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Treatments Of Choice For Bullous Pemphigoid
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the most frequently occurring autoimmune blistering disease in Europe and North America. Although it is primarily a disease of the elderly, children and young adults can also develop it.
Topical Metronidazole for Rosacea
Rosacea is relatively common, typically occurring in individuals of Northern European and Celtic origin between 30 and 50 years of age. It is more common in women, but may be more severe in men. Currently there is no cure available for rosacea, but it can be controlled with topical and oral drug therapy.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: November 2001
Update on: Etanercept Enbrel® Clindamycin 1%, Benzoyl Peroxide 5% BenzaClin™ Ethinylestradiol & Norethindrone Acetate Estrostep Desloratadine Aerius™ & Neoclarityn™ Agalsidase Alfa Replagal™ Ciprofloxacin Butenafine HCl Mentax®
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 Contraceptives in the Treatment of Acne
Oral contraceptives (OCs) can reduce acne by lowering the production of adrenal and ovarian androgens, by inhibiting 5- alpha-reductase, which in turn, reduces the levels of dihydrotestosterone, and by stimulating sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), thus reducing the levels of free testosterone.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: Number 3 2000
Updates on: 5-fluorouracil 5-FU Microsponge Interferon-Alpha Veldona Hydroxyurea Amprenavir Agenerase Diclofenac Sodium Solaraze
Perspectives on Isotretinoin and the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Treatment of Acne
Treatment objectives and pharmacoeconomic considerations are important when developing guidelines that are effective and rational. Canadian Acne Treatment Guidelines were last published in 1995. New guidelines were recently developed to incorporate therapeutic advances and data from more recent studies.
Focus on Diane-35®
Diane-35®, known as Dianette® in some countries, is a combination of cyproterone acetate 2 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg. It has recently received regulatory clearance in Canada, but has not yet been approved by the US FDA.
Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Prior to Dermatologic Surgery
Antibiotic prophylaxis aims to prevent wound infections and provide adequate antibiotic cover for patients with prostheses or at risk for endocarditis. Most recommendations are based spread of risk factors may not accurately predict the risks for patients. A case for prophylaxis is made.
Erythromycin 3% & Benzoyl peroxide 5% Gel for Acne
Benzoyl peroxide 5% plus erythromycin 3% (Benzamycin. gel, Dermik) will be evaluated. Although it is not known how effective it is compared with benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin prescribed separately, Benzamycin® is simpler to use and likely to improve patient compliance.