October 2015 Briefing - Dermatology

Share this content:

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for October 2015. 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.

Synchronized Prescription Renewal Process Saves Time

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A synchronized prescription renewal process can save physicians time and money, which can be dedicated to patient care, according to a report from the American Medical Association (AMA).

More Information

Doctors May Wait Too Long to Up Rx for Severe Acne

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, according to research published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Dry Eye Disease Often Diagnosed in Alopecia Areata

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with alopecia areata are diagnosed with dry eye disease (DED), and patients should be referred for an ophthalmic evaluation, according to a study published in the November issue of the International Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Increasing Numbers of Med School Applicants, Enrollees

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a 25 percent increase in the number of medical school enrollees since 2002, with the number reaching an all-time high of 20,630 this year, according to a report published online Oct. 22 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

More Information

FDA Approves Expanded Use for Melanoma Drug

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The melanoma drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) can now be used to reduce the risk of the recurrence after surgery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

More Information

Some RA Treatments Up Second Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with prior nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the risk of second NMSC varies with different treatments, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in JAMA Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

FDA Approves Imlygic for Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat melanoma lesions of the skin and lymph nodes.

More Information

Fatal Case of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Described

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be associated with infectious and/or neoplastic fatal complications, according to a case report published online Oct. 16 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Nearly 15 Percent of Plans Lack In-Network Specialists

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A considerable proportion of federal marketplace plans lack at least one in-network specialist, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Physician Emphasizes Importance of Saying Thank You

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The importance of thanking patients for coming to see you, the physician, is described in an essay published online in Medical Economics.

Full Text

Oxidative Stress Inhibits Metastasis by Melanoma Cells

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oxidative stress inhibits metastasis by melanoma cells, according to an experimental study published online Oct. 14 in Nature.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Case of Basal Cell Carcinoma Described Within Port Wine Stain

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A case of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has been described within a port wine stain (PWS), with no preceding treatment, according to a case report published in the October issue of The Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Bedbugs the Culprit in Older Woman With Unidentified Rash

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors describe a case of bedbugs in an older woman who presented with an unidentified itchy rash.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

JAK Inhibitors May Help Treat Hair Loss

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors may hold potential for boosting hair growth, new animal research suggests. The findings were published online Oct. 23 in Science Advances.

Full Text

AMA: Eight Reasons for Nonadherence to Medications

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eight reasons associated with patient's intentional nonadherence to medications have been identified in a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

More Information

Nicotinamide Could Protect Against Some Skin Cancers

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotinamide appears to reduce non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twice daily, according to a report published in the Oct. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Cancers Differ in Indigenous, Non-Indigenous Populations

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, indigenous populations exhibit clear differences in the scale and profile of cancer compared to non-indigenous populations, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in The Lancet Oncology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Outpatient Spending Higher With Physician-Hospital Integration

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Markets with greater increases in physician-hospital integration show greater increases in spending for outpatient care, but not inpatient care, for a large commercially insured population, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Ten New Gene Variants ID'd in Eczema Pathogenesis

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New gene variants associated with eczema have been identified. The new findings, published online Oct. 19 in Nature Genetics, add to the number of genetic variants known to increase risk for the condition, making the total 31.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Internet Interventions Interest Informed Melanoma Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The melanoma patients receptive to an Internet-delivered behavioral intervention to promote skin self-examination (SSE) and sun protection behaviors may already have higher knowledge of melanoma signs, according to a research letter published online Oct. 14 in JAMA Dermatology.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Lesion-Directed Screening Effectively Detects Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lesion-directed screening (LDS) has a similar skin cancer detection rate as total-body examination (TBE) but is substantially less time-consuming, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in JAMA Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Myopathy in Patient With Rx-Related Respiratory Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Administration of nivolumab can cause adverse effects, including respiratory symptoms, according to a case study published in the October issue of The Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Can Develop on Verrucous Lesions

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) can develop on long-standing verrucous lesions, according to a report published as a letter to the editor in the October issue of The Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Immediate Hypersensitivity to Raw Garlic Described

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raw garlic can induce immediate hypersensitivity reactions, according to a letter to the editor published in the October issue of the Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Americans Spend More on Health Care, but Fare Worse

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When compared to 12 other industrialized nations, Americans spend more on health care services, but they fare worst in terms of life expectancy, according to recent findings from The Commonwealth Fund.

More Information

More Severe Psoriasis Equals More Vascular Inflammation

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of vascular inflammation increases, according to research published online Oct. 8 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Young Cancer Survivors May Need Lifelong Screenings

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in Cancer.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Safety Concerns Raised for Antioxidant Use in Melanoma

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans, according to research published in the Oct. 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Low Income, Minority Status Affect Medical Care Wait Times

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks and Hispanics spend approximately 25 percent more time seeking health care than whites, and patients also spend more time in a doctor's waiting room if they're unemployed, in a low-paying job, or never attended college, according to research published online Oct. 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Guidelines Developed for Managing Conflicts of Interest

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Guidelines International Network has developed principles for disclosure and management of conflicts of interest (COIs) during the clinical practice guideline development process, according to a report published in the Oct. 6 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Modified SOAP Ups Student Awareness of Health Care Costs

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Modification of the traditional Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) presentation to consider value (SOAP-V) can help medical students learn to practice high-value, cost-conscious care, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Providers Must Understand Legal Limits of Telemedicine

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In order to minimize risk when practicing telemedicine, providers should ensure they hold the proper medical licenses, have medical liability insurance coverage, and communicate with patients regarding the potential risks of telemedicine, according to a report published in Medical Economics.

More Information

Review Suggests Habit Reversal Beneficial in Atopic Dermatitis

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Habit reversal (HR) seems to be beneficial for reducing scratching among patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a review published online Sept. 19 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

FDA Approves New Combo Therapy for Melanoma

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment for melanoma that combines two cancer drugs has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The therapy for advanced melanoma includes the drugs Yervoy (ipilimumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab), the Wall Street Journal reported.

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2015

Strategies Provided for Improving EHR Efficiency

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Several strategies can be implemented in order to better use electronic health records (EHRs) for patient care and efficiency, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

More Information

More Evidence Psoriasis and Depression Are Linked

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests. The findings were published online Sept. 30 in JAMA Dermatology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Two Experimental Drugs Promising for Psoriasis Rx

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab, show promise in treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, according to two studies published in the Oct. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Full Text 1 (subscription or payment may be required)
Full Text 2 (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease


More in Home

Dermatography Helps Lessen Appearance of Surgical Scars

Dermatography Helps Lessen Appearance of Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural skin appearance that patients are happy with

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Live in America's Water Systems

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Live in America's Water Systems

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve TBI Symptoms

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve TBI Symptoms

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »