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Derm Q&A

Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
A new large-scale study is underway to assess the impact of systemic therapies on COVID-19 among patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Dr Emma Guttman discusses the goals of the study and how it could help shape COVID-19 treatment among patients with inflammatory skin diseases.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Findings from a recent study showed tape strips may be a minimally invasive alternative to skin biopsies. Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, discussed these findings and their implications for clinical trials and practice.
A recent study showed several inflammatory skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis, were associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discussed these findings and their implications for clinical practice.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
When it comes to dermatology fellowship programs, accessible information may be the difference between candidates applying or not applying to their perfect “match.” Chapman Wei, BS, and Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, discuss the importance of dermatology programs updating their websites to include more thorough descriptions and information regarding their programs, especially in the context of the current pandemic.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Photoprotection is an integral part of skin care for all patients, but the established clinical evidence was mostly based on lower Fitzpatrick skin types. Dr Qian Zheng shared insights on the long-term benefits of proper daily sunscreen use in a Hispanic population with phototypes IV and V.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
While the upper respiratory tract symptoms of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus are widely recognized, new reports are suggesting possible skin manifestations among patients with the COVID-19. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, principle investigator, discussed the COVID-19 Dermatology registry in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and what the AAD hope to learn from providers across disciplines who are submitting cases.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Psoriasis is associated with many comorbid conditions. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Ronald Prussick, MD, discusses the latest research on these comorbidities, evidence on lifestyle and treatment options that could potentially prevent or manage both psoriasis and comorbid conditions, and the importance of screening and aggressively treating psoriatic arthritis.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Knowing proper techniques is only half the battle for becoming skilled at performing aesthetic procedures. Drs Susan Weinkle and Jackie Yee reviewed proper techniques and the importance of developing an aesthetic eye to recognize areas that will benefit from treatment.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Jules Lipoff, MD, spoke with The Dermatologist about treating patients with blistering autoimmune disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, including treatment considerations and common questions patients are asking.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
In an interview with The Dermatologist, an emergency medicine specialist provides tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and what dermatologists, and other providers, can do to help alleviate the stress on emergency departments.
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