Yearly STL Archives: 2014
Update on Omalizumab (Xolair®), Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), Oritavancin (Orbactiv™), and Calcipotriene 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% topical suspension (Taclonex®)
Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. This article review recent Phase III clinical trials on Minoxidil efficacy for the treatment of female patter hair loss.
Omalizumab has emerged as a very promising treatment option for patients with CSU (Chronic spontaneous urticaria).This editorial reviews mechanisms of action of omalizumab, efficacy, cost and potential side effect profile.
Update on Tedizolid phosphate tablets and IV injection (Sivextro™), Hyaluronic acidbased dermal filler (Restylane® Silk), Trifarotene, Icatibant SC injection (Firazyr®), C1 esterase inhibitor (Ruconest®), Methotrexate SC injection (Rasuvo™), Tavaborole 5% topical solution (Kerydin™), Nivolumab IV infusion (Opdivo®), Doxycycline hyclate tablets (Acticlate™)
This articles discusses pregnancy-specific skin disorders: Pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, atopic eruption of pregnancy, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Clinical presentation, potential for fetal complications, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.
Autoimmune blistering diseases are rare, but potentially debilitating characterized by varying degrees of mucosal and cutaneous bullae formation. This article discusses individually tailored treatment, diagnosis, severity, comorbidities, and tolerance for systemic therapy.
Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is a common autoimmune skin condition characterized by spontaneously recurring hives for six weeks or longer. We review the mechanisms of action of omalizumab, efficacy, cost and potential side effect profile for treating CIU.
This article delves into new development and research into cosmeceuticals, their potential role, and the importance of educating patients on realistic expectations. Various potential benefits are discussed using an evidence based vantage.
Chemical exfoliation has been used for decades to reverse the signs of aging skin and provide a cosmetic benefit. This article reviews various peeling methods and strengths, and their therapeutic potential.
Update on drugs Metronidazole 1.3% vaginal gel (Actavis plc), Ecallantide for SC injection (Kalbitor®), Dalbavancin for IV injection (Dalvance™), Taliglucerase alfa for IV injection (Elelyso™), and Efinaconazole 10% topical solution (Jublia®)
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting children and adolescents worldwide. This articles reviews the potential relationship of atopic dermatitis to diet and the effectiveness of elimination diets and diet supplementation in the management of AD.
Sirolimus, also known as rapamycin (SRL, Rapamune®), was approved in 1999 by the US Food and Drug Administration to prevent graft rejection in renal transplantation. This articles reviews Sirolimus, its pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, and indication.
Update on Brimonidine tartrate 0.33% topical gel (Onreltea®Mirvaso®), Apremilast tablets (Otezla®), Miltefosine capsules (Impavido®), Hydrogel wound dressing (Loutrex®), Omalizumab for SC injection (Xolair®), Propranolol hydrochloride oral solution (Hemangeol™), Microbicide-coated condom Vivagel® (SPL7013 gel)
Recent Approval of Xerese in Canada: 5% Acyclovir and 1% Hydrocortisone Topical Cream in the Treatment of Herpes Labialis
Herpes labialis is a frequently occurring viral infection of the lips and oral mucosa. Clinical data on the efficacy of topical combination acyclovir-hydrocortisone (Xerese™) product in treating herpes labialis are discussed.
An overview and update of skin treatments introduced in 2013: Quick overview of drug name, indications and regulatory status. Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), Ingenol mebutate gel (0.015%, 0.05%) (Picato®), Efinaconazole 10% topical solution (Jublia®) and many other drugs are covered.
Molluscum contagiosum is a poxvirus infection of the skin that is commonly observed in children. This articles discusses the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), its pathogenesis, mechanism, and treatment modalities.
Metastatic Melanoma: Optimizing Outcomes by Managing Dermatologic Toxicities Associated with Novel Therapies
The last couple of years have seen the beginning of a new era in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. This article focuses on BRAF inhibitors and immune modulators which have demonstrated an overall survival benefit, and the importance of limiting adverse events.
Rosacea is a common, chronic cutaneous condition that affects the face. This article reviews a variety of treatments for treatments for rosacea, including topical and systemic therapies.
Update on Hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler (Juvéderm Voluma™XC), Methotrexate injection (Otrexup™), Luliconazole 1% cream (Luzu®), Smallpox vaccine (Imvamune®)
This article reviews topical corticosteroids (TCS) and topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) to manage inflammatory conditions, its risks with long-term use, and the role of moisturizing as important therapeutic adjuncts.
Nail fungus, left untreated, the infection can spread to other nails and potentially cause further complications. This article reviews efinaconazole 10% as a topical monotherapy. Clinical trial data, mechanism of action, and future treatments are discussed.
Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease characterized by different types of lesions at various stages of development. Treatment options, such as light based therapy and systemic therapy, as well as CIS-Isotretinoin (Epuris™) that increases absorption are discussed as well as patient adherence.
Colloidal oatmeal has been used for centuries in skin care as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation. Its use, efficacy, and mechanism of action are discussed.