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Patient Buzz Series: “COVID Toes” and Other Skin Symptoms
COVID TOES
by Allison Sit on
COVID-19 and the skin is a hot topic in this month’s Patient Buzz. Are “COVID toes” a manifestation of the virus? Can pandemic stress lead to dandruff? Are at-home mole removal techniques shown on TikTok safe? Review this list of articles from the consumer press and be prepared for your patients’ questions about COVID-19 and other dermatology topics: Allure: Dandruff shampoo …
Journal Review Series: April-June 2019
Journal Review Series
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of April, May, and June of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the literat …
Hydroxychloroquine, Pentoxifylline, and Colchicine: Off-Label is ON in Dermatology
Hydroxychloroquine, Pentoxifylline, and Colchicine: Off-Label is ON in Dermatology!
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
So many diseases, so few FDA approved indications. Between the mind-numbing time and cost from bench to bottle, it is no surprise that dermatologists, as masters of the integument are the off-label bandits, marrying their wealth of knowledge on the pathophysiology of skin diseases to the mechanisms by which medications work to create an evidenced-based armament of therapies for both common and rar …
New and Upcoming Treatments for Acne
Acne Treatments
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference held in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Linda Stein Gold, Director of Dermatology Clinical Research and Division Head of Dermatology for the Henry Ford Health System, lectured on new and future treatments for acne. She opened her lecture by describing the traditional view of lesion progression in acne vulgaris, where the microcomedone …
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
Hormonal acne is a prevalent and frustrating condition among many women. For those who are unable to control the disease with topical medications alone, spironolactone is often a useful systemic agent. However, its off-label use and potential risk of hyperkalemia have raised the question about serum potassium monitoring. We continue our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, with a closer look at spirono …