A new study supports the use of intramatrix injections of triamcinolone acetonide — particularly at doses of 10 mg/ml — for treating nail psoriasis, a study co-author says.
National report — The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) will host a combined meeting Oct. 1-4, 2009, in Phoenix, the organizations announced in December.
Soeborg, Denmark — The financial failure of Artes Medical, maker of the permanent facial filler ArteFill (polymethylmethacrylate, purified bovine collagen) hasn't totally dampened the market for such products.
National report — Certification for procedural dermatology, now under consideration by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), could result in preferential treatment by insurance companies for Mohs surgeons who have earned such certificates, some dermatologists worry.
National report — Recognition from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) brings structure and standardization to surgical dermatology training, says a Mohs surgeon who has pushed for procedural certification.
The dramatic improvement of a psoriasis patient who had developed squamous cell carcinoma secondary to PUVA treatment illustrates that adalimumab and acitretin work synergistically, a physician familiar with the case says.
National report — When it comes to performing required semiannual evaluations of fellows, both dermatopathology fellowship programs and procedural dermatology fellowship programs fall short, according to a recent study.
A very low energy plasma skin regeneration protocol appears effective in treating facial photodamage, including pigmentary alterations, rhytids and textural changes, says an expert.
The complex relationship between stress and the skin can likely be influenced by the placebo effect resulting from many psychological interventions, an expert says.
The elimination of the Mohs surgery exemption to Medicare's multiple-surgery reduction rule will mean that Mohs surgeons who perform multiple in-office surgeries in one day will earn less for secondary procedures than they cost, sources say.