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Paradoxical reactions to biologics provide insightParadoxical reactions to biologic treatments can provide clues into related conditions such as granulomatous diseases, genetic polymorphisms and latent infections, says an expert.
Biologic class differentiatorsDermatology experts offer insight into differentiating factors among TNF-alpha inhibitors, the IL 12/23 antagonist, IL 17 inhibitors and an oral option that carry considerations for managing certain patients.
A peek at the pipelineThere is tremendous excitement surrounding IL-23 inhibitors for the treatment of psoriasis. Three are currently in the pipeline.
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.
Pain control benefits HS patientsAdalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) enhances both health-related quality of life and work productivity in patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa, according to the results of two phase 3 clinical trials.
Nitric oxide cream in pipelineA nitric oxide-releasing cream to treat psoriasis and atopic dermatitis is in development.
Prescribing barriersDermatologists who plan to prescribe brodalumab may face a rough road.
Trends in cosmeceutical ingredientsVivian Bucay, M.D. reviewed the latest findings around common ingredients in today’s cosmeceutical formulations.
Choosing the best filler for the jobToday’s abundance of filler choices might seem overwhelming, but one expert sees the growing product pallet as a way to refine results.
What is a nourishing hair shampoo?The word “nourishing” is truly a cosmetic term with no medical meaning; nevertheless, consumers ascribe a positive meaning to this term.
Is it good to oil hair?Hair oil can also be used to relax the curl and frizz in kinky hair and to smooth frizzy straight hair.
Does hair dyeing facilitate hair loss?Hair dyeing does not inhibit hair growth, but it may cause hair loss by damaging the hair that is color treated.
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.
East Asian patient concernsThere are both unique nuances and cultural considerations to rejuvenating the skin of East Asian patients, according to one dermatologist.
A new look at male chest fatA new application of cyolipolysis proves to be an effective non-invasive option in the treatment of pseudogynecomastia, according to study.
Teledermatology viable for skin cancer diagnosisTeledermatology may play a role in skin cancer diagnsosis, an accumulating body of literature indicates, says one dermatologist.
SKs concern patientsA recent study suggests patients are bothered by seborrheic keratoses and are inclined to want the lesions removed. Dermatologist Gary Goldenberg talks about a new option in the pipeline and how best to treat these lesions with available therapies.
Multispecialty collaborationCollaboration with specialists in other fields can improve outcomes for patients with skin cancer, and it can be personally and professionally rewarding for the dermatologist, according to one expert.
5 reasons for a practice investigationAn increase in investigations primarily impacts surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists who serve as medical directors to medical spas outside of their own practices. This is what to know.
Patient educationIn our last article “Building a Patient Education Program” (May, page 82) we explored how a solid patient education program can keep patients, resources and revenue from falling through the cracks and what your practice needs to build a strong patient education program.
Stand outIt’s important that cosmetic dermatologists market to promote their practices. But, today, it’s vital they market to promote the common good — of the cosmetic medicine industry, that is.
Blindspots to successCosmetic practices have all the bells and whistles —from new technologies to skilled practitioners. So, why are so many competing on price?
Combat commoditizationThe problem in the aesthetic marketplace is everyone offers the same thing, in the same way and says the same things, says one expert.
Business principles in dermatology practice“Business literacy is an emerging competency that’s necessary for physicians,” says one dermatologist.
Treating eczemas in skin of colorWhen it comes to treating atopic dermatitis in non-white racial ethnic groups, there are variations in prevalence, genetic factors and clinical presentation.
Considerations when treating children with lasersA laser is a suitable mode of treatment for certain dermatologic conditions in pediatric patients; however, there are certain procedural aspects that physicians should consider when treating younger children.
Revenue boostersDermatologists trying to boost practice revenue might add a device in hopes of making a profit on a cosmetic option or a skincare product line sold through the practice.
Adverse Reactions Associated with Biologics for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque PsoriasisIn July, our table of the month sums up biologics approved for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and common adverse events associated with these biologics.