[8 min read] Decline in GP income calls for skills upgrade

income

There has been a decline in the average hourly income for general practitioners as other specialists see a healthy rise in theirs, highlighting the need for GPs to diversify their skills and seek a field of subspecialisation. Continue reading “[8 min read] Decline in GP income calls for skills upgrade”

[8 min read] The role of skin cancer nurses in screening patients

skin cancer nurse

Skin cancer nurses play a vital role in the management and education of their patients, and advanced nursing has been found to correlate with high patient satisfaction (Wong and Chung 2006). Many skin cancer nurses also assess skin lesions at follow-up visits but have not progressed to a primary screening role. A study tested whether a skin cancer nurse’s understanding and powers of discrimination would make it safe for her to screen out patients whose lesions were definitely benign. Continue reading “[8 min read] The role of skin cancer nurses in screening patients”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 May]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Tracey Zeelie. We don’t have a history or clinical picture.

What is your opinion on this dermoscopy image? If you would biopsy, what technique would you use?

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[3 min read] Risk of recurrence in patients with high-risk, localised melanoma

melanoma

This month’s research article is from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. The authors consider the important question: what is the risk of melanoma recurrences among patients with a high-risk, localised melanoma? Continue reading “[3 min read] Risk of recurrence in patients with high-risk, localised melanoma”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 May]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Renuka Ranasinghe. An elderly male presented for a skin check for benign seb k’s noticed by his wife. 

The below shown pigmented lesion was noted – what do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures? How would you biopsy this lesion?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 April]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case. A 57-year-old woman who had noticed the depigmented lesion on her arm for some months. Patient thought she may have had a BCC three years before, but was unsure of site and size.

What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures? How would you biopsy this lesion?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [8 April]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Risto Cvetkovic. Have a look at the clinical and dermoscopy images.

What is your differential and what would you do next? What approach do you take here? Biopsy? If so, how?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [1 April]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr David Stewart. There is no history, but that is often our reality.

What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopy pictures here? What approach do you take here? Biopsy? If so, how?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [25 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. No clinical image or history.

What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case. No clinical image or history.

What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?

Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 March]”