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JDD Issue Highlights | May 2022

The May 2022 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on skin cancer and features other topics such as fungal infections, updates on new topical advances, and Mohs micrographic surgery. We share this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk:

Insights in Skin of Color Patients With Atopic Dermatitis and the Role of Skincare in Improving Outcomes concludes that robust comparative studies are needed to better understand racial/ethnic variations in AD.

 An open label, dose escalation cohort study evaluates 25 subjects in Safety and Efficacy of TGF-β1/COX-2 Silencing Therapeutic in Adults With Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Filler With Integral Lidocaine CaHA(+) for Soft Tissue Augmentation: Results from an Open-Label Multicenter Clinical Study illustrates safety and effectiveness in the treatment of NLFs, marionette lines, and cheek volume loss in real-life conditions up to 18 months.

Conducted virtually using live interactive telemedicine, Open-Label Cohort Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Application of Glycopyrronium Cloth, 2.4% for Palmar Hyperhidrosis compares four different methods. 

Future Fungal Fighters in Dermatology: Novel Antifungal Drug Pipeline reviews major developments and examines how dermatologists may gain from these recent innovations.

Antidiabetic Treatment in Patients at High Risk for a Subsequent Keratinocyte Carcinoma aims to study the association of sulfonylureas with the development of KC in the same cohort.

Consistency in Distribution of Facial Skin Cancers Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery intends to analyze consistency in head and neck MMS anatomical distributions and compare differences between multiple centers. 

Critical Review of the Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery in Malignant Melanoma determines that promising neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies in the future may dramatically change the role of surgical procedures in stage III melanoma patients. 

Evaluation of an SPF50 Sunscreen Containing Photolyase and Antioxidants for Its Anti-Photoaging Properties and Photoprotection deems the product effective at repairing some clinical signs of photoaging and well-tolerated for daily use.

The case report Shoreline Nails: A New Nail Sign of SARS-CoV-2 Infection suggests what may provide a clue for the diagnosis of COVID.

Atopic Dermatitis and the Medications Used for Its Management: Impact on Ocular Health reveals an African American female patient’s positive experience with dupilumab.

Treatment for two male patients is well-tolerated without adverse events in Keratinocyte Carcinomas in Immunocompromised Patients Are Reduced After Administration of the Nonavalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.

Case Series of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis With Nivolumab and Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Combination Therapy in Metastatic Melanoma examines two male patients with delayed onset on SJS and TEN.

Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Axilla: 8-year Follow-up of a Case Treated With Excision, Vismodegib, and Radiotherapy presents one of the extremely rare cases of this tumor.

A Rare Presentation of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of the Scalp Treated With “Slow-Mohs” Micrographic Surgery describes the successful treatment of DFSP on the scalp of a 45-year-old African American woman.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Skin of Color aims to better equip dermatologic surgeons for the rapidly changing demographics of our patient population. 

Incomplete Staining Artifact: A Confounding Frozen Section Pathology Artifact Encountered During Mohs Micrographic Surgery asserts that tissue fixation is the most important step of the staining process during frozen section pathology.

In Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Nationwide Survey, results demonstrate that delays in care may lead to increases in local tumor spread and upstaging of skin cancers.

Social Media platforms Instagram and TikTok were searched in Dermatologists’ Responses to Benzene Being Reported as a Contaminant in Sunscreen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.

Opioid Prescriptions and Pain-Related Patient-Initiated Communication After Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study assesses usage at the authors’ institution, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

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