Cheryl Guttman Krader, BS, Pharm, is a contributing author for Dermatology Times.
COVID-19 Increases Urgency of Addressing Vitamin D Deficiencies in Patients With Skin of ColorJune 15th 2021
A higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in people of color may be contributing to a higher burden of COVID-19 in minority populations. Dermatologists are encouraged to address vitamin D status in patients and recommend supplementation, which might have other health benefits.
Emerging Agents Augment Melasma ModalitiesApril 9th 2021
An array of agents for blocking visible light and lightening skin are joining the armamentarium to treat melasma. Despite this expanding number of therapeutic interventions, melasma is a chronic, therapeutically challenging disease for which there is no cure, so treatment plans should address both management of the disease and patient expectations.
New Year, New drugs for PsoriasisFebruary 9th 2021
According to one expert, recently completed phase 3 trials of novel drugs have shown impressive results, with 2021 expected to be an exciting year that will bring further advances in treatment options for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Immunity Induction Therapy with Antibodies, Wound-Healing Therapies Show PotentialJanuary 14th 2021
Acne research delineating molecular and cellular pathogenic pathways gives insight into new therapeutic targets. According to a recent review, biologics and other therapies that modulate scar formation and wound healing will have value for treating severe acne.
Misinformation delays rosacea diagnosis in skin of color patientsOctober 16th 2020
The idea that rosacea is uncommon in darker skinned individuals may be due to under-recognition. Careful clinical examination, a thorough history and biopsy in some cases are needed for accurate diagnosis and differentiating rosacea from diseases that may be more common.
Sunscreen controversies confuse consumersJuly 6th 2020
Patients may be afraid to use a sunscreen considering reports describing the potential for a variety of adverse effects. Physicians should seek a strong understanding of the evidence to discuss benefits and safety with patients and encourage proper sunscreen use.
Hair transplantation outcomes improveJuly 6th 2020
Excellent results can be achieved using either follicular unit extraction/excision (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation/transfer (FUT) for hair transplantation. Technique selection should consider the unique needs, considerations, and preferences of the patient, experts say.