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The Weekly Roundup: December 4-8


ICYMI, this week we had articles about upcoming conferences in 2024, the potential causal relationship between pure hypercholesterolemia and psoriasis, the first patient dosed in Kymera's phase 2 AD trial, and more.

POLL: Have Your Patients Asked About Cabtreo for Acne?

Click here to answer this week's acne poll.

Skin Cancer Detection With AI: How Intelligent Is It?

With artificial intelligence taking front and center in many aspects of our lives, will it be more prevalent in the dermatology practice than it is now?

Combination Techniques With Photodynamic Therapy Show Promise in Treatment of Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinomas

A review examined the treatment landscape of BCC, particularly in the realm of photodynamic therapy.

What Conferences Are You Planning to Attend in Quarter 1 of 2024?

Ahead of 2024, Dermatology Times wants to know what conferences and meetings you plan to attend in early 2024. Share your thoughts with us by December 10.

Renata Block, PA-C, Reflects on Dermatology Innovations in 2023

2023 was full of advancements in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and 2024 is shaping up to be just as exciting.

Exploring the Relationship Between AD, Psychological Stress, Sleep Disturbances, and Salivary Biomarkers

Understanding these relationships is crucial for developing effective clinical management strategies for patients with AD, according to a recent literature review.

Addressing Quality of Life Specifics Associated With Atopic Dermatitis and Skin of Color

Zakiya Pressley Rice, MD, took a deep dive into how atopic dermatitis severity and increased rates of grade school absenteeism affect patients with skin of color during a recent Masterclasses in Dermatology meeting.

POLL: Have You Considered Debulking Before PDT to Treat Pigmented BCCs?

Click here to answer this week's skin cancer poll.

Lipid Imaging Mass Spectrometry Aids in Accurate Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Study Says

Investigators used LIMS to classify melanoma samples as tumors and non-tumors.

DecisionDx-Melanoma Survey Reveals Patient Care Insights Among NPs and PAs

DecisionDx-Melanoma significantly influences treatment plans for melanoma patients, as reported by 82.4% of surveyed nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Almirall, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Nostrum Biodiscovery to Partner in New AI Research

The collaboration, named ARTIBAND, will extend over a 3-year period

Hilary Baldwin, MD, Discusses Impacts of Isotretinoin Use

Baldwin reviewed inflammatory bowel disease, depression, and pregnancy during the 2023 ARM Yourself With Knowledge webinar.

Patient Does Not Want to Pass AD to Her Unborn Child: Is It Possible?

A woman is trying to conceive and wants to take all steps to prevent her child from inheriting severe atopic dermatitis. Test your knowledge on recommendations.

The Cutaneous Connection: Splish, Splash, AD Management Starts in the Bath

Leading atopic dermatitis experts weigh in on bath routines with different ages, cultures, and more to consult patients and their families.

Out of Pocket Costs for Alopecia Treatment Associated With Significant Economic Burden

The study found that alopecia has a significant economic burden on women and their families.

Vitiligo Case Report: A 9-Year Old Patient With White Macules, Halo Nevus

Jordan Bui and Bernard A. Cohen, MD, review a case of a young patient with vitiligo.

Pure Hypercholesterolemia and Psoriasis Share a Causal Link, Study Says

Researchers explored the potential causal relationship between pure hypercholesterolemia, a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and psoriasis.

Can Topical Retinoids Decrease Atrophic Scars?

Linda Stein Gold, MD, reviewed recent studies of various topical retinoids and their ability to decrease atrophic scars during the 2023 ARM Yourself With Knowledge webinar.

The Importance of Understanding Inflammatory Markers

A 12-year-old patient and their family seeks answers to adjust lifestyle habits and therapies. Test your knowledge on what cytokines can indicate.

Katie Martin, PA-C, Share Insights Into Aesthetic Innovations in 2023 and What’s to Come in 2024

The approval of Galderma’s Restylane Eyelight was one of Martin’s top highlights of 2023.

Pointers With Portela: Pre-Teen Skin Care Routine

In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc gives his recommendations for a pre-teen skin care routine.

Managing Atopic Dermatitis Postpartum and While Breastfeeding

A patient returns to your clinic seeking systemic therapy for her AD while postpartum and breastfeeding. Test your knowledge on injectables.

First Patient Dosed in Kymera’s Phase 2 AD Trial of KT-474

KT-474 is a first-in-class, investigational IRAK4 degrader.

Dermavant Shares Positive Phase 4 Data for Tapinarof 1% in Adults With Plaque Psoriasis of the Head and Neck

Approximately 96.2% of patients had achieved PASI75 by week 12 of the study.

High Levels of Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Among Genetic Risk Factors for Psoriasis

Investigators explored the genetic relationship between psoriatic disease and serum lipid levels.

94% of Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Report Satisfaction With Baricitinib Treatment

Approximately 76% of patients reported being "satisfied," while 18% reported they were "very satisfied" with treatment.

Celebrating 2023’s Achievements in Dermatology

As 2023 ends and 2024 approaches, we are thankful for a year dedicated to new therapeutics for patients in need, and we look forward to a new year of continued innovations.

Holiday Merriment and Sharing the Microbiome

The holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with family members on where the journey of life has taken us during the past year, but they are also a time to share microbiome organisms with others who are genetically similar to us.

Journal Digest: December 8

This week’s collection of the latest dermatologic studies covers the burden of pediatric AD, skin cancer risk associated with combined methotrexate and NB-UVB therapy in patients with moderate to severe PsO, stigma towards patients with acne, and detection of nonmelanoma skin cancers in Mohs surgical sections using deep learning.

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