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Antibiotic resistance in acne: Avoid monotherapyA recent review supports AAD and EADV calls to limit antibiotic use in acne, and to further study the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
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.
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.
Combination topical appears effective for subclinical actinic keratosis treatmentCombination of fluorouracil and salicylic acid may be an effective field treatment for subclinical actinic keratoses lesions.
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.
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.
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.
SLNB for melanomaBiopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated
What's your diagnosis? (November 2017)
What's your diagnosis? (November 2017)A 22-year-old woman asked her doctor about a number of tiny smooth brown and black papules that had slowly developed across her cheeks over the past year. (Photo courtesy of ©VisualDx 2017)
Venture capital and the future of dermatology: A reassessmentDr. Norman Levine offers bits of advice for those considering this type of change in your practice for those considering selling their practices to venture capital-backed enterprises based on his experience with one such company.

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