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Acne

Acne in Skin of Color: Cautions for Chemical Peels

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Recent studies suggest that with some caveats, patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI can achieve satisfactory results without serious adverse effects.

Case Studies

Case Report: Unusual Combined Merkel, Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ

By Fasiha Syed, BS, German Treyger, DO, Chelsea Duggan, DO, Stephen Olsen, MD, Steven Grekin, DO

Investigators report a rare case of combined Merkel cell and squamous cell carcinoma confined almost exclusively to the epidermis.

Psoriasis

Addressing Cardiovascular Risks in Psoriasis: Guidance for Clinical Practice

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Psoriasis is often comorbid with cardiovascular disorders and tends to have a dose-response relationship with its metabolic comorbidities.

Acne

Expert Roundtable: Ethical Issues in Acne Care for Transgender Patients

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In dermatology, ethical dilemmas may arise when providing acne care to transgender individuals, particularly female-to-male patients receiving testosterone treatment.

Practice Management

Should You Record Your Patient Encounters? An Interview With Dr James Ryan

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Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same. MPR spoke with physician who advocates for recording in clinical practice.

General Dermatology

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

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The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

Practice Management

Pay-Per-Care in Dermatology, Part 2: Alternative Pay Practices Make Their Case

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Advocates of direct-pay models have pointed to ways in which out-of-pocket costs of noninsurance accepting practices are often lower than what would be charged under insurance because of copays, deductibles, and stratification of coverage that often excludes all or portions of treatment.

Practice Management

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Practice Management

Pay-Per-Care in Dermatology: Exploring Why and How Dermatologists Are Flipping the Script on Insurance Payments

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Dermatology Advisor asked 3 practitioners from different regions of the United States how and why they chose their particular practice models.

General Dermatology

Case Report: Skin Mottling Linked to Infection

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A 44-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department after 5 days of persistent fever, productive cough, and worsening dyspnea on exertion.

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