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.
  • AAD: Study Examines Incidence of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
    The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is much higher for Caucasians than Hispanics or Asians, but Hispanic patients are significantly younger than Caucasian or Asian patients, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Propranolol Seems Prophylactic Against Infantile Hemangiomas
    "The case described is of multifocal infantile hemangiomas without extracutaneous involvement appearing beyond the neonatal period after treatment with propranolol beginning in the first days of life," the authors write. "The details of the case support the hypothesis that this drug is not only therapeutic but also plays a prophylactic role against infantile hemangiomas."

  • Major Health, Cost Burden for U.S. Patients With Eczema
    Compared to those without the condition, adults with eczema were also more likely to have six or more lost workdays due to any cause, more doctor/emergency room/urgent care visits, and more hospitalizations.

  • Human Breast Milk Effective for Infants With Atopic Dermatitis
    For infants with atopic dermatitis, topical application of human breast milk has the same efficacy as hydrocortisone 1 percent ointment.

  • Review: Hormonal Rx Not Indicated As Acne Monotherapy
    Hormonal treatment is recommended in combination with standard acne therapies, particularly topical benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid and retinoids, and topical and systemic antibiotics.

  • Topical Acne Gel Linked to Methemoglobinemia
    Use of topical dapsone may have led to the development of methemoglobinemia, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 
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