Author | John Jesitus


Are your patients sunscreen savvy?

September 18, 2020

A recent survey shows that many consumers are confused about sunscreen labeling claims regarding sun protection factor (SPF), allergenicity and other features.

Lebrikizumab rapidly improves quality of life

September 16, 2020

Across all doses, lebrikizumab showed significant dose-dependent improvement in primary study endpoints for improvements in atopic dermatitis, according to data from phase 2b trials.

Autoantigen array identifies IgG4 anti-gliadin autoantibody

August 18, 2020

Using a novel autoantigen array, researchers have shown that the IgG4 anti-gliadin autoantibody might provide useful information for diagnosis and prognosis of psoriasis.

Therapeutic, management considerations with biologics

July 24, 2020

Studies offer further insight into risks associated with biologic therapy. One study suggests it’s not necessary to stop biologic therapy preoperatively to limit post-operative infections. Another systematic review does not rule out melanoma risk.

Dupilumab, cyclosporine outperform older systemics for atopic dermatitis

July 03, 2020

Researchers of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis examine how dupilumab compares to older systemic treatments for atopic dermatitis, including methotrexate, cyclosporine and azathioprine.

Bimekizumab phase 3 data reflect rapid, durable response

June 29, 2020

Phase 3 data announced at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Virtual Meeting Experience (VMX) 2020 demonstrate that the second-generation IL-17 inhibitor may offer long-lasting, safe treatment for patients with psoriasis.

More treatment options emerging for acne, rosacea

June 17, 2020

In the last three to five years, there has been a tremendous increase in interest in prescription treatments for acne and rosacea, resulting in many promising products entering the marketplace for these conditions.

Psoriasis guidelines reflect rise of NB-UVB, targeted and home therapies

April 24, 2020

The latest American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation phototherapy guidelines incorporate several advances in efficacy, safety and patient convenience that were unavailable a decade ago.

Biologic guidelines for psoriasis let providers choose

April 24, 2020

When it comes to biologic drugs, the latest joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines are less prescriptive than descriptive, offering a comprehensive discussion on the facts of each biologic to inform physicians’ selections.

Molecular study highlights drug differences in atopic dermatitis

April 20, 2020

A recent meta-analysis confirms cyclosporine as the most effective atopic dermatitis (AD) treatment at the molecular level, although dupilumab achieves broad cutaneous changes beyond those expected with specific Th2 inhibition.