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IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017. 12:00 PM CDT. Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

Dupilumab Effective in Atopic Dermatitis

October 03, 2016 Primary outcome occurred significantly more often for patients receiving dupilumab in SOLO 1, SOLO 2

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Ups Risk of Allergic Dz Later in Life

September 07, 2016 Researchers found higher risk for hay fever, eczema in those exposed to antibiotics before age 2

Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Other Health Issues

July 29, 2016 Inflammatory effects of disease can impact entire body, expert says

Eczema’s Effect on Patient Health Can Be Extensive

July 29, 2016 Patients diagnosed with eczema may have increased risk for other conditions as well

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

ASCO: Phase I Cancer Drug Trials Benefit From Precision Medicine

May 20, 2016 Better outcomes for patients whose treatment is selected based on molecular characteristics of tumor

ASCO: Pembrolizumab Improves Survival in Melanoma

May 19, 2016 Three-year overall survival rate of 40 percent; median overall survival of 24.4 months

ATS: Aggressive Melanoma Linked to Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea

May 17, 2016 Study highlights the importance of diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea

AACR: Pembrolizumab Effective Against Merkel-Cell Carcinoma

April 19, 2016 Intravenous medication blocks programmed death 1 (PD-1) immune inhibitory pathway

AACR: Nivolumab Appears to Up Survival in Advanced Melanoma

April 19, 2016 One-third of study participants lived five years or more after starting treatment

AACR: SPF 30 Delays Melanoma in Preclinical Model

April 18, 2016 Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent melanoma in humans

ENDO: Tanning May Limit Skin’s Ability to Produce Vitamin D

April 05, 2016 Even those with significant sun exposure can have low levels of this essential vitamin

ACS: Resection Can Up Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

October 09, 2015 Those with GI tract metastases had the longest median survival of any patients

Women in Academic Medicine ‘Manage Femininity’ to Succeed

August 25, 2015 Strategies for this include appearing easy-going or downplaying differences based on gender

Fewer Moles May Mean More Aggressive Melanoma

August 20, 2015 Patients may be less likely to get regular skin exams, advance warning about their risk