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.
Patients with pemphigus or pemphigoid are at increased risk of developing multiple cutaneous, extracutaneous and systemic autoimmune disorders, which then correlate with a substantial cost burden, suggests a recent study.
Interleukin (IL)-1α inhibition with bermekimab appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa, inducing clinical response without raising substantial safety concerns, according to the results of a phase II trial.
Treatment with low-dose methotrexate (LD-MTX) leads to small-to-moderate increases in risks for skin cancer and gastrointestinal, infectious, pulmonary and haematologic adverse events (AEs), as well as a decrease in renal AEs, a 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.