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Dermatology Pocket Guide | 3rd Edition

Introducing the 3rd edition of the well-received dermatology resource, now called "Dermatology Pocket Guide" by Derm Educate.

 

This pocket card is an all-in-one dosing, workup, and management resource for the most important medications and diseases in dermatology. It compiles up-to-date data on drug dosing and disease management gathered from the foremost dermatology reference textbooks and articles. This broad and detailed information is merged and blended into a compact reference card that contains over 6000 words! This card is intended for dermatology residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and practicing dermatologists needing a pocket reference for dosing and management of both simple and complex systemic medications. The card also contains a reference-based workup and management plan for complex dermatologic presentations. A bonus section includes protocols for physical treatment modalities including ultraviolet therapy (PUVA/nbUVB), photodynamic therapy (PDT), and lasers. The above material is highly detailed & specific, yet fits onto a portable pocket card. Your card will be shipped within 1 business day and will arrive within 2-5 business days. Please send any questions or comments you may have.

 

Card Dimensions & Layout: 8.5" x 11", double sized card, folds to fit in pocket. Folded size: 3.75" x 11".

 

Please scroll below for full contents.

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Dermatology Pocket Guide | Dosing, Workup, & Management | 3rd Edition

 

The 3rd Edition has officially been released and with a fresh new name! The new Dermatology Pocket Guide has undergone its largest change and best upgrade yet!

 

Major new additions include:

  • PASI scores (70, 90, & 100) added to biologics section
  • Newer biologics added (SILIQ® & TREMFYA®)
  • Side effects of complex systemic medications organized by frequency
  • Complex systemic medications table color-coded and easier to read for faster reference
  • Erythroderma workup box added
  • Qbrexza™ (glycopyrronium) added to hyperhidrosis section
  • Tranexamic acid added to melasma section

Minor new additions include:

  • Mechanisms of complex systemic drugs elaborated
  • Retinoid indications, lab workup, side effects, and mechanisms elaborated
  • Bexarotine protocol elaborated
  • Plaquenil updated laboratory monitoring
  • New mnemonic for side effects of Vismodegib®
  • Antihistamine dosing elaborated
  • Serum free light chain assay added to monoclonal gammopathy workup
  • Causes of drug-induced pemphigus

New improvements of existing features:

  • Urticaria & angioedema workup refined & improved
  • Generalized pruritus section improved
  • Lupus section refined & improved
  • Topical corticosteroid section improved
  • Topical antiseptics improved
  • Phototherapy dosing improved
  • PDT protocol improved
  • Laser absorption spectrum improved
  • Color Coding throughout the card to make it easier to read and for faster reference

 

 

Complete contents are listed below:

 

General Dermatology:

  • Atopic dermatitis: cytokines involved, treatment ladder & management for mild to severe atopic dermatitis.
  • Acne: cytokines involved, subtypes & treatment ladder & management
  • Rosacea: subtypes & treatment ladder & management
  • Psoriasis: cytokines involved, treatment ladder for mild to severe psoriasis
  • CTCL: workup, biopsy technique & treatment ladder & protocols
  • Actinic Keratoses: monotherapy & combination therapy protocols
  • Surgery: proper surgical margins, Langer's lines diagrams, 5-year survival data for melanoma depending on Breslow thickness
  • Topical corticosteroids: most commonly used classes & formulations
  • Topical steroid sparing agents: Tacrolimus & Pimecrolimus formulations
  • Topical antibiotics for acne & rosacea, formulations & dosing
  • Antihistamine options & dosing
  • Antipruritic drugs & uses
  • Cryotherapy protocols depending on lesion treated
  • Melasma & Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation treatment options
  • Hyperhidrosis treatment options
  • Vitiligo depigmentation options

Workup Boxes:

  • Unknown Rash differential diagnosis
  • Generalized pruritus workup
  • Urticaria workup
  • Angioedema workup
  • Alopecia workup
  • Erythroderma workup & differential diagnosis
  • Pustular eruption workup & differential diagnosis
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum-like ulcers workup & differential diagnosis
  • Biopsy sites for DIF
  • Auto-immune Connective Tissue Diseases workups
  • Cutaneous vasculitis (purpura) workup
  • Urticarial vasculitis workup
  • Retiform purpura workup
  • Erythema nodosum workup
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis prognostication and treatment.

Anti-Microbials:

  • Topical antifungals: best and most commonly used formulations, listed in progressive order.
  • Systemic antifungals for tinea pedis & corporis: proper dosing, duration, and treatment outcomes
  • Systemic antifungals for onychomycosis: dosing and duration
  • Systemic antifungals for tinea capitis: dosing, duration, & selection based on organism
  • Systemic treatment options, dosing, & duration for HSV infections (labialis, genital HSV, & Zoster)
  • HSV prophylaxis
  • Verruca Vulgaris & Condyloma Accuminata most common organisms and treatment ladder
  • Molluscum contagiosum treatment ladder
  • Antiparasitic topical and systemic treatment dosing & duration
  • Systemic bacterial antibiotics most commonly used in dermatology & dosing
  • Pre-op prophylaxis dosing & timing.
  • Topical antibiotics for impetigo, wound infections, nasal MRSA eradication, pseudomonas, cutaneous MRSA, fungus, & yeast
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, their presentations, first line treatments, & second line treatments.

Dermoscopy:

  • Dermoscopy of melanoma-specific structures
  • Dermoscopy of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC)

Complex Systemic Medications: This section includes the cost, dosing, lab monitoring, side effects, interactions with other medications, mechanism, & pregnancy category of the following commonly used complex systemic medications in Dermatology:

  • Isotretinoin
  • Acitretin
  • Bexarotene
  • Prednisone
  • Methotrexate
  • Azathioprine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Thalidomide
  • Dapsone
  • Colchicine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • IVIG
  • Rituximab
  • Apremilast
  • Etanercept
  • Infliximab
  • Adalimumab
  • Ustekinumab
  • Secukinumab
  • Ixekizumab
  • Brodalumab
  • Guselkumab
  • Omalizumab
  • Dupilumab
  • Targeted Immunotherapies: Ipilimumab, Prembrolizumab, Vismodegib, costs, side effects & mechanism

Physical Modalities in Dermatology:

  • PUVA: ideal candidates, protocol, starting dose & dose escalation based on skin type, dosing of 8-methoxypsoralen, clearance schedule, maintenance schedule, adverse effects
  • nbUVB: protocol, starting dose & dose escalation based on skin type
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): protocol & adjuvant therapy
  • LASERs: the most commonly used lasers, their wavelengths, indications, & off-label uses. Also includes all the treatable chromophores, thermal relaxation times (TRT) & pulse duration required to destroy chromophores.

Drug Rash Section: The most common drug rashes and their culprit medications

  • Exanthematous
  • Urticarial
  • Fixed drug eruption
  • AGEP
  • DRESS/DIHS
  • SJS/TEN
  • Photoallergic
  • Vasculitic
  • Linear Ig-A bullous dermatosis
  • Pseudoporphyria
  • Drug-induced systemic lupus
  • Drug-induced SCLE
  • Drug-induced psoriasis
  • Drug-induced pemphigus