FALL CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY CONFERENCE

FALL CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY CONFERENCE

If you didn’t get the chance to attend all of the sessions at this year’s Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference, which took place last week in Las Vegas, see what you missed here. Recaps of the meeting’s hottest clinical sessions are below!

Changing cancer guidelines, impending audits impact dermatologic coding

Coding-related changes exerting the most impact on dermatologists involve National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline changes and increasing numbers of Medicare contractor audits, according to Brett Coldiron, M.D. » Full article

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New study shows success in treating acne with photodynamic therapy

The most exciting news regarding photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves a new study showing significant results in treating acne, says the study’s primary investigator. » Full article

Novel antiviral research targets herpes simplex, herpes zoster

Promising developments in antiviral therapies include potential vaccines and treatments for herpes simplex and herpes zoster, said Stephen K. Tyring, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference. » Full article

Recent innovations in dermatology address skin cancers, psoriasis and more

New treatments that are currently impacting the field of dermatology address diseases ranging from skin cancers to cold sores, said Mark Lebwohl, M.D., at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference. » Full article

Anatomic understanding fuels advances for filler techniques

A growing knowledge of facial anatomy is driving ongoing refinements in filler strategies and techniques, says Allan S. Wirtzer, M.D., a Sherman Oaks, Calif., dermatologist in private practice. » Full article

Polidocanol boosts leg vein treatment efficacy

Most leg vein treatments are less complex than dermatologists may think, and polidocanol makes such treatments more efficient than ever, an expert says. » Full article

Guidelines cite judicious use of antibiotic prophylaxis for derm surgery

When considering prophylactic antibiotics in dermatologic surgery, knowing what to do can be as important as knowing what not to do. » Full article

Effective surgical closures require planning, follow-up

Achieving optimal surgical closures begins long before — and ends well after — the procedure, says Roger I. Ceilley, M.D., an Iowa dermatologist in private practice and clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. » Full article

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