American Academy of Dermatology

Managing hedgehog therapies for basal cell carcinomaWhile the vast majority of basal cell carcinomas are treated and resolved with surgery, systemic therapy with one of the two hedgehog pathway inhibitors could be a treatment option for unresectable or metastasized disease, researchers reported at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in San Diego this week.
Atopic dermatitis: From guidelines to practiceThis week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego, Robert Sidbury, M.D., addressed developments in atopic dermatitis treatments since the publication of treatment guidelines in 2014.
Multidisciplinary care improves patient outcomesMultidisciplinary skin cancer care is an approach that might not only improve patient outcomes, but also professional satisfaction, researchers reported at AAD 2018 this week in San Diego.
AAD offers MIPS guidanceThe American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is assisting with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by offering a series of tools that guide users based on customized input.
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acneAs part of its updated guidelines for the treatment of acne published early last year, the American Academy of Dermatology included new recommendations for the use of oral isotretinoin.
Important updates to AAD's acne guidelinesThe AAD’s new guidelines for the care and management of acne vulgaris include several updates for dermatologists, including an increased emphasis on oral antibiotic stewardship and recommendations for use.
Sernivo: It’s all in the vehiclePromius Pharma's newly approved topical spray for psoriasis uses a sophisticated vehicle technology that allows a mid-potency steroid to act like a more potent steroid in actual clinical practice. Dr. Stein Gold explains how.
Optimizing care for patients with psoriasisIdentification of existing knowledge deficits provides insights for future research that can further improve care for patients with psoriasis.
Vitamin D advice must weigh benefits, risksWhile low levels of vitamin D are linked with several diseases, ingesting too much vitamin D increases risks for other health conditions. In counseling patients on supplementation, one must take into consideration patient characteristics such as individual medical conditions and race.
Guidelines diverge around atopic dermatitis managementAD management guidelines among dermatology and allergy specialties differ in important areas but should be seen as opportunity for the two specialties to partner to achieve optimal patient care.