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June 2017 literature search results

Reformulations of well-known active ingredients in the topical treatment of psoriasis vulgaris can improve clinical outcomes for patients.
Iversen L, Dauden E, Segaert S, Freeman K, Magina S, Rigopoulos D, Thaci D. 
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Aug;31(8):1271-1284. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14277. Epub 2017 May 22.
PMID: 28419600 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher] 
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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Models and High-Risk Screening.
Barke LD, Freivogel ME. 
Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 May;55(3):457-474. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2016.12.013. Review. 
PMID: 28411673 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Diagnosis and management of psoriasis.
Kim WB, Jerome D, Yeung J. 
Can Fam Physician. 2017 Apr;63(4):278-285. Review. 
PMID: 28404701 [PubMed—in process] Free PMC Article 
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Infantile Hemangiomas: An Updated Review on Risk Factors, Pathogenesis, and Treatment. 
Smith CJ, Friedlander SF, Guma M, Kavanaugh A, Chambers CD. 
Birth Defects Res. 2017 Apr 12. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1023. [Epub ahead of print] Review. 
PMID: 28402073 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher] 
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Progressive visual disturbance and enlarging prolactinoma caused by melanoma metastasis: A case report and literature review.
Yang C, Liu L, Lan X, Zhang S, Li X, Zhang B. 
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(14):e6483. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006483. Review. 
PMID: 28383413 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article 
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Psoriasis for the primary care practitioner. 
Young M, Aldredge L, Parker P. 
J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2017 Mar;29(3):157-178. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12443. Epub 2017 Feb 23. Review. 
PMID: 28233460 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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A position statement on the management of patients with pityriasis rosea.
Chuh A, Zawar V, Sciallis G, Kempf W. 
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Oct;30(10):1670-1681. doi: 10.1111/jdv.13826. Epub 2016 Jul 13. Review. 
PMID: 27406919 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Risk of serious infections, cutaneous bacterial infections, and granulomatous infections in patients with psoriasis treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents versus classic therapies: Prospective meta-analysis of Psonet registries. 
Garcia-Doval I, Cohen AD, Cazzaniga S, Feldhamer I, Addis A, Carretero G, Ferrándiz C, Stern RS, Naldi L; Psonet Network.. 
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb;76(2):299-308.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.07.039. Epub 2016 Sep 29. 
PMID: 27693008 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Management of hidradenitis suppurativa.
[No authors listed] 
Drug Ther Bull. 2016 Sep;54(9):102-5. doi: 10.1136/dtb.2016.9.0423. Epub 2016 Sep 1. Review. 
PMID: 27585997 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Current Concepts in Tissue Engineering: Skin and Wound. 
Tenenhaus M, Rennekampff HO. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):42S-50S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002685. Review. 
PMID: 27556774 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in the Acute Care Setting: New Innovations and Technologies.
Tran JP, McLaughlin JM, Li RT, Phillips LG. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):232S-40S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002644. Review. 
PMID: 27556767 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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What Heals Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Surgery, Immunosuppression, or Both? 
Falola RA, DeFazio MV, Anghel EL, Mitnick CD, Attinger CE, Evans KK. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):219S-29S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002671. Review. 
PMID: 27556765 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Modalities to Treat Venous Ulcers: Compression, Surgery, and Bioengineered Tissue. 
Gould LJ, Dosi G, Couch K, Gibbons GW, Howell RS, Brem H, Tomic-Canic M. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):199S-208S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002677. Review. 
PMID: 27556762 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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What Role Does Function Play in Deciding on Limb Salvage versus Amputation in Patients With Diabetes? 
Wukich DK, Raspovic KM. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):188S-95S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002713. Review. 
PMID: 27556759 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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The Role of Pressure Offloading on Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing and Prevention of Recurrence. 
Bus SA. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):179S-87S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002686. Review. 
PMID: 27556758 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Dressing and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Current Review of the Evidence.
Game FL, Jeffcoate WJ. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):158S-64S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002681. Review. 
PMID: 27556756 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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The Role of Dermal Matrices in Treating Inflammatory and Diabetic Wounds.
Climov M, Bayer LR, Moscoso AV, Matsumine H, Orgill DP. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):148S-57S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002652. Review. 
PMID: 27556755 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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A Review of Cellular and Acellular Matrix Products: Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes. 
Hughes OB, Rakosi A, Macquhae F, Herskovitz I, Fox JD, Kirsner RS. 
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3 Suppl):138S-47S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002643. Review. 
PMID: 27556754 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Venous Leg Ulcers.
Vivas A, Lev-Tov H, Kirsner RS. 
Ann Intern Med. 2016 Aug 2;165(3):ITC17-ITC32. doi: 10.7326/AITC201608020. Review. 
PMID: 27479227 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Lipoprotein Metabolism and Inflammation in Patients With Psoriasis.
Armstrong EJ, Krueger JG. 
Am J Cardiol. 2016 Aug 15;118(4):603-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.060. Epub 2016 May 29. Review. 
PMID: 27392508 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Lipotransfer for radiation-induced skin fibrosis. 
Kumar R, Griffin M, Adigbli G, Kalavrezos N, Butler PE. 
Br J Surg. 2016 Jul;103(8):950-61. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10180. Epub 2016 May 12. Review. 
PMID: 27169866 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Atopic dermatitis in children.
Strathie Page S, Weston S, Loh R. 
Aust Fam Physician. 2016 May;45(5):293-6. Review. 
PMID: 27166464 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article 
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Management of Psychotropic Drug-Induced DRESS Syndrome: A Systematic Review. 
Bommersbach TJ, Lapid MI, Leung JG, Cunningham JL, Rummans TA, Kung S. 
Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Jun;91(6):787-801. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.03.006. Epub 2016 Apr 25. Review. 
PMID: 27126302 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Granuloma Faciale and Erythema Elevatum Diutinum in Relation to Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease: An Appraisal of 32 Cases. 
Kavand S, Lehman JS, Gibson LE. 
Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Mar;145(3):401-6. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqw004. Epub 2016 Mar 2. 
PMID: 27124923 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic rhinitis in general practice and the open population: a systematic review. 
Pols DH, Wartna JB, Moed H, van Alphen EI, Bohnen AM, Bindels PJ. 
Scand J Prim Health Care. 2016 Jun;34(2):143-50. doi: 10.3109/02813432.2016.1160629. Epub 2016 Mar 24. Review. 
PMID: 27010253 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article 
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April 2017 literature search results

Light therapies for acne: abridged Cochrane systematic review including GRADE assessments.
Barbaric J, Abbott R, Posadzki P, Car M, Gunn LH, Layton AM, Majeed A, Car J.
Br J Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15495. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
PMID: 28338214

What is hidradenitis suppurativa?
Lee EY, Alhusayen R, Lansang P, Shear N, Yeung J.
Can Fam Physician. 2017 Feb;63(2):114-120. Review.
PMID: 28209676 Free Article

Advances in the medical management of skin and soft tissue infections.
McClain SL, Bohan JG, Stevens DL.
BMJ. 2016 Dec 14;355:i6004. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i6004. Review.
PMID: 27974335 Free Article

Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement.
[No authors listed] 
Am Fam Physician. 2016 Sep 15;94(6):479-81. No abstract available. 
PMID: 27637125

Melanocytic Nevi in Children: A Review.
Levy R, Lara-Corrales I.
Pediatr Ann. 2016 Aug 1;45(8):e293-8. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20160720-07. Review.
PMID: 27517357

August 2016 literature search results

What is hidradenitis suppurativa?
Lee EY, Alhusayen R, Lansang P, Shear N, Yeung J. 
Can Fam Physician. 2017 Feb;63(2):114-120. Review. 
PMID: 28209676 [PubMed—in process] Free Article

Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL): Introducing novel concepts in allergy phenotypes
Anto JM, Bousquet J, Akdis M, Auffray C, Keil T, Momas I, et al. 
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Feb;139(2):388-399. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.12.940. Review. 
PMID: 28183433 [PubMed—in process]

Screening for Skin Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
US Preventive Services Task Force, Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Davidson KW, Ebell M, Epling JW Jr, García FA, Gillman MW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phillips WR, Phipps MG, Pignone MP, Siu AL.
JAMA. 2016 Jul 26;316(4):429-35. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.8465.
PMID: 27458948 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]
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A position statement on the management of patients with pityriasis rosea.
Chuh A, Zawar V, Sciallis G, Kempf W.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/jdv.13826. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
PMID: 27406919 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]
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Evidence-based (S3) Guideline on (anogenital) Lichen sclerosus.
Kirtschig G, Becker K, Günthert A, Jasaitiene D, Cooper S, Chi CC, Kreuter A, Rall KK, Aberer W, Riechardt S, Casabona F, Powell J, Brackenbury F, Erdmann R, Lazzeri M, Barbagli G, Wojnarowska F.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Oct;29(10):e1-43. doi: 10.1111/jdv.13136. Epub 2015 Jul 22.
PMID: 26202852 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Practical Guide to Patch Testing.
Fonacier L.
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015 Sep-Oct;3(5):669-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.05.001. Epub 2015 Jun 6. Review.
PMID: 26054552 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]
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Atypical moles: diagnosis and management.
Perkins A, Duffy RL.
Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun 1;91(11):762-7. Review.
PMID: 26034853 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article 
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Pityriasis Rosea, Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome, Asymmetric Periflexural Exanthem, Papular-Purpuric Gloves and Socks Syndrome, Eruptive Pseudoangiomatosis, and Eruptive Hypomelanosis: Do Their Epidemiological Data Substantiate Infectious Etiologies? 
Chuh A, Zawar V, Sciallis GF, Kempf W, Lee A. 
Infect Dis Rep. 2016 Mar 21;8(1):6418. doi: 10.4081/idr.2016.6418. eCollection 2016 Mar 21. Review. 
PMID: 27103975 [PubMed] Free PMC Article 
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Guide for the Practicing Physician
Woodruff CM, Charlie AM, Leslie KS. 
Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 Dec;90(12):1679-93. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.08.020. Review. 
PMID: 26653298 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Dietary exclusion for childhood atopic dermatitis. 
Tait C, Goldman RD. 
Can Fam Physician. 2015 Jul;61(7):609-11. Review. 
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Atopic dermatitis. 
Weidinger S, Novak N. 
Lancet. 2016 Mar 12;387(10023):1109-22. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00149-X. Epub 2015 Sep 13. Review. 
PMID: 26377142 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE] 
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Who we are

Responsibility of the Member Interest Groups Sections (MIGS)

To carry out discussions and make recommendations to the Member Interest Groups Sections (MIGS) with respect to the following areas of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) activity:

  • Communications and networking among members involved in Dermatology
  • Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in Dermatology
  • Advocacy on behalf of the members involved in the Dermatology
  • Identification of areas in need of accredited continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) programs related to Dermatology

The Dermatology Program Committee was established under the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM) in 2013.

Dermatology Program Committee Terms of Reference


Dr. Christie Freeman, Ontario


Dr. Craig Crippen, British Columbia/Alberta

Dr. Marie-Claude Morin, Quebec

Dr. Darshini Persaude, Ontario

Dr. Trina Stewart, Atlantic provinces

Dr. Julie Côté-Leclerc, Resident Representative

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Allan Grill, Physician Advisor, MIGS

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department

Questions or comments? Contact the Dermatology Program Committee




Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) Tools For Practice

Management of acne: Canadian clinical practice guideline (Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 16, 2015)

DermNet New Zealand

Skin Therapy Letter

Dermatology Atlas

British Association of Dermatologists

Best Advice Guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

American Academy of Dermatology – Basic Dermatology Curriculum

In the news

Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea
Yuka Asai et al. Volume: 20 issue: 5, page(s): 432-445
Article first published online: May 17, 2016; Issue published: September 1, 2016

Canadian Acne Clinical Practice Guidelines
Yuka Asai et al. CMAJ November 16, 2015 cmaj.140665; DOI:

Is less more with isotretinoin and acne?
Gurkirti Brar, Parbeer Grewal and Christina Korownyk
Canadian Family Physician May 2016, 62 (5) 409;


Dermatology Program Committee Summer 2016


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