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Engaging conversations with authors of articles from the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. JCMS is the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Engaging conversations with authors of articles from the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. JCMS is the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Engaging conversations with authors of articles from the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. JCMS is the peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Language:

English

Contact:

613-738-1748


Episodes

Dr Ron Vender -- Lessons From the first Wave of the Pandemic: Skin features of COVID-19

4/27/2021
"Dermatology was at the forefront of recognizing this new disease that has changed our lives. And again we've learned that the skin is really the window to what is going on inside." Dr. Ron Vender joins Dr Kirk Barber on the JCMS Author Interviews Podcast to discuss a very topical COVID-19 related article he co-authored, from the March-April 2021 issue of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: "Lessons From the first Wave of the Pandemic: Skin features of COVID-19 can be Divided...

Duration:00:52:03

Cutaneous Side Effects from Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors w/ Dr Ivan Litvonov

4/6/2021
"More and more we're seeing different cancers, not just melanoma, being treated with immunotherapy. The side effects are very prevalent for these treatments and the skin side effects are the most common." Dr. Ivan Litvonov joins Dr Kirk Barber to discusses his article studying this issue and proposes a grading system to guide management of cutaneous manifestations based on the percent body surface area involved. Kirk notes that this is a very interesting discussion and "the kind of article...

Duration:01:27:06

Evaluating Cure Rates of Minimally Invasive Cutaneous Carcinomas with Curettage-Cryosurgery Compared to Curettage-Electrodesiccation

3/30/2021
Basal and squamous cell carcinomas represent the most common cancers in North America. Their management is an important issue and the focus of an article by Dr Marie-Michèle Blouin, in the Nov/Dec issue of JCMS. She joins Dr Kirk Barber for a fascinating discussion about her article, a study that Kirk believes could change and improve the way dermatologists manage basal cell carcinomas, driven by a desire to have a better cosmetic result. Dr Marie-Michèle Blouin is a Dermato-Oncologist and...

Duration:00:26:26

Vaccines, COVID-19 and the Safe Use of Biologics in treating Psoriasis w/ Dr Patrick Fleming

3/23/2021
"Theoretically you would not want to give the vaccine within two weeks of having an injection of a biologic, but that's more of a theoretical risk. I think the risk of getting COVID is far greater." Dr Patrick Fleming joins Kirk to discuss the very topical article he co-authored from the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 and the Use of Biologics in Patients With Psoriasis." Dr. Fleming is an Associate...

Duration:00:15:50

Telehealth Goes Viral - JCMS Editors Choice

3/16/2021
Before COVID-19 hit, telehealth was breaking some ground, but it really took off with the pandemic and is becoming increasingly important part of dermatological practices. Telehealth brings both challenges and advantages for Dermatologists. To explore how to work telehealth to your advantage, Dr Kirk Barber talks with three experts in this field; Dr. Harvey Lui is Professor of Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Dr Regine Mydlarski is Associate Professor of Dermatology at the...

Duration:00:20:45

Dr Vincent Richer - Preventing Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in Laser Treatments

3/8/2021
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), when the skin becomes discolored or darkened, is a common consequence for people of color receiving laser treatments. It's a major challenge for Dermatologists and one with no clear solutions. Dr Vincent Richer of Pacific Derm in Vancouver, joins Kirk to discuss the article he co-authored with Dr. Ian Wong in the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, "Prophylaxis of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation From Energy-Based...

Duration:00:35:37

Treating Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis with Dupilumab w/ Dr Jensen Yeung

1/14/2021
"When I was starting to use Dupilumab in my patients, I thought they were getting more positive results than what I would have expected. When I was seeing patients three or four months after being on treatment they were ecstatic, the were like 'Wow, this is really life changing.'" Dr Jensen Yeung returns to the JCMS Author Interviews podcast to talk to Kirk Barber about his article, "Short-Term Evaluation of the Real-World Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab for the Treatment of...

Duration:00:42:31

COVID-19 Vaccines and Derm Patients

12/17/2020
"There really is no safety risk with any non-live vaccine to our patients on biologics. And the vast majority of studies state that the efficacy of vaccines is maintained for patients on biologic therapy." In a timely interview, Dr Mark Kirchhoff joins JCMS Editor in Chief Kirk Barber to discuss the impact of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines on Dermatology patients, including a look at what vaccines are approved or will be approved in the near future, what immunotherapies are used in...

Duration:00:36:51

Chief Mike Sack -- Attacks on the Mi'kmaq Lobster Fishery

10/22/2020
Racially motivated attacks on the Mi'kmaq lobster fishers in Nova Scotia have cost them over $1 million in lost catch and damaged equipment and boats. Despite only taking in about 1% of the lobster catch in Nova Scotia, and working within their treaty rights to fish in their territory outside the commercial season, rights that have been upheld by the Supreme Court, Mi'kmaq fishers have had their traps cut, vehicles torched and warehouses set on fire. Non-indigenous commercial fishing...

Duration:00:21:14

Common Atopic Dermatitis Rating Scales: A Practical Approach

10/21/2020
Severity measurement scales for atopic dermatitis are important in clinical trials as objective outcome measures and they are often required for government and private insurance plans. These scales are sometimes underused by clinicians for a number of reasons, including time constraints and lack familiarity. Dr Patrick Fleming joins Dr Kirk Barber, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, to talk about his article in the July/August edition of the Journal, reviewing...

Duration:00:12:38

Managing Plaque Psoriasis with Biologics in Women of Childbearing Potential

10/15/2020
In this special edition of JCMS Author Interviews, Kirk Barber, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery talks with Dr Jensen Yeung, about his article, "Management of Plaque Psoriasis with Biologics in Women of Childbearing Potential," in the special July/August supplement edition of JCMS. With women making up fifty percent of Psoriasis patients, what does published data reveal about the safety of treating pregnant and breastfeeding women with biologics? Listen and...

Duration:00:42:41

Treating PRP with Biologics - With Dr Patrick Fleming

10/8/2020
"A lot of us have had patients with PRP who went on a biologic and they cleared quite rapidly and were very happy afterwards." Dr Patrick Fleming joins Kirk Barber, JCMS editor-in-chief, to discuss his article in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of the journal, titled: “Use of Biologics in Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Refractory to First-Line Systemic Therapy: A Systematic Review.“ Dr Patrick Fleming talks about how there has been an increasing number of studies reporting the successful use of...

Duration:00:14:59

Skin Manifestations in Pediatric Patients Treated With a TNF-Alpha Inhibitor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

9/16/2020
Dr Catherine McCuaig joins Dr Kirk Barber, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, for a fascinating discussion about her article in the July/August edition of the Journal. It is a retrospective single-centre study of children with IBD under anti-TNF treatment between 2013 and 2016. Forty patients with CSE related to anti-TNF were referred to Dr McCuaig's pediatric dermatology clinic. A control group was randomly selected from patients receiving anti-TNF for IBD,...

Duration:00:15:15

Dermatologic Training and Practice in Canada: An In-Depth Review

9/10/2020
Dr Regine Mydlarski joins Kirk Barber, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine, for a fascinating snapshot of what Canadian Dermatology looks like today and what changes need to be made to meet the evolving needs of patients across Canada. As Chair of the Dermatology Working Group at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr Mydlarski led a comprehensive and objective analysis of the state of dermatology in Canada. This resulted in two articles in the JCMS, one...

Duration:00:17:41

Implementing a "Skin Patient Charter of Rights” with Dr Harvey Lui

6/11/2020
"They want to live without the fear of discrimination due to the appearance of their skin. In the context of June 2020 and Black Lives Matter and racism, this seems to be a very timely thing the patients have brought up." Dr Harvey Lui is JCMS Editor-in-Chief Dr Kirk Barber's guest on this edition of JCMS Author Interviews. They discuss Dr Lui's article, "Developing a Patient Charter for People Living With Conditions, Diseases, or Traumas Involving the Skin" in the March/April edition of...

Duration:00:29:14

Why Empathy Helps Improve Patient Medication Adherence with Dr Steven Feldman

5/6/2020
Dr Steven Feldman is JCMS Editor-in-Chief Dr Kirk Barber's guest on this latest edition of JCMS Author Interviews. The two have an in-depth conversation about the importance of empathy, or the appearance of empathy by doctors, as a means of getting patients to do a better job of treating themselves or their families. This conversation is based on the Article “Assessing the Effect of Clinical Trial Evidence and Anecdote on Caregivers’ Willingness to use Corticosteroids: A Randomized...

Duration:00:30:21

The Global Burden of Skin Disease Study: Key Findings for Canadian Dermatologists

3/23/2020
Dr. Kirk Barber interviews Dr. Aaron Drucker, one of the authors of "Canadian burden of skin disease from 1990 to 2017: Results from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study," in the March-April edition of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Kirk and Aaron discuss some of the most important discoveries in the data found in the study and why it is a treasure trove for research and for putting together grant proposals. Accurate and up-to-date data on disease burden at the population...

Duration:00:29:16

Don't Scratch that Itch: Emerging Treatments and Novel Pathways in Pruritus

1/23/2020
Dr. Catherine Besner-Morin talks with JCMS editor-in-chief Dr. Kirk Barber about the article on treating itch that she co-authored in the September-October 2019 issue of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Itch treatment is a major challenge in the dermatologist’s practice. We encounter patients suffering from pruritus on a regular basis, and often lack diverse treatment options to adequately respond to the patients’ needs. Dr. Besner-Morin discusses the novel pathways have been...

Duration:00:38:19

Treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Induced Rash and Mucositis With Cyclosporine

1/10/2020
Dr. Michele Ramien talks with JCMS editor-in-chief Dr. Kirk Barber about the article she co-authored in the Nov-Dec 2019 issue of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. In their conversation, Michele describes to Kirk the potential efficacy of cyclosporine A in the treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis, also known as MIRM. MIRM is a relatively newly recognized clinical entity that typically presents with predominant mucositis accompanied by variable cutaneous...

Duration:00:24:09