CLINICAL

July Clinical ConsiderationsIn this month's Clinical Considerations, we take a look at biologics and treatments for seborrheic keratoses.
Novel acne gel found safe in three clinical trialsA nitric oxide-releasing gel to treat acne vulgaris has been found to be extremely safe, according to three Phase 1 pharmacokinetic clinical trials.
Prescribing barriersDermatologists who plan to prescribe brodalumab may face a rough road.
Dupilumab maintains long-term benefits in atopic dermatitis
Dupilumab maintains long-term benefits in atopic dermatitisLong-term data for dupilumab in atopic dermatitis revealed at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 75th Annual Meeting reflect safety, rapid relief of troublesome symptoms and a long-lived response in keeping with the drug’s breakthrough status, experts told Dermatology Times.
Fitting inThe approval of dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi Regeneron) for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis adds a much-needed option that may alter the broader course of atopic disease, experts told Dermatology Times.
IL-31 at center stageA novel interleukin (IL) antagonist currently in phase 2 studies could advance the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to dermatologist.
Atopic dermatitis comorbiditiesEmerging data suggest that atopic dermatitis is not just a skin disease. In terms of its impact on the whole patient and its potential for multi-organ involvement, it is a systemic disease, according to one dermatologist.
Spironolactone safe and effective for adult female acneMany dermatologists use spironolactone as a treatment in conjunction with traditional therapies, birth control and other hormonal modalities to help with the hormonal component of acne in adult women.
A tiered approach to managing acneThe goal of a tiered approach to acne is to improve both the patient’s acne and quality of life, while promoting responsible use of antibiotics.
Treating acne vulgaris in skin of colorThe clinical presentation of acne vulgaris in darker-skinned individuals differs in many ways from the white population, including some specific exacerbating factors that are due to cultural skin and hair-care practices.

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