In psoriasis, many therapies offer roughly the same level of care, but that doesn’t mean any patient will respond well to any therapy. According to Mark Lebwohl, M.D., physicians should consider each treatment option in light of a patient's specific comorbidities.
Why do biologics lose efficacy over time? This physician discusses factors dermatologists should consider when they see this issue in their patients.
Continued research has led to a variety of melanoma immunotherapy medications, leading to improved survival of melanoma patients. Clinicians should have a firm grasp of the immune mechanisms behind these novel therapies to provide the best advice on treatment and management options of their melanoma patients
The cutaneous side effects of targeted therapies and immunotherapy for melanoma can complicate treatment and become a burden to patients. Dermatologists must aggressively address these side effects for a more ideal management and better quality of life for their melanoma patients.
Staphylococcus aureus infections are becoming more challenging to treat due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A better understanding of cutaneous immune mechanisms will identify specific immune mechanisms to target for future vaccines and immunotherapies to ultimately address this serious public health threat.
In the future, atopic dermatitis (AD) may need to be targeted with different drugs and tailored for different AD populations, particularly if initial treatment targeting all phenotypes fails, says Emma Guttman-Yassky, M.D., Ph.D.
With several Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors undergoing clinical trials for vitiligo, their potential approvals will deliver new hope and an entirely new treatment strategy, said an expert at AAD.
Unlike prior generations of dermatologic drugs, Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors show potential for treating numerous dermatologic indications. Brett King, M.D., Ph.D. explored what this class of drug has to offer in his presentation during AAD earlier this month.
Oral contraceptive pills and antiandrogen therapies may rival antibiotics for women with acne, according to research presented by Rachel V. Reynolds, M.D. at AAD earlier this month.
Scars caused by acne can be both physical and emotional. Helping patients get the care they need starts with recognizing and addressing psychosocial issues that can be caused by acne, says Jonette E. Keri, M.D., Ph.D.