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John Jesitus
John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.
Vitamin D overload concerns expressed at AAD
There's been much debate in the literature about the need for and role of vitamin D, which may encourage patients to overdo vitamin dosing, researchers said at AAD 2018 this week.
Vascular compromise
Avoiding and treating vascular compromise with hyaluronic acid (HA) injections requires understanding the subtleties of underlying facial anatomy and keeping a well-stocked arsenal of treatments for impending necrosis.
Natural resolution molluscum contagiosum infection may be best
Evidence does not support use of common treatments for molluscum contagiosum infections. Natural resolution may be best.
Ruler is better than eye for pigment measure
Physicians should measure pigmented lesion diameter with a ruler rather than estimating via landmarks or the naked eye, a study shows.
Demand for dermatologic care increases in doctor-dense markets
Although collectively dermatologists are doing more, each dermatologist may be doing less in the higher quintiles.
Hemangiomas: Heart rate response versus clinical response
A retrospective study shows that early propranolol-induced heart rate reductions fail to predict clinical response of infantile hemangiomas.
Vascular malformations need clear diagnostic criteria
ISSVA clinical classifications aren't enough to accurately identify vascular malformation subtypes, according to a recent review.
Isotretinoin may ameliorate depression symptoms
Pooled meta-analysis does not support association between isotretinoin treatment for acne and worsening of depression.
Less isotretinoin monitoring?
The lack of serious laboratory abnormalities in patients on isotretinoin suggests that reduced monitoring may suffice.
Noninvasive contour choices
Choosing technologies for noninvasive body contouring depends on what areas they are approved to treat, the local competition and — where available — the data, say experts.