Once-daily application of Sansrosa (brimonidine tartrate/BT gel, Galderma) 0.5 percent has proven safe and effective for treating the persistent facial erythema of rosacea, according to the results of a phase 2 trial.
When it comes to newer healthcare delivery models, experts say accountable care organizations (ACOs) may impact dermatology only in highly competitive markets. Still, dermatologists worry that ACOs could set primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists at odds, and that specialists' roles in shared-savings programs remain highly uncertain in today's healthcare arena.
The first long-term trial of Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03 percent, Allergan) shows that daily application of the eyelash enhancer for up to one year is safe and effective for patients with idiopathic and chemotherapy-induced hypotrichosis.
A topical combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid (CE Ferulic, SkinCeuticals) appears to provide protection against skin damage induced by infrared A (IR-A) radiation, said Jean T. Krutmann, M.D., professor of dermatology and environmental medicine and director at the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, D?sseldorf, Germany, at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Two of the hottest controversies in today’s dermatologic drug therapy involve medical concerns surrounding finasteride (Propecia, Merck) and Zostavax (zoster vaccine live, Merck), said Stephen E. Wolverton, M.D., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Correctly diagnosing the many mimics of lymphoma requires consideration of both clinical and pathological findings, said Antonio Subtil, M.D., M.B.A., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Promising breakthroughs in treating children of color include the discovery that nutritional deficiencies may have implications in vitiligo, said Nanette Silverberg, M.D., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Compared with all that are available worldwide, fillers in the United States comprise a fairly limited selection, says Hassan Galadari, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain.
Classical individualized homeopathic medicine provides a safe, inexpensive and nontoxic alternative for common dermatologic conditions such as acne, warts and eczema, according to Robert J. Signore, D.O.
Clinicians cannot assume a patient who presents with oral pigmentation has a benign condition, due to endogenous and exogenous pigment that can reflect local and systemic process, says Ginat Mirowski, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.A.D., a dermatologist and professor of oral pathology, medicine and radiology, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.