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.
  • 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.

  • Lasers May Aid in Treatment of Onychomycosis
    Lasers may be a promising treatment for onychomycosis but larger studies are needed to determine optimal treatment conditions, according to a review published online Dec. 24 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

  • FDA Warns of Fires From Some Cryogenic Wart Removers
    Flammable over-the-counter wart removers have started fires, injuring at least 10 people in recent years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Methylisothiazolinone ID'd
    Pediatric allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) to methylisothiazolinone (MI) may be increasing and should be considered in cases with a history of wet wipe use, according to a case series published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics.

  • Herpes Zoster Is Risk Factor for Stroke in Young Adults
    Herpes zoster (HZ) is an independent risk factor for vascular disease, including stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and myocardial infarction (MI), particularly in those affected before the age of 40 years, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in Neurology.
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