Dermatology Times, September 2018 (Vol. 39, No. 9)

Update: Immunotherapy for melanoma

September 12, 2018

It is only recently that continued research has led to significant advances in numerous immune-based drugs that can successfully be used in patients with advanced melanoma (stage III and IV).

A new treatment for seborrheic keratosis examined

September 12, 2018

Until the approval of Eskata (hydrogen peroxide) for the treatment of raised seborrheic keratosis back in December, there was no FDA-approved treatment for this condition. Learn the latest in this article.

FDA to consider omadacycline

September 12, 2018

In October, the Food and Drug Administratin is expected to decide on the approval of omadacycline (Paratek Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.

Thermage FLX: Single-session standout

September 12, 2018

The new Thermage FLX adds speed and ease of use to the only monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device FDA-cleared for use on body and facial locations, including the eyelids, with a single treatment.

7 ways to keep patients compliant

September 11, 2018

One hurdle in treating patients, particularly children and teens, is ensuring compliance with treatment protocols. It can feel like an uphill battle, but there are things you can do to improve your patients’ adherence level.

Special Dermatology Times supplement: Acne scarring

September 07, 2018

The September 2018 issue of Dermatology Times includes a special supplment on treating acne scarring. It highlights some of the latest advances in treating patients who suffer from this condition.

CMS proposes new reimbursement guidelines: Are they kidding?

September 07, 2018

A new Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services plan for payment for evaluation and management services (E/M) has been proposed and CMS is currently accepting comments through 5 p.m., Sept. 10. The new rules would apply to all E/M services delivered after Jan. 1, 2019.

Put the risk of a malpractice lawsuit into perspective

September 06, 2018

While claims don’t always lead to court cases, they can lead to stress, says Stephen E. Wolverton, M.D., a dermatologist with Indiana University Health in Bloomington, Ind. Learn more about managing the stress associated with malpractice claims.

Innovation matters in dermatology

August 31, 2018

Introducing a new column called "Innovation" from the co-founders of Advancing Innovation in Dermatology Accelerator Fund. In the first installment of this series, Drs. Steve Xu and William Ju address the importance of innovation in dermatology.

Skin cancer checks in psoriasis

August 29, 2018

As dermatologists become increasingly aware of comorbidities associated with psoriasis, questions of associated malignancy risk remain. Dr. Megan Noe emphasizes the need for skin cancer checks.

Are you equipped to identify depression in your acne patient?

August 13, 2018

“As dermatologists, we are trained in managing acne. We can provide early and effective treatment that improves the physical and psychological effects. It is up to us to bridge the gap between those suffering from acne and their access to medical treatment." 

A paradigm shift for treating unwanted fat

July 26, 2018

If you’re providing body contouring services to patients, chances are you’re doing it differently than you were a decade ago, according to a presentatin by Dr. Mathew Avram from the 2018 AAD Summer Meeting.