Weekly Roundup: March 1-5, 2021

March 5, 2021
Morgan Petronelli, Associate Editor

ICYMI, some of this week’s featured content includes content on the benefits of precision medicine, caring for LGBTQ+ patients, a new Legal Eagle column, how trichoscopy can aid with diagnosis of hair disorders, plus more.

POLL: Do you enjoy virtual medical conferences?

The Mainstream Patient: March 1, 2021

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories on psoriatic arthritis diagnosis, treating eczema on darker skin types, the efficacy of pore vacuums, plus more.

Legal Eagle: Can I Terminate an Employee Who Has COVID-19?

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David Goldberg, MD, JD, explains if you can terminate an employee who's COVID-19 diagnosis has negatively affected your practice and led to substantial financial losses.

DAXI Impresses; Approaches FDA Approval

The investigational neuromodulator, evaluated in clinical trials as a treatment for glabellar lines and as a combined therapy for glabellar, dynamic forehead, and lateral canthal lines, is quickly nearing an approval by the FDA.

Trichoscopy Aids Diagnosis, Prognosis

According to one expert at the 29th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Virtual Congress, trichoscopy (a dermoscopy-based diagnostic method) not only helps diagnose hair disorders and monitor treatment but also predicts treatment efficacy.

AMA Streamlines Billing CPT Codes

This is the first overhaul in a quarter century that simplifies evaluation and management and increases flexibility.

Pediatric Teledermatology Adds Access, Cuts Wait Times

With up to 30% of pediatric health care visits involving skin complaints and fewer than 400 board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the United States, teledermatology offers a valuable tool for increasing access and cutting wait times.

The Cutaneous Connection: Episode 19- Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients

Angelo Landriscina, MD, FAAD, discusses how to care for your LGBTQ+ patients while also effectively addressing their different dermatologic needs.

The Potential of Precision Medicine

Taking the polar opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach, clinicians now factor in a patient’s genetic profile, medical history, microbiome composition, lifestyle, and diet, among other parameters, otherwise known as precision medicine.