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New in Dermatology from The Outside World: From Grey Hair to Melanoma Vaccine Therapies
grey hair melanoma vaccine
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
This is the first edition of a quarterly column highlighting articles of interest to dermatologists from non-dermatologic literature. It is already difficult to keep up to date with the high volume and forever expanding literature in dermatologic journals. Additionally, it is virtually impossible to read the full breadth of biomedical literature for materials relevant to the field of dermatology. …
Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Ocular Dermoid in Patient With Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
ocular dermoid
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
CASE A 47-year-old woman presented for Mohs Micrographic Surgery for a biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma involving the right nasal ala. The patient had a history of basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and previous history of multiple basal cell carcinomas. On initial examination, the patient was noted to have a few scattered pearly molluscoid papules on the head and neck, which were suspicio …