Full Body Skin Exams Practical Pearls
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by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
This article provides practical pearls for performing full body skin exams as shared by a panel of dermatology nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) during the 2022 DERM NP/PA CME conference. Let’s Start with the Basics What happens before we enter the room? Before entering the room, it’s always best to: Review the patient’s chart for pertinent medical hist …
Utilizing Melanoma Molecular Tests for Diagnosis and Treatment
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Next Steps in Derm and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, in partnership with the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) and Physicians Resources, interviewed Dr. Mark Gimbel, surgical oncologist with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, on how molecular tools are revolutionizing how melanoma is diagnosed, treated and prognosticated. Watch Dr. Gimbel explain the current tests on the market and …
Practical Pearls for Diagnosing Disorders of Hyperpigmentation
by Nishad Sathe, MD on
If you find diagnosing disorders of hyperpigmentation challenging, then this is just for you! I had the privilege of attending the 2023 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic, and Surgical Conference to learn about disorders of hyperpigmentation from Dr. Nada Elbuluk. Dr. Elbuluk is an Associate Professor and Director of the Skin of Color Program and Pigmentary Disorders Clinic at the University of Southern …
Graham-Little-Piccardi-Lasseur Syndrome: A Case Report
INTRODUCTION Graham-Little-Piccardi-Lasseur Syndrome (GLPLS) is a rare clinical subtype of lichen planopilaris (LPP) that manifests as a triad of scarring alopecia of the scalp, nonscarring alopecia of the axillary and the pubic skin, and widespread lichenoid follicular papules.1 GLPLS more commonly affects women (male-to-female ratio ≃ 1:4), with the classic patient being a middle-aged Ca …
The Utility or Lack Thereof of Skin Cancer Screening
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by Emily Murphy, MD on
Dr. Vishal Patel (Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences) gave a thought-provoking talk at the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference about something we do nearly every day as dermatologists – full body skin exams. He started by reviewing the rising epidemic of sk …