Patients with treatment-resistant chronic idiopathic urticaria may respond more successfully to antihistamine therapy augmented with dapsone or colchicine.
Few controlled studies are available for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, so physicians must rely on experience.
With the House and Senate attempting to advance differing visions of healthcare reform, a long-term fix for Medicare's broken sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula hangs in the balance, dermatologists say.
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.
Because desmoplastic melanoma lacks a definitive clinical presentation, dermatologists often misdiagnose the disease.
Treating ethnic patients requires special considerations and sensitivity.
With the Obama administration's 2014 goal for national electronic medical record (EMR) adoption looming, dermatologists who have taken the plunge say the systems carry hefty costs and require steep learning curves.
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: