Dermatology in the News

Dermatology is an ever-changing field thanks to dermatology research from practitioners and clinicians throughout the country and the world. Check back here often for dermatology research news from professional journals and organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, American Academy of Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, and others. Discover the latest plastic surgery and dermatology research findings and developments and make sure that the care you provide is based on current evidence-based practice. New treatment options developed based on skin care research will be presented here, along with drug information including drug approvals, warnings, and recalls, as well as new aesthetic treatments or changes in recommendations.
  • iPLEDGE Isotretinoin Counseling May Need Updating 
    The iPLEDGE program needs to provide women with information about more contraceptive choices, including reversible contraceptives, according to research published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology.
  • Teledermatology Is Reliable for Initial Triage Consultations
    Teledermatologists usually agree with triage decisions of in-person dermatologist, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Dermatology.

     
  • Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away
    Teen girls are less likely to go to indoor tanning salons if they live in states that restrict their use of tanning beds; however, having restrictions appears to have no effect on teen males' use of indoor tanning, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published online Feb. 13 in the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Few Dermatology Patients Engage in Skin CA Surveillance
    Few dermatology patients engage in skin cancer screening behaviors, and most have poor knowledge about melanoma, with lower understanding among minority patients, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
 
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