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Effectiveness of a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for Mumps Outbreak Control.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1703309
The New England Journal of Medicine; Cardemil CV, Dahl RM et. al.

Sep 6th, 2017 - The effect of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in stemming a mumps outbreak is unknown. During an outbreak among vaccinated students at the University of Iowa, health officials implemented a widespread MMR vaccine campaign. We evaluated the effectiveness of a third dose for outbreak control and assessed for waning immunity. Of 20,496 university students who were enrolled ...

Psoriasis & Genetics
https://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/abstract/10.2340/00015555-3384
Advances in Dermatology and Venereology; Dand N, et al

Jan 29th, 2020 - Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease caused by the interplay between multiple genetic and environmental risk factors. This review summarises recent progress in elucidating the genetic basis of psoriasis, particularly through large genome-wide association studies. We illustrate the power of genetic analyses for disease stratification. Psoriasis can be stratified by phenotype (common p...

Some melanomas may start in hair follicles
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/some-melanomas-may-start-hair-follicles
NIH

Nov 30th, 2019 - A rare form of skin cancer may sometimes start with cancer-causing mutations in hair follicle stem cells. A better understanding of how melanoma arises may lead to ways to detect and treat the disease earlier.

Recent Trends in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Incidence & Mortality in the United States, 2001-2015
https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jnci/djz219/5622917
J National Cancer Institute; Deshmukh AA, et al

Nov 18th, 2019 - Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) incidence is rising in the United States (US). Study of incidence trends by stage at diagnosis, age-specific and birth cohort patterns, and trends in mortality could provide evidence for a true increase and etiological clues for this rise.

Scientists design device for oral delivery of injections
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/scientists-design-device-oral-delivery-injections

Oct 28th, 2019 - Biologic drugs are complex medications produced from living organisms or their parts. They include vaccines and drugs to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and cancer. Some biologic drugs, like insulin, can only be delivered by injection. If taken by mouth, stomach acid would destroy the drug before it could take effect.

Shingles - Genetics Home Reference - NIH
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/shingles

Oct 28th, 2019 - Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) results from infection by the varicella zoster virus. This common virus causes chickenpox (also known as varicella), which is characterized by itchy spots on the skin that cover the whole body and usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. After the body fights the initial infection, the varicella zoster virus remains in nerve cells for the rest of a per...

Foamix Receives FDA Approval of AMZEEQ™ Topical Minocycline Treatment for Millions of Moderate to Severe Acne Sufferers
https://www.foamix.com/news-releases/news-release-details/update-foamix-receives-fda-approval-amzeeqtm-topical-minocycline

Oct 17th, 2019 - Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: FOMX) (“Foamix” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its novel AMZEEQTM (minocycline) topical foam, 4%. AMZEEQ, formerly known as FMX101, is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and pediatric...

Nail Changes Following a Viral Infection: Photo Quiz
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p497.html
American Family Physician;

Oct 14th, 2019 - A seven-year-old boy presented with abnormal growth of his fingernails that began two weeks prior. He had no other symptoms, including pain or pruritus on his hands or around his nails. He did not have fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, or change in activity. He had hand-foot-and-mouth disease two months earlier that was diagnosed based on vesicular lesions in his mouth and on his hands and feet...

Acne Vulgaris: Diagnosis and Treatment
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p475.html
American Family Physician;

Oct 14th, 2019 - Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent chronic skin disease in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million people per year, mostly adolescents and young adults. Potential sequelae of acne, such as scarring, dyspigmentation, and low self-esteem, may result in significant morbidity. Typical acne lesions involve the pilosebaceous follicles and the interrelated processes of sebum production, Cutiba...

Esophageal Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version
https://www.cancer.gov/types/esophageal/hp/adult/esophageal-treatment-pdq

Oct 10th, 2019 - Two histologic types account for the majority of malignant esophageal neoplasms: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinomas typically start in the lower esophagus and squamous cell carcinoma can develop throughout the esophagus. The epidemiology of these types varies markedly.

National Update on Measles Cases and Outbreaks — United States, January 1–October 1, 2019
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6840e2.htm
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Patel, M. et. al.

Oct 3rd, 2019 - What is already known about this topic? Measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000. High national coverage with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and rapid implementation of measles control measures prevent widespread measles transmission. What is added by this report? During January–September 2019, 1,249 U.S. measles cases were reported, the highest annual number since 1992...

FDA approves Aklief for acne on face, trunk
https://www.healio.com/dermatology/acne/news/online/%7Bcc693b23-e6fc-4919-a303-fc14f62279b4%7D/fda-approves-aklief-for-acne-on-face-trunk

Oct 3rd, 2019 - The FDA recently approved Galderma’s topical retinoid cream, known as Aklief, for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Additionally, the company reported positive safety profiles for Aklief in two phase 3 clinical trials on acne of both the face and trunk in patients aged 9 years and older, according to a news release issued by the company.

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Rapid Evidence Review
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p408.html
American Family Physician; Saguil, A. et. al.

Sep 30th, 2019 - Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by human enteroviruses and coxsackieviruses. Outbreaks can occur in the spring to fall and are common in North America, and most cases occur in patients younger than 10 years. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is transmitted by fecal-oral, oral-oral, and respiratory droplet contact. Patients present with a low-grade fever, a maculopapular or papulovesicular rash ...

Screening and Management of the Hyperandrogenic Adolescent
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Adolescent-Health-Care/Screening-and-Management-of-the-Hyperandrogenic-Adolescent

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Although androgen excess can manifest in many ways, the most common and recognizable symptoms are hirsutism and acne. Reports of hirsutism and acne should be taken seriously because of their possible association with medical disorders, their substantial effect on self-esteem and quality of life, and the potential for psychosocial morbidity. In patients with symptoms of androgen excess, the diff...

Psoriatic Arthritis - StatPearls
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547710/

Sep 19th, 2019 - Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is chronic inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis (PsO) and found in about 20 to 30% of such patients.[1] It shares many clinical features with other spondyloarthropathies and also rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is usually seronegative, but a small percentage of patients may be positive for rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodi...

Scarlet fever changes its spots
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(19)30494-3/fulltext
The Lancet Infectious Diseases;

Sep 9th, 2019 - Historically, the human pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus) was a major cause of death as a result of sepsis and fatal epidemics of scarlet fever.1 Despite a decline in the incidence and severity of these toxin-mediated diseases over the past century in high-income countries, group A streptococcus is still among the top ten infectious causes of human mortality, with more tha...

Emergence of dominant toxigenic M1T1 Streptococcus pyogenes clone during increased scarlet fever activity in England: a population-based molecular epidemiological study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(19)30446-3/fulltext
The Lancet;

Sep 9th, 2019 - Since 2014, England has seen increased scarlet fever activity unprecedented in modern times. In 2016, England's scarlet fever seasonal rise coincided with an unexpected elevation in invasive Streptococcus pyogenes infections. We describe the molecular epidemiological investigation of these events.

County of Rockland, New York :: Measles Information
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/measles-information/

Aug 25th, 2019 - 2018 - 2019 Measles Outbreak in Rockland County: As of August 26, 2019, there are 312* confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County. *On Monday, August 26, 2019, 16 historical cases of measles were added to the current total. These cases occurred between early February 2019 and mid-May 2019.

Childhood Laryngeal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version
https://www.cancer.gov/types/head-and-neck/hp/child/laryngeal-treatment-pdq?cid=eb_govdel

Aug 15th, 2019 - Treatment for children with laryngeal tumors depends upon the type; most are rhabdomyosarcoma and treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Squamous cell carcinoma is managed with surgery and radiation therapy. Get detailed treatment information in this summary for clinicians.

Perfusion Assessment in Critical Limb Ischemia: Principles for Understanding and the Development of Evidence and Evaluation of Devices
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000708

Aug 11th, 2019 - There are >12 million patients with peripheral artery disease in the United States. The most severe form of peripheral artery disease is critical limb ischemia (CLI). The diagnosis and management of CLI is often challenging. Ethnic differences in comorbidities and presentation of CLI exist. Compared with white patients, black and Hispanic patients have higher prevalence rates of diabetes m...

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC) Awareness: A National Survey
https://blog.skincancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CSCC-Survey-Research-Summary_Final.pdf

Jul 31st, 2019 - Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is the second most common cancer in the U.S. and more common than breast, lung, and prostate cancers combined.1,2 As a skin cancer, it often takes a backseat to melanoma, even though it is roughly five times more common.3,4 While CSCC has a good prognosis when treated early, approximately 40,000 of the 1 million cases diagnosed annually (roughly 4 pe...

Association of Vitamin A Intake With Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk in the United States
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2739070
JAMA Dermatology; Kim, J. et. al.

Jul 30th, 2019 - Question Is vitamin A intake associated with reduced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk? Findings In this cohort study of 48 400 US men and 75 170 US women, during a follow-up period of more than 26 years, higher total vitamin A intake was associated with a reduction in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk. Meaning This study found an inverse association between intake of vitamin...

FDA approves pembrolizumab for advanced esophageal squamous cell cancer
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-pembrolizumab-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer

Jul 30th, 2019 - On July 30, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck) for patients with recurrent, locally advanced or metastatic, squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (ESCC) whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score [CPS] ≥10), as determined by an FDA-approved test, with disease progression after one or more prior lines of systemic therapy.

FDA Approves New Monotherapy Indication for Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
https://www.mrknewsroom.com/news-release/prescription-medicine-news/fda-approves-new-monotherapy-indication-mercks-keytruda-pemb

Jul 30th, 2019 - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score [CPS] ≥10) as determined by ...

The Family Physician’s Role in the Prevention of Measles
https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/MeaslesEditorial.pdf
American Family Physician;

Jul 28th, 2019 - Measles is one of the most highly transmissible diseases, with 90% of unvaccinated persons infected after contact.1 In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that measles was eliminated in the United States, but that elimination status may be revoked if the current chain of measles transmission and outbreaks continues for one year, through the fall of 2019. As ...

FDA Approves Samsung Bioepis' HADLIMA™ (adalimumab-bwwd)
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190723006033/en/FDA-Approves-Samsung-Bioepis-HADLIMA%E2%84%A2-adalimumab-bwwd

Jul 23rd, 2019 - Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved HADLIMA™ (adalimumab-bwwd), a biosimilar referencing HUMIRA® i (adalimumab), for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, adult Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and plaque psoriasis. Please see below the full indicatio...

Pembrolizumab versus ipilimumab in advanced melanoma (KEYNOTE-006): post-hoc 5-year results from an open-label, multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 3 study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(19)30388-2/fulltext
The Lancet Oncology;

Jul 21st, 2019 - Pembrolizumab improved progression-free survival and overall survival versus ipilimumab in patients with advanced melanoma and is now a standard of care in the first-line setting. However, the optimal duration of anti-PD-1 administration is unknown. We present results from 5 years of follow-up of patients in KEYNOTE-006

City of El Paso- Measles Information
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/health/public%20health/current-events/measles-information

Jul 17th, 2019 - Measles is one of the most easily transmitted viruses known to man. It spreads via the respiratory system – much like influenza and TB. An infected person coughs the virus and others inhale it. The measles virus remains infectious in the air up to two hours after the infectious individual has left the area.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma

Jul 15th, 2019 - Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that arises from particular cells called squamous cells. Squamous cells are found in the outer layer of skin and in the mucous membranes, which are the moist tissues that line body cavities such as the airways and intestines. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) develops in the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat.

Psoriatic arthritis - Genetics Home Reference - NIH
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/psoriatic-arthritis

Jul 8th, 2019 - Psoriatic arthritis is a condition involving joint inflammation (arthritis) that usually occurs in combination with a skin disorder called psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by patches of red, irritated skin that are often covered by flaky white scales. People with psoriasis may also have changes in their fingernails and toenails, such as nails that become pi...

Shingles | Resources and References | Herpes Zoster | CDC<
https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/resources-refs.html

Jul 1st, 2019 - Shingles resources and references include Shingrix and Zostavax vaccination recommendations, as well as disease- and vaccine-related resources and articles.

National Psoriasis Foundation – Med Pro: Treat to Target
https://www.psoriasis.org/treatment-targets/providers

Jun 30th, 2019 - “It’s important to have treatment targets because, while we all think we’re doing the best job we possibly can for our patients, having goals that we can objectively measure ourselves against keeps us from growing complacent,” says Abby Van Voorhees, M.D., chair of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and chair of NPF's medical board.

Shingles | Surveillance, Trends, Deaths | Herpes Zoster | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/surveillance.html

Jun 30th, 2019 - Learn more about shingles surveillance, including shingles hospitalizations, trends, and vaccination rates

Shingles | Laboratory Testing for VZV | Herpes Zoster | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/lab-testing/index.html

Jun 30th, 2019 - Learn about varicella zoster virus (VZV) laboratory testing and about the CDC National VDZ Laboratory.

Doxycycline: Uses, Side Effects & Dosage Guide - Drugs.com
https://www.drugs.com/doxycycline.html

Jun 30th, 2019 - Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections like urinary tract infections, acne and chlamydia. Includes side effects, interactions and indications.

Atopic dermatitis/Eczema | DermNet NZ
https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-dermatitis/

Jun 24th, 2019 - Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is very common in children but may occur at any age. It is also known as eczema and atopic eczema and was formerly known as Besnier prurigo. It is the most common form of dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'. This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atop...

FDA approves pembrolizumab for first-line treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-pembrolizumab-first-line-treatment-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma

Jun 9th, 2019 - On June 10, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic or unresectable recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Pembrolizumab was approved for use in combination with platinum and fluorouracil (FU) for all patients and as a single agent for patients whose tumors express PD‑L1 (Combin...

Eczema - StatPearls
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538209/
Nemeth, V. et. al.

Jun 3rd, 2019 - Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of dermatitis. Genetic as well as environmental factors are thought to play a part in the pathogenesis. Eczema is most commonly seen in children but can be seen in adults. People with the disease tend to have dry, itchy skin that is prone to infection. Eczema is commonly known as the "itch that rashes" due to dry skin that lea...

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases per year for past 25 years
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0530-us-measles-2019.html

May 29th, 2019 - Today, CDC is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year. CDC continues to work with affected state and local health departments to get ongoing outbreaks under control.

Primary care and psoriatic disease
https://www.psoriasis.org/health-care-providers/primary-care

May 12th, 2019 - Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that affects over 8 million Americans. Psoriasis can profoundly decrease quality of life without appropriate treatment. Additionally, psoriasis is associated with comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, inflammatory arthritis, depression and others. Primary care providers play an important role in both managing overall health and screening...

FDA Approves ETICOVO™ (etanercept-ykro), Samsung Bioepis' Second Anti-TNF Medicine in the United States
http://www.samsungbioepis.com/en/newsroom/detail/FDA-Approves-ETICOVO-Samsung-Bioepis-Second-Anti-TNF-Medicine.html

Apr 28th, 2019 - Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ETICOVO™ (etanercept-ykro), a biosimilar referencing ENBREL® (etanercept), across all eligible indications for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. ETICOVO™ is Samsung Bioepis’ secon...

Practice Advisory: Management of Pregnant and Reproductive-Aged Women during a Measles Outbreak
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Advisories/Management-of-Pregnant-and-Reproductive-Age-Women-during-a-Measles-Outbreak

Apr 25th, 2019 - The United States is currently experiencing the greatest number of reported cases of measles, also known as rubeola, since the disease was eliminated in 20001. Outbreaks have been confirmed in 22 states and the number of cases and their distribution is increasing rapidly. These measles outbreaks have been linked to travelers bringing back cases of measles from other countries. This situation co...

FDA Approves Bausch Health's DUOBRII™ (Halobetasol Propionate And Tazarotene) Lotion 0.01%/0.045% For Plaque Psoriasis In Adults
https://www.bauschhealth.com/news-room/news-releases/news-details/201904251317pr_news_uspr_____ny30972

Apr 24th, 2019 - Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) and its dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, one of the largest prescription dermatology health care businesses, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for DUOBRII™ (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion, 0.01%/0.045%, indicated for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis...

AbbVie Expands Immunology Portfolio in the U.S. with FDA Approval of SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa) for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
https://news.abbvie.com/news/press-releases/abbvie-expands-immunology-portfolio-in-us-with-fda-approval-skyrizi-risankizumab-rzaa-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis.htm

Apr 22nd, 2019 - AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab-rzaa), an interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.3 In clinical trials, SKYRIZI produced high rates of durable ...

Measles & the MMR Vaccine: Recommendations Around Pregnancy, Including the Periconception and Postpartum Periods
http://providerresource.uwmedicine.org/flexpaper/measles-and-the-mmr-vaccine-recommendations-around-pregnancy-including-the-periconception-and-postpartum-periods

Apr 14th, 2019 - Measles, Also Known As Rubeola, Is A Highly Contagious Airborne Viral Illness That Infects Approximately Nine Out Of Ten Exposed Susceptible Individuals. Measles Infection Was Common Until The Measles, Mumps, And Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Was Licensed In 1963 And Became Part Of The Routine Immunization Schedule. By 2000, Measles Was Essentially Eliminated From The United States. In The Last Decade,...

The Psoriasis And Psoriatic Arthritis Pocket Guide
https://www.psoriasis.org/sites/default/files/npf_pocketguide_2018_0010.pdf
Van Voorhees

Apr 3rd, 2019 - This is the fifth edition of The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Pocket Guide: Treatment Algorithms and Management Options. Since the publication of the fourth edition, several new psoriatic disease treatments have become available, and the medical community has more experience with biological treatments in the management of psoriatic disease. The National Psoriasis Foundation has revis...

Measles Cases and Outbreaks
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

Mar 31st, 2019 - Measles Cases in 2019 From January 1 to February 21, 2019, 159** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states. In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., and/or further spread of measles in U.S. communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.

Cutaneous Melanoma, Version 2.2019, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
https://jnccn.org/view/journals/jnccn/17/4/article-p367.xml

Mar 31st, 2019 - For adjuvant treatment of melanoma in patients rendered free of disease by surgery, traditional systemic therapy approaches have proven to be ineffective. Adjuvant interferon alfa (IFN alfa), particularly high-dose IFN alfa, has been widely used in patients with melanoma for many years. A large body of clinical evidence has amassed from prospective randomized trials comparing adjuvant IFN alfa ...

Varicose Veins (Varicosities) in Adults: Condition, Treatments, and Pictures - Overview
https://www.skinsight.com/skin-conditions/adult/varicosities

Mar 31st, 2019 - Images of Varicosities Varicose veins (varicosities) are twisted, enlarged veins at the skin surface. The word comes from the Latin word varix, which means "twisted." Varicose veins occur due to poor functioning (malfunction) of valves in the deeper leg veins (venous insufficiency), making blood back up (pool) in the legs, with the resulting pressure causing surface veins to enlarge.

The Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions on the Development of Atopic Disease in Infants and Children: The Role of Maternal Dietary Restriction, Breastfeeding, Hydrolyzed Formulas, and Timing...
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-0281

Mar 17th, 2019 - This clinical report updates and replaces a 2008 clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which addressed the roles of maternal and early infant diet on the prevention of atopic disease, including atopic dermatitis, asthma, and food allergy. As with the previous report, the available data still limit the ability to draw firm conclusions about various aspects of atopy prevention ...