Monday, February 19, 2018

Topical Prescription Treatment

A treatment chart for eczema. Anti-inflammatory drugs, moisturizers, tar preparations, mild cleansers, antibiotics, and anti-itch creams.

Topical Immunomodulators

This article discusses the role of topical immunomodulators in the treatment of eczema. Pimecrolimus 1% Cream (Elidel®) and Tacrolimus (Protopic®) are discussed at length.

Topical Corticosteroid Dosing, Mechanisms of Action, & Prescribing

Topical corticosteroid dosing, mechanism of action and prescribing advice is provided in this article. General rules, prescribing suggestions, precautions, and side-effects are discussed.

Eczema Oral Treatment

Oral treatments for treating eczema: Antibiotics, antihistamines, corticosteroids and cyclosporine A are the focus of this article.

Eczema Light Therapy

Phototherapy, Narrow Band UVB, and PUVA are an important branch of treatment for some people with eczema. This article discusses some of the options available in terms of light therapy.

Eczema Treatment Selection Chart

Infection, inflammation, itch, and dry skin are the core symptoms of eczema. Various treatments targeting these symptoms both on the topical and oral side are discussed in this article.

Treatment Triangle

This article discusses the concept of the treatment triangle: Evidence based treatment, treatment based on evidence and clinical experience, and patient preference, and how these concepts intersect.

Treatment of Eczema Complications

Eczema creates several complications such as bacterial and viral infections due to exposed skin - from cracking. This article delves into these complications that can arise out of eczema and how to treat them.

FDA Issues Public Warning Re Elidel and Protopic

A summary on the FDA warning on Elidel and Protopic. Commentary from organizations like the American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian Dermatology Association, National Eczema Association for Science and Education and Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute are also linked here.

LATEST: VOL 23-1, JAN 2018

New Treatments for Hereditary Angioedema

Recent advances in the treatment of hereditary angioedema, particularly in the last decade has been promising. This paper reviews the mechanisms, efficacy, and adverse reactions associated with these new treatment medications. 
Dietary Change as a Treatment Strategy for Skin Disease

Skin and Diet: An Update on the Role of Dietary Change as a Treatment...

An increasing body of research indicates that dietary change may serve as a component of therapy for certain skin conditions. This includes conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, aging skin, psoriasis, and rosacea. This article takes a high level overview of the role that diet may play in these conditions.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2018

Update on drugs includes Onabotulinum-toxinA for injection (Botox® Cosmetic), Hyaluronic acid dermal filler (Restylane® Silk), Ustekinumab for SC injection (Stelara®), Golimumab for IV infusion (RSimponi Aria®), Herpes zoster vaccine (non-live recombinant, AS01B adjuvanted) suspension for IM injection (Shingrix), Brentuximab vedotin for IV infusion (Adcetris®)

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