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Study offers new insight into pediatric eczema
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczemaResearchers have identified the skin phenotype of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) — a finding that challenges the notion of filaggrin's central role in the disease.
Can we lower drug costs?
Can we lower drug costs?Experts discuss the forces contributing to costs that are rising faster in the United States than in other countries, as well as what dermatologists can do now to help patients get access to more affordable medications.
The 'art' of the cosmetic consult
The 'art' of the cosmetic consultThe art of communication must be mastered to gain patients’ trust and, ultimately, to become better doctors, according to Kathleen M. Welsh, M.D. who presented at the 2016 ASDS annual meeting.
More evidence links psoriasis to depression
More evidence links psoriasis to depressionA recent study provides more evidence that patients with psoriasis–even mild cases–face a higher risk of major depression, a finding that could lead dermatologists to alert patients with the condition and even screen them for mental health issues.
My proposed plan for diversity in dermatology
My proposed plan for diversity in dermatologyI believe that the only way to increase diversity in medicine and particularly dermatology is to begin this process early in school age children. Here's what I suggest.
Study: Wearable patch may minimize peanut allergy
Study: Wearable patch may minimize peanut allergyA wearable skin patch (Viaskin, DBV Technologies) may help treat peanut allergy, specifically in children and young adults, according to one-year results of an ongoing trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and conducted by the NIAID-funded Consortium of Food Allergy Research(CoFAR).
Blanching patches forming a symmetric reticular pattern
Blanching patches forming a symmetric reticular patternA 75-year-old man went to the doctor complaining of many blanching patches that had developed over the last several days as the weather turned cold again. The lesions formed a symmetric reticular pattern across his legs and feet. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years earlier, and a prescription of amantadine helped him manage his symptoms.
Mottled blanching patch
Mottled blanching patchA 52-year-old woman who spent much of her spare time gardening went to the doctor after noticing a mottled blanching patch on the sides and front of her neck and superior chest. She had noticed the rash months earlier, but it had slowly gotten worse and she wanted to know if there was a treatment.
Dermatologist finds practice perks, balance in rural setting
Dermatologist finds practice perks, balance in rural settingJeffrey M Suchniak, M.D., decided to make a home and career in rural North Carolina. Here, he shares his decision, the pros and cons he has confronted, and he offers advice to colleagues who may consider a similar move.
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing me
I charge more for some patients, now a patient is suing meThe legality of pricing disparity between insured and uninsured patients is decided on a state-by-state basis. Be aware that differential billing policies can violate state consumer protection statutes.