Ilya Petrou, MD, is a contributing writer for Dermatology Times.
Psoriasis Updates: Year Thus Far
This Psoriasis Awareness Month, Dermatology Times is looking back at the treatment and research landscape of 2023.
New Hope for Treating the 4 Main Types of Epidermolysis Bullosa
Recent advancements in the understanding of epidermolysis bullosa have resulted in a fine-tuning of the classification of the disease group as well as the development of new possible therapies.
Improving the Quality of Life for Patients With Albinism
Quality of life is impacted far beyond the physical challenges for those with oculocutaneous albinism.
Current Research Reveals New Treatment Options for Ichthyosis
Research and ongoing clinical trials are giving some hope to those with ichthyosis but for now most people manage their disease symptomatically.
Advances in Rosacea Therapy
April is National Rosacea Month. Recent data has indicated a correlation between rosacea and certain cardiovascular, neurologic, endocrine, and gastrointestinal disorders. Steve Daveluy, MD, FAAD shares insight on that, plus several new and exciting therapies available.
Neoadjuvant-Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Better Than Adjuvant-Only in Melanoma
The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab has proven its efficacy in a number of different cancers.
Indoor Tanning and Melanoma
The use of tanning beds has become a popular practice in society today, however, it remains undisputed that ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight and indoor tanning machines increases an individual’s risk of developing skin cancer.
Nourishing the Skin From Within
Can dietary modifications really improve dermatological conditions?
Vitiligo in Different Ethnicities
Clinicians should strive to address the unique medical and aesthetic challenges seen in vitiligo.
The Human Microbiota and Skin Cancer
Recent research highlighted the important role of the skin’s microbiota in maintaining the homeostasis of the skin and the potential role the human microbiota may play in the development of skin cancer.
Merkel Cell Polyomavirus and Associated Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but highly aggressive type of nonmelanoma skin cancer and Merkel cell polyomavirus is thought to play a major role in its etiology.
Say No to Nasal Tanning Sprays
Dermatologists have long warned tan seekers about the detrimental effects of ultraviolet exposure and tanning beds, strongly discouraging their use; nasal tanning sprays are no different.
Exploring the Connection Between IBD and Psoriasis
The long-believed causal association between inflammatory bowel disease and both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis has been recently confirmed.
Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Whether occurring in the adult or pediatric population, the diagnosis of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm is challenging to make and carries a poor prognosis.
Acetic Acid and Wound Healing
Vinegar has an antibiotic and antioxidant effect that has been used in dermatology and medicine for ages.
Genetic Profiling and the Future of Therapeutics in Dermatology
Recent, continued research in genetic profiling has made personalized medicine more of a reality and brought the concept a step closer to potential regular use in general dermatology practice.
Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery
The use of laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD) is gaining momentum as the novel technique enables a more efficient delivery of drug to the lesion.
Innovation Leads to “Windfall” in Dermatology
Continued research and development are resulting in exciting new treatment options for major dermatological conditions.
Preventing Misdiagnosis of Rare Skin Diseases
Thorough history taking is essential during the consultation and can help clinicians rule out other potential differential diagnoses.
Managing Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color
Dermatology experts discuss atopic dermatitis treatment in skin of color patients in this DermView series recap.
Diagnostic Approaches for Melasma and Vitiligo
Pigmentary disorders of the skin can be the cause of significant psychological distress in affected patients.
Alopecia Areata Gets FDA-Approved Drug
Approval of a novel oral JAK inhibitor specifically indicated for this challenging condition fills a long unmet need.
Pediatric Patients with Atopic Dermatitis Have an Increased Risk of Type 2 Inflammatory Diseases
A better understanding of this atopic diathesis and the atopic march often seen in pediatric patients is necessary to optimally treat and manage the patient population, ideally in a multidisciplinary setting.
How to Tackle Challenging Cases in Dermatology
Dermatologists have to face down dermatologic diseases and conditions that test their skills in diagnosis, treatment, and management. One expert shares some interesting dermatology cases that may stump even the veteran dermatologist and how to find solutions.
Atopic Dermatitis and Infertility
A recent study showed that patients with atopic dermatitis have a higher prevalence of infertility, highlighting the need for clinicians to be wary of this increased risk and improve the care and management of this patient population.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Pregnancy
This painful skin disease may lower the odds of live birth and trigger comorbidities.
Refocusing on Venous Thromboembolism and Chronic Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Patients with chronic inflammatory skin diseases do not have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared to a matched healthy control cohort. This knowledge can be useful to clinicians when contemplating systemic immunomodulatory therapies in their dermatologic patients.
Sexual Dysfunction and Atopic Dermatitis
Unlike other psychological comorbidities, sexual dysfunction is a little explored field within AD.
Cellular Grafting in Vitiligo
Vitiligo is challenging to treat; fortunately, continued research has led to improvements and refinements in options, giving much-needed hope to patients with this skin condition.
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