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The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3 percent among U.S. adults

Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis 7.3 Percent in U.S. Adults

Patients with AD and more severe disease have higher scores on dermatology life quality index
The incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is much lower based on administrative data than chart review data

Pressure Ulcer Rates Only Decreasing for Less Severe Sores

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates vary greatly depending on data sources
The federal government website where Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is up and running

Sign-Up Season Begins on

Insurers are expanding their participation in the program

October 2018 Briefing – Dermatology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors

Two studies show high prevalence among authors of guidelines on high-dollar meds, in gastroenterology
New guidelines have been released for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma

AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma

Guidelines recommend surgical excision as primary treatment modality, emphasize individualized care
Psoriasis appears to be significantly associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Significant associations observed between psoriasis and risk for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced a new $15 million competitive grant initiative

AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training

Competitive grant initiative aims to promote change in graduate medical education
Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals

Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations

Researchers also find discordance in info provided to patients about medical records release processes
In an effort to cut high drug costs

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

HHS study shows Medicare pays 80 percent more than other countries for certain prescription drugs