In the last months of 2018, the American Academy of Dermatology completed a review of their treatment guidelines for several types of melanoma, such as primary cutaneous melanoma. The review prompted a general update to the guidelines in question, and it’s important that any practicing, clinical dermatologists and any at-risk individuals keep themselves up to date on the new information.
The first founding of their review is that surgery and the physical removal of afflicted tissue is to be the first response for primary cutaneous melanoma, regardless of thickness and size of the afflicted area. It’s advised that circumference of the incision should be between one and two centimeters wider than the tumor, but that it may be smaller if the situation necessitates when dealing with primary cutaneous melanoma.
When dealing with melanoma in situ, a condition in which cancer cells only afflict the top layer of skin (also known as stage 0 melanoma or pre cancer), surgical excision is still the first treatment that should be used to solve the disorder. More narrow excision is recommended, with a wide excision of 0.5 to 1.0 centimeters around the cancerous tissue. Melanoma in situ should also be examined via the micrographic surgery debulking specimen, to appropriately stage cancer development and predict potential growths.
Before excising the tumor, it’s advised that a doctor should perform a biopsy of the lymph nodes; ideally, immediately beforehand in the same operative setting.
In his long career as CEO of Treasure Coast MD of Dermatology, Tim Ioannides has treated conditions such as melanoma many times. He has diligently served his patients in curing disorders ranging from cosmetic to life threatening, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for the remainder of his life. Refer to This Article for additional information.
Tim Ioannides also plays an important role in educating future dermatologists in dermatologic surgery and reconstructive surgery as a Voluntary Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
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We all have heard stories about acne or skin irritations. For some, it can be mistaken for other medical conditions and, at times, be prescribed medication that is unnecessary and ineffective. Today, we look at an article titled “Top 10 Dermatology Stories of 2018.”
Dated December 19th of 2018, the compiled stories are from Dermatology Times. The first slide of the article discourages using antibiotics as a treatment for acne. A brief description of history states that acne was once considered as “an infectious disease”. The next slide of the article talks about the condition called Pityrosporum folliculitis. In line with the previous slide, it indicates this condition is sometimes prescribed antibiotics but that it may make the “condition worst”. Melasma is a skin condition that brown to grey-brown patches, normally in the face. This slide talks about Melasma and its treatment options today. In the next slide, it talks briefly about the update of guidelines” that the American Academy of Dermatology has published regarding Melanoma. Being half-way through the slideshow, we reach slide number five. This slide talks about Frontal fibrosing alopecia and how the condition is more apparent today.
The articles adds a little tech in slide number 6 by introducing “the top seven mobile apps in dermatology”. These apps are patient driven and cater to dermatology patients. On the next slide, it talks about scarring due to acne. It gives recommendations on treatments for acne scarring. Slide number eight talks about all things cosmetics. It refers to skin issues relating to skin-care products for patients who have skin diseases. Here we are at slide number nine. This slide talks about atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a condition where the skin is red and itchy. It is said to be chronic with flare-ups that occur periodically. This slide talks about studies regarding this condition. Our final slide, slide number ten, talks about hormonal acne and the medication spironolactone. It briefly describes the “ideal candidates” for this medication.
These are the “Top 10 Dermatology Stories of 2018” according to Dermatology Times. In any case, whether a patient is experiencing simple acne or more severe skin conditions, it is best to seek a professional dermatologist such as Florida-based dermatologist Dr. Tim Ioannides of Treasure Coast Dermatology. Dr. Ioannides is a medical doctor who received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, serving his community for over fifteen years.
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