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What Women DON’T Want… Psoriasis

In this edition of the JDD Podcast, Dr. Adam Friedman is joined by Dr. Deirdre Hooper, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at both Louisiana State University and...


Choosing Wisely: Capitalizing on Atopic Dermatitis Clinical Trial Data for Meaningful Selection of Topical Agents

We are finally getting what we asked for: Pharma is ponying up for head to head studies to provide us with meaningful data to help make better clinical decisions. However,...


Tapping Tattoo Artists as a Unique Approach to Disseminating Photoprotection Education

Continued efforts by the dermatology community to educate the public on both photoprotective measures and early skin cancer detection through surveillance has made a significant impact but the battle is...


Picking on Pruritus as a Problematic Clinical Biomarker in Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases

Pruritus is the worst – plain and simple. However we have only just scratched the surface with respect to why it happens in a multitude of clinical scenarios and what...


Don’t Go Zero to TEN: Identifying Gaps that Lead to Drug Re-exposure in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

We’ve all been there – that dreaded middle of the night page/call from the ER. Three simple words that send us spinning: “Rule out TEN.” Have no fear though, because...


Picking up on Prescribing Patterns for Psoriasis: A Real Deal Assessment

We (and our patients) are fortunate to live during a time when we have many safe and effective options to treat a chronic inflammatory skin disease such as Psoriasis. We...


Capturing Consensus and Cutting Out misConceptions regarding the Aesthetic Skin of Color Consumer

Who knows what’s best/worst for facial aesthetics in the skin of color patient? No really who? Because there is a great deal of folklore and ballyhoo related to what one...


Nailing Down Internet Based Information on Onychomycosis

Let’s face it, we have a formidable competitor nowadays, challenging our diagnoses and treatment algorithms on a daily basis. You know him/her/it well as Dr. W.E. Google (interpreted as Worst...


Going On, Not Off, the Reservation: Identifying Gaps in Sun Protection Perceptions and Use in Native Americans

Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. We hear that evidenced-based media-friendly line often nowadays to highlight the importance of sun protection in all skin types. But are we really getting that message...


To Treat or Not To Treat: Systemic Therapy Considerations for Psoriasis in the Setting of Malignancy

I’m a biologic girl in a biologic world…or so I think myself and never say out loud when reviewing therapeutic options for moderate to severe psoriasis. We are so fortunate...


Addicted to Innovation: Low Dose Naltrexone for LPP

In this month's JDD Podcast "Ask the Investigator," host Dr. Adam Friedman speaks with the trichology titan Dr. Jerry Shapiro, Professor of Dermatology at the NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC, on his recent cutting edge study published in the November edition of the JDD entitled "Novel Treatment Using Low-Dose Naltrexone for Lichen Planopilaris." Who, what, why how?? Exactly. Tune in to get your data fix and to inhale practical pearls from the master on this recalcitrant, scarring...


Benign But Boy Are They Bothersome: An Evidenced Based Overview of the Life and Death of the Seborrheic Keratosis

In this bonus edition of the JDD podcast, host Dr. Adam Friedman, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Residency Program Director at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, discusses in detail the ins and outs of the most common benign cutaneous neoplasm, the seborrheic keratosis. Clinical presentations, diagnostic approaches, pearls, and potential pitfalls, and a tornado of mostly off label treatment approaches - ya we got you. For the latest and greatest on managing these...


Beating down benign and bothersome bumps: Practical on and off label approaches to treatment seborrheic keratoses

SKs are not OK, said practically all of our patients. Seborrheic keratoses drive a plethora of patients into our offices for one reason or another, and even when reassured that they are harmless, a good percentage of these patients dont want to stop there. Until the recent FDA approval of 40% hydrogen peroxide for the treatment of these goobers, all treatment modalities were anecdotal in most cases, each with varying set backs especially in darker skin types. In this podcast, JDD podcast...


Do the ads add up? Discordance between psoriasis patient concerns and how they are played out on TV

In this edition of the JDD Podcast "Ask the Investigator," host Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor of Dermatology at the GW School of Medicine, is joined by renaissance academic dermatologist Dr. Alexa Kimball, Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, to discuss her recent study comparing what factors are emphasized in commercials for psoriasis treatments and what actually brings that patient to your clinic seeking help. "Do you always believe what you see on TV?" asked all of our...


No Sweat, Radio: Procedural Innovation in the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis with Radiofrequency Microneedling

In this edition of the JDD Podcast, host Dr. Adam Friedman is joined by internationally recognized procedural dermatologist Dr. Suneel Chilukuri, Director of Cosmetic Surgery at Refresh Dermatology in Houston Texas, to discuss his cutting edge multicenter study published in the July 2018 JDD entitled "Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment Using High Intensity Focused Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling." What is it, why do it, does it work, it is worth it.... Don’t break a sweat, Dr....


All About the Benjamins....or Not? Resident Training in Medical Coding and Billing

Join JDD podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman from the GW SMHS and his guest, Supportive Oncodermatology guru Dr. Beth McLellan, assistant professor of dermatology at the Unified Division of Dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as they discuss her most recent study auditing resident training in medical billing. Good news, it actually exists but there is always room for improvement. Want to learn about the available coding resources and what others are doing to prepare the future...


How Do You Celebrate the Birthday Suit: Variations in Skin Cancer Screening Practices Among Dermatologist

In this edition of the JDD podcast "Ask the Investigator," host Dr. Adam Friedman from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is joined by Dr. Evan Rieder, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and one of the few dermatologists double board certified in dermatology and psychiatry in the U.S., to discuss his recent study entitled "Dermatologist Practices During Total Body Skin Examinations: A Survey Study." Do we all do it the same? Are we all checking every...


Fret the Sweat: The Profound Impact and Under Recognition of Hyperhidrosis

In this edition of the JDD podcast "Ask the Investigator," host Dr. Adam Friedman from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is joined by internationally acclaimed hyperhidrosis expert and co-founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society Dr. David Pariser to discuss his recent study entitled: "Understanding Patient Experience With Hyperhidrosis: A National Survey of 1,985 Patients" in the April 2018 edition of the JDD. Get inside the head of a hyperhidrosis sufferer to better...


Sifting Signal from Noise: A Practical Review of Systemic Therapies for Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

Join JDD Podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman from the GW SMHS and clinical trials guru Dr. Linda Stein Gold as they discuss the latest data on and practical experience with systemic agents for moderate to severe psoriasis. How do they use them? Label vs off-label? Clinical considerations? Do I ask too many questions? Don't answer. Make sure to tune in to get the goods.


Trending Now: Shifts and Gaps in Atopic Dermatitis Management by Derm and Non-Derm Physicians

Back by popular demand, Dr. Steven Feldman, Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Public Health joins host Dr. Adam Friedman from GW School of Medicine to review his recent database dive entitled "Trends in Atopic Dermatitis Management: Comparison of 1990-1997 to 2003-2012." What new trends, both good and bad, have emerged? What can we expect and hope for the future of AD care? What tricks of the trade do these two employ when utilizing systemic immunosuppressants? Itching for answers?...