actinic keratosis

Balancing ethics, finances, morals and patient preference in actinic keratosis follow-upDermatologists who suggest low-risk actinic keratosis patients come back annually for disease management might experience kickback from patients, who fear they need more frequent care for their precancerous skin condition.
Combination topical appears effective for subclinical actinic keratosis treatmentCombination of fluorouracil and salicylic acid may be an effective field treatment for subclinical actinic keratoses lesions.
One word can change a patient’s decision about treatmentWords physicians use and how they say them influences the decisions patients make about treatment for actinic keratosis.
Microneedle pretreatment can shorten PDT treatment time for actinic keratosesExpedited microneedle-assisted photodynamic therapy is a promising option for treatment of actinic keratoses.
August Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsIn this edition of Clinical Considerations, we examine the benefits of the dermatoscope, caring for psoriasis patients, and treating AK patients.
Best practices for treating severe sun damageThe goal of treatment for severely sun-damaged patients’ lesions is field therapy, which not only treats what dermatologists see, but also subclinical disease.
International guidelines introduced for actinic keratosisThe European Dermatology Forum and International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has created international treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis that include optimal treatment strategies and recommendations.
Off-label PDT protocols show promise in AK treatmentModified PDT protocols prove promising for AK treatment, maintaining high clearance rates while reducing cost, one expert says.
Clarifying ingenol labeling changesConcerns have been raised over an FDA Drug Safety Communication about spontaneously submitted adverse reactions in patients using this topical treatment for actinic keratosis as well as labeling changes that were implemented because of those reports. One expert offers perspective.
Cutting edge techniques provide options for skin cancerNew technologies for managing skin cancer were a topic of discussion at a scientific session at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2015 annual meeting in Chicago in October. Seaver L. Soon, M.D., division of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif., was one of the moderators for the scientific discussion titled, “The Cutting Edge: New Technologies for Managing Skin Cancer.” Learn more