Predictive models that include blood inflammatory proteins such as interleukins (IL) 17A and 17C may help gauge the clinical response of psoriasis patients to tofacitinib and etanercept, a new study has shown.
A bidirectional association exists between alopecia areata (AA) and major depressive disorder (MDD) among probands and unaffected siblings, reveals a study. This suggests that shared familial mechanisms tend to cause AA and MDD.
Treatment with photodynamic therapy (PDT) plus aminolevulinic acid (ALA) appears to be effective for some cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in situ (SCCis), suggests a recent study. In addition, anatomic location, tumour diameter and ALA incubation time contribute to the effectiveness of the combined therapy.
A customized nanotextile garment for wet wrap therapy (WWT) for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) was as effective as viscose yet superior in terms of patient acceptability, a Singapore study has shown.
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.
Insulin icodec, an in-development basal insulin analogue administered once weekly, was as effective as once-daily insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) insufficiently controlled with metformin with or without a DPP-4* inhibitor, according to a phase II trial presented at EASD 2020.
Diabetes, hypertension, and older age are associated with lower hospital readmission in patients with gastroparesis, while higher length of stay (LOS), drug abuse, and marijuana use increase the 30-day readmission rate, a study has shown.