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Acne

The Role of Psychological Stress in Acne: Insights for Improved Outcomes

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While researchers have not pinpointed the exact mechanism of how stress affects the skin, one theory posits that it acts as a signal exchange with the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems.

Practice Management

Conflict of Interest in Dermatology: Is the AAD Doing Enough?

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The suggestion of bias in the development of dermatology clinical practice guidelines emerging from the study by Checketts and colleagues has attracted several critical responses including methodological flaws, limitations of the OPD as the data source, and data analysis that is inconsistent with the available evidence.

Acne

Addressing Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color

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Clinicians need to be mindful that certain treatments might be counterproductive and counsel patients about gentle skin care and to use sunscreen daily.

Practice Management

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

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While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Skin Cancer

USPSTF: Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention Beneficial in Younger Patients

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There is sufficient evidence indicating that behavioral counseling interventions lead to a moderate increase in sun protection behaviors among individuals with fair skin types aged 6 months to 24 years.

Rosacea

Comorbidities in Rosacea: Considerations for Diagnosis and Treatment

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Like most autoimmune diseases, rosacea involves dysregulation of the inflammatory response and may share pathogenesis with several common comorbidities, including cardiovascular, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, and neurologic conditions.

General Dermatology

Navigating Biosimilars in Dermatology

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With demonstrated superior efficacy and safety profiles compared with previously used conventional treatment options, the expectation of outcomes with biologic agents is at worst a well-controlled disease, and at best, disease remission.

Skin Cancer

A Closer Look at Immunotherapy for Melanoma

By C. Andrew Kistler, MD, PharmD, RPh

While the primary treatment for melanoma is surgical excision, patients with metastatic disease require additional therapy; immunotherapy is an innovative class of medications accumulating data for use in this patient-group.

Acne

Isotretinoin in Adolescents: The Ethics of Awkward Discussions

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As these medications require contraceptive use, dermatologists may have to navigate confidentiality issues with their adolescent patients who may not want to involve their parents in discussions of their sexuality and contraceptive use.

Skin Cancer

Guidelines: Treating Basal, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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The American Academy of Dermatology has released guidelines for the treatment and prevention of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

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