This 16-year-old patient with an 8-year history of psoriasis, currently being treated with topical steroids and UV light therapy, presents with a swollen lip with white crusting. View the image and check your diagnosis.
A systematic review identified 204 eligible publications from 2000 through 2017, with much of the evidence consisting of systematic reviews of observational data, consensus guidelines, case series, and case reports. Due to the paucity of high-quality evidence on management of immune-related adverse events, recommendations are based on expert consensus.
Test your knowledge on this case study from JAMA Oncology! Full text available with registration, or you can access the Clinical Challenge from your institution. Good luck!
The results, presented during the virtual ESMO Congress 2021, will substantially change the population of patients with melanoma who undergo treatment in the adjuvant setting, according to Jason J. Luke, MD: “Patients with stage IIB/C melanoma have similar rates of recurrence and melanoma specific survival to those with stage IIIA/B disease. Despite this, adjuvant anti-PD-1 […]
Dr. Kenneth Grossmann commented after presenting the results at the ASCO Annual Meeting in June: “The overall survival impact of pembrolizumab was likely influenced by effective post-relapse treatment, with standard-of-care patients receiving PD-1 blockade.” Dr. Grossmann then concluded that “single-agent anti-PD-1 antibody treatment should be a standard-of-care option for adjuvant treatment of high-risk resected melanoma,” […]
Lead author of the study, Dr. Ana Maria Arance, who presented the results over the summer at the ASCO Annual Meeting, commented: “With additional follow-up, lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab continues to show clinically meaningful, durable responses in patients with advanced melanoma with confirmed progression on a PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor given alone or in combination. These […]
From the American Red Cross to volunteering overseas, there are plenty of feel-good “enlistments” out there for the practicing or retired physician, which can help ward off boredom and burnout while adding the benefit of perhaps learning a new skill or meeting new people. Whether your goals are short-term or you’re in for the long […]
After years of increases of about 4% annually, the average doctor compensation increased just 1.5% in 2020, according to Doximity’s fourth annual Physician Compensation Report. Read about trends in physician compensation last year, cities with the largest pay increase, and the top-paying cities. If you practice in Milwaukee, congratulations!
Let’s be honest, some medical specialties are easier than others, offering better hours at higher rates of pay and with less stress. However, for every doctor whose specialty affords them time on the golf course, there are other specialties that leave physicians trapped in a spiraling cycle of unpredictable hours, bad pay, and terrible work-life […]
Only about half of doctors in America identify themselves as “millionaires.” Like the rest of us, many physicians need to invest their money to grow it and build a retirement fund. And, increasingly, doctors are following the lead of the super-rich and investing in art. One-percenters are increasingly putting their money into art, which offers […]