Association of Cardiac Biomarkers with Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

In patients with psoriatic disease (PsD), we determined whether cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and N-terminal pro-brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were associated with carotid plaque burden and the development of cardiovascular (CV) events independent of the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). MethodsAmong 1,000 patients with PsD, carotid total plaque area (TPA) was measured in 358 participants at …

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Efficacy of botulinum toxin A injection in the treatment of androgenic alopecia: A Comparative Controlled Study

IntroductionScalp injection with mesotherapy (LC cell hair essence) helps in anchoring hair follicles and might have good therapeutic efficacy and lower side effects than Botox in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). ObjectiveTo assess the trichoscopy and the clinical therapeutic response of LC hair essence serum injection vs. botulinum toxin (A) injection in the treatment …

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How effective are interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in eczema?

Key messagesEczema is commonly colonized by Staphylococcus aureus so some advocate antibiotics or dilute bleach baths. This Cochrane review evaluated trials of anti-staph treatments in people with infected or uninfected eczema. From 41 trials (1753 participants), there was little evidence that these interventions impact eczema symptoms. ... 2.7 Authors’ conclusionsWe found insufficient evidence on the …

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Ketoconazole 2% Cream Alters the Skin Fungal Microbiome in Seborrheic Dermatitis: a Cohort Study

Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common chronic inflammatory dermatosis. Current theories highlight the role of microbes on the skin surface in the pathogenesis of SD. Ketoconazole is commonly used for the treatment of SD. However, there remains limited data focusing on the effects of ketoconazole on shaping the skin microbiome in patients with SD. ObjectiveIn …

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Ritlecitinib and brepocitinib demonstrate significant improvement in scalp alopecia areata biomarkers

Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have shown encouraging results in the treatment of alopecia areata (AA), an autoimmune form of hair loss, in small, uncontrolled studies and case reports. ObjectiveWe conducted a biopsy substudy during the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled first 24 weeks of a phase 2a clinical trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of ritlecitinib, …

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