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2Tips to diagnose uncommon nail disordersDermatologic Clinics  Review Article
3Phototherapy for mycosis fungoidesIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology  Full Text
4Patient-assisted teledermatology practice: What is it? When, where, and how it is applied?Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology  Full Text  Review Article
5Increased mortality for pregnancy-associated melanoma: systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
6Topical photodynamic therapy in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma in Singaporean Chinese patientsIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology  Full Text  Clinical Article
7A comparison of corneal biomechanical properties in patients with psoriasis and healthy subjectsEye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice  Clinical Article
8Report of rpoB mutation in clinically suspected cases of drug resistant leprosy: A study from Eastern IndiaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology  Full Text  Clinical Article
9Best way to perform a punch biopsyDermatologic Clinics  Clinical Article
10An autosomal recessive mutation of DSG4 causes monilethrix through the ER stress responseJournal of Investigative Dermatology  Clinical Article
1Study confirms long-term benefits of melanoma immunotherapyCancer Research UK News
2Marshaling the body's own weapons against psoriasisTechnische Universität München
3Scientists discover previously unidentified gene key to melanoma progressionCalifornia Pacific Medical Center
4Studies on skin cancer patients resistant to leading therapyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
5The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting: Psoriatic arthritisThe Rheumatologist
6Sunlight continues to damage skin in the darkYale School of Medicine News
7The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting: Fibrotic complications of sclerodermaThe Rheumatologist
8Possible strategy identified to combat major parasitic tropical diseaseSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital News
9Two cell-signaling molecules found to suppress the spread of melanomaNYU Langone Medical Center
10Eczema medication unlikely to increase risk of cancer in children, Penn team findsPenn Medicine

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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.

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.

Pantothenic acid effective for acne

As reported in Dermatology and Therapy, a pantothenic acid-based dietary supplement for 12 weeks reduced the total lesion count, number of inflammatory lesions, and DLQI in patients with mild-to-moderate acne (n=41) compared to placebo.

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