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July 2009 Briefing - Dermatology

Last Updated: August 03, 2009.

 

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for July 2009. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

UV Tanning Beds Classified as Human Carcinogen

FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ultraviolet (UV) tanning beds should be considered carcinogenic, according to a World Health Organization working group writing in the August issue of The Lancet Oncology.

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Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems Vary Widely

FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic disease surveillance systems vary widely from state to state and the lack of homogeneity will raise the cost of data sharing, according to a study published in the July 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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U.S. Health Data Network a Powerful Tool for Quality

FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system is on the verge of a new era in which distributed health data networks will assure local control of sensitive individual patient data, while providing medical researchers and policy makers access to powerful aggregate data on millions of patients, according to a pair of articles in the September 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Methods to Determine Health Care Priorities Questioned

FRIDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Evaluating health care priorities based on the attitudes of patients (direct method) or the attitudes of the general public (indirect method) can produce different results, complicating decisions on the allocation of health care resources, according to two papers published July 22 in BMJ.

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Camera Phones Can Help Doctors Make Rare Diagnoses

FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant patient with an uncommon nipple condition captured images of the transient changes to her nipples and gave them to her doctor, enabling an accurate diagnosis, according to an article published online July 22 in BMJ.

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Lasers May Provide an Alternative to Liposuction

THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- In the first trial of its kind, Massachusetts researchers used a laser to destroy adipose tissue, a noninvasive approach that may someday provide an alternative to liposuction, according to a report in the August issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Phototherapy Can Help Heal Stubborn Diabetic Leg Ulcers

WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Phototherapy can speed up the healing of diabetic leg ulcers that have not responded to other treatments, according to a report in the August issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Ultrasound Can Help Diagnose Benign Skin Lesions

TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound is a useful tool to diagnose benign subcutaneous lesions and could reduce the number of lesions referred to a hospital for treatment, according to a study published in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Superficial Vein Thrombosis Linked to DVT

MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with superficial vein thrombosis in the lower extremities should be evaluated for the presence of deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published in the July issue of the Archives of Dermatology.

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Obesity Rates Highest Among African-American Population

FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of obesity is far higher among African-Americans than Caucasians in America, and Hispanics also have significantly higher obesity rates, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Anti-TNF Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Linked to Tuberculosis

MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) monoclonal antibody therapy is associated with a higher risk of tuberculosis than soluble TNF receptor therapy, according to research published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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Profilaggrin Gene Mutation Linked to Allergic Disorders

FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- A mutation in the profilaggrin gene that governs expression of a protein used in maintaining the skin barrier is associated with several common allergic disorders, according to a study published July 9 in BMJ.

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Obesity Rates for American Adults Still Going Up

THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- At least 25 percent of the adult population in 32 states is now obese, and national prevalence of obesity has risen from 25.6 percent in 2007 to 26.1 percent in 2008, according to a July 8 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Priorities Set for Comparative Effectiveness Research

WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The extent to which large-scale public investment in comparative effectiveness research can achieve its goals of better decision making and improved uptake of new knowledge depends on engaging the medical profession and patients, according to recommendations by the Institute of Medicine published online June 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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