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[5 min watch] Dermoscopy of basal cell carcinoma

basal cell carcinoma

In his latest skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at the most common non-melanoma skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and explains how to identify and differentiate BCCs with dermoscopy.

[6 min read] How to manage acne patients in primary care


Acne is one of the most common chronic dermatological disorders. It affects around 15 per cent of adolescents and adults older than 12. So, it is not a surprise that primary care practitioners are often in the position to diagnose and treat acne.

Research summary: Nutrition in the onset and progression of COPD


Nutrition research review: Nutrition as a modifiable factor in the onset and progression of pulmonary function impairment in COPD: a systematic review.

[5 min read] Nausea and medicinal cannabis

medicinal cannabis

When considering the potential therapeutic benefits and potential side effects of CBD oil, a common question is can CBD oil cause nausea – or will it help manage it?

Research summary: Guidelines for managing Spitz naevi

Spitz naevi

This month we revisit the important topic of Spitz naevi. I had reason to review the guidelines recently, because of a case I saw in my clinic. Since we don’t see these cases so often, I think it is useful to remind ourselves of the management protocol.

Research summary: Dermoscopy of juvenile xanthogranuloma in children


Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is the most common non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the skin. It typically presents with solitary or multiple yellowish papules/nodules that tend to self-resolve over time. As JXG often has a sudden appearance and it mimics several melanocytic and non-melanocytic tumours, it is really important to learn how to diagnose it.

[Podcast] Dermal fillers in primary care

dermal fillers

In this latest podcast, listen to Dr Helena Rosengren’s expert advice for delivering dermal fillers in primary care, including how to get started, which concerns can be treated, and how to handle adverse events and other challenges when starting out.

[8 min watch] Alternatives to lidocaine as a local anaesthetic

local anaesthetic

What local anaesthetic is suitable for skin cancer surgery procedures in the primary care setting? In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker looks at recent studies into local anaesthesia alternatives to lidocaine.

[9 min watch] Dermoscopy of pyogenic granuloma

pyogenic granuloma

In this short video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo discusses the dermoscopic characteristics of pyogenic granuloma (small, raised, and red bumps on the skin, predominantly on the faces of children), including real patient examples.

[5 min read] Managing breast problems in primary care

breast problems

Breast problems are a common reason for women to attend their general practitioner. These problems can cause significant anxiety, primarily because breast cancer is the most common malignancy in the population, affecting nearly one in eight women. Some of the most common presentations are breast lumps, mastalgia (pain in the breast), nipple problems and skin […]