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity Slowed in Segmental Vitiligo

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Segmental vitiligo (SV) compromises motor nerves in the lesional limbs, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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AMA Addresses Elements of Team-Based Care Model

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The elements of a team-based care model are described in a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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How Can We Fix the Wage Gap Among Female Physicians?

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women doctors can address the gender wage disparity by understanding the reasons why they earn less, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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β-Carotene, Lycopene Prevent Dermatitis in Murine Model

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Oral administration of β-carotene or lycopene prevents atopic dermatitis (AD)-like dermatitis in HR-1 hairless mice, according to an experimental study published online March 19 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Wrestling Wins for Most High School Athletic Skin Infections

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. high school athletes, the rate of skin infections is 2.27 per 100,000 athlete exposures, with the majority occurring in wrestlers, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Costs Estimated for Applying to Dermatology Residency

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The total cost for all U.S. medical school seniors applying to dermatology residency is estimated at almost $5 million, according to a research letter published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Sharps Injuries for 76 Percent of Dermatology Residents

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seventy-six percent of dermatology residents experience a sharps injury, according to a letter to the editor published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Risk of Parkinson's Disease Increased for Rosacea Patients

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson's disease, according to research published online March 21 in JAMA Neurology.

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FDA: Most Powdered Medical Gloves Should Be Banned in U.S.

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to ban most powdered medical gloves, saying they pose serious health risks to patients and health care providers alike.

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Poor Prognosis for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women aged younger than 50 years, melanoma prognosis is worse for those aged 40 to 49 years and for those diagnosed with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Propranolol for Hemangiomas Doesn't Impair Infant Growth

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For infantile hemangiomas, systemic propranolol appears safe and does not impair physical growth, according to a study published online March 6 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Drop in S. aureus Carriage Rate With Antibiotic Tx of Acne

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment of acne with antibiotics is associated with a significant decrease in the rate of Staphylococcus aureus carriage, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Case Before Supreme Court May Expose Doctors to Large Fines

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A case before a state supreme court could potentially expose physicians to large fines based on a legal technicality relating to what they should have known, rather than what they knew, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Leave-On Facial Products Linked to Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Leave-on facial skin care products seem to be associated with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), according to a study published online March 14 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Non-HIV-Related Kaposi Sarcoma in BRAFi-Treated Patient

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, researchers document non-HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma in a male patient with myasthenia gravis and metastatic melanoma treated with the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib.

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Spending on Prescription Meds Up About 5 Percent in 2015

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on prescription medications for insured Americans increased about 5 percent in 2015, with the increase half of that seen in 2014, the Associated Press reported.

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Neck Laxity Improved With High-Intensity Focused Radiofrequency

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fractional high-intensity focused radiofrequency (HiFR) delivered to the dermis is effective for skin laxity of the lower face/neck, according to a study published online March 4 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Melanoma Therapy Tied to Cutaneous Adverse Events

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 therapy for metastatic melanoma is associated with the development of immune-related cutaneous events, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Disruptive Patients Distract Docs, May Receive Compromised Care

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptive patients may get worse care from physicians, according to a study published online March 7 in BMJ Quality & Safety. The findings aren't definitive because the researchers tested how physicians responded in fictional vignettes, instead of real-life encounters. Still, the results suggest that such patients distract physicians from doing their jobs.

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Mayo Clinic Has Established Model to Help Battle Burnout

TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to reduce burnout among physicians, the Mayo Clinic is initiating a model to raise camaraderie and increase collaboration, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Guidance Offered for Negotiating Higher Rates From Payers

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Negotiations to increase payment from insurance companies can be extremely difficult, although it is possible to get a payment increase, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

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E-Consultations Can Improve Access to, Timeliness of Care

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic consultation (e-consultation), an asynchronous, non-face-to-face consultation between a primary care physician and a specialist, can improve access to care and reduce wait times, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Rebound Growth for One in Four With Infantile Hemangioma

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of patients with infantile hemangioma (IH) have rebound growth, according to a study published online March 7 in Pediatrics.

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Physicians' Contracts Can Affect Patients, Professionalism

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Problematic clauses in physicians' contracts can impact patient care and professionalism, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online March 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Online Media Often Used to Learn New Surgical Techniques

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members use online streaming media to learn new techniques, according to a research letter published online March 3 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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High Mole Count Doesn't Always Indicate Higher Melanoma Risk

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with melanoma often have few typical nevi (TN), and no atypical nevi (AN), according to a study published online March 2 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Excimer Laser Efficacious for Chronic Hand and Foot Eczema

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excimer laser (308 nm) is efficacious for patients with chronic hand and foot eczema (CHFE), according to research published online Feb. 24 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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SCOTUS: States Can't Force Health Care Data Release

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against state efforts to collect health care data from insurance plans.

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PRAME Predicts Metastasis in Class 1 Uveal Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) mRNA expression predicts metastasis in Class 1 uveal melanoma (UM), according to a study published in the March 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

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Spouse Education Level May Impact Choice for Rural Practice

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians who are married to a highly-educated spouse are less likely to work in rural underserved areas, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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