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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.
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.
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.
Although Mohs micrographic surgery is considered standard treatment for several skin cancers, it is not necessarily the best appropriate for every situation. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Dr Sailesh Konda and Dr Vishal Patel discussed considerations for when and when not to perform Mohs surgery.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
More men are undergoing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures than in previous years. Terrence Keaney, MD, discusses trends among this patient population, and shares clinical pearls for performing cosmetic procedures in men.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Findings from a recent study showed patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases had an increased risk for herpes zoster. Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discussed these findings with The Dermatologist.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
The American Society for Radiation Oncology created guidelines for the use of radiation therapy for the treatment of basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas in patients who are contraindicated or do not want surgery. Corresponding author Dr Anna Likhacheva discussed these guidelines with The Dermatologist.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition that is debilitating for patients and their families. Marissa J. Perman, MD, director of the EB multidisciplinary clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discussed how her clinic helps patients and their families with The Dermatologist.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
A recent study showed resolution and improvement in keloids on an African American patient with atopic dermatitis treated with dupilumab. Corresponding author, Emma Guttman, MD, discussed the implications of this finding with The Dermatologist.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Overprescription of opioids is a major contributor to the opioid epidemic. Justin M. McLawhorn, MD, and his colleagues developed guidelines published in JAAD for prescribing opioids following dermatologic procedures. He discussed the guidelines in an interview with The Dermatologist.
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