Fred Wilson is a medical writer based in Syracuse, New York.
Laser removes AKs for a year
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.
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
Salt Lake City - Genetic testing for hereditary melanoma is currently being marketed to physicians.
Diet Slows Aging, Promotes Healing
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
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
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
New Orleans - Treating some types of psoriasis - severe, scalp, arthritic, "out of town," and others - can challenge the therapeutic acumen of dermatologists.
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