What were dermatologists watching from Skin & Allergy News in 2011? Here's the top five countdown.
5. New Drugs Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer: Dr. Lynn Schuchter puts the studies, which were presented at the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, in perspective and offers advice to physicians.
4. Laviv May Offer Longer-Term Acne Scarring Tx: Azficel-T, an autologous cellular product, produced significant improvement in acne scarring, compared with placebo, according to study results reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Laviv was approved by the FDA earlier this year for treating wrinkles. We interviewed Dr. Girish Munavalli, a study investigator, at the meeting.
3. How to ID and Treat Fire Ant Bites: Dr. Ronald Rapini offered advice on recognizing and treating fire ant bites at the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy meeting in New York.
2. Eczema and Food Allergies Often Go Hand and Hand: Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield talked about atopic dermatitis, food allergies, and national guidelines at the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy meeting in New York.
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1. Gel Nail Polish: The Painted Truth: Dr. Richard K. Scher discussed the dangers of gel nail polish, and also gave tips to share with patients on how to have a safe experience at the nail salon at the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy meeting in New York.