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General Dermatology

Common Skin Conditions in People of Color: Identification and Treatment

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By the year 2050, the US Census Bureau estimates that 50% of the population will comprise people of color; yet, nearly 50% of dermatology residents and dermatologists have indicated that they received inadequate training on skin conditions in this population.

General Dermatology

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

By Jessica Sheu, BA; Joan Fernandez, BS; Christopher Rizk, MD

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

Psoriasis

Managing Infection Risk in Psoriasis: Expert Q&A

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More research is needed to better understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms that result in increased risk for infection among individuals with psoriasis.

General Dermatology

Skin Disease and Metabolic Syndrome: Early Warning Signs of a Greater Problem

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Skin disorders, particularly those with known inflammatory mechanisms, may be considered potential early markers for the development of insulin resistance leading to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

General Dermatology

Machine Learning in Dermatology: Overcoming Data Gaps in Skin Cancer Detection for Smarter Diagnosis

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We can leverage the agility of machine learning to point out unmet clinical needs and improve clinical practice.

Practice Management

Opinion: Does Religion Have a Place in Medicine?

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Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.

Aesthetic Medicine

Liposuction: Reducing Complications As Well As Fat

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Clinicians can prevent most untoward events by proper patient selection and surgical technique and instructing patients about pre and post-procedure care.

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.

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