actinic keratosis

Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosisConventional photodynamic therapy is highly effective for actinic keratoses, but daylight photodynamic therapy proves to be just as effective and more tolerable, a study shows.
Chest actinic keratoses responds to low-level ingenol mebutate topicalA lower level concentration of ingenol mebutate gel for the chest significantly reduces actinic keratosis lesion counts without severe side effects, a study shows.
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.