Weekly Roundup: October 19-23

October 23, 2020

ICYMI, some of the content featured this week includes a new episode of our podcast focusing on telemedicine use in dermatology, female representation within the dermatological surgery space, pulsed dye laser and botulinumtoxinA as a combination treatment for rosacea, plus more.

Nano-pulse stimulation shows positive results
The Cutaneous Connection- Episode 9: Telemedicine Use in Dermatology
PDL, botulinumtoxinA improves rosacea symptoms
Women surgeons and Mohs micrographic surgery in the U.S.

Trial compares NMSC destructive techniques

October 21, 2020

A recent study showed that curettage and cryotherapy, and electrodesiccation and curettage are two techniques that have comparable cure rates. The study’s findings highlight the efficacy and reliability of these treatment approaches for minimally invasive cutaneous carcinomas.

Dupilumab provides option for severe AD in younger children

October 21, 2020

In a recent phase 3 trial, dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) demonstrated positive results in itch reduction, skin clearance and quality-of-life. Indicating the biologic as a viable treatment option for severe atopic dermatitis in younger children.

The Mainstream Patient: October 20

October 20, 2020

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories about postpartum hair loss, vitamin C benefits, witch hazel, fraxel laser treatments, isotretinoin’s effect on both the skin and mind, oily skin myths, plus more.

Negotiating better managed care contracts

October 20, 2020

Jerri Ivey, director of revenue cycle management at VitalSkin Dermatology, shares steps you can take and ways you can educate yourself in order to negotiate better managed care contracts. 

Weekly Roundup: October 12-16

October 16, 2020

ICYMI, some of the content featured this week includes new 730 nm picosecond laser for benign pigmented lesions, managing patient volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic, tips on how to build your brand as a physician, plus more.

Phenotype-based approach advances management

October 16, 2020

The 21-member global ROSacea Consensus panel developed updated recommendations for rosacea, diagnosis, classification and management to support and promote transition to a phenotype approach in rosacea.

Misinformation delays rosacea diagnosis in skin of color patients

October 16, 2020

The idea that rosacea is uncommon in darker skinned individuals may be due to under-recognition. Careful clinical examination, a thorough history and biopsy in some cases are needed for accurate diagnosis and differentiating rosacea from diseases that may be more common.

Managing pandemic patient volumes

October 15, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, dermatologists have seen an average 50% drop in patient volume. While teledermatology has offered a channel for non-urgent patients and patient visits are rebounding, overall patient volumes are still significantly lower than 2019.