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Herpes simplex: Signs and symptoms

Many people who get a herpes virus never feel anything, but symptoms can occur. ... light sensitivity, discharge, and a gritty feeling in Without prompt treatment, scarring of the eye may result. Scarring can lead to cloudy vision and even loss of vision. ... If you develop signs and symptoms of herpes simplex, you

Efalizumab Drug Warning

This document is a new revised label for Efalizumab regarding the risk of serious infections. ... during and after treatment ... If a patient develops a serious infection, RAPTIVA should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. ... Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) resulting from JC virus infection has

Unlocking the mysteries of rosacea

Aug 1, 2013 – A feature examining possible pathways in the pathophysiology of rosacea. ... In the meantime, as researchers have continued to test new therapies for rosacea, an agent that has proven effective against one of its most recalcitrant symptoms —"  the redness associated with erythematotelangiectatic (subtype 1) rosaceaMore by Jan Bowers

AAD Guidelines of Care for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

This AAD document is a guideline that addresses the treatment of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma (including those in the nail unit), who may also have clinical or histologic evidence of regional disease. ... A discussion of adjuvant therapies ... patientswithhigh-riskmelanoma(stage$IIB),such What is the effectiveness of imiquimod?* ... as interferon and radiation therapy, falls outside the What is the effectiveness of cryotherapy?* ... scope

Effectively managing pediatric psoriasis: The latest from the AADs 70th Annual Meeting

Aug 1, 2012 – A review of treatment for pediatric psoriasis patients, including discussion of systemic therapies. ... to anticipate the types of therapies that may be required in the future, and keep in mind the principles of rotational and combination therapy in order to minimize toxicities and maximize efficacy,— Cordoro said. [pagebreakMore by Allison Evans

AADA and FSDDS Letter to Florida Senate in Opposition to Engrossed HB 365 - April 2013

This letter is a statement of opposition to Engrossed HB 365, which removes a safeguard requiring pharmacists to notify the health care provider of the biosimilar substitution. ... that would have required the pharmacist to notify the health care provider of the biosimilar substitution; however, Engrossed HB 365 ... removed ... Dermatologists who treat severe psoriasis call the advent of biologic therapies

Lupus and your skin: 10 ways to reduce flares

These lifestyle changes can reduce flares and prevent lupus from getting worse. ... fluorescent lights, such as ... If you cannot replace bulbs or get a UV filter, you may want to wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and sun-protective clothing while indoors. ... Before taking a medicine, ask if it can increase light

Melanoma: Guide to Surgical Management Pocket Card

This AAD document provides surgical margin recommendations for primary cutaneous melanoma, recommendations for surgical management, non-surgical treatments, and sentinel lymph node biopsy. ... excision is ... Alternatives to surgery include topical imiquimod, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, and observation. ... The effcacy of non-surgical therapies for lentigo maligna has not been fully established. ... recommenDA tionS

Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Your health and the appearance of your skin are at stake when you get a tattoo removed, so the FDA recommends consulting a dermatologist. ... are the possible side effects of laser Some people develop light or dark spots on their skin. These spots tend to disappear within 6 to 12 months. ... Other side effects are rare when performed by a dermatologist who uses lasers. When

Directions in Residency - Boards' Fodder: Review of Retinoid Biology - Winter 2007

This is "Boards' Fodder: Review of Retinoid Biology" from the Winter 2007 issue of Directions in Residency. ... tanning "Immediate pigment darkening" ... UVA, long wave UVB, and visible light Secondary to oxidation and redistribution of existing melanin Delayed tanning Begins 2-3 days after light exposure and may last 10 days Increased number and size

What is the best vaccination strategy for promoting immunity

Jul 2, 2012 – Physician Editor Abby Van Voorhees,MD,talks with Thomas Kupper,MD, about his recent Nature article on global skin immunity. ... of these ... Dr. Kupper: This provides a great explanation for why skin-directed therapies work in immunologically mediated skin diseases. I would always be puzzled by how a topical or a skin-directed ultraviolet light therapy could workMore by Abby Van Voorhees

When to switch from standard to biologic therapies for foot ulcers

Mar 1, 2011 – Physician Editor Abby Van Voorhees, MD, discusses when biologic therapies are indicated for foot ulcers with Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD. ... Dr. Kirsner: We're not suggesting that advanced therapy should be used from the very first day, because there are patients who will heal on conventional therapy and the products used are not without cost. Advanced therapies shouldMore by Abby S. Van Voorhees

Locking on

May 1, 2013 – A look at targeted melanoma therapies. ... that was uncommon before the development of these therapies.— ... Discovering benefits, limits While both therapies have been demonstrated to improve outcomes in a manner unmatched by any other therapy, the limits of their effectivenessMore by John Carruthers

Governance Policies - Formation of Ad Hoc Task Forces or Blue Ribbon Panel

Approved: Board of Directors – 08/09/2014 ... APPOINTMENT OF AD HOC TASK FORCE OR BLUE RIBBON PANEL Ad Hoc Task Force Issue-specific task forces are identified as "Ad Hoc Task Forces." These task forces are appointed by When

Directions in Residency - Winter 2007

This is the Winter 2007 issue of Directions in Residency - Official Publication of the Residents & Fellows Committee, American Academy of Dermatology. ... perception of lobbying is one of secret meet- See 2008 annual meeting Resident Transitions a must for your 2008 Annual Meeting itinerary Resident Transitions, from 2 to 5 ... Dermatologic Therapy" will be pre- ... p. on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Ballroom

Botulinum toxin therapy

Overview covers FDA-approved uses, insurance, and safety. ... many choose botulinum Patients like that they can return to most everyday activities immediately after the procedure. They like that most people see results within 3 to 7 days. ... A dermatologist can perform the treatment during

Derm Coding Consult - Summer 2001

This is the Summer 2001 issue of Derm Coding Consult - Published by the American Academy of Dermatology. ... one page form is designed to be more readable and After intensive effort by New York dermatologists, Medicare easier The notice includes the following carrier Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced at the proposed draft

Directions in Residency - Boards' Fodder: Panniculitis - Spring 2014

This is "Boards' Fodder: Panniculitis" from the Spring 2014 issue of Directions in Residency. ... with mucin deposition, traditional morphea some with overly- (morphea profunda) or a subcu- infiltrate of lymphocytes therapies ing sclerodermoid taneous extension of overlying with marked increase Intralesional changes generalized or linear morphea

Tanning Bed Hygiene: Microbes Found on Tanning Beds Present a Potential Health Risk - 2010

This is a study to investigate tanning salons in New York by obtaining cultures from tanning beds for microbiologic analysis. ... in patients with rheumatoid arthritis under taking etanercept, described a wound site infection anti-TNF- Rheumatology (Oxford) 2003;42:617-21. ... that was treated with a single course of antibiotics. ... 2. Wallis RS, Broder MS, Wong JY

Kansas Use of Lasers Statute - K.A.R. 100-27-1

This Kansas (KS) document contains rules and regulations for lasers and intense pulsed light devices. ... that meets the requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(8). ... (d) This regulation shall not apply to an order by a licensee to any appropriate person for the application of light-based medical devices for phototherapy in the treatment

AAD Guidelines of Care for Acne Vulgaris Management Technical Report

This AAD document provides technical information and clinical findings regarding treatments for acne vulgaris. ... and what are the potential side effects of complementary/alternative therapies in the treatment of adult acne and acne vulgaris in adolescents to adults including: ... a) herbal agents b) homeopathy c) psychological approaches d) massage therapy e

Administrative Regulation - Appropriate Use Criteria

Variation in utilization – application of the procedure, test, or therapy is not consistent. ... Guidance on use in patient sub-populations can improve patient care and selection and lead to more consistent use across

Position Statement - Appropriate Uses of Paraffin Sections in Association with Mohs Micrographic Surgery

4) Further tissue analysis is necessary to complete the staging of a tumor so that the need for additional therapy, such as radiation or chemotherapy, can be determined; ... (5) Unusual findings during frozen section evaluation, or during

Dale Westrom MD PhD Dermatologist establishes walk in clinic

Apr 2, 2013 – Profile of Members Making a Difference award winner Dale Westrom, MD, PhD. ... an instructional series of lectures for cancer patients founded by dermatologist Donald Richey, MD, to help patients undergoing therapy deal with skin, hair, and ... Dermatologists have a bigger role to play in cancer therapy, DrMore by John Carruthers

Young Physician Focus - Winter 2009

This is the Winter 2009 issue of Young Physician Focus - Official publication of the Young Physicians Committee, American Academy of Dermatology. ... every 15 minutes time Cue lights (the red light on limit yourself to three or four main points, make – summarize a point, take questions, or the podium) are not always available; ... a handout, and repeat important points

Kansas Direct Billing Statute - SB 285 - Statute 65-2837

This Kansas (KS) bill is an act concerning the healing arts act; prohibiting billing for anatomic pathology services in certain circumstances. ... through the legal functioning of lawful professional partnerships, corporations ... (20) Failure to transfer patient records to another licensee when re- ... SENATE BILL No. 285—page 2 ... quested to do so by the subject patient