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Sep. 6, 2013

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Virtual dermatology is here, but does it work?
The market for healthcare apps is booming — from apps that monitor your daily activity to apps that keep track of your medication compliance, the motto has become "There's an app for that." Iagnosis, the developer of a new dermatology diagnosis app, is capitalizing on this mindset. The app is intended to serve as an extension of an existing dermatology practice — an additional service dermatologists can offer to patients.
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Skin-cancer groups push for more checkups
The Wall Street Journal
With current estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, dermatologists and cancer groups are stepping up efforts to screen patients at least once a year and teach them to perform their own self-exams as often as monthly.
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Essential components of acne global grading scales identified
Essential components of highly ranked acne global grading scales were identified by a criteria assessment tool, according to recent study results. Researchers identified acne global grading scales through a literature search of Medline and Embase from January 1990 to April 2012 using the following terms: "acne, severity, grading, assessment, scale, tool" and "severity of illness index."
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Few physicians mention sunscreen
JAMA Dermatology via Medscape (subscriber article)
Very few physicians mention sunscreen during patient visits, even when seeing patients with a history of skin cancer, according to a new study published online in JAMA Dermatology.
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Refining injection techniques
Dermatology Times
Lateral canthal rhytids treated with three injections of abobotulinumtoxinA showed no statistically significant difference from those treated with one injection, according to a study in the August issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
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The great breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology
ADI News
There are plenty of dermatology procedures available at any dermatologist and these procedures keep changing as soon as new procedures become available. We live in the age of breakthroughs and this is why there are many new procedures that are being tested to cure the different cases.
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Researchers develop specific tests, identify cancer biomarkers in dermatomyositis
Medical News Today
Researchers from major universities in the U.S. have developed specific tests to identify cancer biomarkers in patients with dermatomyositis — a systemic inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of malignancy. According to study findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, the assays detect antibodies against anti-transcriptional intermediary factor-1 and nuclear matrix protein NXP-2.
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Probiotics may decrease atopic sensitization
Dermatology Times
The use of probiotics early in life may reduce atopic sensitization in children, a recent meta-analysis suggests. Investigators from the University of Miami, citing clinical trials that demonstrate conflicting results regarding whether probiotics can reduce asthma and atopy in children, conducted a meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of probiotics in preventing asthma and atopic sensitization, according to the study.
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    FDA OKs topical gel to take red out of rosacea (MedPage Today)
1st genetic study of stretch marks (Medical News Today)
Women rush to banish their 'Madonna Mitts': Rise in anti-aging procedures on hands (Daily Mail)
Using oral ketoconazole in dermatology: Where are we now? (Medscape)
Beyond 'before and after': The subtle scoop on cosmetic surgery (WBUR-FM)

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Postoperative fractional ablation reduces surgical scars
Scars treated three weeks post-operatively with a fractional CO2 laser are less thick and show improved textured when compared with untreated controls. Dr. Sang Hee Lee of the department of dermatology at the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, performed a prospective, split-scar, evaluator-blinded study on the postoperative scar of 15 patients.
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FDA approval of Mirvaso: 1st FDA-approved topical treatment specifically developed for facial erythema of rosacea
Medical News Today
Galderma Laboratories has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33 percent for the topical treatment of the facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years or older. Applied once daily, Mirvaso works quickly to reduce the redness of rosacea and lasts up to 12 hours. Galderma expects Mirvaso to be available in pharmacies by September.
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3-D models, custom hardware help complex facial reconstructions more predictable
Medical News Today
Virtual surgical planning technologies give surgeons a powerful new tool for their most challenging facial reconstruction cases, reports a paper in of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Is this the end for the Botox bandwagon?
Daily Mail
Whenever she felt low, Carly Rands regularly relied on a secret little pick-me-up to make her feel better. Carly's fix was far from being anything illicit. It was Botox.

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Positive SLNB in thin melanomas predicted disease progression
A positive sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thin melanomas predicted distant metastasis, disease progression and death, according to recent study results.

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Study finds UV nail lamps do not cause cancer
Skin Inc.
The Professional Beauty Association's Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety announced its support for, and welcomed the publication of, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrating that ultraviolet lamps commonly used for hardening gel nail polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
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Direct mail delivers in the age of the consumer
By Charley Howard
We live and work in the "age of the consumer" where people have access to what they want, when and how they want to receive it. Digital is undoubtedly a major component in the new omnichannel environment. Given its prominence, we may ask: What is direct mail's future? Is mail still relevant? Absolutely! With its ability to engage customers through highly variable and customized content, direct mail remains an important and viable part of virtually any brand's multichannel mix, and that includes working in concert with digital channels.
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