Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma
John Zitelli, MD
by Ramone Faith Williams, MD, MPhil on
Backed by a mountain of evidence, Dr. Zitelli walked us through the new and changing role of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in a riveting 20-minute talk presented at the 16th annual ODAC conference. Here are the highlights. "Let’s separate what’s really evidence based from what you’ve been told.” Before delving in, Dr. Zitelli skillfully laid the framework for his lecture. The c …
Hyperhidrosis: Where are we?
hyperhidrosis delayed treatment
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Can you think of a skin condition that has a greater negative impact on quality of life than eczema or psoriasis?  That’s right, you guess it—hyperhidrosis!  I still remember my first hyperhidrosis patient who refused to shake people’s hands, go on dates, or attend social events due to his condition.  After his treatment, he was like a new man.  I can’t tell you how satisfying it was t …
Cyclosporine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
cyclosporine
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 …
Systemic Therapies for Melanoma: What Every Dermatologist Needs to Know
Melanoma
by Daniel Yanes, MD on
The world of melanoma is evolving, and dermatologists need to be equipped with the knowledge to help their patients navigate this landscape. Newer therapies for patients with more advanced stages of melanoma have not only drastically improved survival, but we as dermatologists must be prepared to recognize and treat the cutaneous side effects of these medications. This is a brief summary of common …