American Academy of Dermatology

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.
Zika: How to counsel concerned patientsDue to Zika viral features, you may play a role in the diagnosis and management of this still-evolving outbreak.
What everyone was talking about at AAD 2016As AAD comes to a close, we wanted to know what the most interesting part of the conference was. We asked a few people, here’s what they had to say.
Off-label PDT protocols show promise in AK treatmentModified PDT protocols prove promising for AK treatment, maintaining high clearance rates while reducing cost, one expert says.