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Schaumbur, ILL. (October 29, 2013)-

“The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today released its list of specific treatments and procedures related to skin health and care that are not always necessary.  The Academy developed its list as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to help patients talk with their doctors and medical tests and treatments that may be unnecessary to effectively care for their condition. ”

Dermatologists made the following recommendations:

1. Don’t prescribe oral antifungal therapy for suspected nail fungus without confirmation of a fungal infection.

2. Don’t perform sentinel lymph node biopsy or other diagnostic tests for the evaluation of early, thin melanoma because they do not improve survival.

3. Don’t treat uncomplicated, non-melanoma skin cancer less than one centimeter in size on the trunk and extremities with Mohs micrographic surgery.

4. Don’t use oral antibiotics for treament of atopic dermatitis unless there is clinical evidence of infection.

5. Don’t routinely use topical antibiotics on a surgical wound.

To read the details of these recommendations, please see http://www.aad.org/education/choosing-wisely

MAPS Lab offers a variety of special stains and Immuno’s to enable the most accurate diagnosis.  In order to get a patient started on an oral anti-medication, a PAS stain can be done over night at MAPS.   A fungal culture can take up to a month in the office setting thus postponing a patient’s treatment.

IAD Fall Meeting

Just a reminder that the Indiana Academy of Dermatology Fall Meeting is quickly approaching.  The meeting is being held on Friday, October 29th.  Access the IAD website at www.indianaderm.com/ 

MAPS specializes in dermatopathology for dermatologists and other specialists.  Our Board Certified Dermatologists/Dermatopathologists are available to consult on any case of your choosing.

Walk To Cure Psoriasis

Walk to Cure PsoriasisThe inaugural Indianapolis event Walk to Cure Psoriasis will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Wood Plaza on the IUPUI campus.  This family friendly 1K and 5K event is one of 19 being held across the country to benefit both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  Your contribution to support the National Psoriasis Foundation will help those living with the disease look forward to longer, healthier lives. To register for this event or to find our more information, click on:  http://walk.psoriasis.org

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

Mid-America Pathology Services will again be sponsoring Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma in Indianapolis.  The race takes place on June 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Benjamin Harrison.  There are three races: a 5 mile run, a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile walk. To register for the event, please click this link.

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma helps to engage communities, educate them about the risks of skin cancer, and generates financial support to help fund skin cancer education and melanoma research programming. To learn more about Outrun the Sun, please visit the OTS website.

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

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