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Psoriasis research gaps offer intriguing opportunities for future studies

February 28, 2014

There has been significant progress in psoriasis research in the past 20 years, but there is still much we can learn about this complex disease. Alan Menter, MD, takes a look at some highlights from the January 2014 JAAD article, “Research gaps in psoriasis: Opportunities for future studies,” which is a comprehensive review of the most important gaps in research.

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AAD election town hall

 

ICD-10 testing week

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Virtual town hall lets members ask questions of the 2014 AAD election candidates
By Lisa A. Garner, MD

The Academy is offering members a new way to get to know the candidates for the 2014 AAD election via a virtual town hall. Dr. Garner shows you how to use the town hall to ask questions of the candidates and view their responses online.

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Countdown to Oct. 1: Register now for ICD-10 testing week, March 3-7
By Mark D. Kaufmann, MD

On Oct. 1, all practices will need to start reporting patient diagnoses on claims using the ICD-10-CM coding standard. To prepare for the transition, Dr. Kaufmann takes a look at how your practice can register to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing week.

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Atopic dermatitis

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Submit comments on final section of AD guidelines covering prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive approaches
By Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

Dr. Eichenfield requests your feedback for part four, the final section in this comprehensive atopic dermatitis (AD) update. It covers information related to the management and control of AD flares using topical modalities, the utility and timing of allergen testing and avoidance, and the use of adjunctive therapies and approaches.

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How do recent changes to the EHR donation program affect practices seeking to adopt EHRs?

As of Jan. 1, 2014, pathology labs can no longer donate EHR software to physicians. Learn more about why this is now prohibited and how this change affects your practice.

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JAAD image of the month: Nodular lesion in a renal transplant recipient

 

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In this image of the month, JAAD takes a look at a nodular lesion in a renal transplant recipient. Test your knowledge by taking the JAAD quiz about this clinical image. This is a non-CME activity.



 

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