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Preterm Birth, LBW Infants More Common Among Female Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- Also higher prevalence of cesarean delivery (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Jungle Dining Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 28-year-old male living in a tropical area in Mexico presents with a 1-month history of progressive, pruritic lesions on his back, legs, and buttocks. The lesions erupted a day after he visited a jungle village where he ate snake and armadillo. He has no pain and no fever. The lesions have evolved from vesicles to pustules, and have increased in number, with new lesions appearing on the legs and behind the knees. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 20, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Biologic-Naive PsA Patients Persist on Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pattern similar to what is seen in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 19, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Childhood Skin Challenge
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 15-year-old boy presents with rough, corrugated plaques on his hands, wrist, feet, and ankles. The presentation appeared shortly after birth and has worsened over the years. The palms of his hands and soles of his feet--as well as his face and abdomen--remain unaffected, with no rash or plaques. He reports no itching or pain, and is otherwise healthy. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Leg Itch That Persists
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 48-year-old woman asked her dermatologist about several red lesions that were extremely pruritic. They were scattered haphazardly on the back of her leg. A few of the lesions were still smooth nodules, but others were now excoriations; she just couldn ' t stop scratching them no matter how hard she tried. She estimated they had been there for nearly a month. She had a history of atopic dermatitis, but this didn ' t feel like the same thing. Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: NFL Painkiller Woes; Correcting Mutations; Super-Sized Memory
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Brief, Broad-Area Treatment Clears Actinic Keratosis
(MedPage Today) -- High patient satisfaction with ingenol disoxate (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

RA Drug Active in Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple endpoints improved with tofacitinib (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mohs an Option in Older Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Good 8-year survival outcomes seen in patients 85 and up (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cimzia Passes Muster in Two Psoriasis Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Met primary efficacy goals versus placebo; third trial still to come (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dramatic Responses to Biologic in Atopic Dermatitis
(MedPage Today) -- High marks for dual cytokine inhibitor in adults, children (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

One Biologic Bests Another in Head-to-Head Psoriasis Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Taltz turns in better results than Stelara on severity indices (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Nitric Oxide Gel Shows Promise for Genital Warts
(MedPage Today) -- Full clearance of baseline warts achieved in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Experts debate transparency laws, direct-to-consumer advertising (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 2, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Science, Hot Topics Featured at AAD Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- First-time sessions account for 25% of program (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 2, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Linked to Anti-PD-1 Response
(MedPage Today) -- More diverse microbiome correlated with better drug effects (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 24, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Better Mammography; Fuel for Cancer Cells; Patients Need More Info
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Lower Leg Lumpiness
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 79-year-old male presents with a long history of nontender, punched-out lesions on his chest and lower extremities. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis: The Costs Are High (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Accompanying burdens include lower income and greater disability (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 11, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Cervical Cancer Deaths; Mammography Scares; Kid Cancers and Sex
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Problematic Skin Patch
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man with type II diabetes was at a check up with his primary physician when he asked about a hyperpigmented patch of skin on the back of his neck. He had noticed it getting progressively darker over the past few months. The skin also felt a little bit thicker. Now that his dieting and exercise was finally starting to make a dent in the 80 pounds he needed to lose, he wanted to make sure he didn ' t have anything else to worry about. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Curious Cheek Lesion
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents with a scaly grey lesion on her right cheek. She says the lesion has been present for the past 2 years, but she thinks it is getting bigger. The lesion appears scaly, but she reports that it is not itchy or painful, and there is no draining or crusting. She has a family history of skin cancer and reports using an over-the-counter " fading cream. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis:   Callus Conundrum
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man presents with possible calluses on either side of his thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. He reports cutting them off with nail clippers, but they return. He also reports using an over-the-counter wart treatment without success. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Don ' t Get Fancy When Talking to Patients about Sunscreens
(MedPage Today) -- SPF ratings are easiest to understand -- for docs as well as patients (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Hot Tub Trouble
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An 11-year-old girl presents with a pruritic rash, fever, and fatigue after returning from a family vacation 2 days earlier. The papular, erythematous rash is seen on the area of skin that was covered by her bathing suit. Her mother mentions that she spent a lot of time in the hotel hot tub during the last days of their holiday. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 30, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Staged Robotic Surgery Alleviates Excess Sweat (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No patient in case series developed compensatory hyperhidrosis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 24, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Disturbing Digit
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A young boy presents with unusual blistering on one finger. He is otherwise asymptomatic. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Toddler ’s Tale
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 3-year-old girl was brought to the pediatrician with small vesicles widespread including her palms and soles. She had begun to develop painful oral vesicles as well and was refusing to eat. The rash began a few days after flu-like symptoms of a fever, sore throat, cough, and headache. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Fast Access for Cancer Drugs; More Outpatient Surgery; Nutella Woes
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 11, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sole Spot Stumper
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 9-year-old girl presents with painless, brown macules in a strange pattern on the sole of her right foot after spending the day playing outside at summer camp. She denies stepping on anything, and denies any pain or itching. There are no signs of swelling or discharge. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Refugee ’s Skin Riddle
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 19-year-old Somali refugee presents with an 8-week history of nonpruritic verrucous growths on his face and ears. He has no significant medical history and is homeless. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Funky Feet
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 17-year-old girl with no relevant clinical history presents to a clinic in rural Ecuador with pruritus and pitting of her feet. The condition appeared 3 months ago became worse within the past week. She lives approximately 3 miles from her school, and her walk to get there involves mud and a river crossing. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 29, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Family ’s Extreme Extremities
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An adult female patient presents with diffuse thickening and scaling of the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet. Her husband and two children (ages 6 and 10 years) have the same condition. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 12, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Scalp Cooler Cuts Hair Loss in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Half of patients avoided severe chemo-induced alopecia (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 12, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Lesion Decision
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 39-year-old female presents with a back lesion (depicted below) observed during a physical examination when the patient was seen for a chronic cough. Upon biopsy, the lesion was diagnosed as superficial spreading melanoma. In addition, the patient had lymphadenopathy in the right axilla, and a sentinel lymph node biopsy was consistent with melanoma in three lymph nodes with no extracapsular extension present. A full staging workup was negative for any additional involvement. What would be the most appropriate therapy for this patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 5, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Long Delays Common in PCOS Diagnosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most patients less than pleased with healthcare experience (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 3, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Rash Riddle
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 9-month-old Latina girl presents with an asymptomatic macular rash. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 28, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Swimmer ' s Strange Skin Lesions
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: This patient had a history of taking a bath in a stream a few hours prior to the appearance of well-delineated erythematous patches on the trunk and all extremities. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 22, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bizarre Bite
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 25-year-old male presents with a rash and raised ulcer on his leg that had been increasing in size over the last 7 days. He reported feeling a " sting while working in the garden 15 days earlier, but did not see an insect; the lesion appeared approximately 7 days later. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Freshmen and Alzheimer ' s; Your Flu Year; Manly Skin Care
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 11, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Puzzling Papules
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An 8-year-old boy went to the pediatrician with his mother after she noticed a few scattered smooth papules appear across his nose and cheeks. He had always had a few hyperpigmented patches on his trunk, but the papules on his face had developed more recently. They didn ' t seem to be bothering him, but with his history of epilepsy from a young age, she didn ' t like to leave medical questions unanswered. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 31, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Post-Transplant Predicament
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 25-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukemia underwent a stem cell transplant. Ten days after the transplant he developed fever, became unresponsive, and demonstrated left gaze deviation. A head CT scan showed hydrocephalus and an external ventricular drain was placed. The CSF was sent for culture and Gram stain. The Gram stain showed abundant polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) and the organism shown here. Culture grew a medium, greenish, slightly alpha hemolytic (described as green steel ball looking) colony at 24 hours. The organism grew on blood agar and chocolate agar, but not MacConk...
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 17, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Extreme Extremity
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An adult woman presents with an extreme growth on her foot. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 17, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Dollars for Derms $34m; Brits Boot Foreign Docs; Zika in Eye of Storm
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 6, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novel Biologic Dupilumab Improves Eczema Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Phase III trials show significant benefits over placebo (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 1, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Survival Stumper
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: The image below shows a bone marrow biopsy of a 75-year-old man. Which of the following has the greatest impact on this patient ' s survival? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 20, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

SPF 15+ Sunscreens Help Reduce Melanoma Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Estimated 18% reduction in Norwegian women (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 14, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Pediatric Skin Puzzle
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 9-year-old Syrian girl presents with a unilateral congenital skin condition. She is otherwise healthy and has no previous medical conditions. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 8, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news