Dermatology Times, August 2019 (Vol. 40, No. 8)

Skin cancer imaging device speeds diagnosis

August 07, 2019

A new technology based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy has demonstrated accuracy in both sensitivity and specificity for discriminating skin cancers from benign lesions, one expert says.

Lifting the psoriasis burden

August 02, 2019

Psoriasis patients face a long list of comorbidities, increased medical costs and increased mortality. Experts agree that the burden of psoriasis is heavy - what can dermatologists do to offer relief?

Preserving medically-oriented dermatologists

August 01, 2019

Medical dermatologists are a vital part of overall quality care, but the financial draw of procedural and aesthetic practices are making it harder for these types of physicians to thrive, says Dr. Levine.

Racial disparities in psoriasis treatment

May 30, 2019

A recent study explored why black individuals with psoriasis are disproportionately under treated. Authors compared differences in the perceptions and understanding of psoriasis therapies in both black and Caucasian patients. Here’s what they found.

Consider more than severity, spread in psoriasis

May 22, 2019

The evaluation of psoriasis requires more than simply checking the severity and spread of the disease, a new report suggests. Rather, physicians should try to distinguish between stable and active disease with an eye toward the wider body-wide effects of the latter form.