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An Update on Current Clinical Management and Emerging Treatments in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Explore current and emerging therapies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), a chronic, painful skin condition. This article reviews the challenges of HS treatment and introduces novel approaches including biologics like secukinumab and innovative therapies in clinical trials.

Overview of Dermatological Manifestations Associated with the COVID-19 Infection

Discover the diverse dermatological manifestations in COVID-19 patients, including chilblain-like lesions, maculopapular rashes, and necrosis, reflecting the virus's complex impacts beyond respiratory symptoms. This review highlights the need for further research into these skin conditions' pathogenesis and treatment.

Spesolimab, A Novel Interleukin-36 Inhibitor for Generalized Pustular Psoriasis Flares in Adult Patients

Explore the groundbreaking role of Spesolimab, a novel interleukin-36 inhibitor, in treating Generalized Pustular Psoriasis flares in adults. This article presents key findings from phase 1 and 2 clinical trials, emphasizing Spesolimab's effectiveness and safety.

1726 nm Lasers for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Explore the efficacy of 1726 nm lasers, specifically AviClear and Accure systems, in treating moderate to severe acne vulgaris, offering a safe and effective alternative to systemic therapies.

Real-World Insights from Atopic Dermatitis Patients Treated with Abrocitinib

This real-world case series intends to illustrate a variety of moderate-to-severe AD patient cases to help guide discussions around abrocitinib and describe its treatment strategies used by experts in the field.

Risankizumab in Adults with Psoriatic Arthritis

Explore risankizumab for Psoriatic arthritis: Beyond ACR, it significantly improves enthesitis, dactylitis, and QoL scores like HAQ-DI. Promising in efficacy and safety, with full 208-week study results anticipated for a complete understanding.

Dupilumab for the Treatment of Prurigo Nodularis

Dupilumab: A groundbreaking FDA and Health Canada-approved treatment for Prurigo Nodularis (PN). This innovative therapy targets IL-4 and IL-13 signalling, effectively reducing inflammation, pruritus, and lesions. Its approval marks a paradigm shift in PN management, offering new hope for patients.

Topical Roflumilast for Plaque Psoriasis

Targeting PDE4 with the selective inhibitor roflumilast, specifically through topical cream at a concentration of 0.3%, has proven to be an effective and well-tolerated strategy for treating plaque psoriasis.

A Practical Guide to Advanced Topical Drug Delivery Systems in Dermatology

This guide will help you navigate the benefits of recent advancements in topical drug formulations and delivery systems. These innovations address limitations seen in older formulations, ensuring efficient and uniform delivery of active ingredients to target areas, improving patient acceptability, and enhancing treatment outcomes.

Casmo Prevention and Management of Four Common Cutaneous Toxicities Associated with Targeted Cancer Therapies: Papulopustular Eruption, Xerosis, Paronychia, and...

Advances in cancer treatment have contributed to a reduction in mortality but survivors and healthcare providers should be aware of the potential adverse effects of these advanced treatments.

Managing Psoriasis with Topical Agents – Where Do We Stand?

Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-4% of the Canadian population. While most psoriasis vulgaris cases are mild-to-moderate (>80%) and do not require systemic treatment, these cases can still be particularly challenging to treat as topical therapies present limitations, including efficacy and administration, leading to poor long-term treatment compliance and unsatisfactory treatment responses. The intent of this paper is to provide physicians with a clinically relevant review of the currently available and newly developed topical therapies...

The Evolving Story of JAK Inhibitors for Treating Alopecia Areata: A Review of Current Progress and Future Directions

Oral JAK inhibitors are now the first-line treatment for advanced alopecia areata, surpassing topical JAK inhibitors. Baricitinib's FDA approval in 2022 was a significant milestone. More JAK inhibitors are being studied, and additional medications may gain approval soon. JAK inhibitors show promise for alopecia areata with a generally good safety profile, but long-term data is lacking.

Utilization of Topical Ruxolitinib in Dermatology: A Review

Topical ruxolitinib shows promise in various dermatological conditions, including atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, psoriasis, and lichen planus, with a favorable safety profile compared to oral JAK inhibitors. However, its effectiveness in alopecia areata remains inconclusive.

Review of Dermato-Surgery Peri-Procedure Care Promoting Wound Healing

Peri-procedural measures in dermato-surgery depend on patient factors and procedure type. Standardized guidelines support healthcare providers in optimizing outcomes, preventing infection, and reducing recovery time. Research is needed to evaluate purpose-designed moisturizers for post-procedural application and improving patient outcomes.

Antibiotic Resistance in Dermatology Part 2: Combating Resistance

The proper and suitable application of antibiotics is crucial in maintaining their effectiveness amidst growing antibiotic resistance. Nevertheless, it is essential for prescribing practitioners to have a heightened understanding of resistance causes and strategies to counteract them.

Understanding Psoriasis: Insights from Les Journées Dermatologiques de Paris

Drs. Joël Claveau & Julien Ringuet, two Canadian dermatologists with prominent clinical and research practices, attended the Les Journées Dermatologiques de Paris conference in Nov-Dec 2022, with a focus on presentations and posters about psoriasis. This article reviews key insights they obtained at the meeting.

Tazarotene Lotion 0.045% for the Treatment of Acne (FP)

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.

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.

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 Lotion 0.045% for the Treatment of Acne

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.

Sarecycline: A Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic

Sarecycline is a novel antibiotic that has shown significant promise in acne treatment due to its narrow-spectrum activity and weight-based dosing.

Topical Clascoterone for Acne Vulgaris

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.

2021 Index for Skin Therapy Letter Volume 26 – Dermatology Edition

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.

Canadian Skin Management in Oncology Group (Casmo) Algorithm for the Prevention and Management of Acute Radiation Dermatitis

The Canadian Skin Management in Oncology Group (CaSMO) developed an algorithm for the reduction of severity and management of acute RD, which follows previous publications from this group that addressed general oncology-treatment related cutaneous adverse events [AEs], prevention, and skin management.

Optimal Use of Crisaborole in Atopic Dermatitis – An Expert Guidance Document

Mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD) is often controlled by behavioral measures such as skincare and avoidance of triggers in addition to topical treatments such as topical corticosteroids (TCS), topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCI), and crisaborole, a phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor (PDE4-I).

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.

Moisturizers and Cleansers in the Management of Skin Conditions Caused by Personal Protective Equipment and Frequent Handwashing

Routine moisturization with non-irritating, pH-adjusted, ceramide-based products and gentle cleansing with a pH-adjusted cleanser can treat the unique dermatological challenges posed by COVID-19.

Bimekizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

Bimekizumab is a novel treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis that has shown promising efficacy and safety in clinical trials. By simultaneously targeting two components of the IL-17 pathway, IL-17A and IL-17F, the biologic can downregulate proinflammatory signaling and rapidly improve patients’ skin.

Prurigo Nodularis: Review and Emerging Treatments

Novel therapeutics are currently being explored for the treatment of Prurigo Nodularis. Nemolizumab and dupilumab both demonstrate promise in inhibiting specific central nervous system pathways responsible for transmission of the pruritic sensation.

Certolizumab Pegol in Plaque Psoriasis: Considerations for Pregnancy

Certolizumab Pegol appears to offer a safe and effective psoriasis treatment for patients who are considering pregnancy, pregnant, or lactating based on its pharmacokinetics and available safety data.

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2020

This index covers all new skin treatments introduced in Skin Therapy Letter Dermatology Edition articles in 2020.

Canadian Skin Management in Oncology (CaSMO) Algorithm for Patients with Oncology Treatment-Related Skin Toxicities

The CaSMO (Canadian Skin Management in Oncology) algorithm focuses on general skincare measures to prevent or reduce the severity of cancer-treatment-related cutaneous toxicities.

Crisaborole 2% Ointment for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

Crisaborole provides a novel and safe treatment option for mild-to-moderate AD.

2020 Index for Skin Therapy Letter – Dermatology Edition

This index covers all new skin treatments introduced in Skin Therapy Letter Dermatology Edition articles in 2020.

Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidities

While the association between psoriasis and various comorbidities is well documented in adults, questions remain as to whether the same relationships exist in the pediatric population.

Trifarotene: A New Topical Retinoid for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

A new topical retinoid, trifarotene, the first fourth-generation retinoid, is now available in Canada for the treatment of moderate facial and truncal acne.

Colloidal Oatmeal use in Dermatology

Patients often seek natural approaches to treating skin disease. Colloidal oatmeal has been used for decades to improve atopic dermatitis and soothe other pruritic and xerotic dermatologic conditions.

Colloidal Oatmeal use in Dermatology (Supplement)

There is mounting evidence that colloidal oatmeal can safely enhance skin hydration and even help resolve clinical lesions through anti-inflammatory effects and by modulation of the microbiome.

Dermatologic Applications and Safety Considerations of Janus Kinase Inhibitors

Janus kinase inhibitors, also known as JAK inhibitors or jakinibs, represent a new class of medication that have broad potential to treat dermatologic disease.

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