The Latest Clinical Articles in Dermatology

1Detection of small changes in psoriasis intensity with precisePASIDermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
2Gold contact allergy: clues and controversiesDermatitis, March 27, 2015  Review Article
3Melasma: clinical diagnosis and management optionssAustralasian Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Review Article
4Risk of psoriasis in patients with childhood asthma - A Danish nationwide cohort studyBritish Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
5Adverse effects of topical corticosteroids in paediatric eczema: Australasian consensus statementAustralasian Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6Comparing the Meggitt-Wagner and the University of Texas wound classification systems for diabetic foot ulcers: inter-observer analysesInternational Wound Journal, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Diagnostic applications of nail clippingsDermatologic Clinics, March 27, 2015  Review Article
8A review of the use of tanning beds as a dermatological treatmentDermatology and Therapy, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Review Article
9Reflectance confocal microscopy for monitoring the density of demodex mites in rosacea patients before and after treatmentBritish Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
10No survival benefit for patients with melanoma undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy: critical appraisal of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial-I final reportBritish Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical 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
8Genetic basis of rosacea identified by researchersStanford School of Medicine News, March 16, 2015
9Brains or skin?Harvard Gazette - Health News, March 16, 2015
10Hair keratins as structural organic components of mature enamel: The link between hair disorders and susceptibility to dental cariesInternational Association for Dental Research News, March 16, 2015

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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.

Down-regulation of IGF-1 involved in male pattern baldness

As reported in Experimental Dermatology, secretion of IGF-1, IGFBP-2, and IGFBP-4 is decreased in the dermal papillae of balding hair follicles compared to non-balding hair follicles.

sCD40L suggests sub-clinical atherosclerosis in psoriasis

As reported in the International Journal of Dermatology, sCD40L levels are elevated and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation is decreased in patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis (n=56) without known cardiovascular disease compared to healthy controls.

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