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July 2017 Briefing - Dermatology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for July 2017. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Review: Positive Link for Alcohol, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol intake seems to be positively associated with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), according to a review and meta-analysis published online July 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Intel Gained on Melanoma Risk for Renal Transplant Patients
FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Renal transplant recipients have increased risk of developing melanoma, with specific risk factors that should be monitored, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Dermatology.
Retinyl Propionate, Climbazole Improves Photodamaged Skin
FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Retinyl propionate and climbazole (RPC) is associated with clinical improvement in moderately photodamaged skin for women aged 40 to 70 years, according to a study published online July 22 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.
2016 Saw Increase in Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Census reports have demonstrated an increase in the number of physicians and in the actively licensed U.S. physician-to-population ratio from 2010 to 2016, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Regulation.
House Dust Mites May Be Carriers for IgE Sensitization in Dermatitis
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), house dust mites (HDMs) may act as carriers for immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization to microbial antigens, according to a study published online July 25 in Allergy.
Hyaluronic Acid Filler Deemed Safe, Effective for Neck Lines
WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection seems to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of horizontal neck lines, according to research published online July 20 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes
TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Average Increase in Physician Compensation 2.9% in 2016
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The AMGA 2017 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey reports that 77 percent of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation in 2016, with an overall weighted average increase of 2.9 percent.
AMA Module Offers Help for Adding Pharmacist to Practice
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new American Medical Association (AMA) education module has been developed to help embed clinical pharmacists within a medical practice.
Educational Intervention Doesn't Up Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An intervention including education is not associated with an increased rate of hand hygiene or stethoscope hygiene, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Rare Skin Manifestations Can Indicate Secondary Syphilis
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report published online July 17 in the Journal of Dermatology.
Post UV Exposure, Tumor Number Down With Tomato Consumption
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Male mice consuming a red tomato diet have significantly lower tumor number after exposure to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light, according to a study published online July 11 in Scientific Reports.
High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Washington State high court has ruled against interstate medical liability, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Sunscreen Application Doesn't Provide Complete Body Cover
TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Routine sunscreen application does not provide complete body coverage, according to a study published online July 12 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Patient-Centered Communication Could Help Reduce Burnout
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Better patient-physician communication can improve care and reduce burnout, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.
After Sunburn, High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Inflammatory Mediators
FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy adults receiving high-dose vitamin D3 have reduced expression of pro-inflammatory mediators 48 hours after experimental sunburn, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks
FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For early career teachers (ECTs), social network members' burnout levels are associated with increased burnout levels, according to a study published in the August issue of Teaching and Teacher Education.
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Alopecia Areata Severity
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For pediatric patients with alopecia areata (AA), vitamin D is negatively correlated with disease severity, number of patches, and disease duration, according to a study published online recently in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Review: Little Evidence on Vitamin D-Allergy Association
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplementation seems not to prevent allergies in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or infants, though there is very little evidence about the association between vitamin D and allergic diseases, according to a review published online July 4 in Allergy.
Medicaid Enrollees Are Satisfied With Their Health Care
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid enrollees are largely satisfied with their health care, and most are able to access the care they need when they need it, according to a research letter published online July 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Utilization of health services was largely unchanged from 1996-1997 to 2011-2012, but expenditures increased, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Patients Are Often Recording Doctor's Visits
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may be recording office visits, with or without permission, according to an opinion piece published online July 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about two million so far this year, according to a new Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index poll.
Parkinson's Patients Deemed at Higher Risk of Melanoma
MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with Parkinson's disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma, and conversely, patients with melanoma have a four-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson's, according to a study published in the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Pulsed Dye Laser Doesn't Significantly Improve Acne
FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with acne, pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment does not improve acne severity grading or acne erythema grading but is associated with patient satisfaction, according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Dermatology.
Needling No More Effective Than Debridement in Plantar Verrucae
FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with plantar verrucae, needling is no more effective than debridement of the overlying callous, according to a study published online June 27 in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Market Competition Linked to Change in Generic Drug Prices
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs, according to a study published online July 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
IgE Allergy Testing Improves Atopic Dermatitis Outcomes
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Identification of allergens by immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing improves outcomes in atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online June 20 in the International Journal of Dermatology.
AMA: Doctors Should Make Sure Their Online Info Is Accurate
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a technologically advanced society, physicians need to take advantage of the internet to reach patients and exercise caution in their online presence, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.