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Three dermatology residents — Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, Dr. Julie Croley, and Dr. Daniel Mazori — discuss tips for clear communication with patients in this special resident takeover of the podcast. Beginning at 6:11, they talk about challenges with topical therapies and setting expectations with patients. “We, as dermatologists, can optimize patient management by being effective communicators,” said Dr. Croley. They provide communication strategies for improving compliance with therapy and ensuring patients have the correct instructions, as well as clarifying patient misconceptions and the importance of maintenance treatment.
We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
1. Topical ruxolitinib looks good for facial vitiligo in phase 2 study.
About half of patients on the two highest doses had a 50% improvement after 6 months of treatment.
2. Patients concerned about clinician burnout.
Almost three-quarters of Americans are concerned about burnout among health care professionals.
3. Antimalarial may be effective, safe for erosive oral lichen planus.
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be an effective and relatively safe treatment option for moderate to severe oral lichen planus.
Things you will learn in this episode:
Hosts: Elizabeth Mechcatie, Terry Rudd
Guests: Elisabeth (Libby) Tracey, MD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation); Julie Ann Amthor Croley, MD (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston); and Daniel R. Mazori, MD (State University of New York, Brooklyn).
Show notes by Melissa Sears, Alicia Sonners, and Elizabeth Mechcatie.
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