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Dermatology Weekly

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Dermatology news & pearls for the clinical healthcare professional.


New rosacea guidelines, dermatology compensation report, and are your patients choosing the right OTC topicals?
May 28 • 23 min
Patients may be relying more on over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products during the current health crisis due to limited access to dermatologists. In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Sophie Greenberg about to avoid potential…
Grand Rounds from the patient’s perspective
May 21 • 17 min
In the news portion of episode 64, Nick Andrews welcome , to discuss the different dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19 especially as it pertains to pediatric patients. * * * Grand Rounds are not only a teaching opportunity but also a…
Teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
May 14 • 36 min
How is dermatology handling this change in practice toward telehealth? Guest host Dr. Candrice Heath talks with Dr. George Han about . “Last year … I think overall in the health system we probably had about 2,000-3,000 telehealth visits … by the…
How accurate are dermatologists’ COI disclosures? Plus, private equity in dermatology
May 7 • 21 min
Transparency about industry-supported interactions among physicians was the goal of the online Open Payments database created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Allen F. Shih about a of how accurately…
Consider Muir-Torre syndrome with sebaceous tumors; plus the latest on COVID-19 in dermatology
Apr 30 • 32 min
Dermatologists play an important role in disease management for patients with Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS). In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Mohammed Dany about . “We are the ones who usually make the diagnosis, and we should…
Hair care products for African American women during COVID-19
Apr 23 • 36 min
Hosts of the dermatology podcast Dermasphere, Luke Johnson, MD, and Michelle Tarbox, MD, join MDedge host Nick Andrews to talk about COVID-19 and dermatology as well as how their podcast works. is assistant professor of dermatology at the University…
COVID-19: What Now? And are nail biopsy videos on YouTube reliable?
Apr 16 • 15 min
Patients, medical students, residents, and even attendings often seek reliable information about nail biopsy procedures on the Internet. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Shari Lipner about the quality and credibility of . “There is a need for…
Pandemic skin care plus body lice management
Apr 9 • 18 min
Body lice present an important public health concern due to the potential spread of infectious diseases. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about . * * * We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research: …
Bonus: COVID-19 critical-care lessons from Seattle
Apr 7 • 26 min
As the nation’s health care system braces for COVID-19 cases, physicians who’ve faced the pandemic first have critical lessons for everyone. In this bonus episode of Dermatology Weekly, two Seattle-area critical care leaders explain how their…
Should psoriasis patients continue biologics during the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus CMS implements changes to aid the COVID-19 response
Apr 2 • 12 min
Patients with severe psoriasis may be at higher risk for infection because of increased inflammation in the body. Dr. Lawrence Green discusses to control their psoriasis during the COVID-19 pandemic. “What I recommend [is to] stay on your biologic…
AAD’s COVID-19 advice; how to start teledermatology; and handoff tips for dermatology residents
Mar 26 • 15 min
In residency, transitioning care to different providers can be a complicated process. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Sophie Greenberg about . Dr. Greenberg identifies key issues that may hinder patient handoffs and poses evidence-based solutions that…
COVID-19: What Dermatologists should know, plus how to use the Fitzpatrick skin type classification?
Mar 18 • 25 min
The Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) often is used as a proxy for constitutive skin color, which can lead to confusion. Dr. DeLeo speaks with Dr. Susan Taylor and her colleagues Olivia Ware and Jessica Dawson . They discuss other classification systems for…
Treatment adherence to topicals for psoriasis, plus coronavirus prompts cancellation of AAD
Mar 12 • 17 min
Consider poor adherence rather than recalcitrant disease in psoriasis patients who do not respond to topical treatment. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Nwanneka Okwundu and Dr. Steven Feldman about They discuss factors that contribute to poor…
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dermatology, plus nemolizumab tames itching in prurigo nodularis patients
Mar 5 • 25 min
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT) is an effective second-line treatment option anytime there is a chronic complicated wound or tissue with vascular compromise. Dr. Josephine Nguyen, president of the Association of Military Dermatologists, talks with Dr….
Anti-inflammatory effects of low-dose naltrexone, plus morning and evening skin protection
Feb 27 • 22 min
Low-dose naltrexone can suppress inflammatory markers, making it a potential therapy for some inflammatory skin conditions with a pruritic component. In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Nadine Shabeeb about the for the treatment…
Phototherapy for psoriasis; plus antibiotics’ mutant selection window and oral options for hyperhidrosis
Feb 20 • 31 min
Phototherapy is a viable option for many patients with psoriasis. Dr. George Han speaks with Dr. Jashin Wu about the recent national guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation on phototherapy,…
Keto diet and dermatology; plus dermatologists suited to treat LGBTQ+ patients
Feb 13 • 30 min
At the 2020 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference in Orlando, Angelo Landriscina, MD, revealed how dermatologists can help their LGBTQ+ patients. Dr. Landriscina, and MDedge reporter Jeff Craven join producer Nick Andrews to discuss…
ABD launches CertLink for certification; plus, social media shapes acne treatment, and a Barbie doll has vitiligo
Feb 6 • 26 min
Dermatologists had concerns about the maintenance of certification (MOC) program and the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) listened. Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Erik Stratman about how CertLink, the ABD’s new web-based assessment platform….
Resident recap of headlines in 2019, plus isotretinoin’s safety and a warning on ingenol mebutate
Jan 30 • 27 min
In this resident takeover, three dermatology residents — Dr. Daniel Mazori, Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, and Dr. Julie Croley—recap some of the dermatology issues and controversies that made headlines in 2019. They provide an such as chemical sunscreen…
What causes CCCA? Plus albinism awareness goes global
Jan 23 • 20 min
This week, Nick Andrews talks with reporter Kari Oakes, whose feature for our January print issue highlighted the dermatologists working in Africa and here in the United States to promote inclusivity and provide care for people with albinism. The…
Cutaneous manifestations of leukemia; plus the science of natural ingredients, and oral lichen planus’ prevalence
Jan 16 • 20 min
Leukemia cutis should be high on the differential in patients presenting with leukemia. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Lindsay Strowd and Wasim Haidari about their research on the and clinical implications. “For us as dermatologists, to recognize…
Reducing the costs of residency applications, plus dupilumab-induced erythema and skin-lightening cream dangers
Jan 9 • 22 min
Costs associated with dermatology residency applications average $10,000 per applicant. Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Aamir Hussain , particularly during the interview process when frequent long-distance travel may be required. “Right now we’re…
Top Resident Takeover episodes in 2019
Jan 2 • 37 min
In the Resident Takeover episodes of Dermatology Weekly, Cutis Resident Corner columnists Drs. Daniel Mazori, Elisabeth Tracey, and Julie Croley have discussed lifestyle issues such as burnout in residents as well as management concerns such as…
Top peer-to-peer interviews in 2019
Dec 26, 2019 • 45 min
Dr. Vincent DeLeo counts down the top downloaded peer-to-peer interviews of Dermatology Weekly in 2019. Along with his colleagues, Dr. DeLeo has covered important topics to help change the way dermatologists practice medicine, from treating rosacea in…
Resident perspectives on hidradenitis suppurativa, plus AD and food allergies, and isotretinoin in transgender patients
Dec 19, 2019 • 24 min
In this resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents—Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, Dr. Julie Croley, and Dr. Daniel Mazori—, tobacco use, and weight loss. They also provide strategies for managing flares and weigh medical vs. surgical…
Contact allergy and patch testing in children; plus TB testing in biologics users, and telehealth pay expands
Dec 12, 2019 • 20 min
Dermatologists often are the first to notice allergic contact dermatitis exposure patterns in the pediatric population. , talks with Dr. Margo Reeder, Dr. Amber Reck Atwater, and Jennifer M. Tran about Because children have unique product and…
Managing hidradenitis suppurativa; plus certolizumab’s safety; and how atopic dermatitis divides allopathic and naturopathic providers
Dec 5, 2019 • 28 min
Hidradenitis suppurativa literature has expanded in the last few years, but there is still a delay in diagnosis for most patients due to a lack of familiarity with the condition. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Alexandra P. Charrow about treatment…
AAD 2019 Summer Meeting highlights
Nov 28, 2019 • 54 min
This week’s episode features highlights of the AAD 2019 Summer Meeting. , takes a closer look at nanotechnology from a dermatology perspective. Topical therapies often “have a very hard time getting to where they need to be, and…
Controversies in Mohs surgery; plus, melanoma rates drop, and apremilast delivers long-term Behçet’s relief
Nov 21, 2019 • 18 min
from specialty certification to the types of tumors treated. Three dermatology residents – Dr. Julie Croley, Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, and Dr. Daniel Mazori – discuss MMS for melanoma and other tumors as well as reimbursement for and the…
Photolichenoid dermatitis and HIV; plus Zostavax and TNF inhibitors; and ped psoriasis guidelines
Nov 14, 2019 • 19 min
Vitiligo is not the only condition that can lead to depigmentation; there are other conditions that dermatologists see less commonly that can result in vitiligolike depigmentation, such as photolichenoid dermatitis. Consider underlying diagnoses such…
Managing atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients with skin of color; plus psoriasis and cancer risk, and hope for prurigo nodularis
Nov 7, 2019 • 28 min
Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is more prevalent in African American children. Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, president of the Skin of Color Society, talks with Dr. Amy McMichael about the quality-of-life impact on pediatric patients with AD as well as…
Tools to aid in clinical decision making; plus safety data for tacrolimus; results of a phase 3 study of an IL-17A inhibitor; and clinician burnout.
Oct 31, 2019 • 27 min
How can you integrate decision-making resources into your clinical practice? In this resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents — Dr. Daniel Mazori, Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, and Dr. Julie Croley — discuss such as scoring systems…
Can vitamins and supplements lead to healthier skin? Plus online reviews drive cosmetic procedures; and rituximab for pemphigus vulgaris
Oct 24, 2019 • 20 min
Skin appearance is a sign of internal health, and patients who have appropriate vitamin levels naturally have healthier skin. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Gary Goldenberg about on vitamins and supplements that have been shown to improve the…
Shampoo products for the skin of color population; statins and skin infections; and adalimumab’s survival benefit in psoriasis
Oct 17, 2019 • 32 min
There is a consumer trend to avoid additives in hair care products and consider natural alternatives. Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, president of the Skin of Color Society, talks with Dr. Amy McMichael about and the importance of cleansing the scalp in the…
Eye complications in patients with atopic dermatitis; indoor tanning’s SCC risk; and checkpoint inhibitor combo boosts melanoma survival
Oct 10, 2019 • 22 min
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with various that can result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. Dr. Soo Jung Kim talks with Dr. Vincent DeLeo about the incidence of keratoconjunctivitis, keratoconus, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and…
Why is atopic dermatitis disqualifying for military service? Plus, apple cider vinegar for AD, and opioid use in hidradenitis suppurativa
Oct 3, 2019 • 32 min
, especially for those deployed overseas with less-than-ideal access to care. Dr. Josephine Nguyen, president of the Association of Military Dermatologists, talks with Dr. Emily Wong about the military’s medical standards for evaluating individuals…
Dermatology residents experience burnout, too; plus why pediatric AD therapy has an adherence problem
Sep 26, 2019 • 25 min
Dermatology residents may be among the least burned-out residents across specialties, but . In this special resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents — Dr. Julie Croley (), Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, and Dr. Daniel Mazori — discuss…
What’s eating you? Flea infestations; plus peanut allergy immunotherapy, and new data on sunscreens
Sep 19, 2019 • 36 min
The flea bite is a problem for a variety of populations — from those in natural disaster scenarios to pet owners. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Dirk M. Elston about . Dr. Elston discusses vector-borne diseases, including endemic typhus and…
Contact allergy to products with methylisothiazolinone; plus, topical options for hyperpigmentation, and thread lifts return
Sep 12, 2019 • 26 min
Household and personal care products are common sources of contact allergy in dermatology patients. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Amber Atwater and Dr. Margo Reeder and about the epidemic of allergic contact dermatitis associated with…
Job satisfaction among dermatology hospitalists; plus understanding your millennial patients, and treating infections in atopic dermatitis
Sep 5, 2019 • 17 min
More patients are being admitted to the hospital with skin problems, and specialized dermatologists are needed to provide effective treatment. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Michi M. Shinohara about the evolving role of the dermatology hospitalist…
Resident takeover on psychodermatology, plus a cure for vitiligo?
Aug 29, 2019 • 23 min
In this special resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents – Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, Dr. Julie Croley, and Dr. Daniel Mazori – talk about the challenges of treating patients with both psychiatric and dermatologic disease. “In…
Get to know Julie Croley, MD, from Dermatology Weekly’s Resident Takeovers
Aug 28, 2019 • 21 min
Julie Croley, MD, also known as on Instagram, joins MDedge producer and host of the Postcall Podcast, Nick Andrews. You can find more interviews like this on the Postcall Podcast at
Augmented intelligence: An interview with Dr. Justin Ko
Aug 22, 2019 • 18 min
Dr. Justin Ko speaks with MDedge reporter Ted Bosworth about the use of augmented intelligence in dermatology. Dr. Ko is the coauthor of the American Academy of Dermatology’s on augmented intelligence, which was released in May 2019. Dr. Ko…
Rosacea classification controversies; plus skin cancer chemoprevention, and coronary inflammation and psoriasis
Aug 15, 2019 • 29 min
Rosacea diagnosis relies on clinical judgment. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. William James about . Dr. James describes the evolution of rosacea classification systems and the need to define the clinical features of rosacea to improve patient care….
Treating pigmentary disorders; plus vitamin A and SCC, and nanotechnology in dermatology
Aug 8, 2019 • 19 min
, talks with MDedge editor Elizabeth Mechcatie about the treatment of patients with pigmentary disorders in an interview at the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research: The…
Advantages of phototherapy, plus integrating psychologists into ped derm practice
Aug 1, 2019 • 35 min
Dr. John Koo talks with Dr. Vincent DeLeo about the three main , including its accessibility, safety profile, and wide range of effectiveness. Some physicians may think phototherapy is obsolete, but it continues to be a valuable tool in the…
Resident Takeover: Prescribing combined OCs; contact dermatitis tips; fetal isotretinoin exposure
Jul 25, 2019 • 29 min
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Skin conditions in U.S. military members, plus sun safety in minorities, and conjunctivitis in atopic dermatitis
Jul 18, 2019 • 26 min
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Rosacea in the skin of color population, plus isotretinoin’s links to psychiatric conditions, and the FDA sends fewer warning letters
Jul 11, 2019 • 24 min
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Ocular chemical injuries in the dermatology office, plus social media and cosmetic surgery, and moving from psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis
Jul 4, 2019 • 30 min
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Resident tips on effective communication with patients, plus ruxolitinib for vitiligo and hydroxychloroquine for oral lichen planus
Jun 27, 2019 • 34 min
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Artificial intelligence in dermatology, plus scabies treatment and teledermatology
Jun 20, 2019 • 17 min
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Sunscreen update from Dr. Vincent DeLeo, plus tick-borne diseases and the AAD on SGM health
Jun 13, 2019 • 35 min
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Adverse drug reactions, plus laser treatment in pregnancy and ‘slime’ dermatitis
Jun 6, 2019 • 29 min
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Being on-call as a dermatology resident, plus NSAIDs to prevent skin cancer, and augmented intelligence
May 30, 2019 • 56 min
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Calciphylaxis diagnosis pearls, plus atopic dermatitis links to dementia, and hyperhidrosis tips
May 23, 2019 • 30 min
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Nail education, plus oral treatment of hyperhidrosis, and gentamicin for epidermolysis bullosa
May 16, 2019 • 29 min
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Pediatric wart management, plus sunscreens in the blood and spironolactone for acne
May 9, 2019 • 30 min
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Are parabens safe? Plus, methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis, and tips for resurfacing skin of color
May 2, 2019 • 15 min
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Resident takeover on social media in dermatology, plus Candida auris and hidradenitis suppurativa
Apr 25, 2019 • 39 min
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Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in children with skin of color, plus immunomodulator treatment tips
Apr 18, 2019 • 30 min
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Using immunomodulators effectively in pediatric skin diseases
Apr 11, 2019 • 11 min
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Topical psoriasis therapies, plus gold for acne, dealing with difficult patients, and proinflammatory diets
Apr 4, 2019 • 21 min
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Bedbugs in the workplace
Mar 28, 2019 • 16 min
Plus, psoriasis and shingles risk, breast implant ruptures, and an ASLMS preview.
AAD 2019 meeting wrap-up
Mar 23, 2019 • 20 min
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Indoor tanning among adolescents
Mar 21, 2019 • 22 min
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Calciphylaxis: Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls
Dec 22, 2018 • 19 min
How to Identify Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Dec 15, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Loren Krueger about how to identify frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). Dr. Krueger emphasizes that FFA is indistinguishable from lichen planopilaris on…
DRESS Syndrome: How to Approach Systemic Workup, Treatment, and Long-term Follow-Up
Nov 30, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Sahand Rahnama-Moghadam about managing DRESS syndrome in the hospital setting. Dr. Rahnama provides tips for screening for systemic involvement and also…
Inpatient Dermatology: Developing Standards of Care for Hospitalized Patients With Skin Disease
Nov 7, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Drs. Allireza Alloo and Sergey Rekhtman about the future of inpatient dermatology. They discuss how dermatologic consultation impacts both patient care and health…
Changing Public Perception of Vitiligo
Oct 31, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Susan Taylor about the changing face of vitiligo.
Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology: Is Cognitive Computing the Future of Evidence-Based Medicine?
Oct 3, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent A. DeLeo, Dr. Babar Rao highlights the increasing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in dermatology and explains how cognitive computing, which mimics human thought processes…
Topical Corticosteroid Tachyphylaxis: Why Don’t Patients Adhere to Treatment?
Sep 5, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Steven Feldman discusses results from a recent study he and his colleagues conducted on topical corticosteroids and treatment-resistant atopic dermatitis. He notes…
How Does Provider Attire Impact Perceived Care and Infection Risk in the Clinical Setting?
Aug 23, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Eric W. Hossler discusses the effects of provider attire in the clinical dermatology setting. He outlines the results from a recent study he and his colleagues…
Acne Medications: What Factors Drive Variable Costs?
Jul 31, 2018 • 17 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Lorraine L. Rosamilia outlines some underlying factors that lead to the variable cost of acne medications. She explains how she addresses the issue of cost when…
Extramammary Paget Disease: Making the Correct Diagnosis
Jun 28, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Neda Black highlights an unusual case of ectopic extramammary Paget disease (EMPD). She outlines distinguishing factors of the various forms and classifications of…
New Guidelines for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know
Jun 18, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of the “Peer to Peer” podcast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Gary Goldenberg breaks down new management guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology on nonmelanoma skin cancer, specifically basal and squamous cell…
Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Presentation, Pathogenesis, and Spontaneous Regression
Jun 12, 2018 • 7 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series with Dr. Vincent DeLeo, Dr. Sean Branch provides an overview of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an uncommon neuroendocrine tumor of the skin. He discusses the clinical presentation, incidence,…
Increasing Diversity in the Dermatology Workforce
Jun 12, 2018 • 4 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Eleni Linos about the benefits of increasing diversity in the dermatology workforce. According to Dr. Linos, dermatology is one of the least diverse medical…
Evaluating Dermatology Apps for Patient Education
Jun 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Babar K. Rao about mobile dermatology apps for patient education. Considering the growing popularity of apps for all kinds of information, Dr. Rao notes that…
The Syphilis Epidemic: Dermatologists on the Frontline of Treatment and Diagnosis
Jun 12, 2018 • 10 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Ted Rosen about the dermatologist’s role in the treatment and diagnosis of syphilis. Dr. Rosen shares current data on the incidence of syphilis in the…
The Exam of the Future: What Should Residents Expect?
Jun 12, 2018 • 11 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Lela A. Lee about the new American Board of Dermatology Certification Examination. According to Dr. Lee, the new certification process shifts the focus from…
What Is the Nocebo Effect?
Jun 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Philip D. Shenefelt about the nocebo effect and how it can affect dermatologists’ interactions with their patients. Dr. Shenefelt explains that the nocebo…
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A New Indication for Adalimumab
Jun 12, 2018 • 5 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Jashin J. Wu about adalimumab for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Dr. Wu reviews the specifics of the approval of adalimumab for HS,…
Hair and Scalp Disorders in Patients With Skin of Color
Jun 12, 2018 • 9 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Susan C. Taylor about hair and scalp disorders in patients with skin of color. Dr. Taylor discusses the causes of common conditions that dermatologists may…
Maintenance of Certification: How Physician Self-regulation Can Improve Quality of Care
Jun 12, 2018 • 10 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Thomas D. Horn about the importance of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process in improving the quality of care delivered in dermatology practices….
Why Is Skin Cancer Mortality Higher in Patients With Skin of Color?
Jun 12, 2018 • 5 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Andrew F. Alexis about skin cancer mortality in patients with skin of color. Although malignant melanomas and other skin cancers are less prevalent in…
Measuring Patient Satisfaction: How Do Patients Perceive Quality of Care Delivered by Dermatologists?
Jun 12, 2018 • 14 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Adam V. Sutton about patient satisfaction as an assessment of quality of care in dermatology practices. Dr. Sutton provides an overview of the results of a…
Oral Contraceptives for Acne Treatment: Prescribing Practices of US Dermatologists
Jun 12, 2018 • 13 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Cynthia L. Chen about the prescribing practices of US dermatologists regarding oral contraceptives (OCPs) for acne treatment. Dr. Chen describes the results of a…
Cutaneous Manifestations of Tick-Borne Diseases
Jun 11, 2018 • 6 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Dirk M. Elston about the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) and how to identify and manage skin manifestations of tick-borne diseases. He also asks about…
Using Patch Testing to Identify Culprit Agents in Suspected Drug Eruptions
Jun 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Susan T. Nedorost about using patch testing as a diagnostic tool for suspected drug eruptions. Dr. Nedorost discusses challenges dermatologists may encounter…
Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment: The Dermatologist’s Role
Jun 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. George Han about the dermatologist’s role in treating psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Dr. Han shares his algorithm for evaluating psoriasis patients for signs of…
Addressing Patient Concerns About Treatment Safety Data
Jun 11, 2018 • 6 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Steven Feldman about treatment compliance and addressing patient concerns about treatment safety data. They discuss strategies for reassuring patients about…
Evaluating the Malignant Potential of Nevus Spilus
Jun 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Robert Brodell about the malignant potential of nevus spilus compared to other congenital nevi. They discuss the characteristic clinical features of nevus spilus…
Skin Examinations for Early Melanoma Detection
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Anthony Rossi about full-body skin examinations for melanoma detection and 3D body imaging. They also discuss how to encourage patients to perform self-examinations.
Lasers for Darker Skin Types
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Andrew Alexis about the complications that may occur from using lasers in patients with darker skin types and parameters to lower the risks. He also discusses…
Atopic Dermatitis in Children
Jun 11, 2018 • 10 min
In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Nanette Silverberg about atopic dermatitis in children. He asks about strategies for counteracting the negative effect on disease incidence in wealthier…