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Friday, December 19, 2014
For patients with melanoma arising in head and neck subsites, there is no association between sentinel lymph node biopsy and disease-specific survival, according to research published in the December issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appear to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma by 15%, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For appropriately selected patients with psoriasis, combining biologics with other systemic treatments, including phototherapy, oral medications, or other biologic, may result in greater efficacy with minimized toxicity, according to research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Dermatology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Scientists in the United Kingdom recently uncovered a new ‘family’ of drugs called padRAF inhibitors that are effective in treating melanoma patients who are resistant to BRAF inhibitors.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Airline pilots get as much exposure to ultraviolet A rays in an hour-long flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to new research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Dermatology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Further research is needed to examine the effect of physical therapy or exercise on healing and quality of life in patients venous leg ulcers, according to research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Dermatology.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The first national estimates of indoor tanning-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments have been calculated, according to the authors of a research letter published online Dec. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Infants of a particular generation born in Australia to Asian-born parents appeared to have an increased risk of peanut allergy compared with those of Australian-born parents, according to research published in the December issue of Allergy.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Cause-specific mortality does not differ significantly for women and girls with malignant melanoma (MM) diagnosed during pregnancy and up to 2 years postpartum (pregnancy-associated MM [PAMM]) and with non-PAMM, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
For patients with atopic dermatitis, adjunctive and complementary therapies are available, although evidence is limited for many of these approaches, according to guidelines published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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