Dermatology

A 1,854% price hikeThe cost of doxycycline hyclate prescriptions increased 1,854% between 2011 and 2013 in a retrospective analysis of commercial claims data, and there was no association between market concentration and price of the oral antibiotic. Clinician or pharmacy level interventions to choose less costly oral tetracycline-class antibiotics could result in substantial cost savings.
2017’s big breakthroughsThe dermatology community experienced big strides in medical and cosmetic dermatology in 2017. Dermatologists share what they think were major breakthroughs throughout the year.
What’s going to be hot in 2018?What exciting new devices, drugs and treatments will the New Year bring dermatologists and their patients? Physicians in the specialty and others share what they most anticipate in the coming year.
Vitamin D may aid serious burnsVitamin D supplements are known to reduce the inflammation and swelling associated with sunburn, but a new study from Birmingham University suggests that it may also help with more serious burns.
Challenging skin cancer diagnoses
Challenging skin cancer diagnosesIn this installment of our melanoma case studies series, we focus on common cancers in unusual locations versus uncommon cancers in classic locations.
What Word Best Describes 2017?
What Word Best Describes 2017?Weren’t we all preparing for the holidays in 2016 about a week ago? Time flies when you’re helping patients. To that end, we asked dermatologists to reflect on 2017, and summarize it using just one word (or two) with a brief explanation.
Calming Your Mind Over the Holidays
Calming Your Mind Over the HolidaysThe holidays can be stressful, but rest assured, you can get through them with peace and joy instead of tension and oy vey. It just takes some mindfulness.
10 patient questions you might be asked todayWith the internet being available at everyone's fingertips and seemingly endless advertising for a variety of skincare and cosmetic products, the average patient may come to an appointment with misinformation and questions.
Vascular malformations need clear diagnostic criteriaISSVA clinical classifications aren't enough to accurately identify vascular malformation subtypes, according to a recent review.
Hemangiomas: Heart rate response versus clinical responseA retrospective study shows that early propranolol-induced heart rate reductions fail to predict clinical response of infantile hemangiomas.