Skin of Color
Experts suggest approaches to skin care and therapy, including immunomodulators and systemic interventions that may provide relief to patients with the most difficult cases.
Linda Stein Gold, MD and Lawrence A. Schachner, MD
New regulations for sunscreens may be unveiled next month. Experts discuss likely changes and their impact.
Ted Pigeon, Senior Associate Editor
Therapeutic selection should be goal-directed and based on the stage of disease.
Lawrence A. Mark, MD, PhD
Paul Winnington, Editorial Director
Acne can affect children as well as adolescents and adults and can be associated with significant medical issues. Find out what you should look for.
Caroline D. S. Piggott, MD and Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD
Increased emphasis on ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness characterizes the new wave of laser system updates.
So far Medicare is the only payer to state that it will no longer pay for consultation codes.
Sharon Andrews, RN, CCS-P
New staging criteria for melanoma have eliminated the Clark level of invasion and incorporated mitotic rate and serum LDH as important indicators.
Jonathan Wolfe, MD
A case report and review of the literature.
Kristine Busse and John Koo, MD
Learn to successfully manage phone calls and boost patients' experiences before they set foot in your practice.
While most devices are investigational, and long-term studies are needed, early evidence is promising for non-invasive fat reduction.
Vic A. Narurkar, MD
New details regarding clinical quality measures for EHRs cloud the definition and demonstration of meaningful use, particularly for dermatologists.
Mark Kaufmann, MD
Dermatologists should understand the supportive role of dermoscopy in diagnosis of lesions and know the law when it comes to accommodating deaf patients.
Joel Schlessinger, MD
New data reveal noteworthy financial and clinical trends in the use of systemic agents.
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April 2010 Clinical Insights