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JDD July 2023 Issue Highlights | Special Focus: Bridging The Gap in Dermatology

Check out this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk:

Assessing Implicit Bias in Dermatology analyses the results of a survey conducted with 220 dermatologists to determine the necessity for enhanced training and resources in order to support the increasingly diverse population.

Modified Fitzpatrick Scale-Skin Color and Reactivity presents a new system that can help dermatologists decide on which treatments to offer patients based on their skin classification.

Diagnosis of Skin Disease in Moderately to Highly Pigmented Skin by Artificial Intelligence explores the significance of integrating AI into frontline skin condition screening to reduce the time required for accurate diagnoses.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among US Academic Dermatology Leadership and Its Influence on Resident Diversity examines the current composition of academic dermatology leadership, questioning whether it adequately reflects the needs of students and patients.

Racial and Ethnic Variations in Skin Barrier Properties and Cultural Practices in Skin of Color Newborns, Infants, and Children speaks to theevidence of starting skincare early in life and understanding cultural differences in everyday skincare practices for SOC.

In A Review on the Use of Topical Ruxolitinib for the Treatment of Vitiligoresearchers report on the adverse reactions and side effects of this treatment.

Efficacy, Convenience, and Safety of Calcipotriene-Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream in Skin of Color Patients With Plaque Psoriasis highlights the impact and additional research that is required to treat patients suffering from this condition.

Skin of Color Sun Protection: Reddit Analysis Reveals Perceptions, Preferences, Unmet Needs, and Knowledge Gaps reveals the need for a dermatologist to educate their patients on proper use and types based on their skin type.

Exploration of Skin of Color Dermatology Content on YouTube uncovers the need for more board-certified dermatologists to create professional, medical, and educational content.

In Erythrodermic Bullous Pemphigoid in Skin of Color Treated With Dupilumabthe authors present positive findings of this treatment.

Leukemia Cutis in Skin of Color discusses how to best diagnose this condition as it presents differently on darker skin types.

Poroma in a Patient With Fitzpatrick Type V Skin speaks to possible late diagnosis due to the lack of representation in present literature.

Racial Disparities in the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Analysis of Data From the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey speaks to the structural barriers that lead to increased disparity for SOC patients.

In Cutaneous Sarcoidosis in Skin of Color, medical professionals present several different manifestations of this skin condition.

TikTok and Black Skin: Is This a Missed Opportunity for Dermatologists? discusses the need for more educational posts to be created by board-certified medical professionals.

Dermatologist Practical Guide to Encouraging Photoprotection in Skin of Color Patients offers 5 tips to encourage empathy with darker-skinned patients’ struggles in finding suitable sunscreens and how to encourage continued use.

Minimizing Bias in Alopecia Diagnosis in Skin of Color Patients highlights the challenges and disparities that exist in diagnosis of alopecia in Black patients.

Women of Childbearing Age With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Frequently Prescribed Medications With Pregnancy Risk urges dermatologists and non-dermatologists to continue to facilitate conversations about potential pregnancy risk when prescribing medications.

Barriers to Dermatologic Care and Use of Internet Sources in Hidradenitis Suppurativa focuses on the need to increase timely access to dermatologic care for those with HS and improve evidence-based content on online HS sources.

The research presented in Rising Interest in Sunscreen for Skin of Color: An Analysis of Google Trends reflects an important shift in sunscreen interest in communities of color.

From the Community to Capitol Hill speaks to the benefits of how telemedicine benefits underserved populations.

Racial Disparities in Primary Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Psoriasis Patients presents findings that aim to bridge the gap in the types of initial treatments for Black patients.

Nitric Oxide as a Promising Antiviral Agent: What Dermatologists Should kNOw suggests that these types of therapies should be further developed, tested, and explored in viral infections.

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