dermatology

Tinea pedis treatment tests better than expectedA silicone-based gel with a nitric oxide platform has been found to be safe and efficacious for treating tinea pedis, according to the results of a Phase 2 trial.
Laser treatments found safe, effectiveA new study finds that use of dual laser therapy alone in skin types V and VI achieves excellent results with an exceptional side-effect profile.
Office-based alternative to in-home oral and topical regimenApplication of a topical photoparticle immediately before non-ablative 810 nm diode laser treatment for acne resulted in a statistically significant reduction from baseline in inflammatory acne counts on the back, according to a small feasibility study.
5 Ways to Promote Skin Cancer Prevention Month
5 Ways to Promote Skin Cancer Prevention MonthMay is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Here are some easy ways you can help your patients protect their skin.
What are sensates in moisturizers and what is their value?Sensates are substances that induce a certain sensation when applied to the skin.
Study finds significant inpatient burden for AD patientsA recent study looked at the inpatient burden on patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) in the United States and found a significant financial burden due to the high hospitalization rates.
Hidradenitis suppurativa in children: What derms need to knowHidradenitis suppurativa can impact children and teens physically and emotionally. A dermatologist explains potential differences between pediatric and adult HS.
I didn't ask about natural substance use. Am I liable?Dr. Derm recently performed a fairly simple excision, discussed blood thinners, but failed to ask his patient about “natural” herbal intake. The patient did not take any prescription blood thinners, but did take high daily dosages of garlic and ginkgo. A lawsuit was brought against Dr. Derm. Can he really have liability for all the things people ingest these days?
April Clinical Considerations for NP's, PAsIn this month's Clinical Considerations, we look at handling the difficult patient, how to improve our diagnostic skills and the latest psoriasis drug approval.
Skin cancer advancesGenetic profiling is valuable in both diagnosis and prognosis of skin cancer. Hedgehog inhibitors and (superficial radiation therapy) SRT are strong contenders for treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. Advances in targeted therapies and biologics are part of the new wave of melanoma treatments.