Author | Ilya Petrou, MD

Articles

Skin microbiota linked with systemic disease, rosacea

June 11, 2020

A recent paper discovered that the skin’s microbiota is closely associated with a number of systemic diseases, underscoring the need for clinicians to not only address the microbiota but also consider appropriate antibiotic therapy when contemplating treatment in rosacea patients.

Utility of lasers in acne treatment

June 09, 2020

The popularity of laser and light devices has recently grown among acne patients, not only due to their efficacy but also because treatments are quick and clean, says Michael H. Gold, M.D.

Imaging techniques advance skin cancer management

July 18, 2019

Read about the recent advancements in noninvasive imaging modalities that are making an impact on dermatological care. 

Lasers aid actinic keratoses treatment

July 18, 2019

Laser-assisted drug delivery used to fractionally ablate the target area prior to topical medical treatment can be useful in patients with widespread actinic damage, says this expert.

Mechanisms driving melanoma immunotherapy

July 18, 2019

Dermatologists should work to gain a better understanding of immunologic pathways as well as the mechanisms of new and evolving immunotherapies, as these are key for understanding many current and emerging melanoma treatments, one expert says.

Advances in squamous cell carcinoma management

May 14, 2019

Better awareness in disease progression and improved understanding of field cancerization has shifted the thinking in management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma.

More data needed to back SLNB for melanoma

May 14, 2019

Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has classically been performed for regional disease control and to hopefully prevent disease metastasis; however, according to this expert, there has not been any good evidence to support this practice.

Adjunct molecular tests aid melanoma diagnosis

April 16, 2019

Molecular assays have been proven to assist in the diagnosis and prognosis of malignant melanoma. One expert expects that these molecular assays will play a central role in the future treatment and management of malignant melanoma.

Psoriasis research advances treatments for inflammatory skin diseases

April 15, 2019

Continued psoriasis research has led to a translational revolution in inflammatory skin diseases. As a result, there are now a number of safer and more effective medications that can address a growing list of common immune-mediated skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, vitiligo, hidradenitis suppurativa, acne, and rosacea.

Radiation therapy resurfaces in skin cancer treatment

March 21, 2019

Superficial radiation therapy is experiencing a renaissance in dermatologic therapy due to the modernized equipment and updated guidelines, as well as excellent treatment outcomes for patients with NMSC which rival those seen with other approaches, including Mohs surgery.