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By Amy Jacob
A new multi-step skin testing protocol effectively determines the presence of isosulfan blue allergy, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia.
By Amy Jacob
With more people than ever using cell phones, tablets, and other personal technological devices, dermatologists have voiced concerns over the increase in cases of nickel allergies. Nickel, one of the most prevalent allergens in the United States, can be found within most handheld electronic devices and jewelry.
By Jeannette Wick
In the future, topical chelators and novel agents will be available to improve wound healing in patients with iron aberrations or inflammatory states.
At six months, oral contraceptive pills are comparable to systemic antibiotics for acne management, according to a review published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
By Julia Ernst, MS
Ixekizumab, a drug being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, continues to demonstrate efficacy and safety in Phase III trials.
By Elise Oberliesen
Patients treated with certolizumab pegol for 24 weeks showed rapid improvement in the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
Risk factors associated with severity of the disease may help guide therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Sunscreen use has decreased among adolescents, and a considerable proportion use indoor tanning devices, according to research published online Aug. 21 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanomas more often occur on the head and neck and in men, older patients, and those with a history of solar keratosis, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Dermatology.
By Julia Ernst, MS
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) recently announced a number of new programs and a five-year strategic mission for the organization with initiatives that are designed to increase research and uncover new treatments for all forms of psoriasis and psoriatic disease.
Physician's Money Digest
Healthcare practices continue to suffer from embezzlement problems. While there is no such thing as a perfect system to prevent embezzlers, there are ways to deter them.
Most people don’t realize how closely emotions affect financial spending, which can lead to poor decisions and overspending. But knowing potential triggers can help you overcome them in the future.