Dermatology Times, October 2018 (Vol. 39, No. 10)

Skin differences in men and women

October 15, 2018

Gender and sex play a part in detemining which topical products are most successful for patients. This table is compiled based on a review of articles form the International Journal of Women's Dermatology.

Education at mammogram impacts skin cancer awareness

October 11, 2018

Patients that schedule regular mammograms could easily be encouraged to screen for melanoma via self-skin examination when given instructions at their breast cancer screenings, according to a recent study. This type of intervention program could be an effective strategy to increase skin cancer awareness.

The state of off-label drug laws

October 11, 2018

Congress has proposed two bills that are designed to promote a "scientific exchange" between drug manufacturers and physcians. As a result, drug manufacturers may be able to share clinical data and non-FDA-approved uses of drugs with healthcare providers in the future.

Combined atopic dermatitis treatment shows promise

October 09, 2018

Combination treatment of dupilumab and topical corticosteroid treatment improved itch, mood and quality of life in adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, according to a new trial.

Optimizing fillers for men

October 09, 2018

Cosmetic injections have increased in men, but men don’t often achieve the same results as women. To provide the same degree of success, dermatologists should take into consideration the more masculine features, according to several studies published recently.

The burden of electronic health record implementation

October 03, 2018

As more dermatologists implement EHR systems, many are wondering if EHR adoption will increase or decrease their medical legal liability. Dr. David Goldberg provides his insight in this month's legal column.

José Raúl Montes, M.D., sings a metaphor for injectable synergy

October 03, 2018

When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, the connections Dr. José Raúl Montes, an oculoplastic surgeon and frequent speaker at dermatology meetings, said that the connections he made through the years with peers and patients helped him stay afloat. Speaker and oculoplastic surgeon, José Raúl Montes, M.D., discusses how his love for music and passion for connection have lead him to train others on the proper use of injectables.

Ethical dilemmas for physicians in Catholic healthcare organizations

September 28, 2018

Can clinicians working for Catholic health care organizations prescribe the birth control pill for acne? A recent article discusses the ethical and legal problems these clinicians face when patients request to be treated with oral contraceptives.

Vulvar diseases are skin diseases

July 27, 2018

It might not be the first place dermatologists look, but diseases of the vulva are skin conditions. An itchy, sore vulva can be caused by a number of different skin conditions, said Dr. Gayle Fischer in a presentation given at the AAD Summer Meeting.

Caring for men who have sex with men

July 27, 2018

Caring for gay men and other men who have sex with men in a dermatology settings requires medical knowledge and cultural sensitivity, but few dermatologists have had formal training in caring for this group of patients.

It may be time for act two in atopic dermatitis research

June 13, 2018

For some patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, the combination of dupilumab and corticosteroids may be necessary to control flares, a new study shows. Dupilumab is a proven treatment for AD, so where do we go from here? A physician writing in BJD suggests predictive modeling.