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A Retrospective Study of Patient Satisfaction Following a Trial of Nano-fractional RF Treatment.

Authors: Ray M, Gold M Abstract Traditional techniques used to treat dermatological conditions have typically involved surgery or full ablation of tissue. With the emergence of fractional radiofrequency (RF) technology, treatment for various skin conditions no longer requires surgery or full ablation. Instead, these treatment techniques deliver thermal energy, derived from fractional RF energy, in a highly targeted manner through multiple micro-needles, referred to as pins. This technique hastens recovery time and leads to less reported side effects associated with traditional methods of tissue augmentation. While the efficacy of this treatment has been demonstrated, patient satisfaction has not been assessed and documented thoroughly. The current study examined patient-reported sa...

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Case series supports oral itraconazole for infantile hemangiomas

COPENHAGEN – Ever since Dr. Yuping Ran published his initial report of successful treatment of infantile hemangiomas using oral itraconazole, dermatologists from around the world have been bombarding him with the same three questions: Does it really work? Is the treatment safe? What’s the mechanism... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)

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On becoming a teacher

Many years ago, when I was a medical student, I met a great teacher. He was an attending dermatologist, with decades under his belt, whose love of dermatology was palpable and relentless. He sought out consults–literally went looking for them when rounding–to the great chagrin of countless weary residents and medical students under his slight but seasoned wing. His charges occasionally half-protested, undercaffeinated and unaware, but none could sway him. He was hungry for a challenge. Unlike any other teacher I've ever known (I have been fortunate enough to have had some exceptional ones), he knew how to bring out the best in every student.

By Laura McGevna

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Dermoscopy as an ancillary tool for the diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor

A 53-year-old man presented with a 21-years history of multiple hyperpigmented macules and patches without obvious flakes on the trunk and limbs (Fig 1, A and B). The lesions were asymptomatic and enlarged slowly over time. The initial diagnosis rendered for this hyperpigmented lesion was lichen planus pigmentosus.

By Hui Zhou, Xu Hua Tang, Jian De Han, Mu-Kai Chen

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Researchers develop antibiotic alternative for wound infections

Washington State University researchers for the first time have discovered how electrical stimulation works for the treatment of bacterial infections, paving the way for a viable alternative to...

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Two Mass. Companies Create Non-Invasive Devices To Treat Unwanted Fat

BOSTON (CBS) — Love handles, muffin tops, saddle bag.  These are some of the many problem areas that Americans dread. “Fat is the number one cosmetic issue among Americans,” says Dr. Mathew Avram, Director of the Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Liposuction used to be the only option. Now there are two non-invasive treatments that are quickly becoming more popular. “They both kind of do the same thing,” says Dr. Avram, “which is injuring the fat. One’s using cooling.  One’s using heating.” The non-invasive laser suctions and cools fat. (WBZ-TV) CoolSculpting, developed by a dermatologist at MGH uses a wand to suction an area of fat, cool it down and destroy it with little to no pain. The new kid on the block, SculpSure...

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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