As one of the most common dermatological conditions of childhood, atopic dermatitis affects between 10% and 20% of pediatric patients.
Interleukin-29 (IL-29) is a newly discovered cytokine that has become the subject of increased research attention for its role in inflammation and inflammatory autoimmune disorders and therefore as a target for novel therapeutic development.
Topical probiotics could promote a positive bacterial balance in the skin – similar to how oral probiotics increase diversity of flora in the gut – and may improve skin conditions, such as acne, say authors of a recent review.
Dermatologists should engage in collaborative efforts to guide pharmaceutical companies as they develop drugs needed for the continued excellence of the specialty.
New joint AAD-NPF guidelines consider the quality-of-life impact of pediatric psoriasis as well as comorbidity risks in this patient population.
Though still considered controversial, several evolving treatment and management plans for primary cutaneous melanoma are making their way into the mainstream and challenging more traditional approaches.
Atopic dermatitis therapy is currently undergoing a revolution that promises to treat patients of all ages who are suffering from every aspect of the disease—from rashes, itch and sleep disturbances, to secondary effects, like anxiety and depression.
Topical ivermectin cream, 1% (Soolantra, Galderma) represents an advance in treatment for rosacea, offering superior efficacy and tolerability compared with previously available therapies, says Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, M.D., who spoke at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference.
In this Legal Eagle article, David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses whether or not you can pay a patient to leave your practice.
Rhinophyma is a disfiguring condition with deleterious psychosocial and functional consequences, and its pathogenesis remains unclear. Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D., offers insight on its etiology, and treatment options in this article.
Although the fractional ablative CO2 laser is a first-line treatment for acne scarring, the potential for side effects from repetitive treatments leaves room for improvement with additive therapies, according to a recent review.
In this Cosmetic Conundrum article, Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., discusses how cosmeceuticals can be modified to address the diurnal variation in skin needs that occur during the body's circadian rhythm.
Positive outcomes with an experimental vaccine provide hope for patients with stage IIB and IIC melanoma.
The 595 nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) may provide an effective option for nonvascular conditions, such as scars, acne and molluscum contagiosum, according to a recent review.
Adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who were treated with systemic agents, including cyclosporine, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, methotrexate or cyclophosphamide, reported a high level of disease-related burden despite those treatments, says a recent study.
Maximizing results and safety of aggressive resurfacing procedures requires painstaking postprocedural care, says Dallas-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon A. Jay Burns, M.D.
Unscrupulous skin lightening practices are becoming a problem in the United States, according to dermatologist Arianne Shadi Kourosh, M.D., MPH.
A study showing differences in baseline characteristics between responders to anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy and insufficient responders may be helpful to dermatologists as they consider treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to the investigators.