Cyclosporine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
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by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome to the next delivery of our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, wherein we take a deep dive into the literature and guidelines to give you a quick reference on the use of new or complex therapies.  This series will become your go-to for information about dosing, potential interactions and laboratory monitoring, just to name a few.  Next up: Cyclosporine. Cyclosporine is a versatile and v …
Patient Buzz: Is Powdered Sunscreen Effective? – The Expert Weighs In
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by Allison Sit on
Allure recently published an article on powdered sunscreen, noting the popularity of new products on the market. But is powder an effective sunscreen vehicle? How should you direct your patients? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Steven Q. Wang, MD, director of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, N.J. How does powd …
Differential Diagnosis – Friday Pop Quiz 5/17
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Which of the following should NOT be included on the differential diagnosis of this patient? A. Photoallergic contact dermatitis. B. Airborne contact dermatitis. C. Chronic actinic dermatitis. D. Drug photosensitivity. E. Solar urticaria. To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here. Brought to you by our Brand Partner …
JDD May Issue Highlights and Editor Picks
JDD May Issue
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Below are the issue highlights and editor picks for the May issue of JDD! Native American populations live in areas with great UV-index burden and efforts are needed to encourage education and dermatologic services in Skin Cancer Epidemiology and Sun Protection Behaviors Among Native Americans.   Authors aim to examine the genetic profile for those at higher risk for developing skin cancer N …
Modifiers- What Stories Do They Tell?
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by Carrie Dunham-Leach on
Most think the full patient story is in the medical records. This is partially true, but a large part of the patient treatment story is told by the CPT codes billed and the modifiers added to those CPT codes. There are hundreds of modifiers to choose from and choose wisely because the modifiers added to a code could result in a denied or unpaid claim. Modifiers May Be Used To: Identify a rel …