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It’s Mnemonic Monday! | NEW WORLD leishmaniasis
cutaneous leishmaniasis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the geographical areas and associated species known for NEW WORLD leishmaniasis transmission with the following mnemonic: Let's Go Get Brazilian Blowouts in Mexico Let's = “lutz” aka Lutzomya sandfly species responsible for transmitting new world leishmaniasis Brazilian = L. braziliensis complex, leishmaniasis species commonly …
Adjunctive Therapies for Hair Loss | Lasers, PRP, Microneedling, and Hair Transplantation
adjunctive therapies for hair loss
by Nishad Sathe, MD on
Hair loss can be such a challenging disease to treat, especially with the social toll it can take on patients. Do you struggle to keep up with the newest treatments and data on hair loss? If so, keep reading as we learn from Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers at Cleveland Clinic, about adjunctive therapies for hair loss based on …
Dutasteride Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is one of the most common forms of hair loss and represents a frequently faced disabling concern in dermatology visits. Targeting the 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) pathway has been shown to be an efficacious mechanism of action, with finasteride being the only systemic FDA-approved drug to treat male AGA. Recently, its sister drug, dutasteride, has been increasingly utili …
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Treatment Initiation and Monitoring
atopic dermatitis (AD)
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
During the recent DERM2O22 NP/PA CME conference held July 28-31, 2022, Drs. David Cohen, Brad Glick, and Adam Friedman led a case-based panel discussion on atopic dermatitis (AD) treatment initiation and monitoring. This article provides a summary of their discussion and recommendations.  CASE 1 51-year-old male with a 20-year history of AD. The patient was first seen in September 2015 with BSA …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Metabolic Syndromes Associated with Trichorrhexis Nodosa
trichorrhexis nodosa (TN)
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember metabolic syndromes associated with trichorrhexis nodosa (TN) of the hair with the following mnemonic: BLT Noodles B=Brooms, (e.g. frayed hair fibers with the appearance of two broomsticks pushed together in trichorrhexis nodosa) L=Low= helps remind you that this is associated with metabolic syndromes, with varying low or high leve …