Medical economics

Physician assistants commonly employed in dermatology

Many physician assistants (PAs) are employed in dermatology, with a larger annual increase seen for PAs in dermatology versus other specialties, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reveals mechanisms behind 'COVID toes'

Redness and swelling of the hands and toes, known as chilblain-like lesions, have been reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology uncovers the underlying mechanisms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Community-based study links skin rashes to COVID-19

Previous studies conducted in hospitals reported that COVID-19 patients presented with unusual skin rashes. This study, which is published in the British Journal of Dermatology, analyzed information provided by 336,847 individuals ...


Novartis, Aurobindo call off Sandoz sale

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said Thursday it had struck a mutual agreement with Aurobindo Pharma to cancel a deal to sell Sandoz to the Indian firm.

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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. The name of this specialty originated in the form of the (semantically wrong) words dermologie (in French, 1764) and, a little later, dermatologia (in Latin, 1777). A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

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