This manuscript addresses the significant considerations concerning the development and use of medical devices in dermatology. With the rapidly growing demand and booming market for medical devices, especially lasers, it is crucial that dermatologists become familiar with the nuances associated with supporting clinical studies, consumer-driven marketing strategies, and the complex relationships that exist between physicians, industry, and consumers. An examination of these relationships includes an overview of the potential biases pertaining to advisory panels and treating clinicians. The aim of this paper is to serve as an introduction to the background of medical devices and to offer dermatologists important information on what should be considered before recommending treatment.
Recommended CitationWang, Jordan; Korta, Dorota Z.; and Zachary, Christopher B., "Considerations for the use of medical devices in dermatology." (2017). Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers. Paper 83.
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