Search Tag: dermatology

Executive Health Management

Raising Patient Confidence Vital During Skin Cancer Screening

2016 16 May

There are two simple issues that dermatologists need to consider when conducting full-body skin cancer examinations: respect the patient’s preference for the observing physician’s gender, and how or if they wish their genitals examined. These conclusions result from research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and published... Read more

Executive Health Management

Anxious Patients May Prefer To Receive Biopsy Results By Phone

2015 07 Apr

Physicians are taught to deliver the results of patients’ biopsies in person, but a survey of patients at three US melanoma clinics indicates that many patients prefer an expedient phone call to the longer wait associated with a face-to-face follow-up visit. “We thought they would want it to be in person or by email, but it turned out that the phone... Read more

IT Management

Smartphone Tools Promote Sun Safety, Monitor Moles

2015 28 Jan

Two articles published online by JAMA Dermatology address the use of mobile technology applications in skin cancer prevention and skin care. The first reports on the results of two studies of the Solar Cell app for promoting sun safety, while the second discusses how teledermatology can assist patients and physicians in the short-term monitoring of atypical... Read more

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