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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.
Risankizumab, an IL-23p19 Inhibitor for Psoriasis: A Review of the Current Literature
The addition of biologics that target IL-23p19 (Risankizumab) to our therapeutic armamentarium has succeeded in improving outcomes in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Management of Primary Small-Vessel Vasculitis
Small-vessel vasculitides (SVV) are a group of disorders that occur due to primarily systemic inflammation or as sequelae of an infection, malignancy, or other rheumatic disease.
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.
A Novel Topical Retinoid for Acne: Trifarotene 50 μg/g Cream
In two large randomized vehicle-controlled 12-week trials and in a 52-week open label study of moderate-to-severe acne at the face and trunk in subjects aged 9 years and older, trifarotene 50 μg/g cream demonstrated efficacy, safety, and cutaneous tolerability.
An Anti-Wrinkle Diet: Nutritional Strategies to Combat Oxidation, Inflammation and Glycation
A number of research studies have documented the link between diet and skin aging. These results may be used to develop dietary recommendations that combat the forces of oxidation, inflammation, and glycation.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2019
A variety of new skin treatments introduced in 2019.
Tildrakizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Tildrakizumab is a promising therapeutic option for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The specificity of the drug in targeting the p19 subunit of IL-23 allows for the high efficacy and safety of long-term treatment as demonstrated in clinical trials.
Brief Update on Dermatologic Uses of Methotrexate
Methotrexate has been an important agent in the management of dermatologic conditions for decades. Although first indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, MTX has been shown to be a successful treatment option for a wide array of skin diseases.
Diagnosis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis for Family Physicians: A Clinical Review
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and pruritic inflammatory disease that affects a wide age range of patients causing significant impact on their quality of life. There has been a recently updated consensus paper on the treatment of mild-to-moderate AD published by an expert panel of dermatologists and pediatricians. Family physicians are well equipped to manage...
A Closer Look at the Data Regarding Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Psoriasis Patients: The Case of Brodalumab
There is no clear evidence that monoclonal antibodies influence neurological function and modulate behavior in humans. More research in this area is necessary in order to begin to understand the potential effects of..
Advances in Understanding Atrophic Acne Scarring and the Role of Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide
There have been important advances in our understanding of acne scarring. Acne scars can resolve, and their evolution is determined by a balance between matrix repair and degradation. Timely, effective management of acne can minimize risk of subsequent acne scarring.
Crisaborole 2% Ointment (Eucrisa) for Atopic Dermatitis
Crisaborole represents a novel and efficacious therapeutic approach for the treatment of mild to moderate Atopic Dermatitis and demonstrates early and continued decrease in pruritus, which improves quality of life and reduces the potential risk of infection and scarring.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2018
A list of skin treatments introduced in 2018, categorized by type/class of therapy. The content primarily focuses on approvals issued by US and Canadian drug regulatory agencies and is sourced from both regulatory and industry news releases.