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Probiotics may improve pediatric AD symptoms February 01, 2018By Ingrid TorjesenA daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.
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The February issue of Dermatology Times
February 09, 2018In this issue of Dermatology Times, we feature pediatric dermatology research, beginning with advances in junctional epidermolysis bullosa that led to the development of new skin for one young patient.
Can you get jail time for a HIPAA violation?Dr. Child was curious to know know some of the children who had been admitted to the hospital over the years and found a large amount of information. He was terminated when hospital officials became aware, and his actions were reported to authorities. He was found guilty
of a HIPAA violation and given jail time. He didn't share any of the information he found. How could he go to jail? Pediatric dermatology updatesIn this article, Drs. Lawrence Eichenfield and Jessica Sprague review some of the most significant findings and developments in pediatric dermatology from the last year beginning with the availability of biologic agents for pediatric psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The effect of antibacterials on the skinThe microbiome is one of the most popular areas of skin research at present. Many dermatologic diseases are accompanied by abnormal microbiomes beginning with atopic dermatitis, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly column, Cosmetic Conundrums.
Less isotretinoin monitoring? December 06, 2017By John JesitusThe lack of serious laboratory abnormalities in patients on isotretinoin suggests that reduced monitoring may suffice. Study characterizes safety of pediatric psoriasis treatmentsA retrospective review of pediatric patients treated for psoriasis with systemic agents provides much needed insight about the safety and tolerability of these medications. The top 25 psoriasis authors January 08, 2018By Andrew BowserIn 2018 at just five days into the New Year, a search of PubMed revealed 86 new psoriasis studies. So, who is leading the pack? 60 percent risk of alcohol-related death in psoriasisNEJM analysis proves what has been suspected for decades: Alcohol can be more deadly in the psoriasis population as compared to non-psoriasis patients. Pediatric psoriasis guidelines February 01, 2018By Lisette HiltonPeDRA and NSP authors new consensus statement for pediatric psoriasis. Interdisciplinary care (dermatologist and pediatricians) is critical. Regular screening for common comorbidities is recommended.
AD therapy linked to ADHD February 01, 2018By Lisette HiltonAll children, but healthy controls, had a higher likelihood of behavioral issues. ADHD symptoms of attention, hyperactivity and impulse control, were higher in AD children. Quality of life lower in affected children. Widespread morphea treatment disparities signal need for guidelines February 01, 2018By Lisette HiltonA survey of pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists reveals wide variation in how patients with pediatric morphea are treated.
Ruler is better than eye for pigment measure January 21, 2018By John JesitusPhysicians should measure pigmented lesion diameter with a ruler rather than estimating via landmarks or the naked eye, a study shows. Revised tumor classification for head and neck CSCC January 23, 2018By Andrew BowserAJCC updates classifications for head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. AJCC 8 expands criteria for cases that now qualify to be T3. Now, T3 and T4 capture more poor outcomes.
Cornerstone therapy in atopic dermatitis January 22, 2018By Amy ReyesMoisturizers were described as the “cornerstone of therapy” in atopic dermatitis in the 2014 AAD guidelines for topical therapies in atopic dermatitis, but the products differ greatly by ingredients which can improve the condition or make it worse.
Vascular compromise February 01, 2018By John JesitusAvoiding and treating vascular compromise with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections requires understanding the subtleties of underlying facial anatomy and keeping a well-stocked arsenal of treatments for impending necrosis. How to avoid litigation associated with fillers February 01, 2018By Bob KronemyerLitigation is largely due to a practitioner’s lack of training and the lack of informed consent for the patient.
Female dermatologists sued less often than male counterparts January 02, 2018By Bob KronemyerAlthough most malpractice cases against dermatologists are abandoned, withdrawn or dismissed, communication with patients may minimize liability. Clinical practice guideline authors fail to disclose all industry payments January 17, 2018By Andrew BowserSome authors of AAD clinical practice guidelines received sizable payments from industry that were not completely disclosed, JAMA Dermatology Reports. Demand for dermatologic care increases in doctor-dense markets January 17, 2018By John JesitusAlthough collectively dermatologists are doing more, each dermatologist may be doing less in the higher quintiles.
How to train for phone management February 01, 2018By Cheryl BiseraSpecific training criteria and phone management policy and procedures to help your dermatology practice blow the competition away.
Table of the Month
Moisturizing: False claims and problematic ingredients
February 09, 2018Dermatologists recommend moisturizers for patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Some over-the-counter moisturizers contain allergens patients should avoid. For details, print our table-of-the-month.
Integrated Dermatology names new medical director of Virginia office January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkMorgana Colombo, M.D., is partnering with Integrated Dermatology to lead its practice in Reston, Va., according to a news release.
Patient dosing begins for Phase 2 study of new topical gel for atopic dermatitis January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkThe first patient has been dosed in the phase two study of PR022 (hypochlorous acid, Realm Therapeutics), a topical gel treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis. FDA clears new drug application for topical psoriasis treatment January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkThe Food and Drug Administration accepted a new drug application for IDP-118 lotion (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene, Ortho Dermatologics), for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis.
Aesthetic Academy names Kevin Sadati, D.O., Best Aesthetic Physician January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkParticipants at the Aesthetic Academy named Kevin Sadati, D.O., a facial plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif., Best Aesthetic Doctor at its recent program.
JDD honors Adam Friedman, M.D., for educational contributors January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkAdam Friedman, M.D., was honored with the Innovations in Residency Training Award by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC) held in January. NPF offers a new patient information resource for a pediatric audience January 30, 2018By Sarah ThuerkNational Psoriasis Foundation has launched a new website specifically designed for the information needs of children and teens who have psoriatic arthritis.
Products and Services
Environmental nature scenes for medical practices
January 30, 2018atmosphere-Healthcare is a new turnkey company that offers a visual platform for medical office environments aimed at reducing stress, anxiety and increasing patient satisfaction.
Topical for acne vulgaris
January 30, 2018Ortho Dermatologics has announced that RETIN-A MICRO® (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.06% is now available commercially to healthcare professionals.
Laser hair removal for all skin types
January 30, 2018Cartessa Aesthetics has signed an exclusive deal with Italian corporation DEKA M.E.L.A. to introduce a laser hair removal device to the United States.
New RF device for facial rejuvenation
January 30, 2018Hologic’s Cynosure division announced the launch of an advanced radiofrequency device that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to facial fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin through soft tissue coagulation, and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Scar treatment dependent on technique January 09, 2018By Ingrid TorjesenLaser-assisted topical steroid delivery for hypertrophic scars and keloids produces sustainable results, study shows.