Louise Gagnon
Collaborative surgical approach optimal for SCC management
Mohs dermatologists and other surgeons should collaborate in the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma to improve patient survival and recurrence rates, according to an expert who presented an outcomes poster at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
Teledermatology enables efficient patient triage
While reimbursement questions linger, teledermatology can help dermatologists triage effectively in deciding whether a patient needs to go to the hospital. It is also a way to reduce the disparity in access to dermatological care, experts say.
Therapy offers hope for advanced melanoma
Nivolumab is a promising treatment for metastatic melanoma and has not produced the same adverse events as have been observed with ipilimumab.
Dermatologists better at detecting melanoma
Retrospective research demonstrated a significant difference between dermatologists and non-dermatologists in recognizing melanoma, suggesting increased dermatology training for non-dermatologists should be a priority.
Obese children present with more inflammatory conditions
Obese children experience more dermatological concerns that normal weight children, a fact that should motivate dermatologists to counsel pediatric patients and parents about the benefits of weight loss.
Skin presentations common in obese patients
Several skin presentations in obese patients are associated with the presence of excess skin while others are associated with the pathophysiology of obesity. Dermatologists should have a conversation about weight loss with obese patients.
Biofilm presents challenge in wound care
The presence of biofilm in wounds makes wound care increasingly complex, and dressings need to be designed to penetrate through biofilm.
Tailored melanoma management
Melanoma is a genetically heterogeneous condition that will likely result in more diversified clinical management in the future.
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitis
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitis
Both common and uncommon causes of diaper dermatitis have to be recognized in order to develop an effective plan to treat diaper dermatitis, a condition that is highly frequent in infants, according to a staff physician in pediatric dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
BRAF inhibitor therapy poses risk of secondary skin cancers
BRAF inhibitors can trigger an undesired, paradoxical activation of the cell cycle, with the result being the occurrence of secondary skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma.

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