STL Index for: Cyclosporine
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Review of Past and Present Therapeutic Approaches
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is an immune-mediated, severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction characterized by epidermal detachment affecting greater than 30% body surface area.
Rosacea: An Update in Diagnosis, Classification and Management
This review details the rosacea phenotype approach to diagnosis and classification, and summarizes current evidence-based treatment recommendations for individual features.
Use of Topical Crisaborole for Treating Dermatitis in a Variety of Dermatology Settings
The discussed cases reflect the panels’ real-world clinical experience with crisaborole for the treatment of patients with AD and the off-label treatment of irritant dermatitis.
Skin and Diet: An Update on the Role of Dietary Change as a Treatment Strategy for Skin Disease
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.
Management of Adult Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Practical Guide for Primary Care
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, pruritic, inflammatory condition involving the skin which can have a significant impact on the quality of life. This article will guide the family practitioner on how to manage adults with moderate-to-severe AD and when to refer for specialist management.
A Dermatologist’s Guide to Infection Screening Prior to Initiating Immunosuppressive Therapy
In this review, we summarize the most common immunosuppressant medications currently used in dermatology, and provide recommendations for infection screening prior to initiating treatment.
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.
Updates on the Management of Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
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.
Sirolimus: A Therapeutic Advance for Dermatologic Disease
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alefacept Treatment for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Biologic agents were introduced during the past decade as a new class of treatments for chronic psoriasis. This review will discuss data from clinical trials that have provided new insights into the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of alefacept as a treatment for psoriasis.
New and Existing Therapeutic Options for Hand Eczema
Hand eczema affects up to 10% of the population and encompasses a diverse range of morphological presentations and underlying pathophysiological processes. This article will review the new and existing treatments that are available for this common dermatologic problem.
Current Concepts in the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
The treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) still remains nonspecific and is based primarily on empirical data. The goals of therapy include the management of pain and functional impairment by suppressing inflammatory responses.
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 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.
Intravenous Immunoglobulin: Use in Dermatology
A manufactured blood product derived from fractionated human plasma, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) contains supra-physiologic levels of IgG. IVIg is currently used in the treatment of immunodeficiency syndromes, inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases.
The Use of Alefacept in the Treatment of Psoriasis
Alefacept (AMEVIVE™ or LFA3TIP, Biogen) is the newest systemic therapy for chronic plaque psoriasis and was approved by the US FDA in January 2003. Clinical studies have shown that alefacept, given via weekly IM or IV injections for 12 weeks, was well tolerated, with no reported serious adverse events.
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.
Pimecrolimus 1% Cream (Elidel®) For Atopic Dermatitis
Pimecrolimus is an immunomodulating medication that inhibits production of inflammatory cytokines in the skin and this compound was specifically developed for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases.
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.
Currently, tacrolimus is emerging as a promising therapeutic alternative for the treatment of a number of dermatological diseases that have in common an aberrant immunologic response. This topical ointment is the first of its kind to be approved by the US FDA (December 2000), 0.1% for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults, and 0.03% for children older than 2 years of age and for adults who are undergoing long-term intermittent therapy.