Early diagnosis and appropriate management of hypopigmented skin disorders can improve a patient’s quality of life, halt disease progression and prevent irreversible disability.
Whitney J. Palmer
Chief executive officer of Can-Fite Biopharmaceuticals, Pnina Fishman, Ph.D. discovered why cancer and inflammation can go everywhere in the body, except muscle tissue. Using this knowledge, Can-Fite has developed a promising psoriasis drug, piclidenoson, which is currently in phase 3 clinical trials.
The development of new biologics targeting a variety of dermatoses is on the upswing with some treatments coming to the clinic as early as this year, according to April Armstrong, M.D. who discussed the topic at the American Academy of Dermatology Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
To help providers have a greater understanding of the efforts of the FDA to ensure all drugs are of pharmaceutical quality, Michael Kopcha, Ph.D., RPh, director of the FDA’s Office of Pharmaceutical Quality presented on the topic during the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Psoriasis treatment has expanded dramatically over the past decade, and the growth shows no signs of stopping. Andrew Blauvelt, M.D. discussed new drugs in the pipeline during American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Laura Marquart, M.D., FAAD, medical officer with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), reviewed how the FDA approaches, reviews, and approves medical devices integral to dermatologic care at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Learn how this process can affect patient care in this article.
Treating chronic inflammatory skin conditions during pregnancy can be difficult because the therapies dermatologists prescribe can affect the unborn infant. See what insights this physician offers on managing chronic inflammatory skin conditions in pregnant patients.
Longer-lasting treatment for vitiligo could be available within the next few years, according to research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dermatology care for women goes beyond skin. Practicing dermatologists reside at the crux of meeting women’s needs and play an important role in addressing issues like aging, self-esteem, hormones and stress management.
For the last several decades, global incidence rates of onychomycosis have risen. This method may be an affordable and effective tool physicians can use to improve diagnosis quickly.