Research summary: Effect of confocal microscopy on diagnostic accuracy of melanoma

confocal microscopy

A very interesting and important trial has recently been published that looks at the role and value of confocal microscopy on diagnostic accuracy of melanoma.
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Research summary: Management of melanoma by GPs (SCARD)

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management of melanoma

This month our focus is on the latest publication from the SCARD database and the large team of mainly GPs who have contributed to the brilliant work in SCARD. This really is “great research” and a “great paper” and I encourage everyone to read it, and be inspired by it.
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Research review: How to treat hypertrophic scars

hypertrophic scars

This month we take a look at “hypertrophic scars” and their treatment. I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of these – thankfully, not in patients that I have operated on (and I will deal with why that is, in a future Research Review), but in others’ patients. Continue reading “Research review: How to treat hypertrophic scars”

Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects

ear defects

This month we share a simple surgical tip in the form of a research letter. I am always on the lookout for these kinds of tips, and I use them in my own practice regularly. Continue reading “Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects”

[10 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 2)

You Dermoscopy

In the second part of a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano takes us through an application he developed with colleagues, called You Dermoscopy Training – an interactive dermoscopy game. In this video, he focuses on some real patient cases evaluated in the app. Continue reading “[10 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 2)”

[3 min read] “National health priority”: The critical need for skin cancer training

skin cancer training

A new, landmark report from Melanoma Institute Australia has found that melanoma rates are rising. It estimates that without critical action, by 2030 a further 205,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma and 18,000 will die from the disease within five years of diagnosis. Continue reading “[3 min read] “National health priority”: The critical need for skin cancer training”

[9 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 1)

You Dermoscopy

In the first part of a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano takes us through an application he developed with colleagues, called You Dermoscopy Training. The app trains medical practitioners in dermoscopy via an interactive game. Continue reading “[9 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 1)”

[5 min read] Inflamed seborrheic keratosis: A great mimic of malignancy

seborrheic keratosis

Our first research commentary for 2022 is from the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, a paper from Spain, that looks at inflamed seborrheic keratoses (iSK) and how they are a great mimic of malignancy. Continue reading “[5 min read] Inflamed seborrheic keratosis: A great mimic of malignancy”

[5 min read] Impact of COVID-19 on melanoma diagnoses in Australia

covid-19

All our lives have been up-ended in so many ways by COVID-19 over these last two years. Many people have suffered significantly with regular and urgent health care delayed. Continue reading “[5 min read] Impact of COVID-19 on melanoma diagnoses in Australia”

[5 min read] Melanoma size not a reliable predictor of invasion | Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma

This month’s paper is from the SCARD database, and reports on the features of over 600 melanomas diagnosed by almost 30 GPs across Australia. Continue reading “[5 min read] Melanoma size not a reliable predictor of invasion | Prof David Wilkinson”