The 89th strongAtlantic Dermatological Conference/strong hosted by the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York will be held April 27-29 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Register online at a href="http://www.DermSociety... more >
Results from a Phase II study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of brodalumab in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, show a higher mean percentage improvement in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score comp... more >
Results for Eli Lilly and Company’s (NYSE: LLY) ixekizumab, an anti-IL-17 monoclonal antibody, show improved clinical symptoms in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-contro... more >
The EZ DERM EHR iPad app is now powered by the cloudbased Nuance Healthcare 360 | Development Platform. The speech recognition platform provides CPU intensive speech and language processing in the cloud. The app will also permi... more >
Sales of electronic medical records (EMRs) showed stronger growth in 2011 than 2010, according to new data from Kalorama Information. In total, EMR sales grew 14.2 percent in 2011, according to Kalorama’s annual report. The r... more >
Nonclinical research data by Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: PVCT) on the immunologic mechanism of action of PV-10 confirms that PV-10 chemoablation of melanoma lesions leads to a systemic response and the induction of ... more >
Kythera has initiated two Phase III trials of ATX-101. The trials, known as REFINE-1 and REFINE-2 (Randomized Doubleblind Evaluation of Submental Fat Reduction IN ATX-101 TrEated Patients), will assess the efficacy, safety, and... more >
A new survey of more than 1,000 adults shows that while the majority acknowledged that they might be at risk for sun damage, tanned skin was still rated one of the most attractive skin features. In addition, though nearly six i... more >
Results of a pilot study show that Promiseb Cream (Promius Pharma) applied topically twice daily for up to 14 days in pediatric patients is effective for seborrheic dermatitis. The study compared Promiseb Cream to Eucerin Cream... more >
Patients are visiting their physicians and using prescription drugs less often, according to a new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The report, The Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2011,... more >
A new study highlights the potential benefit of a plateletrich fibrin matrix preparation in combination with fat grafting procedures (Am J Cosmetic Surg, 2012; 29(1): 62-4). Using a small amount of the patient’s own blood, th... more >
Of all the things one can say about the specialty of dermatology, perhaps the least controversial is that we are a vital and evolving specialty. For the first time in many years, the exhibit hall at the Annual Meeting of the A... more >
Standardized administrative processes are integral to any business, but processes affecting revenue from capturing new customers are central to a practice’s success. Like any business, a medical practice—and particularly a ... more >
The number of physician assistants (PAs) practicing in dermatology continues to grow, as does the number of practices employing PAs. This trend has largely been driven by a demand for dermatological services that exceeds the c... more >
Integration of clinical decision support (CDS) into the electronic health record is a required capability for federal reimbursement through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Yet, many phys... more >
Harnessing the power of microwaves, a new device offers a patient-friendly option for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
By William P. Coleman, III, MD, W. Patrick Coleman IV, MD, and Kyle M. Coleman, MD
Using needles to deliver thermal energy beneath the skin’s surface, this radiofrequency procedure is shown to stimulate collagenesis and new elastin.
A Q&A with Amy Forman Taub, MD
The Ulthera system is the only FDA-approved lifting procedure, suitable for targeting sagging skin of the face and neck.
By Marguerite Germain, MD
By Joseph Bikowski, MD, FAAD Chief Medical Editor
Evidence indicates that fairly short courses of oral antibiotic therapy when paired with a proven topical regimen can establish long-term efficacy.
By Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD