Teledermatology may be reliable in triaging inpatient dermatology consultations

Image: PD 1. Teledermatologists and in-person dermatologists showed strong concordance when triaging patients, showing 90% shared agreement when recommending same day evaluation.  2. Teledermatologists were able...

Video-based behavioral intervention benefits clinical skin examinations

Image: PD  1. In men 50 years or older, video-based skin awareness material correlated with higher rates of whole-body clinical skin examinations and skin cancer...

Indoor tanning associated with risky health behaviors in adolescents

Image: PD  1. In high school students, indoor tanning was common (13.3%) and had the highest prevalence in Non-Hispanic White females greater than 17 years...

Biofilm-producing staphylococci occlude eccrine sweat ducts in atopic dermatitis

Image: PD  1. Biofilm production by staphylococcal species found in normal skin flora occlude eccrine sweat ducts in atopic dermatitis (AD).  2. Specific staphylococcal species, including...

Initial primary invasive or in situ melanoma increases risk of subsequent invasive melanoma

Image: PD  1. Development of subsequent primary invasive melanoma following a first invasive or in situ lesion was significantly increased when compared to the age-...

Various factors impact quality of life in patients with chronic pruritus

Image: NCBI  1. Demographic characteristics, personality, etiology, and pruritus parameters (such as duration, frequency, severity, and location) significantly affected quality of life in patients with...

Atopic dermatitis may be more persistent than previously understood

Image: PD 1. Patients who were diagnosed with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD) within the first few years of life were likely to have...

Patients on accutane may not sufficiently educated regarding contraceptive choices

Image: PD  1.  Patients taking isotretinoin (Accutane) had a high understanding of the harmful teratogenic effects of the medication, but did not feel they received...

Free drug samples may alter prescription habits of dermatologists

Image: PD 1. For treatment of acne vulgaris, 79% of nationwide prescriptions were written for brand-name generic and brand-name drugs, whereas a large academic medical...

Four rash patterns common in adults with parvovirus infection

Image: PD/CDC 1. Parvovirus B19 infection is rare in adults, but can produce a cutaneous rash as seen in children. This rash can be classified...

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