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Moisturizers

Study Finds Women Pay More For Over The Counter Moisturizers

Over-the-counter facial moisturizers are a widely-used and commonly recommended skin care product, but a new study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that, when it comes to price, men’s and women’s products are not considered equal. Their paper, publish in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, reports finding significant, gender-based price discrepancies in a…

Skin Disease

Dermcidin May Play Role In The Pathogenesis Of Skin Disease

Dermcidin, an anti-microbial peptide normally find in human sweat, may play a role in the pathogenesis of this chronic skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a research team from the George Washington University (GW). Their findings were recently publish in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Skin as a part of the innate host Dermicidin, also…

Psoriasis Severity

DLQI With 'Not Relevant' Answers May Underrate Psoriasis Severity

The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) may underestimate disease severity in patients with psoriasis who respond “not relevant” to one or more items, according to a research letter published online April 10 in JAMA Dermatology. John S. Barbieri, M.D., and Joel M. Gelfand, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, compared disease…

Acne

Doctors Turning To Antibiotic Alternatives To Treat Acne

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings, publish as Part I and Part II in the journal Dermatologic Clinics, survey studies on acute and long-term acne treatments over the past decade to identify trends. “People are more conscious…

Oral Antibiotics

Dermatologists Prescribe More Oral Antibiotics After Surgical Procedures

Increased use of postoperative courses of oral antibiotics prescribe by dermatologists after surgical procedures may put patients at risk for adverse events; so according to a study. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the CDC completed a cross-sectional analysis of antibiotic prescribing practices by dermatologists from Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2016, using…

Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma DNA Rearrangement May Predict Poor Outcomes

A certain type of DNA marker predicts poor outcomes in multiple myeloma; researchers at Winship Cancer Institute; so Emory University have find. The marker is a kind of rearrangement of chromosomes that is rarely test for; but may indicate resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide; which have become standard therapies in multiple myeloma. “This could…

Moms Of Children

Sleep Problems, Exhaustion Worse In Moms Of Children With Eczema

Mothers of children with eczema sleep poorly, and the worse their child’s eczema, the worse their sleep problems, according to new findings. Mothers really are a wonder both in real life and between the covers of our favorite books. Moms in children’s literature have done it all, from vanquishing evil forces to pioneering; so on…

Human Hair Follicles

Fungus Usually Find On Skin Might Play Role In Crohn's Disease

Fungus commonly found in human hair follicles also resides in the gut, where it may worsen intestinal disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in patients with a certain genetic makeup, researchers report March 5 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Malassezia yeasts found in oily skin and scalp follicles are link to skin conditions,…

Cardiac Device

Patch Testing May Reveal Allergy To Implant Cardiac Device

Contact allergy to implanted devices is rare, but be consider and test for in certain situations, researchers say. When there is clinical concern for infection; so history of prior device extraction; so history of redness at the implant site or negative culture results, patients should be test for device allergy,” Dr. Amber Atwater of Duke University…

Dermatologists

Dermatologists May Most Prepared To Help Patients With Melanoma

Individuals with early-stage melanoma require information, resources and emotional/mental health-focuse care, all which dermatologists may be best prepare to provide, according to a research letter publish in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin,…

Pulsed Light Sources

Pulsed Light Sources Are Use To Treatments For Various Pigmentary Disorders

Conventionally, lasers and intense pulsed light sources (IPLS) are considered go-to treatments for various pigmentary disorders. But not every laser therapy works for every condition.In a new position statement, publish in the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerelogy, investigators discussed best laser and IPLS options for several hyperpigmentation clinical indications. Initiated by the European Society…

Skin In Newborns

Cause Of Redness, Dry And Itchy Skin In Newborns

Eczema aka atopic dermatitis is a common and chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes red, itchy and dry. This is seen more commonly among children than adults. They spoke exclusively to Dr. Robert Sidbury who is Dermatology Division Chief at Seattle Children’s Hospital and WA professor in the department of Pediatrics at the…