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  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Inverse Psoriasis

    This is a female patient who had been treated for months with antifungals and nystatin powder Q.D. by her primary care provider. The morphology of this rash is moderate erythematous patches/plaques with desquamation located under her breasts. What is your diagnosis? A. Tinea corporis B. Intertrigo C. Inverse psoriasis D. Erythrasma If you ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on August 14, 2014
  • Thermi-Tight Injectable RF

    Before non-surgical skin tightening was available, the only option to address loose skin was to surgically remove it. Thermage, a non-surgical procedure utilizing mono-polar radiofrequency, provided an option for those wanting to avoid the surgery. This is accomplished by heating the skin externally to a temperature that would stimulate collagen ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on August 13, 2014
  • It's Not Always About the Medicine

    From August 3-8, I went away to Boy Scout Camp to work as the nurse for the week. This is the first year we have been involved in the organization with my six year old son and the first year that we decided to send him away to resident camp. The mom in me decided that there was no better way to be watchful than to be on the same property as him, ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on August 12, 2014
  • Artefill: Immediate Gratification with Lasting Results

    The most common complaint patients have about tissue fillers is that they don't last long enough. Some patients don't like the idea having to return in 6-12 months to have repeated injections. ArteFill is an injectable filler that provides long-lasting wrinkle and volume correction. ArteFill differs from other tissue fillers currently available. ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on August 5, 2014
  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Tinea Corporis

    In dermatology, we discuss the importance of identifying and understanding morphology and changes in a rash. Here is a case of a rash with a sudden change in morphology after prescribing medication for her dermatosis. This geriatric patient was being treated with clobetasol cream B.I.D. for Grover disease. You see pruritic erythematous papules ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 31, 2014
  • DNP Essential: Leadership 2.0

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing published the ''The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing'' in 2006. There are eight essentials outlining the required competencies of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate. The second essential pertains to leadership and emphasizes the DNP's ability to facilitate ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on July 29, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    These photos belong to an 80-year-old female who presented to our clinic for a total body skin screening. She has a history of Basal Cell Carcinoma on her forehead that was treated with MOHS in 2011.All of these photos shown are positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Additionally, this patient has two more SCC's not shown. (Hover your ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 24, 2014
  • Acne Scars

    Acne scars may present in a variety of ways. The technical names are boxcar acne scars, ice pick acne scars, rolling acne scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars. Patients can present with a combination of these types of scars.    Treatment of acne scars also varies with the presentation of the scars. The more challenging acne scars to ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 22, 2014
  • Job Interviews & Food Allergies

    Dear Career Coach:  I am a new grad NP with celiac disease and I am unable to eat at restaurants due to potential cross-contamination that inevitably leaves me ill for a week. What suggestions do you have to handle not being able to eat at a restaurant, without coming across like a ''major diva'' as you mentioned? Dear Reader:  The ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 16, 2014
  • Summer Quandary

    After waking up from my nap, (yeah, I know, a nap!) I started thinking about going back to school next month. I have been spoiled this summer - even though I am working, I feel like I am on vacation. This summer followed the most difficult semester that I have ever been through. This past semester I took Pharmacology and Physical Assessment with a ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on July 16, 2014
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