Dermasphere - The Dermatology Podcast

The latest dermatology research--direct to your ears. Dermasphere is a podcast by dermatologists, for dermatologists (and for the dermatologically curious).

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Posted Nov 3, 2019

Articles in this Episode

Making PDT More Comfortable

Kaw U, Ilyas M, Bullock T, Rittwage L, Riha M, Vidimos A, Hu B, Warren CB, Maytin EV. A regimen to minimize pain during blue light photodynamic therapy of actinic keratoses: Bilaterally controlled, randomized trial of simultaneous versus conventional illumination. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Sep 13.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31525441

Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

 Novice T, Novice M, Shapiro J, Lo Sicco K. Chemotherapy-induced alopecia- a potentially preventable side effect with scalp cooling. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019  Oct 1.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31585147

ILK Not Great in HS

Fajgenbaum K, Crouse L, Dong L, Zeng D, Sayed C. Intralesional Triamcinolone May Not Be Beneficial for Treating Acute Hidradenitis Suppurativa Lesions: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Sep 2.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31490300

Glycolic Acid Peels (with or without TCA) for Melasma

Garg S, Thami GP, Bhalla M, Kaur J, Kumar A. Comparative Efficacy of a 35% Glycolic Acid Peel Alone or in Combination With a 10% and 20% Trichloroacetic Acid Spot Peel for Melasma: A Randomized Control Trial. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Nov;45(11):1394-1400.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31464703

Prurigo Nodularis and Malignancy

Larson VA, Tang O, Stander S, Miller LS, Kang S, Kwatra SG. Association between prurigo nodularis and malignancy in middle-aged adults. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Nov;81(5):1198-1201.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30954580

Melanoma-Finding Dog

Srivastava R, John JJ, Reilly C, John AM, Rao BK. Sniffing out malignant melanoma: a case of canine olfactory detection. Cutis. 2019 Sep;104(3):E4-E6.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31675402

SUNTRAC Calculator for Skin Cancer Risk in Transplant Patients

Jambusaria-Pahlajani A, Crow LD, Lowenstein S, Garrett GL, Melcher ML, Chan AW, Boscardin J, Arron ST. Predicting skin cancer in organ transplant recipients: development of the SUNTRAC screening tool using data from a multicenter cohort study. Transpl Int. 2019 Aug 19.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31423648

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