Because commercially available EHR systems have largely ignored the needs of dermatology practices, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has taken a lead role in the creation of dermatology-specific EHR certification criteria, sources say.
Translational research is delivering exciting results in the battle against BCC as well as pachyonychia congenita.
For dermatologists considering an EHR purchase, experts offer the following tips:
When addressing hair loss, a systematic approach can minimize frustrations for physicians and patients alike.
As the presence and diversity of ethnic skin of color (SOC) continue to grow worldwide, an expert says a more comprehensive skin-type classification system will help dermatologists predict these patients' response to dermatologic procedures.
National report — Since no laser or light source meets every patient's needs, experts say it's crucial to choose technologies that will provide the maximum utility in a given practice setting.
Although hardly unexpected, the Food and Drug Administration's decision to add a warning about a possible link between tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and cancer in children goes too far, say most dermatologists contacted by Dermatology Times.
National report — Experts disagree on the possible impact a new pediatric cancer warning for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors may have on this drug category's growth.
National Report — Children with allergic contact dermatitis frequently react to the same allergens as adults with this condition do, according to a recent multi-center study conducted at the University of Miami and the University of Pennsylvania that calls for increased patch testing in children, especially those with chronic dermatitis.
Las Vegas — Weight-based dosing with extended-release (ER) minocycline tablets allows patients with acne to achieve efficacy equivalent to that of 2 mg/kg or 3 mg/kg of body weight daily with just 1 mg/kg daily, says James Q. Del Rosso, D.O., dermatology residency director, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas.