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General Dermatology Content

Podcast
In this podcast, Adam Friedman, MD, professor of dermatology and interim chair of the department of dermatology at George Washington Medical School, discusses off label uses of various therapies in dermatology, tips for counseling patients, and pearls for getting coverage from insurance companies.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
A recent survey suggested about 20% of patients were unsure of the meaning of one or more common dermatology terms. In an interview with The Dermatologist, lead study author Brett C. Neill, MD, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, discussed these findings and how dermatologists can better educate their patients.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Edward Ross, MD, presented the literature and latest results on the use of a non-thermal, ultra-short, high-voltage electric pulse device for treating cellular lesions, such as warts, seborrheic keratoses, and more.
Derm Q&A
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Erosive lichen planus of the vulva that is recalcitrant to first-line topical therapy is extremely difficult to treat. In a recent research letter, Dr Cline et al investigated the use of methotrexate for this debilitating disease. She and Dr Pichardo, principal investigator, discussed these findings with The Dermatologist.
News
Findings from a recent research letter, published in JAAD, showed many prescription-strength topical corticosteroids can be purchased without a prescription in several cities in the US. This underscores the importance of asking patients about the products they use, as well as physically examining them.
News
While mixing lidocaine and epinephrine with sodium hydrogen carbonate reduces burning pain during infiltration, findings from a recent study showed a 3:1 mixing ratio was associated with significantly less pain.
Online Exclusive
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Although not common in dermatology, needle phobia and vasovagal reactions can be barriers to receiving a necessary treatment or procedure for some patients. In this article, several dermatologists offer pearls for helping patients with phobias and managing vasovagal reactions.
Features
Oluwatobi A. Ogbechie-Godec, MD, MBA, Hao Feng, MD, MHS
Dermatology faces a potentially serious problem regarding patient access to adequate care. The following five suggestions are practical opportunities to improve the ever-growing backlog of patients in need of dermatologic care.
Derm Dx
Nili N. Alai, MD, FAAD, CPC-D, Section Editor: Amor Khachemoune, MD, FAAD, FACMS
A 29-year-old otherwise healthy Asian woman presented with refractory and debilitating bouts of itching limited to the right lateral knee, right lower leg, and right dorsal foot for more than 5 years’ duration.
Podcast
In this podcast, Dr Leventhal discusses some of the common dermatologic adverse effects, therapies for treating these patients, and the importance of onco-dermatology in treating patients with cancer.
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