Dermatology Times, December 2019 (Vol. 40, No. 12)

Genetic expression testing still a work in progress for melanoma

December 10, 2019

One expert believes that clinicians may want to seek a second pathologic opinion for particularly difficult-to-diagnose melanocytic lesions before solely relying on the results of existing molecular assays.

40 years of champions in dermatology

December 04, 2019

In the decades that Dermatology Times reporters have covered the specialty, we’ve had the pleasure of profiling the specialty’s champions. Some shared their professional accomplishments, while others revealed unknown aspects of their personal lives. Here just some of the interesting tidbits from years’ past.

A novel target for rosacea treatment

December 04, 2019

Evidence that points to interleukin-17 playing a role in the development and progression of rosacea also indicates research should investigate IL-17 inhibition as a therapeutic option for some patients, an expert says.

Spironolactone efficacy may be similar to oral antibiotic Tx

November 19, 2019

Several retrospective analyses indicate  spironolactone may have similar efficacy to oral antibiotics in the treatment of acne in women. Underuse of this off-label treatment option may be due to lack of efficacy evidence. The two options should be directly evaluated in future studies to guide practice.

Hair growth treatments

November 11, 2019

The often-devastating impact of female hair loss requires dermatologists to diagnose and quell underlying pathology as quickly as possible, usually using combination therapies followed by long-term maintenance.

Is psoriasis a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease in women?

October 08, 2019

It is well established that psoriasis is associated with cardiometabolic disease, though the reason why remains unclear. This study followed pregnant women and mothers with psoriasis over an 11 year period to gain insight into the link between the immune-mediated skin disease and cardiometabolic disease.

Pruritus characteristics in psoriasis

October 08, 2019

Pruritus frequently afflicts psoriasis patients, but few studies explore the role of pruritus in regards to disease activity, pharmacotherapy or demographics. This study attempts to fill that gap.

Can psychotherapy help psoriasis patients?

July 09, 2019

Do you recommend psychotherapy to your psoriasis patients? While there is a well-established connection between psoriasis and mental health, there is little data available on the impact of psychological interventions on psoriasis. These study authors look to fill that gap.