Dermatology

Balancing ethics, finances, morals and patient preference in actinic keratosis follow-upDermatologists who suggest low-risk actinic keratosis patients come back annually for disease management might experience kickback from patients, who fear they need more frequent care for their precancerous skin condition.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IECThe 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.
Revised melanoma staging criteriaStaging system is derived from a new dataset of patients from 10 cancer centers around the world. Dermatologists should consider AJCC tumor characteristics as well as other factors in risk assessment, counseling, and follow-up plans for patients. Update takes effect in January 2018.
Common terms in skincare marketing: Hypoallergenic fragranceHypoallergenic fragrance is a term that may actually have some dermatologic relevance. Since the term literally means reduced allergy, not the absence of allergy, it can be used loosely.
SLNB for melanomaBiopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising resultsA novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit.
Melanoma tumor suppressorA known oncogene previously associated with carcinomas of the breast, liver, ovaries, and colon appears to suppress the growth of melanoma cells, a team of researchers reported recently in Cell Reports.
New products for November 2017A round-up of the latest products hitting the dermatology market including treatment for eczema and wounds, plus care for rejuvenating procedures.
Performance review tipsThree tactics to set your employees at ease and to facilitate effective two-way discussions.
Improve performanceStructure and frequency in the performance review process can create effective two-way discussions. Point out plenty of positives to keep the employee at ease during the review.