The authors of this Viewpoint caution against expanded use of electronic surface brachytherapy for skin cancer because of the paucity of safety and efficacy data with long enough follow-up—especially when effective, safe, and lower-cost treatments already exist for most tumors.
This Viewpoint calls attention to the failure of the iPLEDGE program, which is intended to reduce fetal exposure to the teratogenic acne medication isotretinoin, and suggests ways to overhaul iPLEDGE.
This retrospective study finds that the 2-step dermoscopy algorithm, including its first step, has high sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy and can be relied on to provide an accurate and specific prebiopsy diagnosis and to help guide management decisions.
This prospective, baseline-controlled trial of rapamycin treatment of hypomelanotic macules in tuberous sclerosis complex demonstrates the treatment’s efficacy and safety.
This cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries finds that the delay in surgery for melanoma decreases when the biopsy and excision are performed by dermatologists.
This study of US adults with eczema demonstrates a large health burden of eczema in adults and suggests substantial out-of-pocket costs, indirect costs from lost workdays and sick days, and increased health care utilization.
This retrospective study finds the phenotype in chronic psoriasis and atopic dermatitis skewed to T helper cell subtypes TH1 and TH2, respectively. The immune phenotype cannot discriminate between erythrodermic psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
This experimental and control group study finds that single instructional sessions may not be sufficient to maintain simple suture proficiency over the course of a 30-day elective in first-year and second-year medical students with little to no suturing experience.
This case report describes a patient with FIP1L1-PDGFRA–positive chronic eosinophilic leukemia who had generalized eruptive histiocytosis and leukemia.
This Case Report describes comedonal or cystic fibrofolliculomas in 4 patients with Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome and proposes that the syndrome be included in the differential diagnosis of acquired and genetic conditions with extensive open comedones.
This systematic review found that given the increased risk of skin cancer in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients, this population should be educated on skin self-examination and pursue regular follow-up with dermatologists.
This study compares the effectiveness of the copper bromide laser vs the Kligman formula combination cream for the treatment of melasma.
This case report describes a case of prurigo pigmentosa (PP) occurring after bariatric surgery, which provides further evidence of a possible role of ketosis in PP pathogenesis.
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