Yearly STL Archives: 2022
Higher Incidence of HPV-Driven Cancers in Males Calls for an Update to Current HPV Vaccination Guidelines and Implementation
While the incidence of cervical cancer is decreasing in females, the incidence of oropharyngeal and other HPV-driven cancers is increasing at an alarming rate, especially in males. As such, vaccination efforts should be aimed at addressing...
Topical retinoids are recommended as first-line therapy for most patients with acne. Tazarotene 0.045% lotion is a novel formulation that utilizes polymeric emulsion technology to improve tolerability and epidermal penetration.
Racial/Ethnic Variations in the Skin Barrier of Canadians: Implications for Skincare Recommendations Promoting a Healthy Skin Barrier and Mitigation...
Skin barrier differences and variations in the presentation of common dermatoses such as xerosis and atopic dermatitis (AD) have been reported in racial/ethnic Canadian patients. This review discusses skin barrier differences and explores the role of ceramide-containing skin care in promoting a healthy skin barrier and mitigating AD.
Moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis may be difficult to control using current therapies, which has led to development of a novel class of therapy, selective tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) inhibitors, to address this unmet need.
Update covering: Deucravacitinib tablets (Sotyktu™), DaxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm IM injection (Daxxify™), Dupilumab for SC injection (Dupixent®), Spesolimab-sbzo IV injection (Spevigo®) and Selumetinib capsules (Koselugo™).
Casmo Algorithm for Management of Hormonal Therapy-Related Cutaneous Adverse Effects in Oncology Patients
Breast and prostate cancer patients frequently use hormonal therapy to improve treatment outcomes and survival. However, these medications can be associated with numerous dermatologic adverse effects.
After 12 weeks of treatment with tildrakizumab (Ilumya), over 50 percent of patients can be cleared of their psoriasis. This biologic drug was approved in Canada in October 2021.
People with psoriasis are frequently frustrated over treatments that are ineffective for them, such as tumor necrosis factor biologics, phototherapy, or systemic drugs (such as methotrexate). IL-23 inhibitors, like tildrakizumab, can be an important and effective therapeutic option when patients do not respond to other treatments.
Results from multiple studies have shown promising response rates, and extracorporeal photopheresis has an overall excellent safety profile with very few adverse events reported.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is an immune-mediated, severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction characterized by epidermal detachment affecting greater than 30% body surface area.
Update covering: Roflumilast cream 0.3% (Zoryve™), Ruxolitinib cream 1.5% (Opzelura™), HA-based dermal filler (Juvéderm® Volux™ XC), Abrocitinib tablets (Cinbinqo®), LetibotulinumtoxinA for injection (Letybo®), Berotralstat capsules (Orladeyo®), Mogamulizumab IV infusion (Poteligeo®), and Avacopan capsules (Tavneos®).
CaSMO Management of Cutaneous Toxicities Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Practical Primer
The management of cirAEs starts with physician awareness and patient education on the occurrence of toxicities, preventive measures, and skincare using gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen started before immunotherapy begins and ongoing thereafter as part of the lifestyle.
Tazarotene 0.045% lotion is a novel formulation which utilizes polymeric emulsion technology to improve tolerability and epidermal penetration. Despite the lower concentration of tazarotene in the lotion formulation, which likely also contributes to improved tolerability, tazarotene 0.045% lotion is at least as effective as tazarotene 0.1% cream.
Tirbanibulin effectively and completely cleared AK lesions with a 5-day application period while demonstrating a favorable safety profile, mild AEs, improved tolerability, and long-term results, making it a promising field therapy for AKs.
A novel topical corticosteroid, halobetasol propionate (HP) 0.01% lotion (Bryhali™), has recently been introduced for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults.
This update covers Nivolumab + Relatlimab-rmbw for IV use - Opdualag™ (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Sirolimus topical gel 0.2% - Hyftor™ (Nobelpharma America), Oral epinephrine - AQST-109 (Aquestive Therapeutics), and Bimekizumab for SC use - Bimzelx® (UCB Canada Inc.).
Plerixafor on a WHIM – Promise or Fantasy of a New CXCR4 Inhibitor for This Rare, but Important Syndrome?
Emerging molecular experimental and clinical data suggests that CXCR4 may play an important role in other skin and systemic diseases including mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1 tumors, allergic reactions, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers and other solid tumors.
Transition of Topical Therapy Formulation in Psoriasis: Insights from a Canadian Practice Reflective
The benefits of transitioning from Cal/BD ointment or gel to aerosol foam formulation in this Canadian patient population were similar to those reported in clinical studies and were seen consistently among patients with a range of treatment priorities and with differing history of psoriasis severity and treatment history.
This update covers Adalimumab biosimilar - Yuflyma™ (Celltrion Healthcare), Adalimumab biosimilar - Simlandi™ (Alvotech/JAMP Pharma), Abrocitinib tablet - Cibinqo® (Pfizer), Upadacitinib tablet - Rinvoq® (AbbVie), Risankizumab-rzaa SC injection - Skyrizi® (AbbVie), and HA-based dermal filler - Juvéderm® Volbella® XC (AbbVie/ Allergan Aesthetics).
Clascoterone 1% cream represents a novel and promising therapeutic agent in the management of acne vulgaris for individuals ≥12 years of age. Notably, this topical agent was not observed to have significant systemic effects seen with systemic anti-androgenic agents.
Janus Kinase and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Dermatology: A Review of Their Utilization, Safety Profile and Future Applications
Currently, JAK inhibitors are only FDA approved for dermatologic, rheumatologic, and hematologic conditions. Recent studies show the utility of JAK inhibitors in treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, vitiligo, and alopecia areata.
Drug update covering: Adalimumab-adbm for SC use - Cyltezo®, Tralokinumab for SC use - Adtralza® (in Canada), Tralokinumab-ldrm for SC use - Adbry™ (in US), Melanoma vaccine for IV use - BNT111, Adalimumab-aqvh for SC use - Yusimry™, and more...
This index covers all articles published in Skin Therapy Letter Dermatology Edition articles in 2021. Articles are indexed by drug names, trade names and disease terms. Bold entries refer to major references.