The Weekly Roundup: February 21-25

ICYMI, this week we had stories on the stagnant diversity in dermatology clinical trials, skin cancer risk for incarcerated patients, and more.

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Oral JAK Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis

Experts discuss newly approved oral JAK inhibitors for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

The Mainstream Patient: February 21

This week's edition of the Mainstream Patients features stories about the 3 stages of HS, sodium hydroxide in skin care products, and more.

Congress Passes Bill to Battle Burnout and Prevent Physician Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen's Health Care Provider Protection Act aims to help physicians receive mental health assistance without jeopardizing their licenses

Study into New Possible Treatment of Sturge Weber Syndrome

A recent mouse model study on the efficacy of using imatinib as a treatment for Sturge Weber Syndrome has been published. In this video interview we talk with one of the investigators, Jack L. Arbiser, MD, PhD, on what the results means for future clinical trials.

Meet the Aesthetics Expert with Dr. Will Kirby: Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS

In this month’s “Meet the Aesthetic Expert” column, Will Kirby, DO, FAOCD, talks with Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS, about his journey in medical aesthetics, improving patient outcomes, and how to avoid burnout.

Study: Stagnant Diversity Seen in Dermatology Clinical Trials Over 10 Year Period

An article in JAMA Dermatology examines if any changes have been made to the diversity of dermatologic clinical trials conducted from 2010 to 2015 compared to 2015 to 2020. While reporting of racial and ethnic data has become more transparent, inclusion remains a struggle.

Study: Perceptions Rank Favorably for AI Use in Dermatology Practices

As artificial intelligence use grows in the field of dermatology, and the potential of it getting integrated into the clinical practice becomes a reality, many may wonder how dermatologists feel about this advancement.

Asynchronous Telemedicine for Isotretinoin Management

A research letter to the editor published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examines how synchronous telemedicine may be limiting the telemedicine capabilities of the dermatology profession and how asynchronous telemedicine may be the answer.

Acne vulgaris in teenagers

It effects most teenagers and can lead to mental distress. Here are 5 important facts about acne vulgaris in adolescents.

Pointers with Dr Portela: How BCC led to Disfiguration

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc reacts to an episode of Botched, which was about a patient with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), whose tanning in her younger years led to Mohs surgery.

Study: Starting Pay Differences Reduce Earning Potential for Women in Academic Medicine

After 10 years women’s median earnings are 9% less than men’s.

Study: Skin Cancer in Incarcerated Populations

A recent investigated how the limited access to specialty care in these populations may affect the detection and diagnosis of skin cancer.

Study: Dark Leafy Green Vegetable Intake and Reduced SCC Risk

Do dark leafy green vegetables have a protective effect against cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma? This study aims to find out.

MGMA: Practices still struggling with staffing challenges

Data shows some encouraging trends, but filling positions proving difficult with costs increasing.

Medicare patients expected to struggle affording health care this year

Many will be forced to forgo care or return to the workforce to pay health care bills.

Study: Mental Disorder Risk Higher in Pediatric Patients with AD

What is the relationship between mental disorders and atopic dermatitis? Investigators from a recent study endeavored to find out.

AAD No Longer Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination to Attend Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Dermatology meeting, held in Boston, Massachusetts this year, will not be requiring those in attendance to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Study: Acne ALA-PDT Treatment Adverse Events

A recent study investigated the potential adverse events around using 5-aminolaevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) for acne treatment.