Derm In-Review

It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Interpolation Flaps
Interpolation Flaps
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the types of interpolation flaps. Interpolation flaps are tissue importation flaps, which are staged, with pedicle division occurring 2-3 weeks after the initial flap placement, with the following mnemonic: Play Like My Retro Turntable P=paramedian forehead flap Supratrochlear artery axial fap L= lip switch flap Aka Abbe flap …
Eosinophilia – Pop Quiz 8/5
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
A 55-year-old male with a medical history significant for type-2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and 25 pack/year smoking history undergoes percutaneous coronary intervention for an acute coronary event. He is admitted to the ICU where his exam is significant for the findings seen in the image. Lab evaluation reveals eosinophilia and acute kidney injury. What is the most likely diagnosis? …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Stages of Wound Healing
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the stages of wound healing: vascular phase (immediate), inflammatory phase (6h-10 days), proliferative phase (24hrs-14 days), wound contraction and remodeling (10days-1 year), with the following mnemonic: VIP Room V= vascular Formation of a fibrin plug I= inflammatory First 72hours= neutrophils, 3+ days= macrophages, 6+ days=lymphocytes, …
Skin malignancy – Friday Pop Quiz 7/29/2022
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
This malignancy is sent from your clinic to oncology and an FDA approved therapy is initiated. What is the target of this medication? A. PD-1 receptor on tumor cells B. PD-1 receptor on T cells C. PD-L1 receptor on tumor cells D. PD-L1 receptor on T cells E. CTLA-4 receptor on tumor cells To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought …