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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, DermTech

Non-Invasive Pigmented Lesion Assay Almost Doubles Biopsy Specificity

Dermatologists who incorporate Dermtech’s noninvasive pigmented lesion assay will biopsy fewer benign pigmented skin lesions and miss fewer melanomas, according to a new study in JAMA Derma…

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Monday, April 24, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Paratek: Phase 3 Data Show Omadacycline Effective Against Common Skin Pathogens, Including MRSA

Analysis of microbiology data from a Phase 3 study of omadacycline in acute skin infections shows that once-daily treatment with IV-to-oral omadacycline is effective in treating the most frequently is…

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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Research and Publications, American Academy of Dermatology

AAD, Other Major Medical Associations Support March For Science

The American Academy of Dermatology is joining up with many leading organizations in support of the March for Science and its nonpartisan call for the appreciation of scientific evidence, education, a…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, National Rosacea Society

White (But Not Red) Wine Linked to Rosacea

White wine and liquor may increase rosacea risk, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. It is widely held that red wine consumption is linked to rosa…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Atopic Derm, Atopic Dermatitis , Eczema

Topical Cannabinoids May Soothe Itchy Skin

Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that may make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases including  eczema, psoriasis, atopic and contact dermatitis, accordin…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

New “Sonoillumination” Waveguide Device Set to Improve Laser Surgery

One of the biggest issues with the lasers used to treat benign vascular birthmarks, port-wine stains and for tattoo removal is making sure the laser light, which is held at a distance from the skin, i…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Novan

Novan: Positive Topline Results with Fungicidal SB208 in Phase 2 Trial

Novan, Inc. has announced positive topline results from their Phase 2 clinical trial with SB208, a topical, silicone based-gel under development for the treatment of infections caused by dermatop…

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | Research and Publications

Scary Findings About Common Dermatologic Features of Classic Movie Villains

What makes a villain (besides malice)? Scars, warts, deep wrinkles and alopecia, according to a new study that sought to identify the common dermatologic features of classic movie villains includin…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Allergan

Allergan and Paratek Pharmaceuticals' Acne Drug Performs Well in Phase 3 Trials

Allergan and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s investigational acne drug performed well in two Phase 3 studies, the companies report. Sarecycline, a once-daily, oral, narrow spectrum tetracycli…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study: Severe Psoriasis More Common in Men

Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. In the study of 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients, women had significantly …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Research and Publications

Positive Results Announced from SebuDerm Gel Study in Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis

The results of a clinical study evaluating the impact of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s SebuDerm (topical hypochlorous acid) gel in the treatment of mild to moderate facial and scalp seborrheic de…

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Monday, March 20, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

No Antibiotics Needed For Mild Infected Eczema in Kids

Oral or topical antibiotics are not effective for treating milder clinically infected eczema in children, a new study shows. In the study of 113 children with clinical, non-severely infected eczema…

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Monday, March 20, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications

Education Credits Available: ABCs of Nitric Oxide in the Skin

A free, online educational program intended to provide participants increased knowledge regarding the role of NO in maintaining a variety of physiologic processes has been launched. The program i…

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Monday, March 20, 2017 | Research and Publications

5α-Reductase Inhibitors Not Associated with Increased Suicide Risk in Older Men

Using 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men, according to new research in JAMA Internal Medicine. Risks for self-harm and depression …

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Academy of Dermatology, GSK

Seventeen Percent of Teens Report Excessive Sweating

More teens than previously thought may experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating, according to data collected by International Hyperhidrosis Society researchers and presented at the recent Am…

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