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How Confident Should We Be?

| August 1, 2015

Dear Editor: Winkelmann et al[1] presented evidence on the usefulness of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis (MelaFind®; MELA Sciences, Inc.) as an aid in evaluating pigmented lesions (PLs) that have one or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma in community-based practice.[2–4] Among 137 lesions selected for biopsy, all 21 lesions with a negative test […]

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The ABCDEF Rule: Combining the “ABCDE Rule” and the “Ugly Duckling Sign” in an Effort to Improve Patient Self-Screening Examinations

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

J. Daniel Jensen MD; Boni E. Elewski MD Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama To the editor: Regular self-skin examinations by patients have been shown to decrease the depth of melanomas at the time of diagnosis and facilitate a lower risk of melanoma when coupled with regular visits with a physician.[1] […]

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Papular Scars: An Addition to the Acne Scar Classification Scheme

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stephanie D. Gan, MD; Emmy M. Graber, MD, MBA To the editor: Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting more than 90 percent of adolescents.[1] The severity of acne in adolescents increases with advancing maturity through the teenage years.[2] Although the prevalence and severity of acne scarring in the population is not […]

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Letter to the Editor: Oral Isotretinoin

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: In the article titled, “Face to Face with Oral Isotretinoin,” in the November 2012 issue of JCAD, James Q. Del Rosso examined why some patients need repeated courses. I would like to offer my input on the matter.

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Letter to the Editor: Actinic Keratoses and Dermabrasion

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: A recently published “comprehensive update” of therapies directed toward actinic keratoses (AKs)[1] does, in its final sentence, mention “dermabrasion has been demonstrated to provide long-term (5-year) clearance of AKs in a small, retrospective study.”[2]

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