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Managing severe pediatric atopic dermatitisOlder non-specific immunomodulatory drugs and off-label use of several biologic agents offer treatment options for children with severe atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the future should bring therapies specifically developed for treatment of AD investigated in children.
Evidence-based guidance for psoriasis treatment
Evidence-based guidance for psoriasis treatmentNewer therapies to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are more likely to be successful in patients with no prior exposure to biologics. Traditional therapies remain an option but, unlike newer treatments, require monitoring for toxicities.
Resveratrol, the longevity moleculeResveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidant found in over 70 plant species. Resveratrol has been demonstrated to extend lifespan and improve healthspan in a variety of animal species.
Advances in wound healing tools and techniquesNew wound-healing tools arising from evolving knowledge of the wound-healing process include drugs, debridement techniques, advanced skin grafting tools and stem cell delivery strategies.
Off-label systemic immunomodulators useful for various indicationsAlthough many systemic immunomodulators are approved for psoriasis, their mechanisms of action suggest they have utility in indications ranging from atopic dermatitis (AD) to chronic urticaria. Understanding a systemic immunomodulator’s mechanism of action provides a theoretical basis for uses beyond its labeled indication.
Secukinumab approved for psoriasis
Secukinumab approved for psoriasisSecukinumab has received FDA approval as a new treatment option in psoriasis. A panel of experts tackles this drug’s uses, benefits, and drawbacks.
Eczema is Associated with Adult Osteoporosis
Eczema is Associated with Adult OsteoporosisIn a study of nearly 5,000 people with and without eczema, researchers have found those with eczema are more likely to have osteoporosis and fractures than adults without the skin condition. Learn more on the study.
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitis
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitisBoth common and uncommon causes of diaper dermatitis have to be recognized in order to develop an effective plan to treat diaper dermatitis, a condition that is highly frequent in infants, according to a staff physician in pediatric dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Managing eczema
Managing eczemaPrevalence of atopic dermatitis is on the rise, ranging from 10% to 20% in the United States and other developed countries.
Bleach-based gel wash may improve severe atopic dermatitisPositive results of an open-label, multicenter trial support the use of a gel body wash containing 0.006 percent sodium hypochlorite (CLn Body Wash, Top MD Skin Care) as an adjunct in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to researchers who presented their findings at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.