Microneedling Skin to Protect Against Non-Melanoma Cancer

DAYTON, OH —Geriatric patients are the primary victims of nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a new study pointing out that only 20% of them are diagnosed in patients younger than 60. Part of the reason, according to an article in Archives of Dermatological...

VA Primary Care Not Following SSTI Guidelines Enough

SALT LAKE CITY — Guidelines aren’t followed enough when skin and soft tissue infections are managed in the outpatient setting outside of emergency departments, a new study pointed out. The article in Clinical Infectious Diseases noted the lack of data on treatment...

Teledermoscopy Enhances Remote Dermatology Consults

PORTSMOUTH, VA—Use of teledermatology has increased at military treatment facilities in response to greater demand for dermatologic care throughout military medicine and persistent, dermatologic provider shortages, according to a new study. The article in Military...

Survival Differences Small With PC Surgery Vs. Observation

MINNEAPOLIS —Because very long-term mortality in men with early prostate cancer treated with surgery over observation is uncertain, a VA study sought to determine long-term effects of surgery vs. observation on all-cause mortality for men with early prostate cancer....

Older Men With Prostate Cancer Likely to Die of Other Causes

LOS ANGELES —Men with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy don’t always receive enough information on competing risks of mortality to inform prognosis and guide treatment, according to a new study. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-led researchers sought to...

VA Care Erases Prostate Cancer Racial Differences

LA JOLLA, CA —Unlike in the general U.S. population, African American men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the VA health system do not appear to present with more advanced disease or experience worse outcomes compared with non-Hispanic white men. That’s according to...

Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Linked to Brain Atrophy

MADISON, WI—While the association of neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage with development of dementia and cognitive decline in older adults is not well known, a new study suggested that identifying risk factors for brain atrophy can help direct new approached to...

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