Skin Problems? USF Health Dermatology Research
December 9, 2013

Skin Problems?

USF Health Dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Nelson is conducting Dermatology Research.

Call 813-974-2923 for more dermatology research information

New Advancements in the Treatment of Psoriasis
July 8, 2013

Dr. Christopher Nelson will be speaking on New Advancements in the Treatment of Psoriasis this December 17, 2013 at 6:30pm. Please join us by signing up through www.tgh.org/che.htm This will be very informational for anyone who suffers with psoriasis. Christopher Nelson, MD. USF Health Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 2, 2013

By: Brendan McLaughlin TAMPA – The broad expanse of 63-year-old Richard Partyka’s back is a rough neighborhood, covered with scar tissue from his many run-ins with with Dr. Christopher Nelson. “These are where he had spots cut out.  This was the melanoma,” said Dr. Nelson, USF’s director of dermatology research clinic, pointing out the healed incisions on Partyka’s freckled skin. Aside from logging hundreds of hours at the beach as a youth, Partyka was at risk for skin cancer for another reason.  His mother died of metastatic, or spreading, melanoma. […]

Adult Acne can be a stubborn problem to treat
March 12, 2013

TAMPA (FOX 13) -It’s rough for any teenager, and downright devastating for grown women in their 40s or 50s. Adult acne is a complex medical problem, and dermatologists are seeing more of it. “We have more women with adult acne than we do have teenagers in our practice,” says Dermatologist Dr. Victoria Cirillo. “It’s because the hormone levels are changing very quickly and in large numbers, they start to switch.” The fix is just as complex as the cause. The reality is, no two cases are the same. “Acne is […]

Treatment Options for Psoriasis
January 31, 2013

Living with psoriasis can be difficult and uncomfortable.  There are many treatment options available including topical steroid creams, oral medications, and light therapy treatments.  All of these treatments work well but have various side effects.  There is another option for treating psoriasis: the eximer laser. This treatment delivers 308-nm ultraviolet light to localized affected skin to help control mild to moderate psoriasis without harming the surrounding healthy skin.  This targeted laser treatment is similar to traditional light therapy treatments but works in fewer sessions and is good for hard-to-treat areas […]

Neil Alan Fenske receives surgeon of the year award
November 21, 2012

http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/awardsblog/2012/11/21/usf-dermatology-shows-strong-at-state-meeting/

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
February 20, 2012

Are you itching to know what might be causing your skin rash?  If you have eczema or dermatitis, you might be allergic to something your skin has come in contact with.  Sometimes the allergen is fairly obvious, such as if you got exposed to poison ivy.  Many times however which chemical allergens are involved is not obvious.  Since avoidance of the allergens can often result in significant improvement or clearing of the rash, finding out what you might be allergic to is important.  The allergen testing process is called patch […]

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske receives “The Gustavus Sesquicentennial Award”
February 17, 2012

Link to Gustuvas Sesquicentennial Award video https://gustavus.edu/alumni/video/ The Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees has established an award in honor of the college’s Sesquicentennial anniversary to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the life of the college. The award, called “The Sesquicentennial Award,” acknowledges and pays tribute to living alumni, parents, friends, and retired faculty and staff who: Through actions in their personal or professional lives, have advanced the status of Gustavus as a premier liberal arts college; Set a new precedent in the ways they supported […]

Herbal Therapy in Dermatology
November 22, 2011

Mary Ruth Buchness, MD Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(11):1282. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.322 Bedi MK, Shenefelt PD. Herbal therapy in dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(2):232-242. In this article, Bedi and Shenefelt present a comprehensive review of evidence-based uses of herbs in dermatology. Consumers are increasingly interested in treatment with “natural” remedies either because of the failure of conventional therapy or because of the belief that natural treatments lead to fewer adverse effects. By disease, the authors list the herbal treatments that have been studied in humans and animals, effective doses, hypothesized mechanism of action, and potential […]

New Drug for the Treatment of Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
October 25, 2011

Genetech has submitted a New Drug Application for vismodegib to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of people with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) for whom surgery is considered inappropriate. BCC is the most common type of skin cancer which affects thousands of people each year. Most BCCs are easily treated through surgery. However, if left untreated, they can become very large and difficult to treat by standard means. Rarely, BCCs may even metastasize. Currently, there are limited treatment options once BCC reaches an advanced stage. […]

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