Immune cell derivative itaconate may combat psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases, shows a study in Nature.
In a comparison of the performance between physician assistants and dermatologists, physician assistants performed more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer and diagnosed fewer melanomas in situ, a study shows.
Immune responses to the latest shingles vaccine (Shingrix) last for at least three years after vaccination. The robust immune responses develop and persist in all age groups, according to a recent study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Pediatric dermatologist Alanna Bree, M.D., left a secure position with a well-respected hospital to embark on a faith-filled professional journey. In this profile, Dr. Bree shares her story of practice, discovery and renewal.
As both severe acne and transgenderism are independently associated with higher rates of depression and suicide, it may be advisable that transgender adolescents are monitored for acne once testosterone treatment has begun. Given the potential risks — some 41% of transgender adults have at some point attempted suicide — acne should be treated even if only mild, says Dr. Lucía Campos-Munoz.
Patient nonadherence to costly acne medications may be overcome by physicians telling patients upfront that preferred medications might be expensive.
"Plaque psoriasis is increasingly recognized as a multisystemic disease whose most common comorbidities include psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, overweight/obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and depression. The presence of such comorbidities affects the therapeutic choices for clinicians," researchers write in Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.
Dermatologists play a significant role in screening for psoriasis comorbidities and asking about shortness of breath as a routine part of medical history-taking, shows a study published in BMJ.
Discovering the Versatility of the CO2RE Platform to Treat Dermatologic, Aesthetic, and Gynecologic Applications
Rosacea is a common skin condition that often manifests as redness and flushing, as well as pimples and pustules on the face. Some patients may have evidence of dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin (telangiectasia) or thickening of the skin, especially around the nose (rhinophyma).