Ilya Petrou, M.D.
Reformulated drugs for actinic keratosis address issues with field therapy
Reformulated drugs for actinic keratosis address issues with field therapy
New topical agents such as ingenol mebutate (Picato, Leo Pharma), reformulations of standing local treatments as well as combination therapies are not only proving to be very useful in the clearance of actinic keratosis (AK), but they also help address the common issues regarding field therapy.
Tailoring treatments: Organ transplant recipients present unique challenges for skin cancer care
The treatment and management of skin cancers in organ transplant recipients (OTR) is challenging. Recent breakthrough medications and combination treatment approaches have resulted in more effective therapeutic options for this patient population.
On the horizon: Clinical research zeroes in on targeted therapies for skin cancer
Continued research has led to new and exciting noninvasive therapies for basal cell carcinoma (BCC), lentigo maligna and malignant melanoma, offering some patients an alternative to surgery and/radiation treatment approaches.
Proper planning: Knowledge of fillers' characteristics prevents potential complications
Knowing the specific characteristics of a filler and the potential complications that can arise, and how to deal with those problems, is crucial in performing effective and safe filler procedures, says Joseph E. Hkeik, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P., F.F.M.A.C.C.S., D.P.D.
Psoriasis in seniors: Late-onset disease demonstrates different genetic factors than early-onset
Although the clinical symptoms and overall management of early- and late-onset psoriasis are similar, late-onset psoriasis can offer very different challenges ranging from disease severity to the heightened caution required when choosing systemic therapies.
High-tech imaging modalities identify perineural spread of head and neck malignancies
High-tech imaging modalities are helpful in detecting metastatic neural spread of tumors, a process known as perineural spread (PNS), and thus can be instrumental in better managing the patient, says Barton Lane, M.D.
Patch testing may prove useful pre- and postimplant surgery
Whatever the medical indication, patients with a clinical history of jewelry or metal allergy who are scheduled to receive metal implants could benefit from patch testing prior to prosthetic device implantation, as the screening test can help identify a patient’s potential hypersensitivity to the implant chosen by the surgeon, says James Taylor, M.D.
SAFElipo maximizes smooth, even fat removal
SAFELipo provides a nonthermal liposuction, fat-grafting and body-shaping method that minimizes bleeding, tissue trauma and contour deformities while maximizing smooth and even fat removal, and it can be utilized with excisional procedures safely and effectively, says Simeon Wall Jr., M.D., a plastic surgeon at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery, Shreveport, La.
Extended lower blepharoplasty best addresses lid-cheek junction
A lower eyelid and midface cosmetic extended blepharoplasty is an innovative surgical technique that can best address the lid-cheek junction, one of the central goals in rejuvenation of the lower eyelid, says Jeffrey Schiller, M.D., clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.
Corset trunkplasty safely contours massive weight loss patients' bodies
The corset trunkplasty (Corset Body Lift) is a body contouring procedure that can effectively address the redundant skin rolls in massive weight loss patients and significantly improve abdominal and waistline contours, all while limiting complications seen with other surgical approaches, says Alexander Moya, M.D.

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