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[10 min watch] Reflectance confocal microscopy in children: Applications & limits

confocal microscopy

Can reflectance confocal microscopy in children help to avoid unnecessary biopsies and improve diagnostic accuracy? In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo looks at the applications and limitations of reflectance confocal microscopy in paediatric cases.

Research summary: Latest European melanoma management guidelines

melanoma guidelines

In this month’s article we look at the latest update on melanoma management from Europe. Why? Because we are still waiting for an update on the Australian guidelines, and for those of us that do skin cancer full-time or as a specific interest, we have a responsibility to be across the latest advancements, developments, and […]

[4 min watch] Common benign lesions | Part 2

benign lesions

In this final instalment in the two-part video series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano explains how to identify the four most common benign lesions encountered in the primary care setting, with real patient examples.

[5 min read] Medical nutrition therapy for PCOS

nutrition for PCOS

Did you know that 1 in 10 Australian women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is one of the most common endocrine (hormone-related) disorders, and reportedly up to 70% of women with the condition remain undiagnosed [1]. From hormonal imbalances to metabolic changes such as increased production of insulin and androgens, many […]

[5 min read] Cutaneous symptoms of sexually transmitted infections

STIs

Despite all the advancements in modern medicine and sexual education, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a public health concern. In most cases, primary care physicians are at the diagnostic forefront. But, they have a difficult task considering that STIs are often asymptomatic.

[Podcast] Practical tips for mole removal

mole removal

Do you see patients seeking cosmetic mole removal in your practice? In this latest podcast, listen to Dr Helena Rosengren’s practical tips for performing mole removal procedures, covering patient suitability, how to conduct a preliminary lesion assessment, necessary tools and training, and more.

[9 min read] Medicinal cannabis and pregnancy

pregnancy

Medicinal cannabis use during pregnancy is a topical issue for both practitioners and patients to address. As medical cannabis prescriptions increase around the globe, the necessity to have a deeper understanding of the impact and risks of cannabinoids on fertility, pregnancy and postnatal health is of supreme importance.

[5 min read] How to manage patients with delusions of parasitosis

delusions of parasitosis

Delusions of parasitosis is a rare condition that presents as a false but fixed belief in infection by parasites, bacteria, mites, fungi, worms, or other organisms. Most delusions of parasitosis patients report dermatological symptoms. They believe they have a skin manifestation of a parasitic infection. However, the disorder is psychiatric and requires a cautious approach.

[17 min watch] Common benign lesions | Part 1

benign lesions

In this first video in a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at common benign lesions encountered in primary care and outlines their clinical and dermoscopic clues, with real patient cases.

[5 min read] How to treat dull skin in primary care

treat dull skin

When patients present with lacklustre skin that’s missing that healthy glow, there are many things doctors at the primary care level can do to help them. The options range from simple skincare advice to minimally invasive aesthetic medicine procedures.

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