CLINICAL

Coordinated care lessons in dermatologyCoordinated care is gaining ground in medicine because it helps defragment a fragmented system, says Dr. Lindsay Strowd. Patients with chronic conditions, such as psoriasis, tend to benefit most.
Insights to improve your psoriasis care planKnowledge of outcomes data, adverse events may help physicians formulate effective treatment strategies, Dr. April Armstrong says.
Switching biologic treatments in dermatologyNot all biologic treatments are equal. Side effects, effectiveness, cost and administration style are among factors physicians should consider when switching treatments, experts report at AAD 2018.
Transgender careIncreasing dermatologists' cultural competence in this community can eliminate a barrier to care.
Atopic dermatitis: From guidelines to practiceThis week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego, Robert Sidbury, M.D., addressed developments in atopic dermatitis treatments since the publication of treatment guidelines in 2014.
The experts weigh in on pros and cons of biologicsAccess issues due to cost and availability causes disparities in biologics use; cancer risk is minimal and there is much more on the horizon for hidradenitis suppurativa, researchers say at AAD 2018.
Spironolactone for hormonal acneFemale patients with hormonal acne that typically flares before or after menstrual cycles may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, said Emmy M. Graber, M.D., president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston who spoke at AAD 2018 in San Diego this week.
The evolution of psoriasis from skin to heart diseaseMounting clinical evidence points to a need for tighter disease control in psoriasis patients, says Dr. Alexander Egeberg.
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredients
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredientsDermatologists recommend moisturizers for patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Some over-the-counter moisturizers contain allergens patients should avoid. For details, print our table-of-the-month.
Pediatric psoriasis guidelinesPeDRA and NSP authors new consensus statement for pediatric psoriasis. Interdisciplinary care (dermatologist and pediatricians) is critical. Regular screening for common comorbidities is recommended.

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