The Latest Clinical Articles in Dermatology

1Psoriasis and risk of diabetes-associated microvascular and macrovascular complicationsJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
2Risk of subsequent melanoma after melanoma in situ and invasive melanoma: A population-based study from 1973 to 2011Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
3Ten years experience with oral immunosuppressive treatment in adult patients with atopic dermatitis in two academic centresJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
4Management of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck with perineural invasionAustralasian Journal of Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
5Incidence rates of atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in Danish and Swedish childrenThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
6Management of cutaneous and extracutaneous side effects of smoothened inhibitor therapy for advanced basal cell carcinomaClinical Cancer Research, March 30, 2015  Review Article
7Association of angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2 and caspase-5 polymorphisms with psoriasis vulgarisClinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
8Evaluation of orbital arteries with colour Doppler ultrasonography in patients with psoriasisClinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
9Diagnostic accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in early and late stages of high-risk cutaneous malignant melanomaJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
10Assessment of rosacea severity: A review of evaluation methods used in clinical trialsJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 30, 2015  Review Article
1American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
2Are some cosmetics promising too much?FDA Press Announcements, March 25, 2015
3Macrophages may play critical role in melanoma resistance to BRAF inhibitorsThe Wistar Institute News, March 19, 2015
4Targeting growth factor improves skin cancer therapiesNorthwestern Medicine News, March 17, 2015
5UA researchers unlock the mysteries of wound healingUniversity of Arizona Health News, March 17, 2015
6Gene alterations in melanoma may predict immunotherapy outcomesAmerican Association for Cancer Research News, March 17, 2015
7Expanding the options to treat melanomaSanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute News, March 17, 2015

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Psoriasis associated with NAFLD in elderly

As reported in the Journal of the American Academy for Dermatology, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is more common in patients > 55 years of age with psoriasis. The prevalence of NAFLD in patients with and without psoriasis was 46.2% and 33.3% (OR = 1.7), respectively.

Risk factors for mortality in patients with pressure ulcers

As reported in the International Wound Journal, 90- and 180-day mortality amongst hospitalized patients with pressure ulcers was associated with diabetes, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, and metastatic cancer. Ninety-day, but not 180-day mortality, was associated with myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, liver disease, and HIV/AIDS. The only laboratory parameter associated with mortality rates was albumin.

DCL1 is a tumor suppressor in melanoma patients

As reported in Modern Pathology, down-regulation of cytoplasmic and nuclear DLC1 is associated with poor overall survival and disease-specific 5-y survival in all melanoma patients. Combined down-regulation of cytoplasmic and nuclear DCL1 was associated with the worse survival for patients with metastatic melanoma.

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