Derm Topics

JDD May Issue Highlights

Here are the issue highlights and editor picks for JDD’s May issue:
Broad area ALA may be beneficial for prevention of new or recurrent lesion formation in patients at high risk for AK and NMSC in A Randomized Trial of Broad Area ALA–PDT for Field Cancerization Mitigation in High-Risk Patients.
Multiple Primary Melanomas Occurring Around the Same Time: A Review of Terminology and Implications discusses the incidence and risk factors for multiple primary melanomas and temporal adjectives used to describe multiple primary melanomas that are diagnosed around the same time.
Supportive oncodermatology interventions are a critical element of multidisciplinary oncologic care in The Influence of Supportive Oncodermatology Interventions on Patient Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Survey.
Topical fluorouracil can be used as adjuvant therapy rather than continuing with surgery in Topical Fluorouracil Therapy for Residual Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Complete skin clearance is associated with improvement in quality of life and a high proportion of symptom-free days in Importance of Complete Skin Clearance in Psoriasis as a Treatment Goal: Implications for Patient-Reported Outcomes.
Increased awareness and adherence to evidence-based guidelines may reduce post-operative infections and also decrease costs and side effects in Antibiotic Practices in Mohs Micrographic Surgery .
Long-term Facial and Body Hair Removal With a Combined Radiofrequency and Optical Home-Use Device for All Skin Types evaluates long term effectiveness and safety in all skin types and over both facial and body areas.
A post hoc analysis evaluated sex-specific efficacy and safety of HP/TAZ lotion in both male and female patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis following use over 8 weeks in Halobetasol 0.01%/Tazarotene 0.045% Lotion for Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis: Pooled Phase 3 Analysis of Males and Females.
A Combined Triple-Wavelength (755nm, 810nm, and 1064nm) Laser Device for Hair Removal: Efficacy and Safety Study evaluated the safety and efficacy of hair reduction using a novel simultaneous multi-wavelength laser device.
Regular skin cancer screening may be required, especially if immunosuppressive medication is being used in Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Connective Tissue Disease and The Impact of Immunosuppressive Therapy.
The application of 1% colloidal oat eczema cream may help restore skin microbial diversity, improve skin barrier properties, and reduce itch in Effects of Colloidal Oatmeal Topical Atopic Dermatitis Cream on Skin Microbiome and Skin Barrier Properties.
The Influence of Dermatologists’ Use of Social Media on Attracting Patients examines how social media influences patients when choosing a dermatologist and which aspects of dermatologists’ sites offer the most benefit to patients.
In Utilization of an Online Cash-Pay Pharmacy for Topical 5-Fluorouracil Prescriptions in Older Patients, lower-cost medications from the online pharmacy site may improve adherence and outcomes and de­crease total cost associated with AK treatment. However, the online pharmacy is underutilized by this population.
Authors advise it is imperative to recognize cutaneous signs of vas­culitis or vasculopathy early in suspected COVID-19 patients in COVID-19 Pandemic: Are There Unique Cutaneous Manifestations in Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2?
MRI Assessment of Arm and Calf Muscle Toning With High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology: Case Study investigates the feasibility of HIFEM technology for arm and calf toning through simultaneous fat reduction and muscle strengthening.
Authors aim to determine dermatology appointment wait times based on der­matologist density in Analysis of Wait Times for Online Dermatology Appointments in Most and Least Dermatologist-Dense Cities.