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.
  • A/BPO + Doxycycline Effective Alternative for Severe Acne
    Oral doxycycline plus adapalene/benzoyl peroxide (D+A/BPO) gel is an effective alternative to oral isotretinoin (ISO) for the treatment of severe nodular acne, according to a study published in the December issue of the British Journal of Dermatology. 
  • An Estimated 2,000 ER Visits Due to Indoor Tanning in 2012
    The first national estimates of indoor tanning-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments have been calculated, according to the authors of a research letter published online Dec. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine. 
  • Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children
    A growing number of children are being diagnosed with eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics. 
  • Guidelines Developed for Use of Adjunct Tx in Atopic Dermatitis
    For patients with atopic dermatitis, adjunctive and complementary therapies are available, although evidence is limited for many of these approaches, according to guidelines published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 
  • CDC: Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Cancers
    The cost of skin cancer treatment in the United States more than doubled between 2002 and 2011, and rose five times faster than treatments for other cancers, according to study findings published online Nov. 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

  • Aspirin May Exacerbate Chronic Urticaria in Children
    In some children with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), exacerbations may be caused by hypersensitivity to aspirin, according to research published online Oct. 29 in Allergy.
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