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The Decision Every Graduating Resident Faces
fellowships
by Allison Sit on
It’s a decision every graduating resident faces: enter the workforce or apply for a fellowship. After more than a decade of higher education, postponing the rewards of a career for another year of training may not seem worthwhile for some. Yet others see a fellowship year as education that will pay dividends throughout their career. “I viewed a fellowship year as an investment in myself,” …
Rapidly Enlarging Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor
Trichilemmal Tumor
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumors are rare adnexal neoplasms that most commonly occur on the scalp in elderly women. These tumors are associated with recurrence and even nodal or distant metastatic spread. Here, JDD authors describe a 38-year-old patient who presented with a scalp nodule that was diagnosed as a high-grade malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor. Introduction Th …
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 …