Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for August 2019. 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.
WHO: ‘Dramatic Resurgence’ of Measles Occurring in Europe
THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccine refusals have contributed to a “dramatic resurgence” of measles in Europe, the World Health Organization says.
2001 to 2016 Saw Large Increase in Mohs Surgery for Melanoma
THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2001 to 2016, the use of Mohs surgery for melanoma increased more than threefold, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Dermatology.
Psoriasis Independently Linked to Increased Mortality Risk
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is significantly associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Few Oncologists Suggest Health Promotion to Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few oncologists and specialists recommend health promotion to cancer survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Cancer.
Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prurigo nodularis (PN) is associated with mental health disorders, systemic illnesses, and HIV infection, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of health care providers discuss sun-safe behaviors with patients, according to a study published in the September issue of Preventive Medicine.
Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology have released a draft of their joint clinical practice guidelines for the management of Lyme disease.
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.
Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three who contracted measles earlier this year died on Tuesday.
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.
Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a two-part guideline, published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations present recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of hidradenitis suppurativa.
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are more likely to experience delayed or foregone care, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer trends differ for U.S. patients aged 85 years and older, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.
Dietary Vitamin A Intake Tied to Reduced Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Increased dietary vitamin A seems to be associated with a reduced risk for incident cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a study published online July 31 in JAMA Dermatology.
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