We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
In This Issue of JAMA Dermatology |

Highlights FREE

JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(2):125. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3233.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Online consumer review websites are designed to facilitate instantaneous and public communication among patients, providing elaborate and timely data for dermatologists to garner insight into their patients’ experiences. Using the search functions on Yelp and ZocDoc, Smith and Lipoff qualitatively analyzed patient-generated reviews, revealing consistent physician-specific and practice-specific themes across both platforms. These consumer ratings websites offer dermatologists rapid, low-cost, and efficient means to review data and derive actionable insights on subjective patient perspectives that may guide improvements in care. Patients noted relying on review websites to select dermatology practices.

As insurance formularies become increasingly restrictive and more patients are covered with high-deductible plans, many patients are forced to pay high retail prices to obtain their medications. In this survey of 4 national chain pharmacies, Rosenberg and Rosenberg report that prices of surveyed brand-name dermatologic drugs rapidly increased between 2009 and 2015. Most price increases occurred after 2011. The cost of selected generic dermatologic drugs increased a mean of 290% during the study period. Percentage increases for many medications greatly outpaced inflation, national health expenditure growth, and increases in reimbursements for physician services.

Immune dysfunction and therapy-related immunosuppression can inhibit cancer-related immune surveillance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. For patients with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), data are limited on the effects of drug-induced immunosuppression on the risk of additional NMSC. In this retrospective cohort study, Scott et al demonstrate that methotrexate use is associated with an increased risk of a second NMSC. Use of anti–tumor necrosis factor agents with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of a second NMSC.

Melanoma is a treatable cancer and has a high survival rate if detected in its early stages. Patients can be trained in skin self-examination (SSE), and melanomas detected during SSE are more likely to have favorable outcomes. In-person training of patients with partners results in significantly more SSEs. In this randomized clinical trial, Hultgren et al demonstrate that training of patients and partners in early-detection SSE benefited some more than others. Pairs with low relationship quality may have received the greatest benefits because they were given an activity to perform together.





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.