Official Podcast feed of MDedge Dermatology and Cutis Peer-to-Peer, part of the Medscape Professional Network. Weekly episodes include the latest in Dermatology News and peer-to-peer interviews with Doctor Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, and Dr. Candrice Heath, MD. Plus, resident discussions geared toward phy… read more
Consider poor adherence rather than recalcitrant disease in psoriasis patients who do not respond to topical treatment. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Nwanneka Okwundu and Dr. Steven Feldman about strategies to promote better treatment adherence. They discuss factors that contribute to poor adherence and offer tips to motivate patients to stick to their treatment regimens. “There’s a lot we can do to get people to use their medicine better. ... Our job is to get people well. And to do that, we have to make the right diagnosis, prescribe the right therapy, and do those things that need to be done to get patients to put the medicine on,” explains Dr. Feldman.
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We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
1. Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of AAD annual meeting
The American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting is the latest large medical conference to be canceled because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
2. Antifungal drug terbinafine appears safe for pregnancy
Treatment with terbinafine during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of major malformations or spontaneous abortions.
3. Toys may be the culprit for children with contact allergies
A variety of toys such as video game controllers, tablets, dolls, bikes, and toy cars, can cause contact dermatitis in children because of the nature of their respective ingredients.
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Things you will learn in this episode:
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Hosts: Nick Andrews; Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Guests: Nwanneka Okwundu, DO; Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD (both are with Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.).
Show notes by: Alicia Sonners, Melissa Sears, Elizabeth Mechcatie
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