A multidisciplinary team of scleroderma specialists developed a framework for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to treating scleroderma.
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Cancer therapies have benefits beyond simple cosmetic repairs, with significant influence on patient outcomes that improve quality of life in many domains including physical, emotional, and social.
Less than half of women experiencing hair loss have genetic origins as the cause; possible causes and treatments are reviewed.
Dermatoses of the skin, and their relevance to the early detection of many systemic forms of cancer, are reviewed.
A presentation at the 2021 Summer Meeting of the AAD reviews the novel approaches taken by the University of Mississippi, Department of Dermatology to address gaps in rural care.
Jonathan Leventhal, MD, director of the Onco-Dermatology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale-New Haven, explains prevention and treatment strategies for radiation-induced dermatitis (RID).
Dermatologists are well positioned to recognize the signs of systemic disease, explains Torunn Sivesind, MD, a dermatology fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Colorado.
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have been associated with the underreporting and undertreatment of pain. To provide adequate care and management of pain in psoriatic disease, a multidisciplinary approach is required.
“Ageism is one of the most socially condoned and institutionalized forms of prejudice in the United States.”
A dive into the genesis of acne reveals a complex interplay of endocrinologic and immunologic mechanisms involving a marked disturbance in sebaceous gland activity.
Exploration of immunologic mechanisms in psoriasis are in early stages of study, but promise to yield important clues to its pathogenesis, and more importantly, to direct the continued search for effective targeted drug therapies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated an ongoing concern about antimicrobial resistance in dermatology and requires a recommitment from clinicians to follow guidelines that promote good stewardship.
Many common skin disorders may not simply be independent symptoms, but they may represent the first clinical signs of diabetes mellitus.
Two experts review their treatment strategies for addressing urticaria in their patients.
When treatment for acne requires more than topical therapies, systemic treatments may be warranted. John S. Barbieri, MD, discussed with Dermatology Advisor some of the most common mechanisms of acne and how best to address them.
Obesity has many effects on the skin, and physicians should be aware of the conditions common to their patients in order to diagnosis and treat the dermatoses of obesity.
Deficits in use of sunscreen indicate that people pay little attention to the recommendations of health authorities, regardless of their skin type, and underscore an urgent need for targeted public information on its use.
Burnout is thought to be the direct result of occupational demands that consistently outweigh the physical, mental, and psychological abilities of individuals suffering from it.
Although the frequency of associated HM is lower than suggested and the prognosis of most patients with associated HM is excellent, a small subgroup of patients will develop aggressive disease. Patients with LyP also have a higher risk for developing other malignancies.
Identification of patient-specific needs may support personalized, patient-centered care and shared decision making in the treatment of atopic eczema.
Cutaneous neonatal lupus erythematosus can exhibit long-term cutaneous residua. Findings underlie the importance of accurate diagnosis, long-term monitoring, and appropriate counseling.
Autoimplantation is a suitable approach for patients with multiple warts associated with distant lesions, while MMR injection is ideal for fewer or single warts.
A review finds that fluconazole is the only commercially available evidence-based option for systemic treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.
PO-SCORAD for black skin is a simple tool that allows patients to easily self-assess atopic dermatitis severity. It may prove a valuable tool for monitoring disease severity between physician visits and involving patients in the management of their disease.
A more efficient objective tool to standardize acne severity and outcome measurements shows promise.
Reactivation of the dormant herpes zoster virus (HZV), once believed to occur only in advanced adulthood, has been increasingly observed in children within just a few years of original exposure to the varicella zoster virus (VZV), according to study data published in Dermatologic Therapy. Results of this study indicated that, contrary to common belief, immunosuppression…
Researchers determined that having prescriptions of topical calcipotriol filled was indicative of psoriasis in a cohort of patients in a validation study.
Surprising dietary findings show Japanese patients with psoriasis had higher BMI, lower intake of meat, and higher intake of seafood, sugar/sweeteners, vitamin D and vitamin B12, challenging long-held nutritional beliefs.
Patients with vitiligo, melasma, and acquired dermal macular hyperpigmentation display a greater than usual likelihood for anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders.
As the challenge of antimicrobial resistance continues to grow, fixed-dose combination therapies appear to be the future of treatment of mild to moderate acne.
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