The FDA accepted a New Drug Application to support the combination of the MEK inhibitor, binimetinib, and the BRAF inhibitor, encorafenib, for treating patients with BRAF-mutated unresectable or metastatic melanoma.
Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Services, shares her insight on how to best manage the challenge of staying on top of electronic health record requirements while also optimizing patient encounters.
As patients commonly cite stress as a precipitating or exacerbating factor for psoriasis, relieving psychological distress should be part of the treatment strategy.
Scientists warn that unless there is an adequate response and proactive measures are taken, society will soon have to deal with direct and indirect effects of the changing climate on human health.
Cutaneous flushing, although common and often benign, may signal a more serious underlying pathology when the presentation extends beyond episodic warmth and redness of the face, head, and neck.
Dermatology is a specialty that especially lends itself to telemedicine, as patients and referring physicians can electronically share images of skin concerns via text, email, or video chat.
Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should go beyond facts and statistics to integrating social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
Infantile hemangiomas are common benign tumors that occur in childhood, and it is important for clinicians who work with children to be familiar with methods of identifying these lesions.
The increasing resistance to various anti-infective agents by bacteria and fungi—in particular Staphylococcus aureus, which is responsible for the majority of skin infections—is of particular concern and presents increasing challenges in treating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs).
For pregnant women who are adjusting to their changing body image, appropriate management of acne is a key component of maintaining self-esteem and overall well-being.
Knowing how to communicate properly to patients who may be at risk for or having suicidal thoughts or actions is imperative to detecting psychiatric illness and ensuring proper care.
Strategies for preventing resistance include shortening the duration of antibiotics and avoiding monotherapy of either oral or topical antibiotics.
Recognizing the existence of transference and countertransference is critical for clinicians because both positive and negative feelings for patients can result in poor clinical decision-making.
Dermatology Advisor discussed the status of probiotic supplementation and microbial modulation for the treatment and prevention of atopic dermatitis with 2 international experts.
In adults, the disease may often go undiagnosed because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.
There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, which means skin cancer detection should become a part of almost every medical visit.
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