Dermatology News This Month – August 2017
Do you know what’s happening in the dermatology field this month? Look no further. First Derm summarizes the latest research, reports, and trends so you can stay updated on dermatology news from all over the world.
Check out the hottest August 2017 dermatology news right here:
Hackers Hit Dermatology Practice Through Cloud Vendor
Health Data Management, August 15, 2017
A cyber attack that affected a cloud-hosting and service provider resulted in access to patient data of Surgical Dermatology Group in Alabama, a specialty practice that has offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville. Hackers were able to penetrate TekLinks, which provides cloud services to Surgical Dermatology; the cloud provider notified the practice of the about the intrusion in early June.
The Many Faces of Melanoma
Dermatology Times, August 15, 2017
The major subtypes of primary cutaneous melanoma include superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma, and acral lentiginous melanoma. Of these, superficial spreading melanoma is the most common form, making up approximately 57 percent of all melanomas.
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Dermatologists Find That Memorable Movie Villains Are Distinguished by Facial Skin Conditions
Scientific American, September 2017 Issue
The investigation, entitled “Dermatologic Features of Classic Movie Villains: The Face of Evil,” was carried out by Julie Amthor Croley and Richard F. Wagner, both at the department of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and Vail Reese of Union Square Dermatology in San Francisco. The conclusion: “Classic film villains display a statistically significant higher incidence of dermatologic findings than heroes.”
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Dermatologists Collaborate on Data-Driven Pediatric Psoriasis Research
Modern Medicine, August 8, 2017
The researchers extracted 54 different items from charts of patients treated with systemic therapy or phototherapy, but only allowed patients to be included who had at least a minimum dataset that could provide important information on demographics, clinical characteristics and severity, systemic agents used, treatment duration and efficacy, side effects, and reasons for discontinuation of medications.
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