Miscellaneous Dermatological Conditions

Anti-Aging Tx Interest Similar Across Patient Gender, Age and Income

August 14, 2017

The researchers found that 53% of the general dermatology patient population has used an anti-aging treatment in the past, and 66% reporting interest in future use.

Intradermal Hyaluronic Acid Efficacy Examined for Facial Pores

August 11, 2017

The researchers observed a significant difference in the appearance of enlarged facial pores (P<0.01) before and after treatment. There were no reports of infection, nodules, or pigmentation at the injection sites.

Octagam 10% Gains Orphan Drug Status for Rare Muscle, Skin Disorder

July 17, 2017

Octagam 10% is currently approved to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adult patients. It is supplied as 2g, 5g, 10g, or 20g single-use bottles.

High-Dose Vitamin D May Benefit Skin After Sunburn

By July 07, 2017

The study found that subjects who took the highest doses of vitamin D had long-term benefits, including reduced skin inflammation 48 hours after the burn.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Severity Scoring System Created

June 27, 2017

The number of nodules, abscesses, and draining tunnels were used to calculate the resulting International HS Severity Scoring System (IHS4) score.

Adverse Events Related to Cosmetics, Personal Care Products Underreported

June 27, 2017

Complaints more than doubled between 2015 and 2016, rising from 706 to 1,591 reported adverse events.

Sleep Disorder Treatment Linked to Serious Skin Side Effect

By June 12, 2017

Serious rash, including SJS, is a reported adverse event in the prescribing information for both modafinil and armodafinil.

RA Drug Linked to Severe Skin Reaction in Patient with Adult-Onset Still Disease

June 01, 2017

Diffuse, persistent, pruritic maculopapular rash developed 10 days after tocilizumab treatment

PRP Injections Promising for Female Pattern Hair Loss

May 18, 2017

Significant improvement in hair volume and quality in PRP-injected sites, plus patient satisfaction

Early Treatment Key for Managing Nasal Hemangiomas

May 17, 2017

General consensus supporting early multimodality treatment for infantile hemangiomas of the nose

Adding a Steroid May Not be Necessary in Acute Urticaria Management

By May 03, 2017

Results showed that the placebo group actually had a greater reduction in itch score, with 76% of this group having an itch score of 0 compared to 62% of patients in the prednisone group.

Visuals Work in Discouraging Indoor Tanning

May 02, 2017

A total of 568 undergraduate females were randomized to either 1 of 3 message conditions visually depicting health effects, appearance damage, or immediate risks, or to a text-only control.

Out-of-Pocket Spending for Topical Steroids Investigated

May 02, 2017

The researchers found that patients' out-of-pocket spending for topical steroids was $333.7 million. There was a 226.5% increase in total annual spending, from $237.6 million to $775.9 million.

Dosing Errors Up With Generic Propranolol for Infantile Hemangioma

April 28, 2017

Dispensing, dose calculation errors more common with generic propranolol for infantile hemangioma

Mederma Quick Dry Oil and Spezial Collection Launch in U.S.

By April 24, 2017

"As an aesthetics company, we understand that beauty starts from the inside out. With Mederma Spezial, consumers now have the opportunity to impact the health not only of their skin, but of their hair and nails," said Jim Hartman, VP and U.S. Head of Merz Aesthetics Marketing and OTC.

What the CDC Wants Clinicians to Know About Vintage Shaving Brushes

April 17, 2017

A renewed interest in vintage and animal-hair shaving brushes has been seen in popular culture.

Cost, Volume of U.S. Cosmetic Surgeries in 2016 Revealed

April 13, 2017

The most popular surgical procedures were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, tummy tuck and buttock augmentation.

Rituxan Gets Breakthrough Therapy Status for Rare Autoimmune Skin Disorder

By March 24, 2017

Genentech announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris.

HBOT May Be Beneficial for Systemic Sclerosis Ulcers

March 17, 2017

The researchers found that four patients' ulcers healed completely after hyperbolic oxygen therapy was applied and two had near-complete healing.

NSAID-Hypersensitivity Evaluated in NSAID-Induced Urticaria/Angioedema

March 06, 2017

Patients confirmed as having NIUA develop tolerance to NSAIDs over time

Economic Impact of Skin Disease Highlighted in New Report

March 03, 2017

In the United States, dermatological conditions cost 75 billion in 2013, researchers say

Nemolizumab for Atopic Dermatitis

By March 02, 2017

Ruzicka, Thomas et al. "Anti-Interleukin-31 Receptor A Antibody for Atopic Dermatitis"

Indoor Tanning Significant Contributor to Illness, Premature Death

March 01, 2017

Skin cancers from ultraviolet light in devices totaled 343.1 million in 2015 alone, researchers say

Fusidic Acid Looks Promising as Oral Therapy for ABSSSI

By February 24, 2017

The study achieved its primary endpoint, demonstrating that treatment with oral fusidic acid is non-inferior to oral linezolid.

Facelift Malpractice Litigation Outcomes Analyzed

February 10, 2017

Most cases of rhytidectomy malpractice litigation are resolved in the defendant's favor, according to research published online February 9 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Common Serum Trace Elements ID'd in Alopecia Areata Patients

February 10, 2017

Patients with alopecia areata (AA) have significantly lower serum levels of zinc and selenium, according to a meta-analysis published online February 2 in The Journal of Dermatology.

Prescribing Practices for Severe Atopic Dermatitis Vary Greatly Among U.S., Canadian Clinicians

February 06, 2017

Prescribing practices vary among U.S. and Canadian physicians treating severe childhood atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

New Skin Protectant Available to Prevent Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

By February 01, 2017

3M announced the launch of Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant for the prevention of moderate to severe incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).

How Effective is Fractional CO<sub>2</sub> in Reducing Elective Surgery Scars?

January 31, 2017

For elective surgery scars, application of super-pulsed fractional CO2 laser application improves the aesthetic quality of scars more than silicone gel, according to a study published online in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Atopic Dermatitis May Be a Risk Factor for Alopecia Areata, Vitiligo

January 24, 2017

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with increased risk of alopecia areata (AA) and vitiligo, according to research published online Januanry 18 in Allergy.