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Derm consultation can improve diagnostic accuracy of cellulitis, decreases antibiotic use

October 24, 2014

In a randomized clinical trial, researchers found evaluation by a dermatologist can positively alter the diagnosis and treatment course for suspected cellulitis in an outpatient setting.

Out of a total of 29 patients enrolled for participation in the trial, nine were randomly assigned to continue with primary care physician management (control group) and 20 patients were randomly assigned to receive a dermatology consultation (treatment group). The study’s primary outcomes were final diagnosis, antibiotic use and need for hospitalization.

In the Journals

Cutaneous leishmaniasis incidence in Israel increased 10-fold from 2001-2012

October 23, 2014
After a 15-year period of decreased incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Israel, a recent resurgence of the disease appears to have occurred in the southern, central…

Dermatologists responsible for advancement of anti-aging injectables

October 23, 2014
Researchers have found dermatologists to be the innovators in five of five categories of anti-aging injectable treatments for the face, according to a press release from…
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Reducing the burden of Medicare's physician quality-reporting system

October 23, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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January 2012: Pediatric Dermatology

Vindico Medical Education and Pediatric Annals

Medical students rotating in a busy primary care pediatric clinic are often surprised by the volume of dermatology…
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'Magic Wand Project' for clinical dermatology research explained

April 7, 2014
DENVER — R. Rox Anderson, MD, professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Wellman…
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