Author | Fred Wilson


Laser removes AKs for a year

January 01, 2004

La Jolla, Calif. - A single treatment with d-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) for one hour followed by intense pulsed light (IPL) exposure achieves photorejuvention and removes superficial actinic keratoses (AKs) without recurrence for at least one year.

Aggressive treatment

January 01, 2004

Houston - Dermatologists should treat actinic keratoses (AKs) more aggressively because AKs are part of a tremendous epidemic of skin cancer - melanoma and nonmelanoma, according to Leonard H. Goldberg, M.D.

Derms are on front line

January 01, 2004

Salt Lake City - Genetic testing for hereditary melanoma is currently being marketed to physicians.

Diet Slows Aging, Promotes Healing

August 01, 2003

Washington - By eating foods with a low glycemic index, patients can reduce the rate at which wrinkles develop in the skin and accelerate postoperative healing.

Cool Tool, Hot New Application

August 01, 2003

Nashville - For the first time, patients with recurrent head and neck tumors have a less invasive alternative to conventional 10- to 12-hour surgery.

'Exciting Era' Underway

May 01, 2003

San Francisco -- Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis can receive efalizumab (Anti-CD11a) continually with no increased toxicity for approximately one year, an ongoing open-label trial shows.

Degrees of Difficulty

January 01, 2003

New Orleans - Treating some types of psoriasis - severe, scalp, arthritic, "out of town," and others - can challenge the therapeutic acumen of dermatologists.