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Center’s goal: Give skin disease researchers all they needA new research center makes a database of five million human pathology specimens and 22,000 living consented patients, all searchable by diagnoses, as well as cutting edge human analytic techniques available to anyone interested in carrying out translational skin disease research on human cells and tissues.
Research gaps persist in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritisBeing able to predict which patients will respond to which treatments will help dermatologists in treating psoriasis, preventing progression to psoriatic arthritis and reducing comorbidities.
PDT addresses '50 shades of solar damage'PDT is underutilized as field treatment for AKs. An expert pushes for two to three hours' incubation time in her clinic and suggests efficacy-elevating pretreatment of lesions.
6 considerations before making that laser purchaseChoosing the right laser devices can add to the bottom line and patient satisfaction; choosing the wrong devices can be a drain on a practice’s viability.
Emerging cosmeceuticalsWhile there is still much to learn about these new products, preliminary studies are promising, according to Patricia Farris, M.D.
5 tips to enhance the surgical experienceDrs. Charlene Lam and Elizabeth Billingsley offer insights to optimize the surgical experience for dermatologists and their patients.
Apps distract patients from procedure painTaking the sting and stress out of dermatologic procedures requires low-tech distraction techniques and, often in the case of children, amusing apps.
Flexibility guides EHR futureCMS' meaningful use program for electronic health records (EHRs) has morphed into the Advancing Care Information (ACI) initiative, which loosens restrictions for earning EHR bonuses.
A new era in atopic derm treatment
A new era in atopic derm treatmentPromising new treatments recently approved or under development for atopic dermatitis include crisaborole, JAK inhibitors and dupilumab, an expert said.
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.

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