Photos taken by parents and submitted by smartphone are usually of sufficient quality to allow accurate diagnosis of some common pediatric skin conditions, results of a recent study in JAMA Dermatology suggests.
Laser technologies can be an added benefit to your practice, but be a smart consumer, experts say.
Laser technology may be one of the most important purchases for a dermatology practice. Anne Chapas, M.D., of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, suggests that physicians do their research before making such an important investment. “I’ve actually seen people go bankrupt because they didn’t know how to use this very expensive laser that they purchased,” she said. Dr. Chapas suggests the following considerations before making your first purchase.
A review of the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database highlights the most common adverse event associated with medical devices.
A pulsed dye laser developed for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face, has been shown to be effective for facial rejuvenation on just one pass, a small study shows.
In 2005, a 22-year old student in South Carolina died from a fatal dose of lidocaine after she was given a topical anaesthetic gel by a spa employee and told to apply it from her groin to her ankle and cover it in plastic in preparation for hair removal treatment on her leg.
Lasers might allow the topical treatment of skin cancers with chemotherapy combinations that are currently given systemically, researchers say.
An age-specific evaluation of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) may allow for the development of focused algorithms for prioritizing assessment based on age, according to a cohort study of 356 cases of PG in JAMA Dermatology.
Immune system modulators are changing the ways in which dermatologists treat inflammatory skin diseases. But how best to use these medications and for which skin diseases isn’t always clear.
In this Q&A, Dr. Adrian Gaspar, a cosmetogynecologist in Argentina, addresses the use of lasers to treat incontinence.