Azfar and coauthors assessed the risk of incident diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with psoriasis and evaluated DM treatment patterns among patients with psoriasis and incident DM.
To determine if watching a children’s program on a portable video player reduces preprocedural anxiety levels in preschool children, Tey and colleagues performed a nonblinded before-after trial in 35 consecutive patients who underwent cryotherapy for cutaneous viral warts and compared anxiety scale scores between children treated before vs after the intervention was implemented.
Pawlak and coauthors compiled current legislation of indoor tanning throughout the world and compared them with existing legislation found in 2003.
Early detection of melanoma would improve the poor prognosis for this disease. Liebman et al included dermoscopy in a curriculum to teach performance of skin cancer examinations and tested whether the ability of second-year medical students to diagnose melanoma improved.
To evaluate differences in the initial prognosis of patients with cutaneous melanoma managed by teledermatology (TD) vs by other non-TD referral systems, Ferrándiz and colleagues performed a descriptive and longitudinal study of a store-and-forward TD system aimed at the triage of patients with suspicious pigmented lesions.
Lunardon and coworkers conducted a retrospective study of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (n = 24) and foliaceus (n = 7) treated with adjuvant rituximab to determine efficacy and adverse events. The end point for efficacy was complete remission of disease on no or minimal therapy.
Waller and Haber report 2 cases, one of transverse nasal crease with milia and one of transverse nasal milia in the absence of a crease, and review the literature on these rarely reported conditions.
Gammon and Guitart identified rare cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma manifesting as de novo tumor lesions in intertriginous skin that contain an infiltrate rich in B cells. They discuss how these cases may represent malignant counterparts of skin-homing follicular helper T cells.
Callender et al describe 9 patients with hair breakage as a key sign of early central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.
To summarize evidence about the recurrence of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans following Mohs micrographic surgery, Foroozan and colleagues reviewed randomized controlled trials and nonrandomized trials comparing the recurrence among patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery vs wide local excision. See practice gap by Zwald.