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Skin Microbiome and Acne: Connecting the Dots
Skin Microbiome and Acne
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
When we think about skin, a few things come to mind: protection, temperature regulation, sensation. However, there is growing interest in the microbiome of the skin. Our skin flora can be likened to an invisible ecosystem. Similar to fingerprints, it is unique to each individual. The complexity of the skin microbiome is continuing to be researched. This research is paving the way to improve our un …
ABD Boards During COVID: What’s your plan of attack?
ABD BOARD EXAM
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As recent dermatology residency graduates like myself are well aware, the landscape is set – we will be taking our boards in October.  Admittedly, when the ABD (American Board of Dermatology) inquired about when residents would like to take the exam, I responded – “July, please”. But as an entity that must look out for the interests of everyone while navigating the challenges of this pand …
Antibiotics and Acne: the Bad, the Good, and the Brand New
Acne & Antibiotics
by James J. Contestable, MD on
Tomorrow when we arrive into clinic (or this afternoon if you are reading this during your lunch break), we will invariably be greeted with patients who struggle with one of the most common diseases we treat – acne.  More than likely, we will reach for topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, and the occasional systemic antibiotic.  Evidence supports the short-term use of systemic antibiotics t …
Topical Treatment of Acne: Pearls from the Expert
topical treatment of acne
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
You are at the end of a busy afternoon clinic, with only a single patient standing between you and freedom to go visit a good friend and watch the Stanley Cup playoffs, of course after completing a metric ton of electronic charting. The chart in the door (or more likely on the EMR tablet) says “CHIEF COMPLAINT: ACNE”. Do you smile or groan? Acne vulgaris, or “common” acne, is itself among …
Safely Reopening Derm Practices with Dr. Thomas E. Rohrer
Safely Reopening Derm Practices
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, invited a panel of dermatology Key Opinion Leaders to share their experience as they reopen their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed the previous videos in the series, you can watch them here.  We conclude the series with dermatologic surgeon Dr. Thomas E. Rohrer, one of the nation’s leading exper …