Ilya Petrou, M.D.
DermaSculpt laser: Ablation of small cutaneous lesions made easy
An Er:YAG laser equipped with tiny, straight and curved micron tips allows physicians to perform ablative treatments of very small and typically hard-to-reach cutaneous lesions more quickly and easily compared to traditional straight tips.
Zinc a zero: Rosacea unresponsive to dietary supplementation, trial indicates
A recent clinical trial found that the dietary supplementation of oral zinc sulfate is ineffective in treating patients suffering from moderate-to-severe rosacea. The apparent failure of this particular clinical trial is of particular interest in that it was a near-duplicate of a 3-year-old clinical trial found in the literature, which showed that oral zinc supplementation was beneficial in the treatment of rosacea.
Animal melanoma: Rare disease variant appears to be more benign in humans
In humans, rare animal-type melanoma variant seems to be more bark than bite.
DRS precision: Diffuse reflectance spectrometry beneficial for intermediate skin types
A more precise skin typing system using diffuse reflectance spectrometry is beneficial to those with intermediate skin types.
Animal melanoma: Rare disease variant appears to be more benign in humans
In humans, rare animal-type melanoma variant seems to be more bark than bite.
Protecting hair: Novel formulation halts chemotherapy-induced alopecia
A novel approach that involves using a special formulation of calcitriol proves to impart protection against chemotherapy-induced alopecia.
Hand eczema: Oral alitretinoin can clear difficult-to-treat cases
According to new data, oral alitretinoin can clear severe chronic hand eczema.
Curbing recurrences: Combination treatments help patients with recurrent genital herpes
Recurrent genital herpes infections can be challenging to treat, and patients' quality of life decreases as frequency of relapses increases.
Cutaneous clues: Specific dermatologic conditions can aid in diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
Cutaneous manifestations of metabolic syndrome aid dermatologists in appropriate diagnosis.
Exercising caution: Follicular melanoma remains unknown, poorly characterized
Folliculotropic melanoma demands timely action, as little is known about the disease's potential aggressiveness.

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