Keratinocytic Skin Cancer Detection on the Face Using Region-Based Convolutional Neural Network – JAMA Dermatology (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Problems and Potentials of Automated Object Detection for Skin Cancer Recognition (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Robot vs Derms for Skin Cancer Dx: It’s a Toss-Up – MedPage Today (free registration required)


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A Phase 3 Trial of Difelikefalin in Hemodialysis Patients with Pruritus – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Novel Drug Eases Uremic Pruritus – Renal & Urology News (free)

#KidneyWk – Just presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019


Five-Year Survival with Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Skin cancer: Half of people surviving advanced melanoma – BBC (free) AND Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients with long term survival rates – The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (free)

#ESMO19 – Just presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology Congress 2019 in Barcelona


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Review: Overview of Epidermoid Cyst

10 Sep, 2019 | 01:03h | UTC

Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis – Cochrane Library (free)


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Clinical Guide and Update on Porphyrias

26 Jul, 2019 | 01:11h | UTC

2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm: long-term follow-up of a multicentre, randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Does Size of Surgical Excision Margins for Thick Localized Cutaneous Melanoma Affect Survival Outcomes? – The ASCO Post (free) AND Quick Take: 2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm – 2 Minute Medicine (free)


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Clinical Update: Syphilis

30 Jun, 2019 | 17:53h | UTC

NCCN Guideline: Cutaneous Melanoma

10 Apr, 2019 | 22:25h | UTC

North American Clinical Management Guidelines for Hidradenitis Suppurativa: a Publication from the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations.

Part I: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and the use of Complementary and Procedural Management (free PDF)

Part II: Topical, Intralesional, and Systemic medical Management (free PDF)


Podcast: Herpes for Everyone

13 Jan, 2019 | 14:21h | UTC

Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy vs Standard Wound Management on 12-Month Disability Among Adults With Severe Open Fracture of the Lower Limb: The WOLLF Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings – University of Warwick (free) AND Negative-Pressure Therapy No Better for Open Fractures – Medscape (free registration required)

“Negative pressure wound therapy did not improve 12-month disability for patients with severe open fracture of the lower limb compared with standard wound dressing”


Guidelines for the Management of Acne

4 Jan, 2018 | 17:12h | UTC

Overview of the cutaneous porphyrias

5 Dec, 2017 | 18:13h | UTC

Low dose aspirin as adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration: pragmatic, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial (Aspirin4VLU) – The BMJ (free)

“Low dose aspirin does not increase time to healing of venous leg ulcers, percentage healed, estimated change in venous leg ulcer area, or change in health related quality of life”.


Review: Hidradenitis suppurativa

9 Oct, 2017 | 20:49h | UTC

The global burden of scabies

24 Sep, 2017 | 20:14h | UTC

Molluscum contagiosum is best left to clear by itself – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Interventions for cutaneous molluscum contagiosum – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Clinicians should advise people with a healthy immune system to leave molluscum contagiosum to clear by itself” (RT @NIHR_DC  see Tweet)


Topical Therapies in Psoriasis

9 Aug, 2017 | 15:52h | UTC

Interventions for the prevention of recurrent erysipelas and cellulitis – Cochrane Library (link to summary – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence – Medscape (free registration required)


Clinical variants of pityriasis rosea

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:07h | UTC

Ivermectin – Old Drug, New Tricks?

27 Jul, 2017 | 16:50h | UTC

Parkinson Disease and Melanoma

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:51h | UTC

Perspectives: Augmenting diagnostic vision with AI – The Lancet (free registration required)


Cochrane What is the best medication for a fungal infection of the toenail? – Cochrane Library (free)

Full review: Oral antifungal medication for toenail onychomycosis – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Terbinafine probably leads to better cure rates than azoles, with the same risk of adverse events. Griseofulvin is no better and has more adverse effects than azoles.


The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Original article: Antimicrobials from human skin commensal bacteria protect against Staphylococcus aureus and are deficient in atopic dermatites – Science Translational Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Modifying the skin’s own bacteria may lead to treatments for acne, eczema and other common ailments” (RT @NYTHealth see Tweet)