Experts sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force March 24, outlining concerns about a growing shortage of medications required for managing patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis after President Donald Trump said in a March 19 press conference that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could treat COVID-19.
James J. Leyden, M.D., has four decades of experience prescribing isotretinoin for the treatment of severe acne both in clinical practice and clinical research. Read his conclusions about dosing and use of the oral retinoid in this article.
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Dermatologists often combine multiple topical agents on their own, and have been doing so for many years. However, extemporaneous compounding of psoriasis topical agents may not necessarily yield what dermatologists anticipate.
For focal areas of plaque psoriasis, the 650 ms Nd:YAG laser provides equivalent efficacy to the more widely used excimer laser, says an expert who spoke at the South Beach Symposium.
Rhinophyma is a disfiguring condition with deleterious psychosocial and functional consequences, and its pathogenesis remains unclear. Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D., offers insight on its etiology, and treatment options in this article.
Thanks to the phase 3 study that led to dupilumab's approval in adolescent atopic dermatitis (AD), patients can now avoid off-label treatments that may pose a risk of significant long-term toxicity.
Researchers of a recent paper highlight advice physicians can give atopic dermatitis patients to improve their sleep and quality of life.
Although the fractional ablative CO2 laser is a first-line treatment for acne scarring, the potential for side effects from repetitive treatments leaves room for improvement with additive therapies, according to a recent review.
As the number of patients infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, several experts are relaying data they say may save lives and change the course of this pandemic. According to Drs. George Martin, Ted Rosen, Sheila Fallon-Friedlander, Albert Yan, and James Treat, recent data provides evidence of the use of HCQ, its dosing, as well as epidemiology insights that will serve all healthcare practitioners in the fight against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.