A 75-year-old man went to the doctor complaining of many blanching patches that had developed over the last several days as the weather turned cold again. The lesions formed a symmetric reticular pattern across his legs and feet. He...
A 52-year-old woman who spent much of her spare time gardening went to the doctor after noticing a mottled blanching patch on the sides and front of her neck and superior chest. She had noticed the rash months earlier, but it had...
Jeffrey M Suchniak, M.D., decided to make a home and career in rural North Carolina. Here, he shares his decision, the pros and cons he has confronted, and he offers advice to colleagues who may consider a similar move.
The legality of pricing disparity between insured and uninsured patients is decided on a state-by-state basis. Be aware that differential billing policies can violate state consumer protection statutes.
A disruptive physician isn’t necessarily aggressive in an obviously obnoxious way. The disruption may come from behaving in a way that interferes with others’ work, not communicating across specialties or teams, or failing to give or...
Good for more than a morning meal, oatmeal soothes angry skin, relieves itching, and even has an antimicrobial effect.
As opposed to trying to balance personal and professional commitments, dermatologists should align values and strengths and build their lives around these. One expert explains how one’s passion can translate to work.
Researchers are making important strides in better understanding the genetics of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). This new knowledge could have major implications for improved diagnosis and, potentially, new targeted CTCL therapies.
A 62-year-old man with a history of hypothyroidism presented with a rash of fine scaly papules that had coalesced into a confluent orange-red plaque covering a large area of his trunk. He told the doctor it had started on his scalp...

CLINICAL
August Clinical Considerations for ...

In this edition of Clinical Considerations, we examine the benefits of the dermatoscope, caring for psoriasis patients, ...

Pattern distinguishes atopic, ...
Common pediatric disorders in skin ...
Are skincare products with ...

AESTHETIC
Examining low-level laser therapy

Study shows significant reductions in upper abdomen circumference with the EZ6 device.

The Google Glass comeback
Kaolin and eyelid surgery
FDA clears UltraShape Power for ...

Oncology
Best practices for treating severe ...

The goal of treatment for severely sun-damaged patients’ lesions is field therapy, which not only treats what ...

Vismodegib study confirms safety, ...
New target could predict melanoma
First do no Mohs harm

Advances
New drug approved for chemotherapy ...

FDA recently approved granisetron (Sustol, Heron Therapeutics) extended-release injection to prevent nausea and vomiting ...

Merck value rises after new Keytruda ...
New target could predict melanoma
The oral pipeline for psoriasis

Dermatology Quizzes
Rash on thigh and upper arms
Rash on thigh and upper arms

A 42-year-old woman went to urgent care complaining of an erythematous rash on her thigh and upper arms. She also had a ...

Blanching patches forming a ...
Mottled blanching patch

Zika Virus
Is Zika linked to another birth defect?

A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. ...

Latest on a Zika virus vaccine (VIDEO)
Does ospemifene increase vasomotor ...
Three ways digital tools are helping ...

Melanie Palm, MD, MBA

Melanie D. Palm, M.D., is director of Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, Calif.

Zoe Diana Draelos, MDCOSMETIC CONUNDRUMS

Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., investigator, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., is a Dermatology Times adviser.

David J. Goldberg, MD, JD

Dr. Goldberg is Director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, Director of Mohs Surgery and laser research, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.

TAKEAWAY
How to recognize sinus tracts, keratinous cysts

In part three of the discussion on isotretinoin, our experts discuss distinguishing sinus tracts or keratinous cysts from ...

Isotretinoin dosing decisions
Isotretinoin's discovery and development series
Isotretinoin’s discovery and development

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