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2016 studies highlight adjuvant zoster vaccine, UV protectionImportant recent publications from mainstream medical journals highlight the following: Automobile side windows do not block UV radiation well; An adjuvant herpes zoster vaccine works as well in patients over 70 years old as it did in the 50-plus age group; The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine dosing based on actual, not ideal, weight.
Literature updates in pediatric dermatologyA recent pediatric allergy study spells out how to safely introduce peanuts to high-risk (and other) children. Another study suggests that melatonin may have immunomodulatory effects in AD.
Crusted lesion on the left side of face
Crusted lesion on the left side of faceA 63-year-old man presented with facial numbness and crusted lesion on the left side of his face. He first noticed that something was wrong when he had significant ear pain in his left ear two days earlier. He noted that he regularly takes methotrexate for his rheumatoid arthritis.
The future of wound healing
The future of wound healingResearchers have developed a 3D printer that applies skin cells onto burn wounds. Bio-printed cells enhanced wound healing by three to four weeks compared with untreated or matrix-treated wounds. Researchers are compiling animal data to submit an IND application for a clinical trial.
A new insurance worldQuality measurement, coverage trends are not new. Opportunity for specialty to develop its own valid data gathering methods. Dermatologists can seek guidance from specialties that have had success
Know your worth: Advice for women in dermatology
Know your worth: Advice for women in dermatologyWe sat down with Dr. Siegfried to talk more about her advice to young female dermatologists.
Chemical peel appealOne plastic surgeon calls them the “gold standard” for fine lines, brown spots and skin tone and shares his approach to the chemical peel.
HA for handsIt’s designed to be used in the lips, but could the dual volumizing and moisturizing characteristics of Restylane Silk also be ideal for use in the aging hands?
Refining the nose with a needle
Refining the nose with a needleNonsurgical rhinoplasty may provide instant results without the downtime of surgery, but it’s a technique that requires expertise and a strategic approach.
Who gets sued: Managed care or me?Much has been written and discussed over the last decade about accountability, particularly as it applies to the issue of liability for medical decision making in the care and treatment of healthcare plan enrollees and beneficiaries.

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