Bob Kronemyer
Psoriasis and skin cancer
Cyclosporine and PUVA clearly increase the risk of squamous cell carcinomas, and there is evidence that TNF blockers and methotrexate may do so to a lesser degree. UVB phototherapy has not been shown to cause skin cancer. Acitretin offers protection against the development of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.
Genetic testing for melanoma risk
Patients who carry a high-penetrance melanoma predisposition gene can often benefit from screening for other cancers. Patients who receive a positive genetic test result are more likely to embrace prevention and detection measures. A new “Rules of Three” proposes a point-based guideline to help determine who should be referred for genetic counseling and testing.
Key clinical features differentiate nail tumor types
Squamous cell carcinoma often associated with HPV. Surgical excision for four types of tumors is largely successful. Imaging of glomus tumors recommended prior to intervention.
SRT: Technology offers positive benefits and strong cure rates
Today’s SRT technology embodies very small, stable machines. Radiation leaks are not longer a concern. The SRT-100 System serves both an important medical and cosmetic role.
PAC promotes patient safety
PAC promotes patient safety
Four surgical organizations, one common goal: To advance and promote patient safety in cosmetic medicine.
Topical agents for acne
When it comes to choosing topical agents for treating acne, separating fact from fiction can be challenging for dermatologists.
Oral antibiotics for acne
Dermatologists should turn to oral antibiotics for treating acne when topical medications have failed or are too irritating.
Sunscreen smarts
How do your sunscreen facts match up with those within the dermatology specialty?
A question of dissection
Study compares conventional bipolar electrocautery to dissection with a harmonic scalpel.
Therapies for hidradenitis suppurativa
TNF inhibitors adalimumab and infliximab have evidence-based efficacy for the treatment of hidradentitis suppurativa (HS). Anti-interleukin inhibitors ustekinumab and anakinra also being evaluated in small studies for treatment of HS. Antibiotics, hormones, retinoids, steroids and laser therapies directly targeting the lesions round out an effective treatment plan for HS patients.

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