There is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis in Singapore, which is nearly threefold higher than the general population, a study has shown. However, no association exists between disease severity and presence of MetS.
Use of oestrogen therapy alone appears to contribute to an increased risk of developing cutaneous melanoma, although the addition of progestins may counteract this unfavourable effect, a study has found.
Artificial intelligence (AI) methods appear to be effective for diagnosing melanoma, as the performance of traditional machine learning for the small dataset of melanoma dermoscopic images shows satisfactory results in a recent study.
The occurrence and severity of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) are associated with micronutrient status and obesity, suggesting that weight loss and dietary modifications should be considered in the treatment of HS patients, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The new first-in-class monoclonal antibody dupilumab (Dupixent®, Sanofi) is now available in Malaysia. The agent is indicated for use in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), whose disease is not adequately controlled by topical therapies or when those therapies are contraindicated.
Disease severity, rather than sociodemographic factors, is the strongest determinant of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with atopic dermatitis and their caregivers, according to a recent Singapore study.
Men who undergo flexible cystoscopy, particularly with a longer dwell time, may benefit from intraurethral lidocaine as it provides significant pain reduction, suggest the results of a meta-analysis. Evidence is lacking for other tested interventions.
While douching is not associated with the risk of ovarian cancer, the combination of talc and commercially available douches contributes to a modest increase in the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer beyond that conferred by talc use alone, as shown in a recent study.