ODAC Pearls

CBD for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Health recently wrote an article asking if CBD oil can relieve psoriasis symptoms. In recognition of Psoriasis Awareness Month, I consulted Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, professor and interim chair of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman is also the residency program director, director of translational research and director of the Supportive On …
Part 1 – Hormonal Acne: Exam, Work Up, & Diagnosis
Hormonal Acne
by Sima Jain, MD on
Acne is the most common disease of the skin and may be an important clue of an underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) or an androgen-secreting tumor (see Fig 1). [caption id="attachment_7579" align="alignleft" width="525"] Fig 1: PCOS-related seen in lower half of face[/caption] As dermatologists, we sh …
What’s New for Itch
Brian Berman, MD
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
Dermatologists are well aware of the difficulty in managing itchy patients. Itch can be caused by a number of cutaneous and extracutaneous diseases. Regardless of the etiology, itch is one of the most frustrating symptoms of patients and management dilemmas for dermatologists. At the 16th Annual ODAC conference, Dr. Brian Berman reviewed some of the emerging therapies for the treatment of itch a …
Ask the Expert Q&A Recap: Dr. Hilary Baldwin on Acne
Hilary Baldwin on Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask key opinion leader Dr. Hilary Baldwin questions on managing acne including acne fulminans, spironolactone, isotretinoin dosing, and acne scarring . See all of her insightful answers below. ON ACNE FULMINANS What do you for acne fulminans acutely? First, let’s make sure were talking about the same thing. Acne fulminans is sudden onset severe …
Ask the Expert: Dr. Hilary Baldwin on Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Acne Awareness Month gives us access to international thought leader and acne guru Dr. Hilary Baldwin. Dr. Baldwin is medical director of the Acne Treatment & Research Center in Morristown, NJ which adopts an integrative approach to provide acne patients with additional services not typically offered in traditional dermatology clinics. If you have questions about her integrative approach to ma …