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Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
...f Medicine. Irwin M. Braverman, M.D.,professor of dermatology
and in the Cancer Center at Yale, has introducedst...hod last November while thinking ofways to get his dermatology
residents to sharpen their observational skills. Heteamed up with Linda Friedlaender, curator of ed...
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
...der than 25," said Feldman, associate professor of dermatology
andpathology. Tretinoin, sold under the brand names Retin-A and Renova, is effectivein treating not just acne but also sun-damaged skin. Fleischer, associateprofessor of dermatology, said that because many insurance companies do not payfor co...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
...sthe center's director, and associate professor of dermatology
at Wake ForestUniversity. "They require that all a... frequently, said Fleischer, associateprofessor of dermatology
at Wake Forest. . "We wanted to see if it's just 'greedy doctors' charging for proceduresbe...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
... as wrinkles, said Feldman, associate professor of dermatology
andpathology. "The insurance companies were very worried that everyone in the countrywith wrinkles would start using Retin-A, so they decided that it needed priorauthorization," he said. However, a form of tretinoin sold under the brand nameR...
Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers
...s they have hospital admitting privileges. Because dermatology
isalmost exclusively an outpatient practice, Feldman said,most dermatologists do not have hospital privileges. "The side effect of this policy is to exclude dermatologists fromperforming those procedures in which they have the greatest expert...
New cancer treatment facility opens
...hcomplementary approaches to cancer care, expanded dermatology
services such asMohs' surgery and digital photo imaging for persons at high risk for melanoma,and a unique Pre-Admission Testing Program that uses an online tutorial and quiz- the first of its kind in the nation - to help prepare individuals for aspe...
Free radicals mediate arsenic's harmful effects
...sures, he said. The study, which also involved P&S dermatology
researchers and researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Colorado State University, showed that cells cultured in the laboratory sharply increased their free radical production within five minutes of being exposed to an arsenic compound...
Artwork can sharpen medical diagnostic skills, Yale researchers report
...percent," said Irwin Braverman, M.D., professor of dermatology
at Yale School ofMedicine. "With heightened observational skills, physicians can often ask the questions necessary to make correct diagnoseswithout relying too much on costly blood tests and x-rays." To test the theory that first-year medical studen...
Tanning lamps may increase risks of skin cancers
...nstock, MD, PhD, Brown Medical School professor of dermatology
and epidemiology, and Dartmouth researchers Virginia Stannard, RN, MEd, Leila Mott, MS, and Mary Jo Slattery, RN, MS. Millions of Americans visit tanning salons each year, and the majority of users are adolescents or young adult women. Although so...
New treatment for common wart
... of Virginia School of Medicine, was a resident in dermatology
at the University of Maryland, and completed a fel...s College of Medicine and completed a residency in dermatology
in the UAMS College of Medicine. She is director of the Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit at UAMS and...
Newly approved psoriasis drug invented and tested at Univ. of Michigan
...t the U-M in the mid-1990s by a team led by former dermatology
faculty member Kevin D. Cooper, M.D. The Universit...gineered molecule with Cooper, who is now chair of dermatology
at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. UMHS also played a major role in the advanced-phas...
'Don't sweat it.' It's easier said than done for millions of Americans, Saint Louis U. study shows
...d Dee Anna Glaser, M.D., an associate professor of dermatology
at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. "This is a big problem that interests people. Frankly, I was a little surprised at the high percentage of those affected." Sweating is necessary to control body temperature during exercise or in warm or h...
Cosmetic surgery satisfaction declines with time, Stanford research finds
...rceptions, said Sonia Batra, MD, chief resident in dermatology
at Stanford and first author on the study which appeared in the October issue of the Archives of Dermatology. "We found that while patient satisfaction overall remains quite high, it's important to note that the percent of patients who felt it met th...
Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma
...itute for Education and Research. Paller, head of dermatology
at Children's Memorial, is professor of pediatrics and dermatology
at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. "While eczema develops from birth to ab...
Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep
...motion of education for nurses in the specialty of dermatology
based on research and committed to the testing and sharing of new ideas. For more information on DNA, visit dnanurse.org . Vickie Dowling, Psy.D., Person with psoriasis Michael Frisbie, Person with psoriasis Vanessa Quaglia, Person with psoriasis...
OHSU researchers hope to prevent childhood asthma with new eczema drug
...ping asthma," said Jon Hanifin, M.D., professor of dermatology
in the OHSU School of Medicine and principal investigator of the study. Studies have shown that 50 percent of babies diagnosed with eczema at age 3 months who have a family history of allergic disease may develop asthma by age 5, according to Hani...
More patients protect themselves from the sun after skin cancer surgery
...e and smoking habits of 121 patients referred to a dermatology
clinic for NMSC of the head and neck. Patients were surveyed again about their quality of life, sun-protective behavior and smoking habits at one month (n=105) and four months (n=101) after their surgeries. Overall, patients' general quality of life...
Study moves in on why astronauts suffer bone loss
...tment Unit at SFVAMC and professor of medicine and dermatology
at University of California, San Francisco. Lead author of the study is Takeshi Sakata, who was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Bikle's laboratory at the time of the study and is now an orthopedic surgeon at the Kitade Hospital in Gobo, Wakayama, Japan....
FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
... psoriatic arthritis, reinforces our commitment to dermatology
and our core aspiration of providing treatments that can dramatically improve people's lives." The approval was based on data from two Phase 3 studies totaling more than 1,200 adults with plaque psoriasis who were treated with ENBREL for up to 12 mon...
Melanin makes skin vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays
...d professor of therapeutic radiology, genetics and dermatology
at Yale School of Medicine. Brash said he had been curious why people with dark hair and fair skin were not as vulnerable to skin cancer as fair skinned blondes and redheads. "I wondered if it was related to the melanin," he said. Brash's laboratory ...