AAD Summer 2016

Best practices for treating severe sun damageThe goal of treatment for severely sun-damaged patients’ lesions is field therapy, which not only treats what dermatologists see, but also subclinical disease.
Dermatopathologist: Work with meTips to collect and prepare nail specimens that will help improve clinical pathology.
Factors to consider before genetic testingGenetic tests can provide insight even if they don’t point to a cure. Expert explains when it's time to order a test.
New sunscreen filters on the horizonA new wave of sunscreen filters is on the cusp of being approved in the United States after widespread use elsewhere.
Studies you may have missedOne expert summarizes science outside of dermatology that offers insight into the genetic toll of sun damage, the potential skin-protecting effects of vitamin B3, the sun-exposure threat posed by automobile side windows and more.
Strategies to avoid diagnostic errorsDiagnostic errors are the third leading cause of death. One expert shares strategies for reducing misdiagnosis.
Never mind your IQ. Are you focusing on QI?Quality improvement strategies can lead to improved patient care, lower costs, and a fulfilling work environment.
Special dermatologic needs for men who have sex with menMen who have sex with men—a category that includes gay and bisexual men—have unique needs for dermatologic care because they are at higher risk for some STDs.
Options for treating drug-resistant liceLice are becoming more resistant to drugs. Understand the threat of resistant lice and the new ways to treat them.
Can stress cause skin disease?Science is finally catching up to common sense when it comes to the idea that stress worsens skin conditions.