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Ilya Petrou, M.D
World-wide skin cancer epidemiology
The incidence of melanoma appears to be on the rise except for that observed in the younger population, underscoring a positive trend and hope for the fight against skin cancer.
The role of neuroinflammation in rosacea
Neuroinflammation has recently been recognized as one of the possible factors leading to the development of rosacea. As such, future therapies targeting this pathway could prove effective in rosacea treatment.
Facial erythema influences perceptions
Facial erythema influences perceptions
A recent study shows people with facial erythema were strongly associated with having poor health and negative personality traits. Participants reported negative impacts of rosacea emotionally, socially, and at work. Doctors should seek to address both the aesthetic as well as the psychological impacts of the disease.
Inflammation crucial to acne lesions, dermatologic syndromes
Inflammation crucial to acne lesions, dermatologic syndromes
New and evolving therapies targeting inflammation could therefore be tried to help quell the symptoms of these diseases and conditions. learn more.
Rheumatology for the dermatologist
Rheumatology for the dermatologist
The signs and symptoms of some dermatologic and rheumatologic diseases sometimes overlap, and a better understanding of their associations and subsequent clinical and laboratory evaluations can help in optimizing the treatment and management of this patient population.
My favorite face fillers
One aesthetic expert describes when and where to use skin rejuvenation modalities, and how to treat the aging face as a whole to significantly improve the final aesthetic outcome.
Homing in on Targeted Gene Therapy for Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
New research data sheds light on potential gene therapy for congenital melanocytic nevi.
Skin cancer prevention
Recent developments in tanning bed restrictions as well as improved sunscreen testing and labeling have raised the stakes in the ongoing battle against melanoma.
Pediatric dermatitis: Efalizumab succeeds where standard treatments fail
Severe cases of atopic dermatitis can prove to be extremely challenging to effectively treat.

Where other therapies fail, efalizumab may be one therapeutic option that can ultimately serve as the "go-to" therapy for those cases where standard therapies fall short of the mark.

Hope for rosacea: Cytokinin treatment offers patients a new therapeutic option
A novel therapeutic approach with Pyratine-XR appears to be a helpful adjunct in the treatment of rosacea. This topical cytokine therapy offers patients another effective option for rosacea and is a much welcomed addition in the dermatologic armamentarium.

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