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Quality of Life Gains Importance in Atopic Dermatitis Studies
An increasing number of studies of treatment effectiveness for atopic dermatitis (AD) are measuring changes in quality of life (QOL) as well as in symptoms.
Researchers recommend all organ transplant patients should undergo total-body screenings for skin cancer.
Topical corticosteroid worked as well as bleach in transforming the microbiota of affected skin to that of healthy skin, an NYU study found.
Phototherapy can be effective in treating AD but not all patients have access to the therapy, a study found.
A retrospective analysis of patient records has found a significant link between psoriatic arthritis and malignant cancer – particularly breast cancer.
Will our next president be medically fit? And how much is the public entitled to know about candidates’ personal health?
Are people with atopic dermatitis at a higher or lower risk of developing skin cancer? Researchers found conflicting evidence.
In the past 15 years, no new topical AD treatments have been approved. Crisaborole, however, could be an efficient, safe, non-steoidal treatment option, according to the results of two recent phase III studies.
Ixekizumab patients, who all started with an introductory 160-mg dose, were all more likely than placebo patients to achieve the primary endpoint of the study: a 20% reduction in disease burden as measured by American College of Rheumatology criteria (an ACR20 response) by week 24.

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