Bob Kronemyer
Atopic dermatitis phenotypes may indicate outcomes
Children under two years old with signs of atopic dermatitis have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. And, young children with both early onset atopic dermatitis and a food allergy, have a “very high risk” of developing asthma or allergic rhinitis.
Slug inspires surgical glue
Researchers create a strong, sticky medical adhesive based on mucus from the Dusky Arion slug.
The latest in scar research
A recent study shows surgical scars are more improved with laser and silicone gel treatment vs silicone gel treatment alone.
CoolSculpting vs liposuction
How do you advise patients when it comes to choosing between these popular fat reduction treatments?
Retail research: Skin care products 101
From product selection to staff training, one expert offers guidelines to making your retail venture benefit your bottom line.
Blinded by body dysmorphic disorder
Conduct evidence-based pretreatment assessments prior to procedures to identify vulnerable patients. Vulnerable patients are at risk for ill-advised or opportunistic treatment from undereducated aesthetic providers.
Melanoma concern
For melanoma, patient and physician education is key. Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in darker skin effective. Teledermatology could replace office visits in this underserved population.
Prevent theft in the practice
80% of practices will experience embezzlement every five years. To protect yourself, one expert advises: Avoid blind trust; rely on written checks for refunds; separate employee duties; routinely audit financial systems; and consider going cashless.
Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis respond to IL-17 cream
Nitric oxide-releasing cream that targets IL-17 moving toward clinical trials.
Dual incision system helps reduce postop infections
Prevena Duo is the first disposable negative pressure wound therapy system designed specifically for the management of two closed surgical incisions.