Weekly Roundup: December 6-10

ICYMI, some of this week’s featured content includes an exclusive interview about the unmet needs of vitiligo patients, and articles on international impetigo guidelines, the newly released tapinarof data, and more.

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Vitiligo: Managing Patient Motivation and Expectations for Treatment

Seemal Desai, MD, FAAD, and William Damsky, MD, PhD, discuss methods for managing a patient’s motivation and expectations when on therapy for vitiligo.

Study: Correlation of VASI with PaGIC-V, PhGVA

A recent JAAD study evaluated the correlation between F-VASI and T-VASI using patient- and physician-reported measures of clinical improvement, PaGIC-V and PhGVA.

Treatment for Vitiligo: Options and Unmet Needs

A brief review of the treatment armamentarium for vitiligo, as well as the prevalent unmet needs in that setting.

Virtual Group Visits Create Pediatric Vitiligo, AA Patient Support

A study examined the impact of virtual group visits to obtain community and education for pediatric vitiligo and alopecia areata patients and caregivers.

Pointers with Dr Portela: Common Questions on Acne Scarring

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc answers viewer questions about acne scarring including how to distinguish between acne scars and inflammatory pigment change.

Female physicians earn millions less than male counterparts, new report finds

A new study on the gender pay gap in medicine examined earnings data from more than 80,000 doctors.

Phase 3 Tapinarof Data Released

The New England Journal of Medicine has published the clinical trial data from the PSOARING 1 and PSOARING 2 studies on tapinarof treatment for plaque psoriasis.

Medicare Telehealth Visits Exceeded 52 million in 2020

Telehealth visits increased, but overall utilization of Part B declined.

Ozenoxacin Treatment for Pediatric Patients

Impetigo is a common skin infection in which ozenoxacin may be used as a treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the therapy in pediatric patients compared to other topical treatments.

International Comparisons of Impetigo Guidelines

A recent systematic review of guidelines of the management of impetigo was published in the Family Practice Journal.

Join Dermatology Times® in Discussing Childhood Acne

Here is what to expect from the “Getting to the Roots of Childhood Acne” live virtual webinar happening December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Most Hospitals Not Complying with Price Transparency Rules, Study Finds

A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds compliance remains lacking a year after federal price transparency rules went into effect.

Treating and Managing Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis will affect roughly half of all infants, making knowing how to treat and manage it key.