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The global burden of scabies

24 Sep, 2017 | 20:14h | UTC

The global burden of scabies: a cross-sectional analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited commentary: Scratching the itch: is scabies a truly neglected disease? (free)

 


Leprosy Is Not Quite Yet A Disease Of The Past

24 Sep, 2017 | 20:14h | UTC

Leprosy Is Not Quite Yet A Disease Of The Past – NPR (free)

 


Guideline on the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris

20 Sep, 2017 | 21:13h | UTC

European S3-Guideline on the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris – Update Apremilast and Secukinumab – EDF in cooperation with EADV and IPC – European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (free)

 


A meta-analysis of nevus-associated melanoma: Prevalence and practical implications

9 Sep, 2017 | 21:46h | UTC

A meta-analysis of nevus-associated melanoma: Prevalence and practical implications – Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Most Melanomas Not Malignant Transformation of Moles – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Molluscum contagiosum is best left to clear by itself

3 Sep, 2017 | 21:13h | UTC

Molluscum contagiosum is best left to clear by itself – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Interventions for cutaneous molluscum contagiosum – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Clinicians should advise people with a healthy immune system to leave molluscum contagiosum to clear by itself” (RT @NIHR_DC  see Tweet)

 


Guideline: Psoriasis: assessment and management

3 Sep, 2017 | 21:20h | UTC

Psoriasis: assessment and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (free)

 


Study: Pembrolizumab versus ipilimumab for advanced melanoma

31 Aug, 2017 | 20:31h | UTC

Pembrolizumab versus ipilimumab for advanced melanoma: final overall survival results of a multicentre, randomised, open-label phase 3 study (KEYNOTE-006) – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Pembrolizumab Prolongs Overall Survival Compared With Ipilimumab in Melanoma – Cancer Therapy Advisor (free)

Source: Richard Lehman’s journal review (free)

 


Systematic Review: Topical Antibiotics for Impetigo

29 Aug, 2017 | 15:01h | UTC

Topical Antibiotics for Impetigo: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines – Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (free)

 


Guideline: treatment of mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome

22 Aug, 2017 | 14:08h | UTC

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer consensus recommendations for the treatment of mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome – Update 2017 – European Journal of Cancer (free)

 


Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer chemoprevention

15 Aug, 2017 | 19:40h | UTC

Review: Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer chemoprevention: A role for nicotinamide? – Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine (free)

Related article: A Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Nicotinamide for Skin-Cancer Chemoprevention – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 


Topical Therapies in Psoriasis

9 Aug, 2017 | 15:52h | UTC

Review: Topical Therapies in Psoriasis – Indian Dermatology Online Journal (free)

 


Interventions for the prevention of recurrent erysipelas and cellulitis

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:23h | UTC

Interventions for the prevention of recurrent erysipelas and cellulitis – Cochrane Library (link to summary – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Merkel cell carcinoma: Epidemiology, prognosis, therapy and unmet medical needs

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:10h | UTC

Review: Merkel cell carcinoma: Epidemiology, prognosis, therapy and unmet medical needs – European Journal of Cancer (free)

 


Clinical variants of pityriasis rosea

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:07h | UTC

Review: Clinical variants of pityriasis rosea – World Journal of Clinical Cases (free)

 


Ivermectin – Old Drug, New Tricks?

27 Jul, 2017 | 16:50h | UTC

Review: Ivermectin – Old Drug, New Tricks? – Trends in Parasitology (free)

 


Parkinson Disease and Melanoma

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:51h | UTC

Parkinson Disease and Melanoma – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Commentary: Melanoma, Parkinson’s: See One, Be Aware of the Other – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Augmenting diagnostic vision with artificial intelligence

23 Jul, 2017 | 16:37h | UTC

Perspectives: Augmenting diagnostic vision with AI – The Lancet (free registration required)

 


Commentary and perspectives on graft-versus-host disease

23 Jul, 2017 | 16:11h | UTC

A stem cell transplant helped beat back a young doctor’s cancer. Now, it’s assaulting his body – Science (free)

Commentary and perspectives on graft-versus-host disease.

 


Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

21 Jul, 2017 | 00:24h | UTC

Clinical Review: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: Literature review and clinical update – Canadian Family Physician (free)

 


Oral antifungal medication for toenail onychomycosis

20 Jul, 2017 | 00:08h | UTC

Cochrane What is the best medication for a fungal infection of the toenail? – Cochrane Library (free)

Full review: Oral antifungal medication for toenail onychomycosis – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Terbinafine probably leads to better cure rates than azoles, with the same risk of adverse events. Griseofulvin is no better and has more adverse effects than azoles.

 


Multidrug therapy for leprosy patients in Brazil

16 Jul, 2017 | 23:47h | UTC

Uniform multidrug therapy for leprosy patients in Brazil (U-MDT/CT-BR): Results of an open label, randomized and controlled clinical trial, among multibacillary patients – PLOS One (free) (RT @Onisillos)

Related WHO reports: Operational Manual 2016 – Global Leprosy Strategy 2016−2020 (free) AND Global Leprosy Strategy 2016−2020: Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world (free)

“Shorter courses Rx possible for Leprosy: Very important result” (RT @dr_michaelmarks see Tweet)

 


Current Therapeutic Approach to Hypertrophic Scars

16 Jul, 2017 | 23:33h | UTC

Clinical Review: Current Therapeutic Approach to Hypertrophic Scars – Frontiers in Medicine (free)

 


Meningococcal vaccine may protect against gonorrhoea

11 Jul, 2017 | 19:10h | UTC

Effectiveness of a group B outer membrane vesicle meningococcal vaccine against gonorrhoea in New Zealand: a retrospective case-control study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: More reason to use Meningococcal B vaccine – it could also cut the Clap – The Conversation (author’s commentary – free) AND Meningococcal Vaccine May Provide Immunity Against Gonorrhea – Medscape (free registration required) AND Meningitis vaccine may also cut risk of ‘untreatable’ gonorrhoea, study says – The Guardian (free)

 


Doxycycline may be a safer first option for treating a blistering skin condition

8 Jul, 2017 | 20:28h | UTC

Doxycycline may be a safer first option for treating a blistering skin condition – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: Doxycycline versus prednisolone as an initial treatment strategy for bullous pemphigoid: a pragmatic, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free) AND Editorial: Doxycycline: a first-line treatment for bullous pemphigoid? (free)

 


Herpes Zoster Increases the Risk of Stroke and Myocardial Infarction

5 Jul, 2017 | 15:26h | UTC

Herpes Zoster Increases the Risk of Stroke and Myocardial Infarction – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Does Shingles Increase the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke? – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Shingles may up risk of heart attack, stroke – Reuters Health (free) AND Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles – OnMedica (free)

 


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