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August 2019

Source: Next Steps in Dermatology

As dermatologists, we should be able to distinguish which patients presenting with acne may need further evaluation for a possible underlying endocrinopathy. In this two-part series, we will be focusing on hormonal acne specifically related to PCOS, including the exam, work up, diagnosis, treatment and long-term implications of this syndrome.

July 2019

Source: Next Steps in Dermatology

Dermatologists are well aware of the difficulty in managing itchy patients. Itch can be caused by a number of cutaneous and extracutaneous diseases. Regardless of the etiology, itch is one of the most frustrating symptoms of patients and management dilemmas for dermatologists. At the 16th Annual ODAC conference, Dr. Brian Berman reviewed some of the emerging therapies for the treatment of itch and the etiologies for which they are currently under investigation.

Nemolizumab is a monoclonal antibody directed at the IL-31 receptor A. It is currently being studied for use in atopic dermatitis. Recent phase II data have shown improvement for itch in atopic dermatitis over 64 weeks1. A few of the less common side effects that were seen in this study included peripheral edema and elevations in blood CPK levels.

August 2019

Source: Next Steps in Dermatology

We have only begun to scratch the surface of the unbridled potential of cannabinoids as therapeutic agents. Interestingly enough, psoriasis is one of the listed indications for medical cannabis in the great state of Connecticut, though little is really known on this and many other spaces in dermatology.

Let’s take a step back and first talk about CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of about 120 different molecules that come from the cannabis plant.

July 2019

Source: Next Steps in Dermatology

Dermatology thought leader Hilary Baldwin, MD helps us make sense of cosmeceuticals by sharing her approach to them, including how to define them and evaluate their utility.

On a funny note, Dr. Baldwin confesses being a skeptic and a hypocrite when it comes to cosmeceuticals. She remains skeptical about some of the science but at the same time uses 5 cosmeceutical products herself. We love her honesty!

May 2019

Source: Dermatology Times

Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has classically been performed for regional disease control and to hopefully prevent disease metastasis; however, according to one expert, there has not been any good evidence to support this practice. As such, it is important for clinicians to focus on the evidence when planning the treatment and management of their advanced melanoma patients.

May 2019

Source: Dermatology News

When caring for individuals with sun-damaged skin, dermatologists need comfort with the full spectrum of photo-related skin disease. From assessment and treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) and field cancerization, to long-term follow-up of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), appropriate treatment and staging can improve patient quality of life and reduce health care costs, Vishal Patel, MD, said at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference.

January 2019

Source: Practical Dermatology

Alan Menter, MD, has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher and Educator in Psoriatic Disease Award by the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetics & Surgical Conference, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD).

The award recognizes Dr. Menter’s significant contribution and lifetime commitment to the advancement of psoriatic disease research as well as his work guiding the next generation of psoriasis experts and researchers.

January 2019

Source: Dermatology News

The first time a man walks in for an aesthetic consultation, he probably doesn’t know what to expect, according to Terrence Keaney, MD, a dermatologist in private practice in Arlington, Va. And he may not even be sure what he’s looking for. However, he probably knows what he doesn’t like about his appearance. When men are questioned, the three areas they are most concerned about is their hairline, their eyes, and their jawline.

January 2019

Source: Dermatology News

New tricks from ticks, near-zero Zika, and the perils of personal grooming: Dermatologists have a lot to think about along the infectious disease spectrum in 2019, according to Justin Finch, MD, speaking at ODAC Dermatology Aesthetic and Surgical Conference.

January 2019

Source: Dermatology News

When you extend your hand to a new patient, and he reflexively wipes his palm before shaking hands, be alert. It’s possible you’re seeing primary hyperhidrosis, a condition that’s both more common and more disabling than once thought.

January 2019

Source: Dermatology News

A variation on the ultrashort incubation adds microneedling, he said. In one recent study, 33 patients who had facial actinic keratoses (AKs) were randomized to 10 or 20 minutes of incubation after application of aminolevulinic acid (ALA), followed by 1,000 seconds of exposure to blue light. However, in this split-face study, participants each had one side of their faces treated with microneedling and the other half with a sham treatment before ALA was applied.

February 2018

Source: Dermatology Times

Avoiding and treating vascular compromise with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections requires understanding the subtleties of underlying facial anatomy and keeping a well-stocked arsenal of treatments for impending necrosis……Read More

January 2018

Source: Dermatology Times

Adam Friedman, M.D., was honored with the Innovations in Residency Training Award by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC) held in January……Read More

January 2018

Source: Dermatology News

Pearls for providers of photodynamic therapy (PDT) include tips on skin preparation, eye protection, and use of three new codes to maximize reimbursement. ……Read More

January 2018

Source: Dermatology News

Bringing more men into an aesthetic dermatology practice can expand the patient population, increase business revenue, and pay long-term dividends in terms of patient loyalty……Read More

December 2018

Source: Dermatology Times

This year’s meeting will open with presentations from physicians who will address advances in treating skin of color, hot topics in surgical dermatology and cutaneous malignancy, the latest on photodynamic therapy, and a year in review from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, among others.

Drs. Eric Bernstein and Jason Pozner will host a panel discussion on “My Top Picks for Laser and Energy Based Treatments.” And, Dr. Joel Cohen will give an overview of facial arterial supply.

January 2018

Source: Dermatology News

MIAMI – Another reason not to prescribe opioids for postoperative pain – besides potentially adding to the epidemic the nation – comes from evidence showing these agents can impair wound healing……Read More

April 2017

Source: Dermatology Times

One of the only things the dermatology community knows about biosimilar use is that there are many unknowns. Still, biosimilars are on dermatologists’ radars as having the potential to lower the high costs of biologic treatments for chronic skin diseases…..Read More

March 2017

Source: Dermatology Times

Options for repairing nasal defects after skin cancer surgery should be based on location, size and depth of the defect, as well as patient preference. Dr. Cohen“If the defect is centrally located in the alar groove, you may want natural healing to occur,” says Joel L. Cohen, M.D….Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology Times

The FDA announced it has approved Eucrisa (Anacor Pharmaceuticals, crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema in patients two-years-of-age and older. Applied twice daily, Eucrisa is a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE-4) inhibitor….Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

MIAMI – Tactics for managing patients with atopic dermatitis can go a long way to educate patients, set realistic expectations, and devise strategies for existing therapies, even as clinicians await some promising agents….Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

– In his practice, Joel L. Cohen, MD, spends a good part of his day doing Mohs surgery, “with the goal of cancer removal, and after surgery, having the patient look good,” he said at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference…..Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology Times

The estimated pervasiveness of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in the United States ranges from a low of 0.006% to a high of 4.1% in the general population. This compares to a prevalence of 2.2% for psoriasis in the United States……Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

Ask patients about their hair during a general dermatology examination, recommend supplements backed by peer-reviewed studies when appropriate, and watch for a new trend – man bun traction alopecia……Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

MIAMI – A device that combines nonablative and ablative laser energies can promote mild to moderate facial photo rejuvenation and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to Jason Pozner, MD……Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

– Lifting the lower face using minimally invasive barbed sutures can yield rejuvenation results that last 12-18 months, providing an option for patients who do not wish to undergo full facelift surgery, according to a presentation at ODAC 2017…..Read More

February 2017

Source: Dermatology News

– Pinch grafting can accelerate the healing of chronic, treatment-resistant wounds such as leg ulcers, while at the same time reducing morbidity to the donor skin site. A new epidermal harvesting device also is showing promise…..Read More

January 2017

Source: Dermatology News

MIAMI – Topical skin care products are evolving along with evidence in the literature supporting their efficacy; these products include serums, lotions, and cleansers with DNA repair enzymes or epidermal growth factor as active….Read More

January 2017

Source: Dermatology News

– Clinicians have many options to treat and help people manage hidradenitis suppurativa, but for most patients, an early and accurate diagnosis remains elusive….Read More

January 2017

Source: Dermatology News

– In an ongoing drive to identify an alternative to the mainstay treatment of psoriasis with topical corticosteroids, researchers evaluated a fixed-dose combination of halobetasol propionate 0.01% and….Read More