Ilya Petrou, MD

Articles

Mohs micrographic presents challenges in kids

November 25, 2020

While Mohs micrographic surgery is well established as a safe and effective therapeutic modality in adult patients, it is not as commonly used in pediatric populations. There are unique challenges to performing Mohs surgery on pediatric patients, especially with patient cooperation. Multidisciplinary planning may be needed.

Smartphone apps not effective in skin cancer risk

November 17, 2020

Researchers conducted a critical appraisal of a systematic review of six different smartphone apps and found little evidence that they are effective in self-monitoring or skin cancer detection, according to a recent study.

Biologics, small molecule drugs expand AD options

November 03, 2020

Dupilumab and JAK inhibitors are leading the way in atopic dermatitis treatment, but there are numerous clinical trials of both new biologics and new small molecule drugs, and future treatment regimens likely will utilize both.

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.

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.