Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Elaine Siegfried, M.D., is professor of pediatrics and dermatology, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Mo. She also is a member of the Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory board and a co-medical editor.
Words of wisdom motivate, entertain
Shortly after I was invited to join the editorial board at Dermatology Times almost two years ago, I began collecting quotes to share with readers. Some are entertaining, some are inspiring. I heard some straight from the original source — often fellow dermatologists speaking publicly.
Pediatric psoriasis: Troubling news for children with inflammatory skin disease, and the physicians who treat them
In September 2009, Amgen decided to withdraw application for expanded use of its biologic tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocking agent etanercept (Enbrel) in pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis.
Watching out for No. 1: Identifying motivating factors key to managing healthcare cost
Dr. Gawande documented the astounding per capita variation in Medicare expenditures at different locales and explored the reasons behind the discrepancies.
Skin disease in children: Off-label treatments often best course
All clinicians who take care of children, and especially pediatric subspecialists, are challenged every day to recommend the safest and most effective treatment, despite very limited data.
Black box' warning ill-advised for eczema drugs
Carefully scrutinized, the evidence does not support an actual malignancy risk.

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