Rituximab Superior to Mycophenolate Mofetil in Pemphigus Vulgaris Study Rituximab Superior to Mycophenolate Mofetil in Pemphigus Vulgaris Study
Significantly more patients on rituximab achieved a complete sustained remission in the interim analysis of the trial, which enrolled 135 patients with moderate to severe pemphigus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 12, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Benzene Was Found in Some Sunscreens. Now What? Benzene Was Found in Some Sunscreens. Now What?
With headlines blaring the news about a carcinogen in sunscreen, patients will be reaching out for advice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Risankizumab Shows Efficacy, Tolerability in Patients With PsA Risankizumab Shows Efficacy, Tolerability in Patients With PsA
More than half of participants receiving risankizumab achieved the primary endpoint of at least 20% improvement in ACR response criteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

GRAPPA Refines Recommendations on Psoriatic Disease Treatment GRAPPA Refines Recommendations on Psoriatic Disease Treatment
Biosimilars, Janus kinase inhibitors, and interleukin-23 inhibitors will feature in the 2021 update.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

BEAT-LUPUS: Belimumab After Rituximab Delays Severe Flares BEAT-LUPUS: Belimumab After Rituximab Delays Severe Flares
Results from a phase 2b trial are"clearly encouraging" and"support the hypothesis that BAFF [B-cell-activating factor] can drive flares after rituximab," said Michael Ehrenstein, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

IVIg Controls Dermatomyositis in Phase 3 Trial IVIg Controls Dermatomyositis in Phase 3 Trial
Intravenous immunoglobulin was safe and effective for dermatomyositis in the first multinational, phase 3, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Early Start to Laser Treatment in Infants With Port Wine Stains Early Start to Laser Treatment in Infants With Port Wine Stains
Single-center study finds laser treatment of port wine birthmarks can be performed safely within days of birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 31, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Many Sunscreens Have a Carcinogen, Pharmacy Tells FDA Many Sunscreens Have a Carcinogen, Pharmacy Tells FDA
Valisure announced this week that they petitioned the FDA to recall 40 batches of sunscreens and after-sun products they say tested for high levels of the chemical benzene.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Dermatologists Took 2020's Income Drop in Stride Dermatologists Took 2020's Income Drop in Stride
Medscape survey: Despite a small drop in income, slightly more dermatologists said that they felt fairly compensated in 2020 than in 2019.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Using'Court Awareness' to Practice More Efficiently Using'Court Awareness' to Practice More Efficiently
' The clinic has been busy lately. Vaccinated patients are returning after a year with their skin cancers that have flourished and psoriasis covering them like kudzu,'said Dr Jeffrey Benabio, on managing his patients.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Review of Radiofrequency Microneedling Studies Unveiled Review of Radiofrequency Microneedling Studies Unveiled
On the basis of their review, the investigators recommend that RFMN be offered as one of the therapeutic options for skin rejuvenation, acne vulgaris, acne scars, and axillary hyperhidrosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Novel Hedgehog Inhibitor Strategies Improve BCC Outcomes Novel Hedgehog Inhibitor Strategies Improve BCC Outcomes
Debulking large exophytic basal cell carcinomas before starting a patient on hedgehog inhibitor therapy might improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

FDA Preparing Environmental Statement for 2 Sunscreen Ingredients FDA Preparing Environmental Statement for 2 Sunscreen Ingredients
According to the FDA, developments that prompted the agency to take this step included comments raising concerns about potential effects of the two ingredients on coral and/or coral reefs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Photoprotection Recommended for People of Color Photoprotection Recommended for People of Color
Photoprotection for people of color helps minimize the development of photodermatoses, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, polymorphous light eruption, and chronic actinic dermatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New Recommendations on Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection New Recommendations on Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection
To keep the guideline manageable, recommendations are limited to the practice of reconstruction defined as'cutaneous closure that requires a flap, graft, or tissue rearrangement. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Reports Further Characterize COVID Vaccine Skin Reactions Reports Further Characterize COVID Vaccine Skin Reactions
Delayed large local skin reactions after receiving one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were the most commonly reported to the AAD –International League of Dermatological Societies registry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Genital Skin Exams in Girls: Advice From an Expert Genital Skin Exams in Girls: Advice From an Expert
Explaining why the exam is being performed is one recommendation, making sure the patient understands why she is being seen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

AAD Unveils New Guidelines for Actinic Keratosis Management AAD Unveils New Guidelines for Actinic Keratosis Management
The multidisciplinary work group that came up with 18 recommendations conducted a systematic review to address five clinical questions on managing AKs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation Safe but Ineffective in PsA Trial Fecal Transplantation Safe but Ineffective in PsA Trial
A trial found fecal microbiota transplantation in psoriatic arthritis inferior to sham but safe, and investigators said it's worthy of future study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 8, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

For Diagnosing Skin Lesions, AI Risks Failing in Skin of Color For Diagnosing Skin Lesions, AI Risks Failing in Skin of Color
There has been"very little representation in darker skin types" in the machine learning algorithms developed so far.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

LGBTQ Patients Face Unique Skin Risks LGBTQ Patients Face Unique Skin Risks
The lifetime prevalence of skin cancer was migher among gay and bisexual men than among heterosexual men in a recent study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Most Patients Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Really Aren't Most Patients Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Really Aren't
Of the 10% of the population whose records say they are allergic to penicillin, 90% can tolerate it now, says an expert. Mislabeling has consequences for outcomes and antibiotic resistance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Most Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Are No Longer Intolerant Most Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Are No Longer Intolerant
Of the 10% of the population whose records say they are allergic to penicillin, 90% can tolerate it now, says an expert. Mislabeling has consequences for outcomes and antibiotic resistance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

TNFi Linked to Threefold Higher Psoriasis Risk in JIA Patients TNFi Linked to Threefold Higher Psoriasis Risk in JIA Patients
Although this study confirms earlier findings of an increased risk of psoriasis after TNF inhibitor exposure, it does not necessarily change the JIA management plan for most patients, an expert said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Studies Add to Knowledge Base of Biosimilars for Psoriasis, HS Studies Add to Knowledge Base of Biosimilars for Psoriasis, HS
The results add to mounting evidence that biosimilars may be interchangeable in certain dermatologic conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Atopic Dermatitis Genes Vary With Ethnicity Atopic Dermatitis Genes Vary With Ethnicity
Koreans with atopic dermatitis don't share the same genetic biomarkers as other populations studied so far.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Experts Say Teledermatology's Post-Pandemic Role Is Unclear Experts Say Teledermatology's Post-Pandemic Role Is Unclear
There are many unknowns, not least of which is future reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services and other third-party payers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Anticholinergic for Axillary Hyperhidrosis Shows Few Side Effects Anticholinergic for Axillary Hyperhidrosis Shows Few Side Effects
About two thirds of patients had at least a 2-point improvement in the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Measure-Axillary score after 48 weeks of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Debate: Should Biologics Be Used for Milder Cases of Psoriasis? Debate: Should Biologics Be Used for Milder Cases of Psoriasis?
The remarkable efficacy of biologics for moderate-to-severe psoriasis has led some to ask if biologics should be used for milder cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Systematic Approach Helps Manage Skin Disorder-Related Pain Systematic Approach Helps Manage Skin Disorder-Related Pain
Dermatologists should manage pain related to skin disorders because of their ability to assess complaints in the context of the disease, according to Dr Robert Micheletti, University of PennsylvaniaMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 25, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Psoriasis Clearance Rates Higher With Bimekizumab vs Secukinumab Psoriasis Clearance Rates Higher With Bimekizumab vs Secukinumab
At 4 months, 62% of those on bimekizumab had complete clearance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 24, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Bimekizumab Tops Adalimumab for Plaque Psoriasis Bimekizumab Tops Adalimumab for Plaque Psoriasis
At week 16, 86.2% of those in the bimekizumab group had a PASI 90 response, compared with 47.2% in the adalimumab group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Upadacitinib Clears Atopic Dermatitis Faster Than Dupilumab Upadacitinib Clears Atopic Dermatitis Faster Than Dupilumab
A new JAK1 inhibitor provided greater symptom relief than dupilumab in an atopic dermatitis trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

VEXAS Syndrome: Implications for Dermatologists VEXAS Syndrome: Implications for Dermatologists
"In reading the article describing 25 patients with this syndrome, I was struck by how refractory they were to treatment," says Karl Saardi, MD.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Study Enhances Understanding of Prurigo Nodularis Study Enhances Understanding of Prurigo Nodularis
Patients with prurigo nodularis tend to make a greater number of visits to health care specialists and are burdened by a greater number of medical comorbidities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

The Optimized Doctor: Say My Name The Optimized Doctor: Say My Name
Mispronouncing names can alienate patients.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians
For many families, it is time to make decisions regarding summer activities. Outdoor activities have been encouraged throughout the pandemic, which makes it a good time to review tick-borne diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Black Patients With Sarcoidosis Have More Systemic, CV Disease Black Patients With Sarcoidosis Have More Systemic, CV Disease
Black patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis were significantly more likely to have unrecognized systemic organ involvement than non-Black patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Survey Shines Light on Pediatric Dermatologists' Earnings Survey Shines Light on Pediatric Dermatologists' Earnings
Average earnings tilted toward men over women, $411,000 –$335,000, although a majority of the respondents (78%) were women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Despite Ichthyosis Recommendations,'Many Questions Still Exist'Despite Ichthyosis Recommendations,'Many Questions Still Exist '
' iPLEDGE does impose significant and financial barriers for our patients. More advocacy is needed to adapt that program for our patients,'said Andrea Zaenglein, MD, co-chair of a consensus statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Enzymatic Injections Show Improvement in Buttock Cellulite Enzymatic Injections Show Improvement in Buttock Cellulite
Expert says success with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum-aaes injections will be all about managing expectations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

VEXAS: A Novel Rheumatologic, Hematologic Syndrome VEXAS: A Novel Rheumatologic, Hematologic Syndrome
Older men with a novel adult-onset, severe autoinflammatory syndrome known by the acronym VEXAS are likely hiding in plain sight in many adult rheumatology, hematology, and dermatology practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arkansas First State to Ban Transgender Medical Treatments for Youths Arkansas First State to Ban Transgender Medical Treatments for Youths
Arkansas has become the first state to pass a law prohibiting doctors from giving gender-affirming medical treatments to transgender youths, CNN reported.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Millennials Turning to Telehealth, Online Research Millennials Turning to Telehealth, Online Research
A new survey of 2040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) in February by Harmony Healthcare IT found that 69% of respondents searched online for health and medical advice instead of going to the doctor.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 3, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Psoriasis Biologic Therapy During the COVID-19 Era Psoriasis Biologic Therapy During the COVID-19 Era
Drs Candrice Heath and Mark Lebwohl discuss recommendations for patients with psoriasis who are taking biologics during the pandemic.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Some Should Stop Methotrexate for 2 Weeks After J & J Vaccine Some Should Stop Methotrexate for 2 Weeks After J & J Vaccine
The National Psoriasis Foundation COVID-19 Task Force now recommends that certain patients on methotrexate consider stopping the drug for 2 weeks after receiving the Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Vitiligo Patients Share Their Experiences, Frustrations With Treatment Options With FDA Vitiligo Patients Share Their Experiences, Frustrations With Treatment Options With FDA
' What I heard loud and clear from the FDA [leaders who ran and attended the meeting] is recognition that patients are suffering,'Seemal Desai, MD, said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Vitiglio Patients Share Their Treatment Frustrations With FDA Vitiglio Patients Share Their Treatment Frustrations With FDA
"What I heard loud and clear from the FDA [leaders who ran and attended the meeting] is recognition that patients are suffering," Seemal Desai, MD, said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Contact Dermatitis Content Varies Among Social Media Sites Contact Dermatitis Content Varies Among Social Media Sites
Data on social media use suggest that approximately 65% of US adults regularly use social media, and 40% use it when making medical decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Experts Highlight Recent Breakthroughs in Psoriatic Arthritis Experts Highlight Recent Breakthroughs in Psoriatic Arthritis
An analysis by Alexis R. Ogdie, MD, of apremilast data from the CORRONA Registry was among several recent highlights in psoriatic arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news