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July 2007 Briefing - Dermatology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for July 2007. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Caffeine, Exercise Stimulate Death of Sun-Damaged Cells

TUESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine plus exercise synergistically stimulates the death of epithelial cells in mice that have sunburn-like damage due to ultraviolet light, according to a report published July 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More study is needed to determine if the combination has an effect on human actinic keratoses or squamous cell carcinomas, the authors said.

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New Lesions Can Occur in Efalizumab-Treated Psoriasis

TUESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis may develop papular eruptions during efalizumab treatment. Because these are new psoriatic lesions, the condition could be referred to as efalizumab-associated papular psoriasis or EAPP, according to a study published in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Home Laser System Safe and Efficacious for Hair Removal

MONDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A battery-operated, laser-based hair removal system is safe, efficacious, and would be easy to use at home, according to a report in the July issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. The patients simulated home use but used the device in a health care setting.

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Unneeded in Most Skin Cancer

MONDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with high-risk nonmelanoma skin cancer, the yield from sentinel lymph node biopsy may be too low to justify its routine use, according to a small study published in the July issue of Dermatologic Surgery.

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Combination Laser Therapy Helps Reduce Wrinkles

MONDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of infrared and radiofrequency irradiation produces mild to moderate improvements in facial skin laxity with few complications, according to a report published July 20 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Stress Levels High in Mothers of Children With Eczema

FRIDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers of young children with eczema experience as much stress as mothers of children with chronic diseases or disabilities, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Epidermal Nevi, Urothelial Carcinomas Share Mutation

THURSDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3), which are found in seborrheic keratosis and urothelial carcinomas, are also found in some epidermal nevi, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Barbed Sutures More Durable Than Conventional Sutures

THURSDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Polypropylene barbed sutures approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in facelifts are significantly stronger and stiffer than conventional sutures, according to a study in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Keratotic Lesions Signal Skin Cancer Risk After Transplant

THURSDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Keratotic skin lesions are strongly associated with skin cancers in organ transplant patients, and the greater the number of lesions the higher the risk, according to the results of a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In addition, other major risk factors include childhood sunburns and skin type.

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Virus Contributes to Risk of Actinic Keratoses

WEDNESDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Betapapillomavirus infection, in combination with other known risk factors, raises the risk for actinic keratoses, according to new study findings published in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Lactation May Be Unimpaired by Breast Reduction Surgery

WEDNESDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Women with macromastia who have undergone superior, medial or inferior pedicle breast reduction surgery have similar breast-feeding success rates as matched controls, according to a report published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Selective and Narrowband UVB Equally Effective for Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Selective broadband ultraviolet B (UVB) lamps appear to be as effective in their treatment of psoriasis as narrowband UVB lamps and may be less carcinogenic, according to the results of a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Non-Surgical Method Helps Shrink Eyelid Skin

TUESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new radiofrequency tip is a safe and mildly effective alternative to surgical blepharoplasty for the treatment of loose skin on the upper and lower eyelids, according to the results of a pilot study published in the July issue of Dermatologic Surgery.

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Sun Exposure in Childhood May Cut Multiple Sclerosis Risk

MONDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Sun exposure during childhood appears to reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, independent of genetic background, researchers report in the July 24 issue of Neurology.

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Wrinkle Therapy Injections Can Cause Adverse Reactions

WEDNESDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Improperly administered polylactic acid injections to treat periorbital wrinkles may result in the formation of unsightly, persistent nodules around the eyes, according to a report published in the June issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Incidence on the Rise

MONDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is on the rise in the United States, but the reason for this escalation is unknown, according to a report in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Post-Radiation Therapy Skin Lesions Difficult to Diagnose

FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- In breast cancer patients who undergo postoperative radiation therapy and develop vascular proliferations in mammary skin, there may be a significant overlap between atypical vascular lesions and angiosarcoma, according to a report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Skin Denervation Common in Eosinophilia Neuropathy

FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with eosinophilia-associated neuropathy frequently have skin denervation and cutaneous vasculitis, according to study findings published in the July issue of the Archives of Neurology.

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Tetracycline Seen as Helpful Lichen Planopilaris Treatment

THURSDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Although topical high-potency and intralesional corticosteroids continue to be the standard treatment for lichen planopilaris, tetracycline may be more useful than many dermatologists believe, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Gender-Neutral System Classifies Pattern Baldness

WEDNESDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new way of classifying pattern hair loss could replace separate systems for men and women with an accurate, gender-neutral universal classification system, researchers report in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Many Prefer Spray Sunscreen for Facial Protection

TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- An alcohol-based spray sunscreen may be more face-friendly than creams and gels for encouraging patients to protect their skin from damaging sun rays, researchers report in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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FDA Approves Generic Versions of Lamisil

FRIDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to several manufacturers to produce generic versions of Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride), a prescription drug sold in tablet form to treat nail fungus infections and as an over-the-counter cream to treat athlete's foot. The patent for Lamisil expired on June 30.

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Merck Recalls Three Lots of Invanz Due to Glass Shards

FRIDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Three lots of Invanz (ertapenem sodium) were recalled this week due to two incidents in which pieces of broken glass were found in the reconstituted solution for injection. Merck & Co., Inc., of Whitehouse Station, N.J., issued a letter to health care professionals noting that it is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to inform its direct customers of the recall.

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Human Bite Wounds Pose Management Challenge

MONDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency departments find human bite wounds difficult to manage, according to a report published in the July Issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal.

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