ODAC Pearls

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 …
Making Sense of Cosmeceuticals
Cosmeceuticals
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Dermatology thought leader Hilary Baldwin, MD helps us make sense of cosmeceuticals by sharing her approach to them, including how to define them and evaluate their utility. On a funny note, Dr. Baldwin confesses being a skeptic and a hypocrite when it comes to cosmeceuticals. She remains skeptical about some of the science but at the same time uses 5 cosmeceutical products herself. We love her …
Perioral Combination Therapy – Pearls from the Expert
Before & After Resurfacing
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
At the 16th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetics and Surgical Conference held January 18th-21st, 2019 in Orlando, FL, longtime meeting Vice Chair Dr. Joel L. Cohen from Denver Colorado, spoke on perioral combination therapy. His presentation outlined his approach to perioral rejuvenation with one main theme – combination treatment, combination treatment, combination treatment. Simply put, combina …
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 …