Hand sanitizers represent a new and perhaps underappreciated category of cosmeceutical, according to Zoe Draelos, M.D., a High Point, N.C., dermatologist in private practice and consulting professor, department of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
It is safe and effective to use epinephrine in the digits for hand rejuvenation and hand repair, according to Emily Fisher, M.D., chief of cosmetic dermatology and laser dermatology, Lahey Clinic, Boston.
When working with the media, dermatologists should build their presentations around a key message that helps to focus the audience’s attention, says Patricia K Farris, M.D.
Recent findings regarding hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) highlight a possible genetic link to Alzheimer’s disease, said Ginette A. Hinds, M.D., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Two of the hottest controversies in today’s dermatologic drug therapy involve medical concerns surrounding finasteride (Propecia, Merck) and Zostavax (zoster vaccine live, Merck), said Stephen E. Wolverton, M.D., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
In the quest for new vaccines, developers must balance clinical promise with practical concerns, said Kenneth Tomecki, M.D., at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. "The future for vaccines is very encouraging," says Dr. Tomecki, vice chairman, department of dermatology, Cleveland Clinic.
Social media allow for efficient networking with patients and colleagues, but using these tools successfully with patients requires setting limits and delegating authority.
Achieving meaningful use and avoiding common mistakes in implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system require careful planning and learning from others' experiences, said Michael Doyle, chairman of Medsphere Systems Corporation, at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
A systematic approach helps to guide the workup and management of female pattern alopecia (FPA), according to Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D.
Research continues to elucidate how the human papillomavirus (HPV) contributes to the development of skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), said Eggert Stockfleth, M.D., at MauiDerm 2012: Advances in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology.