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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Dermatologists take care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
RV glucose metabolism changes associated with RV function

RV glucose metabolism changes associated with RV function

The rate of myocardium glucose utilisation in the right ventricle correlates with its function and could be used to monitor treatment effects in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, findings indicate. [More]
Right atrial function could be prognostic in PAH

Right atrial function could be prognostic in PAH

Right atrial function is impaired in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and may indicate right ventricular overload and failure, research suggests. [More]
Patients and providers satisfied with video-based health care, shows study

Patients and providers satisfied with video-based health care, shows study

More than 50 million Americans live in rural areas, and many have limited access to health care. For someone living far from an urban area, local specialty care for complex health issues is difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. For years, telemedicine programs across the country have connected rural patients to specialists in urban settings. Now, a study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers shows that patients and providers alike are satisfied with video-based health care. [More]
Economic and racial barriers impact treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis

Economic and racial barriers impact treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis

In the first known study to examine the prevalence and treatment of psoriasis in older Americans, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that black patients receiving Medicare are less likely to receive biologic therapies -medications derived from human or animal cells or tissues - for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis than white patients. [More]
Children with allergic disease have higher risk of heart disease

Children with allergic disease have higher risk of heart disease

Children with allergic disease, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early age, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]

One Medical Group raises $65 million in growth capital to support accelerated market expansion

One Medical Group, the national leader in technology-enabled primary care, today announced that it has raised $65 million of growth capital to support accelerated market expansion. The round was led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management on behalf of PEG Digital Growth Fund II L.P. and AARP Innovation Fund L.P. Current and new institutional and individual investors also participated. [More]
New Northwestern Medicine project aims to understand effects of asthma, eczema on children

New Northwestern Medicine project aims to understand effects of asthma, eczema on children

A new Northwestern Medicine project, "Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis Validation of PROMIS Pediatric Instruments" (AAD-PEPR), will focus on two common childhood diseases that affect almost 25 percent of American children under age 18. [More]
American Academy of Dermatology releases Chronic Hives Patient App

American Academy of Dermatology releases Chronic Hives Patient App

Patients who are struggling with chronic hives can turn to a new free tool for help. This month, the American Academy of Dermatology released its Chronic Hives Patient App, which offers tools and resources for chronic hives management. [More]
Heightened levels of psychological stress associated with skin complaints in college students

Heightened levels of psychological stress associated with skin complaints in college students

College is a stressful time in the lives of students, and a new study by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Temple University found that heightened levels of psychological stress are associated with skin complaints. [More]
Hapten Sciences plans to initiate Phase 1 clinical trial for new poison ivy vaccine

Hapten Sciences plans to initiate Phase 1 clinical trial for new poison ivy vaccine

Hapten Sciences, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced today that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application and is now planning to initiate dosing of healthy volunteers in a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of its lead product candidate, PDC-APB, a novel, first-in-class, compound in development for a new indication to prevent contact dermatitis due to exposure to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. [More]
First patient enrolled in Phase 2 clinical trial of Immune's bertilimumab in Ulcerative Colitis

First patient enrolled in Phase 2 clinical trial of Immune's bertilimumab in Ulcerative Colitis

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that the first patient has been enrolled into the Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its first in class fully human monoclonal antibody, bertilimumab in Ulcerative Colitis (UC). [More]
Patient-related outcome shows strong link to survival in PAH

Patient-related outcome shows strong link to survival in PAH

Health-related quality of life is strongly associated with survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, making it a reasonable target for treatment, study findings suggest. [More]
Pathophysiological biomarkers predict PAH prognosis

Pathophysiological biomarkers predict PAH prognosis

Researchers have identified three biomarkers that signify an increased risk of death or requirement for lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. [More]
UCSF-led researchers map out melanoma's genetic trajectories

UCSF-led researchers map out melanoma's genetic trajectories

An international team of scientists led by UC San Francisco researchers has mapped out the genetic trajectories taken by melanoma as it evolves from early skin lesions, known as precursors, to malignant skin cancer, which can be lethal when it invades other tissues in the body. [More]
LEO Pharma enters into Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Astellas’ global dermatology business

LEO Pharma enters into Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Astellas’ global dermatology business

LEO Pharma A/S, a global healthcare company dedicated to helping people achieve healthy skin, and Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced that they have entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement under which Astellas will transfer its global dermatology business to LEO Pharma for € 675 million. [More]
First comprehensive genomic and biologic study of top skin disease-causing microbes

First comprehensive genomic and biologic study of top skin disease-causing microbes

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), and Bioinformatics Institute (BII), and P&G, have completed the first comprehensive genomic and biologic study of all species of Malassezia, one of the top skin disease-causing microbes. [More]
RXi Pharmaceuticals begins Phase 1/2 clinical trial in ophthalmology

RXi Pharmaceuticals begins Phase 1/2 clinical trial in ophthalmology

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapies primarily in the areas of dermatology and ophthalmology today announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in ophthalmology. The clinical study RXI-109-1501 will evaluate the safety and clinical activity of RXI-109 to prevent the progression of retinal scarring, a harmful component of numerous retinal diseases. [More]
Common heart drug may halt progression of angiosarcoma

Common heart drug may halt progression of angiosarcoma

A common heart drug may stop the progression of angiosarcoma, a cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels, according to a study by researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. [More]
Physicians leave severe acne patients on ineffective antibiotics for too long before prescribing more potent drug

Physicians leave severe acne patients on ineffective antibiotics for too long before prescribing more potent drug

A medical records analysis by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concludes that physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by its former brand name Accutane. [More]
New online tool may allow researchers explore formation of hair follicles

New online tool may allow researchers explore formation of hair follicles

A new online database will empower researchers exploring how hair follicles and the surrounding skin develop, according to an article published recently in the journal Developmental Cell. The work is central to understanding the interactions between stem cells and their environment - or "niche cells" - during fetal development, and will specifically facilitate future attempts to make skin grafts with functional hair follicles or to regenerate lost hair in patients. [More]
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