Bob Kronemyer
‘Encouraging’ COPD drug pipeline could ease symptoms, address root causes
Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor for the American Lung Association, says the increasing number of drugs in the pipeline could improve airflow address the underlying disease process.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IEC
The International Eczema Council (IEC) is recommending that the routine use of systemic corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis be discouraged and instead, it should be reserved for special circumstances.
Endometriosis poses increased risk of preterm birth
Women with endometriosis at first singleton pregnancy are about 1.5 times more likely to have a preterm birth (PTB), according to a meta-analysis.
COPD patient education needs, challenges: What health execs should know
Education is a significant element of comprehensive care for COPD patients. In this Q&A, one expert shares her recommendations.
SLNB for melanoma
Biopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated
SculpSure expands clearance to treat the double chin
The non-invasive body contouring device SculpSure has added submental to its FDA clearance areas, including abdomen, love handles, back and thighs.
Volatility in atopic dermatitis can impede treatment course
“Because atopic dermatitis is episodic, its incidence, prevalence, persistence, remission, flare and long-term control require careful definition,” researchers write.
Do you screen for BDD?
Study finds body dysmorphic disorder is not only widespread, but few surgeons are able to identify patients with the disorder.
Surgical scaffold for breast support
GalaFORM 3D offers soft tissue support for the breast, acting as an insurance policy against the effects of aging and gravity.
Revisiting the migraine lift
Despite two decades since its discovery, many patients may not be aware of the cosmetic surgery technique that offers permanent migraine relief.

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