More pearls from the trenchesIn my many years as a pediatrician, I have identified a number of “pearls,” or words of wisdom, that can help in the clinical setting.
Study finding turns peanut-allergy avoidance strategy on its headEating peanuts in the first year of life dramatically reduces the likelihood that an infant at moderate risk for peanut allergy will develop the allergy, a randomized controlled trial in the United Kingdom showed.
17-Year-Old with Recurring Rash (VIDEO)This 17-year-old patient presents with discolored skin spots on the trunk; scales and peeling over lesions; chronic occurrence. Video from the Doctor's Channel.
Healthcare costs, utilization higher when adults have eczemaEczema in adults is more than an uncomfortable, itchy disease. It’s also a financial burden for the estimated 10.2% of U.S. adults who have atopic dermatitis, according to a new study.
The Irregular Border
The Irregular BorderThere is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.
Eczema is Associated with Adult Osteoporosis
Eczema is Associated with Adult OsteoporosisIn a study of nearly 5,000 people with and without eczema, researchers have found those with eczema are more likely to have osteoporosis and fractures than adults without the skin condition. Learn more on the study.
Takeaway: Considering alternatives
Takeaway: Considering alternativesDermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D., talks with Peter Lio, M.D., assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago, about his interest in alternative medicine and the legitimacy and usefulness of certain techniques and therapies.
Latest advice on managing atopic dermatitis
Latest advice on managing atopic dermatitisThe bad news is that office visits for atopic dermatitis are on the rise; the good news is that the condition usually responds to topical therapy and vigilant skin care, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
FDA drug approvals-November 2014FDA drug approvals, fast-track designations
New research uncovers vicious scratch-itch cycle
New research uncovers vicious scratch-itch cycleScratching results in the brain’s release of serotonin, intensifying the itch sensation, according to results of a recent animal study. Understanding how to better control the cycle could lead to less itching, especially in those suffering from chronic itching.