STL Index for: Acitretin

Management of Ichthyosis: A Brief Review

Ichthyosis management requires a multimodal approach, including topical and oral agents in addition to lifestyle modifications.

Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis: A Practical Guideline for the General Practitioner

Hand Dermatitis can have a significant impact on quality of life. It may interfere with activities both at work and in the home and can be associated with social and psychological distress. This article provides helpful practical guidance for the general practitioner in the management of patients with Hand Dermatitis.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Review with a Focus on Treatment Data

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of the follicular unit that often leads to marked impairment of quality of life. This article reviews various treatment modalities for HS including laser, surgery, retinoids, immunosuppression, biologics, and antibiotics.

Reducing Skin Malignancy Risk in Organ Transplant Recipients

Skin cancer in organ transplant recipients is a serious problem that manifests as increased squamous cell carcinoma in long-term patients. Education, surveillance, and management of skin cancers in high risk patients are discussed in this article.

Pediatric Psoriasis

Several variants of psoriasis are seen in children, the most prevalent types include plaque, guttate, and psoriatic diaper rash; pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis are less frequently observed. This article discusses genetic susceptibility, and environmental triggers are discussed.

Psoriasis and the Pregnant Woman: What are the Key Considerations?

Pregnancy is characterized by multiple physiologic changes. Herein, we review the complicated relationships between psoriasis and pregnancy.

Combination Therapy of Biologics with Traditional Agents in Psoriasis

Biologics plays an important role in treating moderate to severe psoriasis. This article looks at combination treatment with traditional systemics and topicals, and the possible benefits of this approach.

Acitretin Revisited

Acitretin over the last 20 years has proven useful in a number of dermatologic diseases. Evidence of efficacy, side-effect profile, and approach to its use will be reviewed.

Review of Conventional Systemic Therapies for Severe Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder that can significantly affect patient quality of life (QoL). This article discusses immunologic abnormalities, immune mediators, and the possible pathogenesis of psoriasis.

Systemic Retinoids: Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer in Transplant Recipients

Solid organ transplant recipients have an increased incidence of skin cancer, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality post-transplantation. This article studies systemic retinoids, and other chemopreventative agents for high risk patients.

Update on Drugs and Drug News – May 2008

Update on Triphendiol (formerly NV-196), Cyclic pentapeptide vascular-targeting agent ADH-1, Certolizumab pegol Cimzia® and drug news from around the world.

Systemic and Light Therapies for the Management of Childhood Psoriasis: Part II

The choice of treatment for psoriasis in children, as in adults, is determined by disease acuity, morphology, distribution, and severity. Part II of this 2-part series features an overview of systemic and light therapies including their varying degrees of effectiveness, potential side-effects and applications in clinical practice.

Oral Treatment for Psoriasis

Oral treatments for treating psoriasis are discussed. This article focuses on methotrexate, acetretin, and cyclosporine.

Combination Therapy

Combination therapy is both commonly used and effective in treating psoriasis. Common combinations like acitretin+light therapy, methotrexate+UVB, and tar+anthralin are discussed.

Treatment suggestions for different types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis types and subtypes can influence preferred treatment modality. This article discusses the symptoms specific to the psoriasis subtype, and considerations for selecting treatment.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Treatment Monitoring

Soriatane (Acitretin) treatment monitoring, such as blood testing, liver function, lipoprotein, renal function, pregnancy tests are covered.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Treatment: Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Soriatane (Acitretin) Treatment: Side effects, safety, and risks are covered. Skin, liver, lipids, bone/muscle, ocular, and other effects and their manifestations are discussed.

Soriatane (Acitretin)Treatment: Efficacy, Compliance and Cost

Soriatane (Acitretin)Treatment: Efficacy, compliance and cost are covered. Use in psoriasis both as monotherapy and combination therapy are included.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Patient Profile and Dosing

Soriatane (Acitretin) patient, profile and dosing, suitable and unsuitable candidate patients are discussed. This is for use in psoriasis patients.

Indications for using Soriatane (Acitretin)

Indications for using Soriatane (Acitretin) are discussed. Psoriasis, and various off label uses such as for darier's disease, lamellar ichthyosis, erythrokeratoderma variabilis, lichen planus, and pityriasis rubra pilaris is included.

Soriatane (Acitretin) Clinical Experience

Acitretin (Soriatane®) is approved in the US and Canada to treat severe psoriasis, but is only approved in Canada to treat other disorders of keratinization.

Dermatological Drug Dosage in the Elderly

The elderly population is increasing and drug dosing requires special considerations for efficacy and decreasing toxicity. This overview provides algorithms for adjusting drug and dosage based on current evidence-based knowledge with emphasis on drugs prescribed in dermatological practice.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant Recipients: Approach to Management

Skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and even mortality in organ transplant recipients (OTRs). As the number of organ transplant patients continues to increase, dermatologists will be faced with the challenge of diagnosing and managing their skin cancers.

Treatment of Hand Eczema

Hand eczema is a common skin disease that tends to become chronic and may interfere with many types of work. Emollients have been shown to be useful in reducing eczema activity and in the primary prevention of hand eczema.

Efficacy of Acitretin in Severe Psoriasis

Acitretin (SORIATANE®, Roche Pharmaceuticals) is an aromatic retinoid, effective in the treatment of severe psoriasis. This study highlights data from two existing clinical trials to capture PASI 50 and PASI 75 responder rates which represent a common metric used in current psoriasis clinical trials.

Treatments for Chronic Palmoplantar Pustular Psoriasis

Chronic palmoplantar pustular psoriasis is a disabling condition characterized by recurrent crops of sterile pustules on a background of erythema, fissuring and scaling. Genetic and environmental factors have been implicated in its etiology.

Oral Lichen Planus: Treatment Options

Estimates of the percentage of patients with cutaneous lichen planus (LP) who also have oral LP vary from somewhere between a third and a half 1-3, to as high as 70% and even higher when the cutaneous lesions are of long duration.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September, 1997

Update on: Tazarotene Gel 0.05%, 0.1% Tazorac® topical gel Ketoconazole Shampoo 2% Nizoral® Fluticasone proprionate Cutivate® Cream 0.05% Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid Augmentin®Indinavir, Crixivan®Nelfinavir, Viracept®Ritonavir, Norvir®Saquinavir, Invirase® Acitretin Soriatane®, Neotigason®

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