Dermatology Perspective

 
 

  • Health Disparities in Dermatology: Making a Change   Drs Candrice Heath, Susan Taylor, and Lynn McKinley-Grant discuss health disparities in dermatology that were brought to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic and how these disparities are starting to be addressed.
  • ACR Convergence: Psoriatic Arthritis   Dr Saakshi Khattri reviews key abstracts about psoriatic arthritis from the annual ACR meeting, including a tool for early detection and a study showing dactylitis may signal an aggressive phenotype.
  • Hair Loss and Breakouts of 'Maskne'   Pearls from The Curbsiders include managing the most common types of hair loss, as well as face mask-related skin blemishes.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • Doctors: Our Culture Is Ours and We Need to Own It As physicians, we are complicit in the construction and maintenance of our culture. Is this who we want to be?
  • Ignoring the Sins of Our Patients As physicians, we are obliged to everyone who walks, staggers, or wheels through our doors -- regardless of what walk of life they've detoured from, sins they've committed, or what beliefs they hold.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.
  • Applying to Residency in a Pandemic: 5 Virtual Interview Tips Virtual residency interviews present a unique challenge. These five strategies to improve the content of your answers will be valuable long after the pandemic is over.
  • Dependent No Longer? PAs Contemplate Their Future What will happen to PA scope of practice when the pandemic is over?
  • Malpractice Case: Black Box Warnings Can Come Back to Bite in Court Disregarding drug dosage recommendations can give rise to liability risks.
  • Why Medscape Worked: A Look Back At its founding, Medscape gambled that an open internet that empowered users to make their own decisions about what to read would democratize medicine. Here's why physicians bought in.
  • Study Showing Masks Aren't Harmful May Do More Harm Than Good The quest to debunk irrational beliefs is foolish and may exacerbate mistrust in science rather than persuade the mask doubters, says John Mandrola, MD, about a recent research letter in JAMA.
  • Claims About False COVID Deaths Are Reprehensible President Trump and others in the administration have claimed that physicians and hospitals are falsely attributing deaths to COVID in order to increase reimbursements. Here's why that is nonsense.
  • Medical Student Life & Education Report 2020 We surveyed current students regarding key factors affecting their education. From the COVID-19 pandemic to harassment and bias, the next generation of physicians weighs in on the challenges they face.
  • 'It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes' "When you're Black and you're a doctor, there is no badge big enough to make people realize you're a doctor."
  • Famous Patients: From Goethe to Beethoven Did you know about the physical and mental ailments of these famous artists?
  • Breakthroughs in Melanoma From ESMO Virtual Congress 2020   Highlights in melanoma from ESMO 2020 include first-line treatment sequencing, prediction of long-term survival, and a novel combination therapy after progression, as discussed by Dr Caroline Robert.
  • The Systemic Flaw in Clinical Trials Clinical trials not reporting -- or even determining -- the racial and ethnic composition of participants are a disservice to both clinicians and patients.
  • Why I Chose to Be a DO -- and Not an MD The White House physician is a DO, which has led some in the press to question his qualifications.