General Dermatology

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

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The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Review Highlights Lack of Tx Options for Prurigo Nodularis

Review Highlights Lack of Tx Options for Prurigo Nodularis

A new review provides evidence-based guidance for practitioners treating the dermatologic condition prurigo nodularis and highlights gaps in treatment development and research.

Limited Examination Detects Scabies With High Sensitivity

Limited Examination Detects Scabies With High Sensitivity

Examination limited to hands, feet, and lower legs has a sensitivity of about 90 percent for detecting scabies.

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

Certain genetic diseases can be detected by new artificial intelligence technology that analyzes a photo of a person's face.

Interventions for Infantile Hemangiomas: Which Are Effective?

Interventions for Infantile Hemangiomas: Which Are Effective?

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Additional trials are warranted to further examine oral propranolol and topical timolol maleate, as well as other interventions for infantile hemangioma.

Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging

Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging

The feeling that life is filled with worthwhile activities may promote healthier aging and help sustain meaningful relationships.

Widespread Erythematous Rash

In Case 1, a 24-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with complaints of new-onset sore throat and fatigue. In Case 2, a 50-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic complaining of a fast-developing pruritic rash after being stung by a wasp.

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

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An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

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A study was conducted to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of methyl estradiolpropanoate, a topical soft estrogen cosmeceutical for the treatment of estrogen-deficient skin.

Inverse Association Between Topical Dermatologic Generic Drug Prices and Number of Manufacturers

Inverse Association Between Topical Dermatologic Generic Drug Prices and Number of Manufacturers

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Policies that increase market competition among topical dermatologic generic drugs with a limited number of manufacturers may lead to long-term price reductions.

Increase in Telemedicine Use Observed From 2005 to 2017

Increase in Telemedicine Use Observed From 2005 to 2017

From 2005 to 2017, there was a substantial increase in telemedicine use, although use was still uncommon in 2017.

New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment

New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment

The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed its first guideline for the management of infantile hemangiomas.

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills

Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013

Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013

From 2007 to 2013, hospitalizations among homeless individuals increased and were most frequently for mental illness and substance use disorder.

Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination

Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination

Stethoscopes in the intensive care unit (ICU) have high levels of bacterial contamination.

Wearable Sensor Can Measure Personalized Ultraviolet Exposure

Wearable Sensor Can Measure Personalized Ultraviolet Exposure

A millimeter-scale, wireless, battery-free, miniaturized dosimeter can monitor ultraviolet radiation exposure and appears to work well in different settings.

Dapsone Efficacy Examined in Patients With Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Dapsone Efficacy Examined in Patients With Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

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In order to assess the safety and efficacy of dapsone, a sulfone antibiotic, in the treatment of CSU, the study authors reviewed the medical records of 79 CSU patients treated with dapsone.

High Healthcare Costs Associated With Pruritus

High Healthcare Costs Associated With Pruritus

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It is crucial to identify effective strategies for improving the management and control of pruritus.

Antiepileptic Drugs Associated With Significant Risk for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, TEN

Antiepileptic Drugs Associated With Significant Risk for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, TEN

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The voluntary nature of FAERS reporting can lead to both underreporting and the Weber effect, which is a decline in reports of adverse events in the 2 years after a drug appears on the market.

FDA Approval of Lead Acetate as Color Additive Has Been Repealed

FDA Approval of Lead Acetate as Color Additive Has Been Repealed

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The available data on the dangers of lead acetate do not support its continued use as a color additive in cosmetics to be used on the scalp.

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

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Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

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Using data from the 2011 to 2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files, the authors conducted a literal text analysis of death certificates to identify drugs mentioned as contributing to the cause of overdose death.

Overcoming the Barriers to Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Overcoming the Barriers to Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Pregnant women are considered a "vulnerable" population in the eyes of clinical researchers.

Diagnostic Challenges of Neutrophilic Dermatosis May Lead to Misdiagnosis

Diagnostic Challenges of Neutrophilic Dermatosis May Lead to Misdiagnosis

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Clinical morphologic testing in addition to tissue biopsy and culture are critical in distinguishing NND from NF and treating appropriately.

EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods

EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods

Patients with cardiac arrest from the poorest neighborhoods have longer emergency medical service (EMS) times.

DRESS May Be Mitigated by Slower Titration Rates of Cenobamate

DRESS May Be Mitigated by Slower Titration Rates of Cenobamate

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Investigators examined whether a reduction in titration rates utilized in earlier trials would reduce the incidence of DRESS in patients taking cenobamate.

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Medical science has made tremendous advances in personalized medicine. However, the American public is still struggling to understand the implications of these targeted treatments.

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2D, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2D, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin autofluorescence predicts incident type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality in the general population.

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography to Assess Vascular Malformations

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography to Assess Vascular Malformations

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Multispectral optoacoustic tomography may become a promising and versatile tool for noninvasive diagnosis and monitoring of vascular malformations before and after treatment.

Common Skin Conditions in People of Color: Identification and Treatment

Common Skin Conditions in People of Color: Identification and Treatment

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By the year 2050, the US Census Bureau estimates that 50% of the population will comprise people of color; yet, nearly 50% of dermatology residents and dermatologists have indicated that they received inadequate training on skin conditions in this population.

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