When it comes to protection against ultraviolet radiation–induced erythema and sunburn, sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 100+ is significantly better than that with SPF 50+ in actual use at the beach, a recent study has shown.
The novel, high-affinity, monoclonal antibody lebrikizumab demonstrated significant efficacy in a dose-dependent manner across a range of clinical manifestations of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), including pruritus and quality of life (QoL), a phase IIb study has shown.
Current algorithm-based smartphone apps show poor and variable performance in detecting all cases of melanoma or other skin cancer, a systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies has found. Moreover, the existing assessment processes for awarding the Conformit Europenne (CE) marking for these apps are inadequate for protecting the public.
The use of fish oil and its components may yield favourable effects on psoriasis and its comorbidities, namely obesity, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, when combined with conventional treatments, as reported in a recent study.
There is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis in Singapore, which is nearly threefold higher than the general population, results of a cross-sectional study have shown.
A recent study reports a mean growth rate of proximal aorta of about 0.1 mm/year in hypertensive patients with known aortic dilatation. In addition, those with increased rather than normal aortic z score have slower dilatation over time.
Among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), treatment with apixaban was associated with a lower rate of ischaemic stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding compared with rivaroxaban, according to a large study assessing patients in routine care.